#TBT | 1983 Singing and Winning at Hully Gully By Billy Rainford I just heard a song on Jack FM that reminded me of an old racing story and figured I’d tell it since it’s #TBT. The song was April Wine’s ‘Just between You and Me,’ the place was Hully Gully, and the year was 1983. It was a Houseleague race on a Thursday evening. I was the local 80cc
Where Were You for the 2014 Toronto Supercross? The Night James Stewart Blew All Our Minds! By Billy Rainford The shooting of JFK, landing on the moon. the death of Elvis, and the Twin Towers in 2001, are all huge moments in history, but do you remember where you were the night we witnessed, arguably, the greatest ride in Supercross history? At the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto back in
TBT | 2009 Ste. Thecle National Photo Report – The Mud Race By Billy Rainford The 2009 CMRC Canadian MX National at Ste. Thecle in Quebec is a race that sort of lives in infamy. We headed to the small French town for one show and got more rain than you can shake an umbrella at. I was doing the live audiocast for MX Forum and ‘Pirate Radio.’ They had
TBT | Colton Facciotti Practicing on His KTM Back in 2013 By Billy Rainford Since we posted a photo of Colton Facciotti on his KTM as a throwback last week, here’s a video we have stashed away in the old Vimeo files. Colton Facciotti Practicing at Gopher Dunes from Directmotocross.com on Vimeo.
TBT | 2012 DMX Saturday Preview from Nanaimo By Billy Rainford Since it’s Throwback Thursday and we’re in the middle of what is most likely a holiday week for a lot of you out there, we thought we’d dust off this video from the opening round of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals at the Wastelands in Nanaimo, BC. It’s great to throw former DMX owner Kyle Carruthers‘ name around and
#TBT | 2011 ‘Rider Round-Up’ from the Gopher Dunes MX National By Billy Rainford For this one, we dust off Kyle Carruthers as we watch him interview the Pro riders from the Gopher Dunes National back in 2011. Riders include: Zeb Dennis, Nicky Beatty, Dusty Klatt, Bryton Allison, Tyler Medaglia, Jocelyn Facciotti, Colton Facciotti, Kyle Murphy, Iain Hayden, Austin Politelli, Tyler Sjoberg, and Matt Goerke.
#TBT | 2007 Walton Raceway | Natural Double Style Check By Billy Rainford It’s a rainy day here in my neck of the SWO woods, so let’s go back in time to the 2007 CMRC Motocross National at Walton Raceway. #101 Paul Carpenter would be crowned the Canadian MX1 champion, but, more importantly, who looked best over the famous Natural Double? Let’s have a look.
#tbt | Rider Spotlight | Shawn Maffenbeier | 2011 By Billy Rainford Since there are rumours floating around about where the defending Canadian MX2 champion, Shawn Maffenbeier, may or may not end up in 2018, we thought we’d post this ‘Rider Spotlight’ from back in 2011. Good luck with your negotiations, Shawn. Pro riders really do need to make hay while the sun shines, as they say.
#TBT | Video | 2016 Walton TransCan Supermini Moto 2 By Billy Rainford This video goes back a couple summers to the 2016 Parts Canada TransCan at Walton Raceway. It was the year young American hotshot #52 Ethan Mann came up and took the win. Other players in the class were #81 Jacob Piccolo, #527 Jake Tricco, and #20 Jeremy McKie. #bringbackthetranscan 2016 TransCan Supermini #2 from Directmotocross.com on Vimeo.
#TBT | Cole Thompson Interview from Las Vegas 2009 By Billy Rainford Since we haven’t heard from Cole Thompson in a little while, we thought we’d reach back into the archives and post this interview set to photos from the 2009 World Minis in Las Vegas. Cole is currently recovering from thumb surgery and we’ll be sure to get in touch with him soon to find out how it’s been