#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
#TBT | 3rd Round of the 2005 Vancouver Island Indoor MX Championship By Billy Rainford Here is a short Photo Report/Recap of the 2005 Vancouver Island Indoor MX Championship I did for Racer X Canada. Wow.
#TBT Moto Hunter Reviews ‘Supercross: The Movie’ for Racer X Canada circa 2006 By Billy Rainford Back when I was living out in Vancouver, BC, I got in touch with Jason T. Griffiths and the gang from Racer X Canada (who were actually based out of London, Ontario…where I am now). We struck a deal and I became ‘Moto Hunter.’ My gig was to go to races and events and
#TBT | Rider Superstitions from 2011 By Billy Rainford Most racers like to think they don’t have any, but we’re willing to bet almost every rider who lines up on the gate goes through certain pre-race rituals or superstitions before their psyches will let them blast off with 39 other riders. Back in 2011, we walked around the pits and asked riders what they had to do before heading out
#TBT | 2015 MMRS / AMO Madoc National Video | Open Pro Check out this great Open Pro moto from the 2015 MMRS/AMO Madoc National between Austin Watling, Tanner Ward, Kyle Keast, and Taylor Arsenault, among others.
#TBT | 2014 Walton TransCan Slideshow By Billy Rainford With the news that there won’t be a 26th edition of the Walton TransCan Grand National Championship still fresh in our minds, we thought we’d take a look back a couple years to a slideshow we did from the 2014 event. The TransCan has always been the highlight of the motocross season here in Canada. Hopefully, we can get back to
#TBT | Team Canada MXON | 2009 Italy By Billy Rainford With the 2017 edition of Team Canada MXON just having been announced, we thought it may be cool to look back 8 years to the time when Tyler Medaglia, Dean Wilson, and Mitch Cooke flew the red and white flag in Franciacorta, Italy, at the MXoN.
#TBT | Riding at The Allison’s | 2012 By Billy Rainford For many years, the Allisons were staples around the Canadian Pro Motocross scene. In fact, their farm in Delburne, Alberta, was home to many riders and media types for the entire week between the Calgary and Edmonton rounds of the Canadian Nationals. I remember back then wondering what would happen when this most generous family decided to hang up