Faces at the Races | Calgary National | OTSFF By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Here’s our weekly look at the people at and around the races this past weekend in Calgary. Do you have a face? Were you at the races? Well, maybe you’ll be in here! We’re off to Regina this week. Thanks for looking!
Photo Report | Calgary National | Presented by OTSFF By Billy Rainford Round 3 of the 2017 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals headed to Wild Rose MX Park in downtown Calgary, Alberta, this past weekend. This track is the only time you’re going to be able to get photos of riders with the city skyline in the background. Because of its closeness, the schedule was pushed back an hour to keep
Photo Report | Women’s West MX Nationals | Round 3 – Calgary By Billy Rainford Round 3 of the Women’s West MX Nationals took place Saturday at Wild Rose MX Park in downtown Calgary. Entries were a little down and so registration was opened up to riders wanting to sign up race day morning. When the gate dropped, 28 riders headed out on the rough and rutty track. Unfortunately, Rider
A Visit to Fox Head Canada By Billy Rainford As is our annual tradition, a trip to Calgary for the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals‘ round isn’t complete without a visit with Jason Moore and the rest of the gang over at Fox Head Canada. Jeff McConkey landed just after noon so I picked him up at the airport and headed directly over to Fox HQ where we immediately took over
Faces at the Races | Prince George National | Presented by OTSFF Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford First off, let me apologize for how late ‘Faces at the Races‘ is this week. It’s been a long few days playing catch up since frying a laptop hard drive after leaving PG. Of all the things I do, ‘Faces’ is my favourite. They say sarcasm is the lowest form of comedy.
Photo Report | Rockstar MX Nationals | Prince George | Cycle North Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford First time events can be a scary proposition. Heading north to Prince George instead of west to Nanaimo had people wondering how the series would do with this new venue. The PGMA poured a lot of time and money into the Blackwater MX Track about 30 minutes outside of PG. They put
Photo Report | Women’s West Nationals | Prince George Round 2 | Cycle North By Billy Rainford Round 2 of the Women’s West MX Nationals took place at the Blackwater MX track outside Prince George this past Saturday. The weather didn’t exactly cooperate for the 32 women who lined up to race on the new track, but it was still a good day of racing. The first moto took place
Faces at the Races | Kamloops – Round 1 | Presented by OTSFF Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford I wait a long time for this time of year to come around. I’ve never really claimed to be a top notch photographer, so when the column is based around people standing around, not moving a whole lot, it’s feeds more to my strengths as a photography ‘hobbyist.’ To be honest,
Photo Report | Rockstar MX Nationals | Kamloops, Round 1 Photos and captions by Billy Rainford The waiting and guessing is over. The 2017 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals are underway. We know who did the work over the winter and who could use a bit more. Last year, the temperature hit close to 40 degrees Celsius and a lot of guys melted. This year, we were treated to perfect conditions.
Photo Report | Loretta Lynn’s Area Qualifier | Mid-East By Billy Rainford We headed west to Michigan State this past weekend to check out the second-last Mid-East Qualifier. There is one more chance to make it through to the Regionals coming up this weekend at Thunder Valley in Tennessee for the Mid-East Area. There was a solid number of Canadians competing as well as some top notch riders in classes from