Photo Reports

$2 Tuesday – 2010 Pink Palaces: Thompson Training Compound

$2 Tuesday – 2010 Pink Palaces: Thompson Training Compound We go back to 2010 for this edition of $2 Tuesday. Jay Thompson  gives us a rather comical tour of the TTC/MX Schools grounds. Along the way, we run into Kyle Beaton, Kyle Worthington, PJ Stratton, Johnny Silgren, and Kyle Keast. We’ve really got to bring this feature back.  

Canadian AX Championships Round 8 Photo Report

Canadian AX Championships Round 8 Photo Report By Billy Rainford The 2015 Future West Canadian AX Championships have now been decided. I didn’t make it out to any of the other rounds, but if the 8th and final was any indication of how the racing was the rest of the season, fans and riders were treated to an amazing series. The gates were full and so were the stands both

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Saturday

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Saturday By Billy Rainford Another year of the Thor Winter Olympics has come and gone. I wish more Canadian riders would take the opportunity to head down to this great week-long event to gain experience and see what it’s like to race at the highest amateur level. Yes, it’s expensive, and yes it’s a long way away from EVERY Canadian city, but you really

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Friday

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Friday By Billy Rainford Photos by E. Nicholson and Bigwave It was another banger of a day here just west of Gainesville, Florida, at the 44th Annual Thor Winter Olympics. Most classes here have qualifiers and so today was all about getting yourself through to the second motos Saturday. Some classes (250C) had 4 qualifiers! There were over 130 riders trying to get in.

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Thursday

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Thursday By Billy Rainford All eyes have shifted over to the motocross track for the rest of the week here at the 2015 Thor Winter Olympics. Many new riders have come through the gates and there were actually 4 divisions of 250 C riders trying to make the final moto. We had a bunch of Canadians on the track again today so let’s get

#2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Tuesday

#2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Tuesday By Billy Rainford Day 2 is in the books. The big deal today was making sure your finishes were good enough to put you in Wednesday’s finals. The Thor Winter Olympics are divided in to a Supercross and then a Motocross portion. The first 3 days are on the Supercross track and each class has a Main Event instead of two motos. Some

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