Photo Reports

Faces at the Races | 2018 MXON Slideshow

Faces at the Races | 2018 MXON Slideshow By Billy Rainford I simply had way too many ‘Faces at the Races‘ photos from last weekend to post as a photo report. I would have been captioning them until Christmas! So, here’s a slideshow featuring photos from the 2018 MXON at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan.

Brainstorm | Top 11 Teams at the 2018 MXON

Brainstorm | Top 11 Teams at the 2018 MXON By Billy Rainford MXON 2018 at Red Bud has come and gone. Team France were champions for the 5th time in a row — that’s a dynasty! In this column, I’ll give my thoughts on the performances of the top 10 teams, as well as Team Canada. 10. Germany (78 Points) – Ken Roczen (MXGP), Henry Jacobi (MX2), Max Nagl (Open).

Photos from Saturday Qualifying at the MXON

Photos from Saturday Qualifying at the MXON By Billy Rainford Here’s what happened during the qualifying motos at the 2018 MXON at Red Bud. MXGP Qualifying Heat MXGP – Classification Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Time laps Diff. First Diff. Prev. Bestlaptime in lap Speed 1 19 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 24:57.036 11 0:00.000 0:00.000 2:02.440 2 53.3 2 58 Roczen, Ken GER AMA Honda 25:18.322 11 0:21.286

Saturday MXON Photos | Practice

Saturday MXON Photos | Practice By Billy Rainford Riders have finally hit the track here at the Red Bud MXON here in Buchanan, Michigan. With all the rain we received overnight and this morning, the call was made to postpone free practice an hour, to 11:00am. The bikes hit the track in order of MXGP, MX2, and Open. The early times were pretty slow as riders fought their way through

MXON Opening Ceremonies | Friday Photos

MXON Opening Ceremonies | Friday Photos By Billy Rainford We’re almost ready to drop the gate on the 2018 MXON at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan. Did you know I was at the event the very first time it was held in the USA? Well, I was, and the year was 1987 and the track was Unadilla. This is the 72nd running of the event and it’s back in the

Thursday Photos from Team Canada MXON

Thursday Photos from Team Canada MXON By Billy Rainford Today was the day to head to the off-site spot to pick up media credentials. I’ll be honest, I’ve been doing this a long time and I still get nervous as I make way closer to the lady in the kiosk. For some reason, I’m still surprised when my name actually appears on the list…IN INK! This year, the process went

$2 Tuesday | 2012 Edmonton National Recap with Guest Co-Host, Steve Matthes

$2 Tuesday | 2012 Edmonton National Recap with Guest Co-Host, Steve Matthes By Billy Rainford Since we’re running around today, dotting i’s and crossing t’s, getting ready to head to the MXON at Red Bud, here’s a $2 Tuesday look back at the 2012 Edmonton National at Castrol Raceway. I went back to the old Vimeo video cache and found this round where Manitoba native and Las Vegas resident, Steve

London Supercross | Amateur Photos | Strikt

London Supercross | Amateur Photos | Strikt By Billy Rainford Let me start this short photo report by asking one simple question: “Where the heck was everyone?!” This was a rare chance for amateur riders to ride a Supercross track in Canada. If you’re from Ontario or somewhere close, why weren’t you out there on the track? I know you don’t have ‘A-Kit Supercross suspension,’ but you probably aren’t at

Faces at the Races | London Supercross | Strikt Gear

Faces at the Races | London Supercross | Strikt Gear By Billy Rainford The circus we know as the Rockstar Triple Crown SX Tour came to my hometown of London, Ontario, this past weekend. I’ve cycled past Delaware Speedway hundreds of times, as it sits just southwest of the city along one of the most popular cycling routes in the area. This past weekend, I actually spent time inside the

Brainstorm | London SX | 450 Class | Strikt

Brainstorm | London SX | 450 Class | Strikt By Billy Rainford With Jeff McConkey unable to make it to this last round of Supercross, his McThoughts-style column rests with me this week. Here’s what I thought of the top 10 in the 450 Pro class at the London Supercross at Delaware Speedway this past Saturday night. 1. #16 Cole Thompson KTM – Cole is definitely in his wheelhouse. Take