Gopher Dunes Emotion through the Lens of Allison Kennedy By Billy Rainford Photos by Allison Kennedy If you’ve been around Canadian Motocross for an extended period of time, you know two things: motocross is the toughest sport in the world and nobody captures that fact better than Allison Kennedy. The action on the track is one thing, but when the riders come off the track and bare their emotions, that’s
Faces at the Races – Gopher Dunes National By Billy Rainford It felt great to be back at a Canadian National after a couple weeks off. As always, my favourite part of going to these things is the people who go to them. Here’s another installment of ‘Faces at the Races…’
Gopher Dunes National Photo Report Photos and captions by Billy Rainford After a two-weekend break, the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals resumed at the famed Gopher Dunes sand track in Courtland, Ontario. Courtland sits about an hour east of London and shares its terrain with the nearby Lake Erie coast – it’s soft, deep sand. Royal Distributing Fox Racing KTM Canada rider #1 Kaven Benoit held the MX2 points
Women’s East Nationals – Round 1 Photo Report Photos and captions by Billy Rainford Round 1 of the Canada’s Motorcycle FXR Women’s East Nationals took place Saturday at Gopher Dunes. With 32 riders signed up to race the difficult track, it’s a good sign for the 3-round series that will hit Sand Del Lee and Ulverton next. The weather is always a concern when you talk bout a mid-summer race
Faces at the Races / Race Photos – FXR Sand Del Lee Cup By Dawn McClintock The sunshine and fun times gods looked down on everyone last weekend in Ottawa for the FXR Sand Del Lee Cup. Both rounds 7 and 8 of the Ironman Challenge series as well as rounds 1 and 2 of the MMRS Summer Challenge were hosted once again by the MX101 crew and they did
A Few Photos from Monday Practice at Gopher Dunes Photos and captions by Billy Rainford While we were at RedBud last Saturday, we were told that several of our traveling Pro riders were going to be at Gopher Dunes on Monday to get in some testing on the famed sand track just outside Tillsonburg, Ontario. With a 96-hour rule in place, the national tracks can only be ridden 5 days
Photo Report: RedBud National Photos and captions by Billy Rainford Going into the break between the end of the western swing of the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals and the eastern swing, I always think I’m going to enjoy the two weekends off. Well, it happened again this year that I ended up going to RedBud to check out the Lucas Oil AMA Outdoor Championship instead of sleeping in and
FXR Ride Day Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford For the second year in a row, I was able to hit the FXR Ride Day in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The well-timed day of moto and camaraderie lands nicely on the Tuesday following round 4 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals in Regina, SK, so FXR athletes traveling the circuit and heading east can stop in and hang out with the gang.
$2 Tuesday: The Morden Mud Race of 2011 By Billy Rainford Wow. I was looking through some old photos and stumbled onto these gems from that horrible weekend a few years ago in the southwest corner of Manitoba at Shadow Valley Raceway. What a mess! Check out a few shots from that memorable day:
Faces at the Races – Regina National Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford Here’s a look at the action from Moto Valley an Regina, Saskatchewan, that happened OFF the track. Just a fun, tongue-in-cheek look at the people who help make these events so much fun to attend.