Faces at the Races|Deschambault National
By Billy Rainford
Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave
Here’s our weekly look at the riders under the helmets and the people around the fences in the Deschambault National edition of ‘Faces at the Races.’
Vanessa Paquette set for round 3.
There are always lots of nervous smiles before a big race.
Shannon Fleming heading to the line.
Putting in the mouth guard.
Justin Roney rolling Kassie Boone’s bike to the gate.
Jessica Diarra with a pre-race smile.
Liz Burke’s bike heading for a moto.
Does Eve Brodeur even get nervous at these things anymore?
Krista Casselman with Dylan Wright in her corner.
Taylor Grills with Duncan MacLeod.
Sylvain Brodeur gets his champ ready.
Sarcastic smile from Cade Clason.
The Women’s podium.
At this point, Ryeley Gallup had two functional hands…
Tyla Rattray made an appearance in Deschambault.
Kibby having a good time.
Tommy Dallaire was back in action after his crash in Pleasant Valley.
Man, it’s hard to get good help…
Jeff getting used to the wide angle setting on the camera with Davey Fraser.
Alexandra Raymond will be back in the saddle soon.
Steve Simms TCB.
Tim Tremblay won’t be applying his own graphics this weekend.
Close-up, Shawn Maffenbeier.
Chloe Metcalfe having some fun.
Shannon and Eve.
Madi Watt gets the Hard Charger Award.
Kim Normandin with a Rekluse Clutch GC.
Eve gives Brittany Gagne a champagne shower.
It’s OK, she didn’t inhale…
Tyler Medaglia in the pits.
You know who hates getting his photo taken? Cale Foster.
Hanging out at the swag table.
Kim hamming it up…or playing snooker??? It used to be a thing.
A sneak attack on Kevin Tyler.
Samuel Lavoie is a fast Intermediate.
Brandon Gourlay had a good day on Saturday. Unfortunately, he kinda got knocked silly on Sunday.
JC Bujold remembers his yellow plate days, fondly.
Hey look, it’s Dave Snider. He loves it when I do this…
Villeneuve on her little bike Saturday.
“Go that way as fast as you can and then go left…”
“Are you going to give me any earth-shattering advice like that or what?”
Shannon Fleming will be looking to finish strong in Barrie this week.
Game face time.
Kassie getting set to go.
Yep, Jeff gets this reaction from a lot of people.
Waiting their turn to rip up the track.
Sure, he may be getting some great footage, but there’s just no way I’m doing that all day!
The heads of the Dylan Wright Fan Club.
Daryl checks the line as Brock Leitner gets set to raise the board.
Sneaking a little R & R on race day.
Chris DaSilva had a good day Saturday.
His brother, Michael, working that cast arm.
The new Shot gear showing up at Motovan.
Try to hide your enthusiasm, Cade.
Jeff ‘Wiebing’ Chloe Metcalfe.
Eve racking up the awards.
Deschambault women’s podium.
Keith had had about enough of his cast so he took matters into his own hands.
Jonah Brittons took an Intermediate win.
There was lots of action on the pee wee track too.
A Honda CR500 2-stroke sighting! Oh, that sound!
Brock raced, and won, the Youth class during the week.
Marc Antoine Genereux still has the speed and style.
Fast young rider meeting.
It was great to see Jerome at the races.
Peace to you too, Jess Pettis.
Tommy heading to the line.
Tim will ride Brett Metcalfe’s bike this week in Barrie.
Cade gets himself ready for action.
Davi Millsaps gets set for battle.
Mike Haist was on site with his two girls.
Trying to keep Ryeley in the game.
Mike Alessi’s slick Alpinestars.
Keylan Meston having some fun.
Eric Jeffery gets himself ready.
Dusty Humphries took a hard fall Sunday in the same place that bit a lot of riders.
“Oh, you gotta see this…a kitty cat falls out of a window!”
Michael Fowler flashes the horns.
Mike Smith mounts a fresh sand tire.
Robbie Feder is all smiles these days. Weird…
Jason Hughes checks out the all new Scott Prospect goggles.
That is a wide roll off strip!
Brad Nauditt was pretty lonely in the big GDR pit last weekend.
“Look kid, I’m just trying to enjoy my 4th plate of breakfast in peace up here on the roof.”
Derek Ouimet with his broken thumb on the mend.
Derek Medaglia is one of the most Canadian guys you’ll ever meet.
Guy Giroux with his new addition at the races.
That’s Eric Grondahl.
If Eric and Conan O’Brien had a kid, it might be Kyle Springman.
Cole Thompson at the line.
Dylan and Daryl.
Brad and Mark Worth picking their gates.
Guillaume St Cyr.
McCoy Brough finishing out a very busy week of racing and travel.
Mike Alessi helping out at the MX2 line.
Davey ‘Fist Pump’ Fraser.
Royal Distributing Holeshat Award.
Jesse Wentland would have been on the GDR 450 if he didn’t break his collarbone.
Cade Clason gets set to tie his best overall finish – 4th.
Frenchie with Mike’s fresh Scott Prospects ready.
Kaven Benoit takes the stage as the winner.
Davi won the first moto, but it was close.
Cade and Shawn working on goggles?
The result of a rock in the eye last week for Eric Jeffery.
There was some tension after the second moto between Dylan and Cole.
And it sort of boiled over.
Then JSR had to force a smile on Cole’s face on the stage.
Mike heading to the line.
Matt was quick to congratulate Kaven on his first overall 450 win.
Kaven and Matthieu at the finish line.
Focus camera, focus!
It starts to sink in.
The moment wasn’t lost on Kaven’s dad.
Just think about all the weekends these two have put into getting to this place!
A hug from his mom.
Tyla checking things out.
Zack Zager couldn’t get past this truck. Luckily, the window was open so I put it in neutral and solved the problem.
You knew it was just a matter of time. Batman and Robin. Boom!
Get well soon, Brett.
“Is that a fly on my right gun?”
Broc Loftus at riders meeting.
Those eyes look a little shiny, Dave Hewitson.
Another close up of Eric’s eye.
Motivation in the Redemption Racing pit.
There’s something very sexy about a brand new tire.
JJ Pauk’s pit this week.
Getting the ConX2Share vehicle cleaned up.
Kevin Thompson trying to find a photo in the Legends set up.
In memory of young Jesse Masterpool.
Alex Jeffery reading to hit the track.
Heading to move something heavy…or stealing a hand cart.
Team ‘Bald is Beautiful.’
There were lots of these horns at the track. It sounded like Europe.
Josh keeping the social media wheels turning.
Dylan Wright fans.
That is a future champion on the right, no doubt about it.
Cade in the zone.
That’s how you get the Rockstar goodness in quickly.
Davi heading to the office with Paul Delaurier.
Jess in his 2017 FXR gear.
Logan Karnow moved to his Honda for Deschambault but things didn’t get better for him, unfortunately.
Fist bump for the fist pump.
Getting Dakota Alix ready for a holeshot.
After the holeshot.
Thanks for the sweet parking spot on Saturday, Taylor Ciampichini.
Donk at the line.
Kaven’s pit board.
The Bujold pits are pretty safe. See you at the races…