Faces at the Races

Faces at the Races|RJ’s National Gallery

Faces at the Races|RJ’s National Gallery By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave Unfortunately, with the TransCan firing up this week, there just weren’t enough hours in the day for me to do my usual sarcastic captions for the final ‘Faces at the Races‘ column of the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals season. (Collective sigh) Instead, here is an extended gallery of shots of the racers under the

Faces at the Races|Ulverton Round 6

Faces at the Races|Ulverton Round 6 By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave Yikes, having Jeff shoot some photos at the races isn’t making these ‘Faces at the Races‘ columns any shorter! Once again, we set Jeff up with a camera and a general shooting setting to go along with it and off he went into the action. It’s time for our favourite column to write where we

Faces at the Races|Gopher Dunes National Round #5

Faces at the Races|Gopher Dunes National Round #5 By Billy Rainford Photos by Tyler Spikman, Jeff McConkey, and Bigwave Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals took place at the famed sand track called Gopher Dunes in Courtland, Ontario, just 50 minutes from London. If you’re wondering what noise a gopher makes, it’s not the dubbed dolphin sound from Caddyshack, it’s more of a collective inhale to searing

Faces at the Races|2016 Red Bud National

Faces at the Races|2016 Red Bud National Photos and Captions by Jeff McConkey Red Bud is a bucket list item. If you’ve never been, plain and simple, you need to go. You can see great racing at each and every round of the AMA Nationals, but Red Bud is more. To start off, it’s the most beautiful track layout you could imagine. It has big jumps, elevation, sand, and a

Faces at the Races|Regina National Round 4

Faces at the Races|Regina National Round 4 By Billy Rainford “You’ll have to forgive my tardiness, I had to kill a man…” If you can tell me where that quote is from, you get a free sticker. It’s time for our weekly look at the people under the helmets and around the race track. I had to leave Regina, eventually, so this week’s ‘Faces’ is a little later than we

Faces at the Races|Nanaimo Round 2

Faces at the Races|Nanaimo Round 2 By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave and Emily Nicholson It’s that time again! Time to have a look inside and under the helmets at the people who make the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals as enjoyable a time at professional races you can possibly have. ‘Emily the Intern’ took over some of the camera duties for this, so a special thank you to her for