TBT 1985 Gatorback Cycle Park By Billy Rainford Back in 1985, Gatorback Cycle Park didn’t look anything like it does today. All the solid structures you find today had yet to be built and the track didn’t have any of the sand you see these days. In fact, the track could best be described as “blue groove” in the spring of 1985. Amateurs raced during the week and then they
#TBT | Jeff McConkey Interviewing Tanner Ward and Austin Watling in 2016 By Billy Rainford Jeff McConkey “Tailgating” with Austin Watling and Tanner Ward at the 2016 MMRS Madoc National.
#throwback | Blair Morgan | 2008 Ste Julie MX National By Billy Rainford I love finding old photos that have never seen the light of day, like this one of Blair Morgan at Round 1 at Ste Julie back in 2008. I don’t remember exactly what happened that day, but I found information from the year before in 2007 that says he crashed hard in moto 1 for a DNF
Throwback Thursday | 1989 Bercy SX – Damon Bradshaw “Torpedoed” Jeff Matiasevich Check out this footage from the 1989 Bercy Supercross in France. #8 Damon Bradshaw loses control and basically ghost rides his bike into #20 Jeff Matiasevich.
TBT | Colton Facciotti at the AMA MX National at Pala in 2011 By Billy Rainford Since we’re heading into the first round of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at Fox Raceway in Pala, California, what better way to celebrate it than with a Throwback Thursday to the time our 6-time Canadian MX Champion, Colton Facciotti, filled-in on the TLD Lucas Oil Honda team back in 2011?! I
Throwback Thursday | Stories from Bigwave’s Vault By Billy Rainford Since it’s Thursday, I thought I’d dust off a memory and see if I can’t make an enjoyable and maybe even informative story out of it. Sometimes, I like to unlock the old racing memories vault and see what I can find. Let’s see how it goes. As any racer knows, it’s extremely important to get to the races early
Throwback Thursday | Travis Pastrana – Walton TransCan 1997 By Billy Rainford Over the years, many top riders from all over North America have made an appearance in the little town of Walton, Ontario, for the biggest race on the Canadian Motocross calendar, the TransCan at Walton Raceway. For example, the winningest rider in Canadian history, Ross Pederson, won both Pro classes in 1993, and 6-time Canadian champ, Colton Facciotti,
Throwback Thursday | 2012 Gopher Dunes National Recap – “No Honest Goerke” By Billy Rainford For Throwback Thursday, I went looking for an old video from our Vimeo account that has long since been forgotten about, and found a nest egg of old race recaps. Kyle Carruthers and I were in front of the camera while James Lissimore was behind it. We always reference this particular round of the 2012
TBT | 2011 Mini O’s | Canadian Rider Introductions By Billy Rainford There’s a reason you get young riders to talk in front of the camera — this stuff is GOLD ten years down the road! Check out some of the Canadians racing the 2011 Mini O’s at Gatorback introducing themselves on the Monday before the event.
Video | 2012 Canadian WMX Championships Final Round Battle | Troy Lee Designs By Billy Rainford For Throwback Thursday, I went back into the archives and found a bunch of video clips I had from the final round of the 2012 WMX West MX Nationals from Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta. Check out some of this bar-to-bar action between Shelby Turner, Denaye Arnett (Giroux), and Hailey Larson!