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McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | East Rutherford SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey What a crazy race! Eli Tomac went into the 2nd-to-last round of the season as the sole points leader, up by 3 points on Ryan Dungey. Dungey had to go for the win, no more Mr. Consistency, he needed every available point. There are always thoughts of team tactics, when championships are this close at the end of the

McThoughts | Daytona SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Daytona SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey The 250 East headed south to Daytona. This year’s track was long, fast and got pretty rough. They added a lot of sand and it made it tough on most. It has got to be hard racing under the lights with the colours of the soil changing in what seemed like every new section. Points leader, Zach Osborne, made it

McThoughts | A2 | 250 Class | Presented by Leatt and MX101

McThoughts | A2 | 250 Class | Presented by Leatt and MX101 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave After winning the first two rounds, #38 Shane McElrath has stated that he is for real and that he a serious title contender. He hasn’t been super-dominant, but he has been very good and has put himself in good positions for this West championship. In the past, injuries have stopped Shane from

On the Radar | Seth Hughes

On the Radar | Seth Hughes By Jeff McConkey Name: Seth Hughes Age: 15 Hometown: Kitchener, ON School and Grade: Huron Heights Secondary School, Grade 10 Number: 32 Bike: 2016 Yamaha YZ125 Race Club: AMO Classes: MX2 Junior, Schoolboy 1 How did you get started in racing? I got started racing like most kids — my dad had a bike and he raced and as soon as I understood what

Faces at the Races|Calgary Round 3

Faces at the Races|Calgary Round 3 By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave and Jeff McConkey It’s time for our weekly look under the helmets in our favourite column, ‘Faces at the Races.’ Here’s round 3 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, Alberta. Remember, this is all in good fun. No animals or feelings were hurt in the production of this column.   Maybe

McThoughts: Women’s West MX Nationals|Calgary Round 3

McThoughts: Women’s West MX Nationals|Calgary Round 3 By Jeff McConkey I finally made it out West to take in a Women’s West round this past weekend. I don’t think I could have picked a better round. The Calgary track has some nice elevation and a few big jumps. The track was pretty dry on Saturday, as the crew held off on laying down the water due to the forecast. Throw

Out of the Blue: Mariah Gauthier|Presented by Schrader’s

Out of the Blue: Mariah Gauthier|Presented by Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Mariah Gauthier Birthday: March 26th, 1999 Hometown: Chapleau, Ontario School & Grade: ESCT, grade 11 Number: 138 Bike: YZ 250 Race Club: CMRC, Moto Mania, AMA. Classes: Ladies & Junior How did you get started in racing? My dad has been racing since he was young. Once my brothers got involved with riding, I quickly followed in their

Photo Report – Round 7 Canadian AX Championships

Photo Report – Round 7 Canadian AX Championships By Billy Rainford We’ve only got one round left to determine the champions in the 2015 Future West Canadian AX Championships here in Chilliwack, BC. After what was an extremely cold weekend last week for rounds 5 and 6, the return of the rain was welcomed as it meant the temperature would be a much more reasonable 8-9 degrees. Cycle North FXR

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Wednesday

2015 Mini O’s Photo Report – Wednesday By Billy Rainford It was all about the Supercross main events today at the 44th Annual Thor Winter Olympics at the track just outside Gainesville, Florida. We had some great Canadian performances, and even a win! Starting Thursday, the action moves over to the Motocross track for the remainder of the week. Here’s a look at how our Canadian riders did.