Faces at the Races | A2 Supercross | Presented by Leatt
By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford
Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave
‘Faces at the Races’ is brought to you by Leatt
Jeff and Billy team up on this edition of ‘Faces at the Races‘ Presented by Leatt from round 3 of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series at A2.
Chad Reed is as calm as ever come race day. Here he is practicing saying hello to Kourtney Lloyd, we think.
Jess Pettis aka ‘JP Dollabill’ was spitting fire at A2. “Crew rolling down to the track…”
Kenny was all business at A2. Get well soon, Ken!
I found friendly Canadian, Shellby Tse, stalking Roczen early in the day.
Like always, Frenchie (Luc Caouette) was a busy man in the pits. He passed Billy doing 90mph the other day.
It was nice to see Big James back at the races. I think he was exaggerating about the size of a fish.
I caught Tyler Bowers dreaming of podium finishes.
The man himself, Steve Matthes, was back spinning the T-handles for privateer, Alex Ray.
THE Man himself, Roger Decoster… no caption needed.
Does this guy ever stop smiling?
It just looked too cool not to take a picture of.
Weege with his game face on early.
Reedy with his fresh new Fox Monster lid.
Who doesn’t love new cheek pads.
Half Canadian, Cole Martinez, hanging out with Broc Tickle.
I found Twitch sneaking around or hanging out with Josh Hansen’s Livin 100 crew.
FMF’s Lil D is always doing business.
FMF’S Donny Emler Sr. admiring some of his work.
It was nice bumping into Damon Back. We should be seeing him for at least the West rounds of the 2017 CMRC Nationals.
Brandan Leith looked good at A2. Can someone please help this guy line up for the entire CMRC Nationals. Pretty sad when a top 3 guy has to pull out due to lack of funding.
Marco Dube was at A2 with 6D Helmets.
Logan Karnow had surgery Monday on his right wrist. Let’s hope he drinks his milk and we see him ready for the 250 East.
Jimmy D always has time for his favourite Canadian media members.
Brett Metcalfe shows Kyle Chisholm the fastest way to IN N OUT.
New team manger, Ryan Hughes, looks to be having fun.
The Cat, A.J. Cananzaro, normally races East, but is contesting the 250 West for 2017.
Can anybody out smile Justin Bogle?
Cooper Webb caught me creepin.
Somebody was happy to be back.
With Malcolm and Big James back, we are only missing one Stewart.
Aaron Plessinger was comparing his hair game with Seth Rarick. Jeff picked the winner, and it wasn’t the guy on the right.
It was nice to see Zach Bell at A2. He’s back riding and just finished 4th in his first-ever off-road race.
I think Broc Tickle was smirking about the potential for a rutty A2.
Our close friend, Robbie Feder, is now spinning the wrenches for Lil’ Hanny.
Blake Wharton was in the house.
Eli Tomac was in the zone before opening ceremonies.
I’ve never seen Marvin not in a good mood. Seriously.
A very cool version of the stars and stripes was played.
Marty Friedman, formerly of Megadeath, had the crowd rocking.
Things were about to heat up in Anaheim. (Jeff did that one!)
They still love Chad Reed in SoCal. I wish I’d turned and took a photo of him coming down off the ramp and turning right into a pile of sloppy mud 2 feet deep!
Ken Roczen is always a crowd favourite.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will get to see anymore of this in 2017.
In my opinion, this guy should get even more cheers.
The future stars of the sport.
Full Rockstar status for Plessinger.
Thor had Aaron Plessinger in some colourful duds for A2. This is what you don’t see on TV.
Davi Millsaps is starting to look like the Davi of old.
Jason Anderson was slapped with a timeout at A2.
Steve Matthes was back in the saddle with A-Ray, and check out those retro shades he wore for the occasion!
It’s OK to kiss a dude on the helmet when he dominates A2.
Selfie game strong.
Justin Hill was pumped to be back on top. I’m sure if you look at Josh Hill’s Instagram, you’ll see that shot on his screen.
Plessinger waiting for his time on the Big Screen.
Your 250 A2 podium.
‘The Diesel’ is just getting warmed up.
Still in the zone.
Cole Seely obviously bummed for his teammate Roczen.
Jenny Taft is not just a pretty face. It’s impressive to watch how hard she works for every interview.
Hey Cole, 3rd isn’t that bad.
It’s hard to be happy for the 14, after what happened to the 94.
Your 450 A2 podium.
You never know who you will bump into in Cali, like Mike Judge and Billy Van Vugt with their better halves. Great to see you, guys.
Vince Friese and Mike Alessi sharing a laugh early in the day.
The track walk looked like a heard of cattle.
Devil Horns from the Seven Deuce Deuce.
I can’t believe Cade Clason is covering his fresh “Cartwright” with a hat.
Mitchell Oldenburg was in full sling mode at A2.
Kevin Urqhart says, “Everyone go follow me @life_of_urkle on Insta.”
There was a lot of Canadian content at A2.
Robbie Feder was calm and cool as always. Don’t look into his eyes ladies. He’ll get ya!
Billy caught me checking out the track.
Jess Pettis and Brock Leitner talking shoulder injuries.
Darren Stading still rocking the Super Trooper stache.
Off in the distance….
It was killing this guy not to be out there racing.
Davi looks to be in a real good place right now. I would like to think his time in Canada helped.
Seth Rarick with an impressive ‘Blue Steel.’
Seth has the hair game locked down.
Former MX2 Canadian champ, Austin Politelli, is doing his own thing this season and seems pretty happy.
Nick Wey showing Team Tedder the way.
And Dakota Tedder shows a different way.
Billy caught Zach Bell asking me the fast way around the track.
Metty was in deep thought in how he was going to race in Austrailia and Canada next season.
Steve Matthes was a busy guy at A2.
Shorty was at A2, and still looking more fit than most riders.
Jimmy D’s steed awaits.
Chomping at the bit to get back.
Artsy goggle pic.
Some eye candy for the pedalers. Scott Addict and Scott Solace. Choose your carbon weapon!
Hey Jack Wright, beware of foot peg.
They always use to “forget” to put batteries in my headset too. Sorry, Chris Elliott.
Shane McElrath looks like a different guy this season.
Remember this guy from his time with a Canadian rider?
They have toned it down a bit, but I’m still not sure.
Riders aren’t the only ones who can rock the tight lines.
How about the hot new pink SHOT kit on Jon Ames.
I feel bad for Ken, he’s worked so hard.
After an impressive ride, could the old JG33 be back?
It was nice to see world jump record holder Alex Harvill have some SX fun.
Legend Broc Glover looks fit enough to race still.
Hey guys, I mustache you a question.
No rest for the wicked.
Cole Martinez warming up the mitts on a chilly California day.
Jimmy D and his fresh Tech 7’s. His mechanic was hand-packing a pile for his right foot too.
We are going to see Austin Forkner on the box very soon.
Zach Commans wearing a very fresh FXR kit.
The RCH boys are ready for anything.
Dave Gowland holding it down.
Don’t worry Vince, your mechanic Jon has your back. The good thing about having a teammate making the 250 mains is getting a few tips before the 450 main.
Team Enticknap. Name some other brothers who’ve done this at this level.
People were happy to see Malcolm back. His autograph line-up may have been the longest.
Andy Wilson is one hard-working dad.
Kourtney Lloyd and Sandra Smith say, “See you at the Races.”