TBT | 2012 Gopher Dunes National Recap By Billy Rainford As we head into another Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX National at the famed tough and dirty Gopher Dunes track, I thought it would be fun to have a look back at the 2012 event. This was the year #180 Ben Toye came out and grabbed a nice holeshot on his YZ250 with Intermediate plates and #104 Ryan Lockhart came
By Billy Rainford Back in 2011 we actually had 4 Canadians lined up at the Southwick MX National at Motocross 338 in Massachusetts. #361 Colton Facciotti, #95 Tyler Medaglia, #281 Jeremy Medaglia, and #926 Kaven Benoit all went up against the best at the famed sand track in New England. With this coming weekend’s event back at the track, we’ve got #610 Hayden Halstead lining up to test himself in
TBT | 2011 Rider Round-Up from the Calgary National Since we’re heading into another round at Wild Rose in Calgary, Alberta, this weekend, we thought it might be fun to look back at our end-of-the-day interviews from the 2011 event. While we head over to the track and get some new content, here’s Kyle Carruthers chatting with a bunch of riders from 7 years ago.
#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.