Photo Reports

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Monday

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Monday By Billy Rainford After a rather interesting trip south that took us through Bowling Green, Kentucky, for the first round of the AX Tour and then the waiting room of an emergency department in the same city, we made it to the 44th annual Thor Mini Olympics. I haven’t been to the event in a few years and wasn’t sure what to expect

$2 Tuesday: Heather Bennett Grabs 3rd at Gopher Dunes in 2013

$2 Tuesday: Heather Bennett Grabs 3rd at Gopher Dunes in 2013 By Billy Rainford I went looking for a photo the other day and stumbled onto this one of #31 Heather Bennett (then Bowman) on the podium at Gopher Dunes in 2013. This shot shows pure joy as she finished 3rd overall with 6-3 motos. Up front was #254 Jacqueline Strong who was untouchable followed by #2E Renée Riendeau whose

Faces at the Races – Calgary AX

Faces at the Races – Calgary AX By Billy Rainford I haven’t been posting these columns for most of the Canadian National AX Tour so I wanted to make sure we got one up on the site after the final round of racing at the Agruim in Calgary. With so many amateurs and full gates of Pro riders showing up, it was a great way to close out the tour.

Faces at the Races – Cloverdale AX

Faces at the Races – Cloverdale AX By Billy Rainford Photos by @claytonracicot Vancouver’s Clayton Racicot sent over these great photos that really give you a sense of what went on at round 3 and 4 of the Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships in Cloverdale, BC last weekend. Racing shots are great, but I’m still partial to these ones that show the people who make these events as enjoyable and

Canada AX Tour – Calgary Photo Report

Canada AX Tour – Calgary Photo Report By Billy Rainford Last weekend saw the final two rounds of the Canadian National AX Tour presented by Royal Distributing. When this series was announced, we weren’t sure what to expect from an arenacross series that was going to hit three Canadian provinces in the fall months. As soon as the first gate dropped in London, we knew this was going to be

Future West Arenacross – Cloverdale Photo Report

Future West Arenacross – Coverdale Photo Report By Billy Rainford Photos by Clayton Racicot The future West Arenacross Championships got back underway for round 3 and 4 in Cloverdale, BC this past weekend. The town always gets behind this event and 2015 was no different with big crowds in attendance to enjoy the motocross action. The dirt was a little wet and it made for some tricky racing, once the

$2 Tuesday: 2011 Ste. Julie National – Saturday Preview

$2 Tuesday: 2011 Ste. Julie National – Saturday Preview There was a time not so long ago when you could go see a movie for $2 on a Tuesday night. It’s in that spirit that we take the opportunity to flashback to earlier times and bring you something from the past. This week, we dust off our old friend and previous boss, Kyle Carruthers. He always did a fantastic job

2016 Yamaha Off-Road Press Day at Motopark

2016 Yamaha Off-Road Press Day at Motopark By Billy Rainford One of the many cool things about working in the moto industry is getting the opportunity to ride brand new bikes when they become available. There was a time when every brand would bring out their new line-up and the media would get the chance to ride them all back to back to compare. That was back in the ‘Shootout’

$2 Tuesday: 2009 Steel City Photo Report

$2 Tuesday: 2009 Steel City Photo Report By Billy Rainford Here’s a look back at the Steel City National back in 2009 that I did for MX Forum. Canadians Colton Facciotti and Jeremy Medaglia made the trip to Pennsylvania to line up against the best. Read on to see how their days went… There’s an old saying that goes something like, “You lose every race you don’t enter.” Nike would