Faces at the Races | Toronto SX | Presented by Leatt
Faces at the Races | Toronto SX | Presented by Leatt
By Billy Rainford
Photos by Jeff McConkey, Tyler Spikman, and Billy Rainford
‘Faces at the Races’ is brought to you by Leatt
It was great to be back at the races this past weekend. The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series makes one trip north of the border each year, and Saturday was it. It’s always great to see so many familiar faces at the Canadian round. ‘Faces at the Races’ is our look at the people under the helmets, lining up on the fences, hanging out in the pits, and generally just having a great day at the races. Here’s our look at the Toronto Supercross presented by Leatt,
OK, let’s start with the big news. #80 Cade Clason signed a bonus-heavy deal to run a Direct Motocross sticker on his helmet.
This was the brain child of our own Jeff McConkey.
Goose getting Chad Reed’s bike ready to hit the track.
#314 Alex Ray will be under the Cycle Trader awning, starting this weekend in Daytona.
#62 Jesse Wentland during track walk Saturday morning.
I’d like to be a fly on the wall for their road trips.
“I AM smiling…”
Saturday is game face day.
“You call that a sand section?!”
Cade gives us “Turquoise Tin.”
Kyle Thompson hopes for a great day for his little bro.
Joey Savatgy was hoping for a great day, but had a bit of a weird one.
Dylan Ferrandis is getting faster and more confident every week. Daytona podium?
Andrew Short getting the lay of the land.
#47 Malcolm Stewart.
How funny was that when Jeff told Josh Cartwright he looked more like he was dressed to go write an exam than race a Supercross?!
First 450 podium today, Brock Tickle?
Vince Friese profile.
#21 Jason Anderson.
Moving forward in a Hahnless racing world.
Jake Weimer during track walk.
That’s #81 Henry Miller.
Michael Fowler was wearing his Slusser jersey as a tribute to his fallen friend.
Nick Wey walking the track with AC.
Jeff Emig getting ready for another night in the broadcast booth.
Colt Nichols is back at the races.
Dean Wilson had lots of support from the Toronto crowd.
Davi Millsaps back on Canadian soil for a brief visit.
I still remember opening old mx mags and seeing the name Buddy Antunez all over them talking about his mini bike skills. I’m old.
#26 Alex Martin.
That’s #740 Lane Staley on the Canadian PRMX team.
Thanks for the sweet DMX banners, Mark Perrin! And don’t look behind you…I see a Wiebe closing in.
Mike Alessi posing with the Byroms.
Atlas Brace guys, Ryan Lockhart and Brad McLean.
If I didn’t know better, I’d say that was Chris Pomeroy doing some work at the races! Zing!
KTM Canada’s Braydon MacNeil with Steph LeBlanc behind saying, “Down in front!”
If anyone has more fun at the races than Adam and Tyler Enticknap, I’d like to see it.
OK, maybe Kyle Swanson.
Josh Cartwright pumped to make it into the main.
Right after I tell everyone on Twitter to watch how fast AC goes through the whoops, a shark comes up and takes him out!
CMRC’s Mark Stallybrass taking in the action.
Chloe Metcalfe supporting her guys.
Braydon with Jeff Ward.
Pete helping out A-Ray for the weekend.
I don’t know the story behind this…
Cade finished at the top of his qualifier, so the bonus money came rolling in!
Cole Thompson’s bike gets some attention.
It was cool they got Dylan Wright and Colton Facciotti up in front of everyone for an interview.
Trey Canard was not going to like what Toronto was serving.
Zach Osborne again.
Smile, Chad. “No, it’s too cold!”
Canadian Ben Kongmany took the KTM Jr. SX Challenge win.
I sure hope he makes it in this sport because he is a total character!
BC’s James “Blacque Jacque Shellacque” Lissimore on the track walk.
Someone said Cole Thompson and Jeff McConkey looked like ‘Bob and Doug MacKenzie’ in our Tailgating episode. Pretty good.
Nice shot of Malcolm, Tyler.
I like this one of Big James, too.
I want to know what these two are talking about at all times.
Marvin Musquin after rider introductions.
Colt Nichols lining up.
Colton gives the crowd a wave.
Get to work, Mark!
Rick Bradshaw and the gang get ready for opening ceremonies.
And there it is. Hey, Bill Petro, did you get any fireworks shots? 😉
If you’re looking at any Canadian MX shots from the late 70’s or 80’s, chances are they are a Bill Petro shot.
Hey Rick, look over here!
Melissa, Jeff, and Emily ready for the night show.
BC’s Kris Foster hanging out in the Monster Energy hospitality area.
Aw man, they let ANYone in there, eh Terry Doherty?! And yet, I wasn’t welcome…
Davi Millsaps gave away a helmet during opening ceremonies.
What’s up, everyone?!
Are we taking bets on how far Eli Tomac laps up to in Daytona? I say 6th.
Emily had a dream and Chad Reed was in it, but he was really heavy. Now, whenever we see him or hear his name, we say, “Fat Chad Reed.”
Toque or beanie, Marvin?
Ferrandis after winning his heat race.
Tried to get artsy with this Cole Thompson shot.
Rick Bradshaw chickened out and wore black pants. Weak.
Classic Cade shot.
Justin Barcia having some fun after winning his race.
At the end of the night, AC looked down from the stage at his dad and said, “I got lucky. I rode like shit!”
Rolling to the line.
All I know is his name is Tank Sumners, and that’s enough.
You think you’re alone out there, but your’e not.
Very impressive that KTM got all these bikes ready to race after the theft that happened in Atlanta.
KTM Canda’s Claudie LaPointe.
It’s a family affair.
Go get ’em, Cole.
I think we all do this, don’t we?
Mike Beaudin working the flags. Check out his guitar riffs on Facebook.
Jesse in the pits.
Chris Morgan with his old friend, Mike Jones.
That’s FXR’s (we still consider her DMX’s) Dawn McClintock with Andy White in the background.
Marc and Pete in the bowels of the Dome.
Julien ‘working on’ Kyle Swanson’s bike.
Night Show time!
So, you’re telling me RJ Hampshire finished that night with a broken tib/fib?! Ouch.
Last-minute encouragement for Colt.
“All I do is win, win, win…” I am NOT proud of this caption.
“Hammer don’t hurt ’em!” Man, what’s wrong with me??!!
“Cade….Caaaade….” That’s Quato from Total Recall talking. Wow, I’m getting punchy!
Josh Cox back with his buddy, Kyle Chisholm, for the weekend.
Cody Gilmore and Bob.
Can’t wait to follow young Ben Kongmany’s career, finish line celebrations, and podium speeches.
I said get back to work, Mark!
The PR-MX Strikt Racing Kawasaki squad at the line.
Pete and Josh lined up beside each other.
His speed through the whoops was crazy, early in the night.
Zach is getting used to this.
450 Main Event time!
Ryan Dungey trying to stay loose.
Getting the Scott goggles in place.
Get that thing ready, Rick, Eli’s coming!
This was Broc Tickle’s first 450 podium. Hard to believe. I just stood behind the guy he was looking at so it looked like it was me…
No big deal.
Next week, Marvin…next week.
Then it was time to run over to the Houston Avenue Bar and Grill to close out the night.
Kerri Schuster took my camera on a tour of the place but only a couple photos turned out. See, it’s not as easy as it looks!!!