Faces at the Races|Riverglade National|Presented by Toys for Big Boys
By Billy Rainford
It’s time for our weekly look at the riders under the helmets and the spectators lining the fences in ‘Faces at the Races,’ this week presented by Toys for Big Boys.
Cutting out some Hayden Halstead stickers for the fans.
Pre-signing some posters for the fans. It’s all about preparation, folks!
Keeping a close watch on heart rate during bike prep.
Artsy tool box pic.
Riley Brough and Morgan Burger heading to a pre-work-shift meeting.
“I’m gonna count to 5 and when I turn my head you’d better have your feet off my bike.”
Eve Brodeur and her dad, Sylvain. Eve wasn’t feeling well so she decided not to race Sunday.
The Redemption Racing MX2 guys. Anyone else have a Timbuk 3 song in their head now? (Google it, Bowker!)
Kevin Tyler surveying the action.
Andy White with a front row seat for the action.
THE James Lissimore in action.
Jay Burke’s new Facebook profile pic.
I’m sure I was standing in that exact spot 30 seconds before I took this shot. Great minds?
Josh Cox was NOT thrilled I took this shot. Oh well, I won’t use it…
Mike Smith always pretends he hates having his photo taken. Actually, he may or may not have mooned me right after this shot was taken.
Yep, pretty much sums it up.
Checking qualifying times on the way back to the pits.
Hi ho, hi ho…
Who are two guys who have more holeshots than everyone else put together for $800 please Alex.
The guys in their fresh pink FXR jerseys for Sunday.
I claim this gate in the name of MX101!
Mike Alessi knows how to prep a gate.
Davey Fraser lays claim to his gate.
It’s cool to see all the 2017 gear popping up at the races these days.
Westen Wrozyna with a sweet new coif.
CMRC Head Referee Paul Kingsley.
#512 Jonathon Kellebrew from Houston, TX did not have a great day.
#50 Alex Jeffery prepping his gate in his slick new Fly gear.
Sylvain didn’t have his daughter’s gate to prep, but he found one.
The Rockstar gals at the line.
Brad Coles and Mark Stallybrass talking about old times.
#164 Dakota Alix took both holeshots and won the Royal Distributing Triple Crown $800.
I knew I saw the signal in the sky!
Matt Goerke heading to the line.
Cade Clason staying in the zone before a moto.
Behind every man is a…5-time champion?
Keylan Meston enjoying being with people before the gate drops…he was all alone once it did!
Paul Delaurier getting Davi’s gate set the way he likes it.
Alex Harvill getting set to have a great day.
Justin Roney decided to race the MX1 class last week and will stay there this week.
Candid Rockstar gals
Ryan Batman with his sight lap get up. You gotta love it!
Holy cow, it’s a Destroyer Films sighting!
Eve and Alexandra Raymond.
We caught Doug Pettis with a rare raceday smile.
Mike gets his TV interview.
Kaven was a popular rider up on the podium.
Davi went 1-1…again. Yep, it’s ‘Sweet River’ Millsaps!
Heading back to the pits after the podium presentations.
Shawn Maffenbeier staying cool before a moto.
Reuben Springman getting Kyle ready for a race.
‘Steve The White’ before a moto.
Dakota Alix in his slick 2017 Fox gear.
Here’s a better look.
Cole Thompson and ‘Steve’ pre-moto.
Cale Foster with Jess Pettis’s bike.
Eric Bujold with a little last-minute adjustment to JC’s bike.
Mike and Mark Worth.
Waiting for Guillaume St Cyr.
Ryan Lalonde and his dad are one of the many father/son duos cruising the nationals this summer.
Jason Benny is due for a solid finish this weekend at Deschambault. I’m calling a top 10.
Cedric Moore has been the top Intermediate rider throughout the east but he hurt his calf. Hopefully, he’s good to go for this weekend.
I told you Dave Hewitson is doing something different these days!
Somehow, this bbq ended up under the EZ Up right at the stage. It smelled delicious!
Cole goes full ‘Blue Steal.’
She was Ky’s replacement for the Riverglade round.
Robbie Feder at the stage.
Dylan Wright thinking about catching first place.
Royal Distributing Triple Crown time!
Andy listening carefully for ‘Canadian MX Weekly Wrap Up’ information.
Dylan Delaplace checking the results board.
Dylan Kirchner prepping his gate.
Richard White at the line.
Or maybe this is his new profile pic…
Max Tanenbaum is a nice addition to our top 10 riders.
He and his dad are traveling in a Sprinter van.
Davi getting set to head out and dominate.
Davi being careful to avoid the helmet cam.
John John Pauk was back in action and made a move in the right direction with a 16th overall.
Earl Doucette gets some special recognition from his Riverglade partners.
There may have been some watery eyes in this group, but I won’t mention any names…Larry Northrup.
Tyler Medaglia wins the Brian House Memorial as top Maritime rider.
That’ll do it for this week. Paul says, “See you in Deschambault…”