Frid’Eh Update #31 Presented by Yamaha Canada

Frid’Eh Update #31 Presented by Yamaha Canada

Frid’Eh Update #31 Presented by Yamaha Canada

By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford

Week #31 belongs to Utah native, Dusty Humphries | Bigwave photo

Welcome to Week #31 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update Presented by Yamaha Motor Canada. We haven’t seen Utah native Dusty Humphries at a round of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, but if we did, he’d be running the big #31.

Dusty is one of the many riders who seem to be from Utah and have been lured up to race in our series. He could always be found with the Brough family and the Burgers as he made his way across Canada for a couple summers.

We grabbed the second most famous motocrosser named ‘Dusty’ for a quick chat to see what he’s been up to:

Direct Motocross: Hey, Dusty. We haven’t see you in a while. Let’s back it up and get people more familiar with you. How did you get into riding and racing motocross?

Dusty Humphries: Well, I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of racers. My dad raced when he was growing up, which is what got my brothers and I into riding and racing in the first place. I was five when I started riding.

What was your amateur career like? Did you hit some of the big Amateur Nationals? What was your best race?

My parents did everything they could to get my brothers and I to all the amateur nationals growing up. We hit all of the big ones from World Mini’s, Ponca, to Loretta’s, etc.. I didn’t really have any major results as an amateur that stood out, except for a few top 5’s in the Intermediate class at World Mini’s.

When did you turn Pro?

I turned pro in January of 2013.

When did you first come north to Canada? Why did you decide to do our series?

My first season of coming to Canada was in 2013. I first got the idea to race the Canadian Nationals from my friend Blake Savage who filled in for GDR the year before. It wasn’t until later that year at a local race that I was talking to Riley Brough about his experience and how much fun he had, that I decided I was going to race the series. With the help of Riley’s dad, we teamed up and did the whole series in 2013.

What is your best memory of racing in Canada? What was/is your favourite track up here?

My best memory would have to be traveling across Canada with Riley, Morgan, and Ryley in the black spray painted, Blue Bird school bus, we named BlackPearl. My favorite track is Gopher Dunes because it’s so unique.

What was your favourite area in Canada and why?

My favorite area was Revelstoke, BC. They had an awesome track overlooking the Columbia River, and amazing single track trails. I hope to go back and visit someday.

Can you take us through how your summer went last year up here?

My summer started with only the first two rounds in mind, but after decent results from those rounds, I decided to keep moving on with the series. Everything went great on the West Coast, but the week leading up to Gopher I had a big practice crash with Morgan Burger that set me back practicing during upcoming weeks. Continuing on with the East Coast, it took me a while to feel like myself again riding, but as soon as I did, the results began to show. Until Deschambault when my bike locked up going up the face of a jump first lap of the first moto. The year kind of ended rough, but I was super happy to walk away with a 14th overall in points in the MX1 class.

Dusty traveled with Riley Brough and his family. Dusty is working toward becoming a firefighter. | Bigwave photo

You ended up with #31 for 2017 but we haven’t seen you up here this season. What have you been up to? Are you racing?

After last season ended, I took some time off. Taking a step back from racing, January 2017 I started focusing on becoming a fireman, and have been going through my city’s fire academy and hiring process. Right now I plan to concentrate on becoming a fireman, I still hit random local races and ride a few days a week for my own sanity.

What are your future racing plans? Will we ever see you lining up at one of our Nationals again?

There’s no for sure answer for if I will be back up there to line up for another Canadian National, but I hope to.

Have you been paying attention to the Canadian Nationals this season? If so, what do you think?

Yeah, I have been trying to keep up the best I can watching all your updates on Twitter, and other forms of social media. From what I have seen, it seems like the racing has been very intense in the MX1 class this year. I am super excited to see my buddy (Shawn) Maffenbeier holding the red plate in the MX2 class.

OK, get back to the books! Thanks for chatting with us today. Is there anyone you’d like to thank?

I would like to thank my mom and dad, the Brough family, Chris Hymas, Maxxis tires, and everyone else who helped me race three seasons in Canada.

 

Good luck in the future, Dusty. I’ve got lots of buddies who are firefighters and it makes me wonder why we’re ALL not doing that job!

 


Brought to you by Yamaha Motor Canada.


JEFF McCONKEY


Hey, guys. Very busy week for me, so it’s going to be short and sweet.

Walton TransCan Cancelled for 2017

The biggest news has got to be about the Walton TransCan, shutting down. It’s definitely not good for Canadian Moto. This was our crown jewel. It gave kids and families something to aim for, and something to look forward to every summer. It became tradition to book the week of Walton off and plan your work schedule around it each and every year. It was time to break the bank and buy new bikes, or freshen up your current bike to get that little edge on the competition. Training facilities had warm-up camps. Gear companies were breaking out the following year’s gear, and everybody wanted to get noticed. Racers were trying to peak just in time for the TransCan, in hopes of cashing in on new sponsors and opportunities. Lifetime friendships were made and new memories every year.

It’s the end of an era at Walton Raceway | Bigwave photo

This will affect everybody, and nobody will win. Yes, it may be replaced down the road, but an event like Walton doesn’t just happen in a year or two. It will take time, but hopefully it does happen sooner than later. I’d really like to thank Brett Lee, his staff, the Lee family, and every worker and volunteer that helped make the event what it was over the years. It will be greatly missed.

Here’s the official Press Release:

For immediate release – July 24, 2017 – 2017 event cancelled

For immediate release – July 24, 2017 8:00am

The 2017 Walton TransCan Motocross Grand National Championships, scheduled for August 16-20, 2017 is cancelled effective immediately.

This is due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances including, but not limited to, the uncertain financial viability of the event for this year and the inability to resolve management disagreements regarding the operation of Tite Racing Promotions Inc.

The support of CMA/FIM North America, sponsors, riders and sports fans is recognised and appreciated and has made this decision a difficult one to arrive at. But, without full confidence in our ability to maintain the quality and integrity of the TransCan as the preeminent event of its kind we have elected to suspend plans for 2017. The impending future of the Motocross Grand National Championships continues to be discussed, reimagined and recreated for 2018 in order to maintain the distinction, honour and pride of being a Canadian Motocross Grand National Champion.

Full refunds for pre-entry will be available through the online PayPal account.  Anyone experiencing issues is directed to contact Mark Perrin, TRP race entry and PayPal account administrator.

Mark@motocrosscanada.ca

Mark@mpisportmanagement.com

Cell 519-384-1067

This is a devastating development for everyone involved in this cherished event. For 25 years this event has been a point of pride for the community of Walton, Huron County, Walton Raceway and motocross enthusiasts across Canada.  We will continue our commitment to ensuring proper and professional succession in the growth of motocross.

Brett Lee
Brett@motocrosscanada.ca

 


Rockstar Energy MX Nationals

On to the races. The poor MX2 Class lost 2 of the top 3 in points for the season. That’s never a good thing. Get well soon, Cole (Thompson) and Josh (Osby). This weekend the boys are in Moncton, New Brunswick. The crowd turnout is always way better than the actual rider turnout, but I’m sure the racing will be great as always. Here are my predictions.

MX2 Class

1st Shawn Maffenbeier
2nd Jess Pettis
3rd Ryan Surratt
4th Dylan Wright
5th Casey Keast

#12 Shawn Maffenbeier will extend his points lead and take the win this week at River Glade | Bigwave photo

In the mighty MX1 Class, it’s still stacked with talent throughout the top 10 and beyond. Matt Goerke leads the way, but you can never count out the crafty Frenchman, Christophe Pourcel. The racing should really heat up for the big boys as we are down to 6 motos. Every point will be very important and like I said before, there won’t be any easy passes. It’s going to be good. Here are my predictions for River Glade.

MX1 Class

1st Colton Facciotti
2nd Mike Alessi
3rd Matt Goerke
4th Christophe Pourcel
5th Dylan Epstein

#10 Colton Facciotti will win the MX1 class this week | Bigwave photo


Like I said, short and sweet for me. If you haven’t already, and you can spare it, please go check out the Go Fund Me page for Mikey Beaudin. Mikey has a long road in front of him and every little bit helps. Have a great weekend and #smileforBC and #liftwithscott.


BILLY RAINFORD


Thanks, Jeff. I know you’ve been covering for just about everyone there at your 9-5 job, so thanks for stepping in and giving us your thoughts. I’ll man the ship solo again this week in Moncton, but it will be great to have you back for Deschambault!

What a week that was! Of all the weeks for the video gods to decide a file was corrupted, they chose this one. Where should we start? OK, the beginning…

Cole Thompson – OUT

Defending MX2 champion and points leader #1 Cole Thompson came into week 7 of the Rockstar MX Nationals with a thumb injury, and we weren’t really sure of the seriousness of it. Last week, we thought it was just dislocated and that simply popping it back into place would do the trick. Well, that wasn’t the case.

Cole showed up out east at Pleasant Valley just outside Truro, Nova Scotia, and tried to ride qualifying and pulled off after just one lap. There was no way he was going to be able to race with one thumb painfully tied behind his back. His thumb needs surgery.

I’ve been through the surgery he has coming and although it’s not bad, the fact that it involves the most important digit on your hand makes it more serious than you’d think.

I’ve got the scar from the surgery and the little spot on the other side of my thumb where the pin holds the piece of bone that gets ripped out from its grip.

To be honest, I was just complaining about the pain in my thumb after mountain biking last week. It normally doesn’t cause a problem, but it lets you know it’s still there from time to time. We’re all current or ex-racers, so you know what I’m talking about.

Cole has surgery booked for his thumb at one of the most renowned sports medicine facilities in North America, The Kennedy Fowler Sports Injury Clinic at Western University in London, Ontario. They’ll do a great job and have him back in full hitchhiking form in no time.

Of course, this means Cole is out for the remainder of the series and will not be defending his title. He’ll be back next season and, we assume, racing the 450.

This was the unfortunate ending to Cole Thompson’s 2017 summer season | Bigwave photo

Jess Pettis – IN

To most everyone’s surprise, #16 Jess Pettis made his return to racing this past weekend, just 2 1/2 weeks out from surgery on his collarbone where a plate a screws were inserted.

It doesn’t really seem possible, does it? Well, not only was it possible, but he went out and took his first moto win in moto 2 and his first overall as a Pro racer. It still doesn’t really make sense!

In fact, Jess told me that he even felt good enough to race last weekend in Quebec, but it was decided that was simply too soon to stress his shoulder and he stayed home.

Jess finished 2-1 for the overall and now sits 9th in the MX2 points.

#16 Jess Pettis was back and won the MX2 overall after only 2 1/2 weeks out from collarbone surgery | Bigwave photo

Josh Osby – OUT

Here is the story from an Injury Update we did Thursday afternoon:

Josh Osby Injury Update

Thursday, July 27, 2017

#787 Josh Osby was injured this past weekend at round 7 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Pleasant Valley MX in Truro, NS | Bigwave photo

#787 Josh Osby had a rough day this past Sunday at Round 7 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at Pleasant Valley MX in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Sunday:

In the first MX2 moto, Josh was racing beside #100 Jacob Hayes into a tight right-hander. Josh saw #14 Dylan Wright, who was just ahead of them, cut to the inside of the corner (Josh mentioned they’d been hitting the outside in this corner previous to this) and as Josh grabbed his brakes he slid extremely hard into the side of Dylan and his bike. The contact was hard enough to bend Dylan’s footpeg and sent them both to the ground.

Dylan was able to remount quickly but Josh had some issues restarting his bike. When he finally got going, he said he fell a couple more times and could only work his way to 8th place at the checkered flag.

In moto 2, Josh got out of the gate well and grabbed the holeshot and early lead. Dylan Wright was in second spot and starting to pressure for the lead.

Josh said he didn’t think Dylan had the stamina to stay up with the leaders and said he “knew he was there, but expected him to fade.”

Well, Dylan kept charging and was setting up to make a pass at the end of the long and fast finish straight when the two went into the air at the same time before the left turn, Dylan on the left, Josh on the right.

Josh said he was leading and so was riding the racing line and setting himself up for the following left. Unfortunately, Dylan was already occupying that air space and when they came back to the ground the contact sent Josh violently to his right and into the wooden fence and speaker box in a heap.

Dylan was able to continue the race and finished 3rd at the flag.

Today (Thursday):

When Josh answered the phone this afternoon, the first thing he said was, “I’m living.” He’d been released this morning at around 9:30 and was actually sightseeing down on the waterfront in Halifax when I spoke with him! They were heading to or coming from a museum.

My first question to him was whether or not he has medical coverage and you’ll all be happy to hear that he does. That is a huge issue for many riders who cross borders to race, so it’s very fortunate he had done his homework in they important area.

He remembers the crash because he said he was lucky to not have hit his head. He also wanted to thank Cole Thompson’s mechanic, Steve Beattie, for being on scene and “basically, running the show.” Josh said he was “pumped he was there.”

The injuries:

It was a little bit chaotic at the crash scene and a lot of people were concerned that the injuries were worse and more permanent than they were. They took every precaution and got Josh to the hospital after some time.

Josh actually injured some ribs and a lung back in January, so he had a good idea something was wrong internally. He was right.

After getting checked out with scans and x-rays, it was determined he’d lacerated his liver. In fact, the doctor made a fist and said it was so big he could have fit his entire fist in it!

Josh complained about some severe soreness in his chest and asked them to double check the initial x-rays where no more damage was found. They found some broken ribs in the second x-ray.

Currently, the ribs are the only things he feels any pain from. In fact, he said he can’t wait to get back on the bike! He didn’t give any timeline as to when that may be back, but he almost made it sound like it would be soon! We’ll see…

Josh currently sits 2nd in the MX2 points standings, 21 points behind leader #12 Shawn Maffenbeier and 7 points ahead of #338 Ryan Surratt in 3rd.

There are 3 rounds of competition left in the series, so we’ll have to wait and see how far Josh slides in the standings IF he is unable to race again in the next 3 weeks.

Of course, doctors have told him a liver injury like this takes 3 months to heal, but he’s a racer and racers rarely listen to what doctors have to say…

Good luck with your recovery, Josh, and we’ll look for your return to action.

Christophe Pourcel Docked 5 Spots

In case you missed it, #377 Christophe Pourcel finished 3rd in moto 2 at Pleasant Valley MX but was docked 5 spots for not going to the stage/impound after finishing in the top 3.

Instead, he headed straight to his pit where he leaned his bike over, tossed his helmet down, and went inside his rig.

Head Referee, Paul Kingsley, walked over to his pit, grabbed the bike, and took it to the impound area at the stage.

We never did see Christophe at the trophy presentation and instead his mechanic, Damon, took the stage in his absence.

We were able to track him down at the end of the day for an extended chat about this incident and many other things. If you haven’t had a chance to listen, here it is again:

#377 Christophe Pourcel was docked 5 positions last week after finishing 3rd in the 2nd moto and failing to appear at the stage/impound area | Bigwave photo

Cade Clason IN for Moncton

#7 Cade Clason has announced that he will be back in action this weekend at River Glade in Moncton, New Brunswick, after missing last week due to a practice crash that tweaked his shoulder. Watch for him to get back to racing for a spot in the top 7 here in the maritimes.

#7 Cade Clason will be back in action this week | Bigwave photo

As we head down the road to Moncton and the historic River Glade track, here’s a look at the current standings in both classes:

MX 2 Points
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
6/4/2017
Finish
6/11/2017
Finish
6/18/2017
Finish
6/25/2017
Finish
7/9/2017
Finish
7/16/2017
Finish
7/23/2017
Finish
Total Points
1st – SHAWN MAFFENBEIER
#12 – SWIFT CURRENT, SK
1st 14th 1st 6th 1st 1st 8th 328
2nd – JOSH OSBY
#787 – VALPRAISIO, IN
3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 17th 307 (-21)
3rd – RYAN SURRATT
#338 – CORONA, CA
6th 4th 5th 4th 5th 4th 4th 300 (-28)
4th – COLE THOMPSON
#1 – BRIGDEN, ON
2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 13th DNS 298 (-30)
5th – DYLAN WRIGHT
#14 – OTTAWA, ON
10th 6th 12th 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 295 (-33)
6th – JACOB HAYES
#100 – GREENSBOUROGH, NC
5th 3rd 4th 37th 12th 9th 2nd 236 (-92)
7th – CASEY KEAST
#33 – KELOWNA, BC
12th 10th 11th 13th 6th 6th 9th 229 (-99)
8th – DAVEY FRASER
#21 – HALIFAX, NS
13th 13th 13th 8th 7th 7th 7th 213 (-115)
9th – JESSE PETTIS
#16 – PRINCE GEORGE, BC
4th 2nd 14th 15th 1st 205 (-123)
10th – HAYDEN HALSTEAD
#19 – WATERFORD, ON
11th 8th 9th 12th 16th 10th 11th 204 (-124)
11th – CHRISTOPER FORTIER
#266 – QUEBEC CITY, 
14th 12th 10th 7th 10th 147 (-181)
12th – RYAN LALONDE
#24 – VICTORIA, BC
16th 15th 16th 21st 21st 11th 14th 141 (-187)
13th – JONAH BRITTONS
#223 – PRINCE GEORGE, BC
23rd 19th 19th 5th 19th 8th 18th 140 (-188)
14th – TAYLOR ARSENAULT
#25 – PERTH, ON
7th 7th 15th 11th 18th   138 (-190)
15th – DJ BURMEY
#59 – WINNIPEG, MB
19th 18th 17th 18th 11th 22nd 12th 120 (-208)
16th – JASON BENNY
#35 – JOLIETTE, QC
25th 14th 14th 12th 10th 107 (-221)
17th – TALLON LA FOUNTAINE
#47 – REDLANDS, CA
8th 9th 6th 106 (-222)
18th – DREW ROBERTS
#807 – ALVINSTON, ON
20th 24th 17th 9th 21st 13th 103 (-225)
19th – JARED PETRUSKA
#119 – CALGARY, AB
18th 17th 7th 9th 96 (-232)
20th – BOBBY PIAZZA
#637 – EASTON, PA
5th 6th 80 (-248)
21st – TANNER WARD
#184 – , 
15th 15th 5th 79 (-249)
22nd – KEIN DENZLER
#194 – GARRETTSVILLE, OH
20th 8th 10th 36th 75 (-253)
23rd – GUILLAUME ST CYR
#74 – VICTORIAVILLE, QC
22nd 24th 21st DNF 23rd 20th 22nd 64 (-264)
23rd – JEREMY PRONOVOST
#384 – ST-PHILIPPE, QC
8th 16th 20th 64 (-264)
25th – GERAN STAPLETON
#614 – MELBORNE, AU
9th 11th 38th 61 (-267)
26th – TEREN GERBER
#126 – CORONATION, AB
17th 16th 40th 16th 56 (-272)
27th – QUINTIN ROBIN
#274 – ECKVILLE, AB
15th 21st 22nd 20th 51 (-277)
28th – VINCENT LAUZON
#34 – BLAINVILLE, QC
17th 19th 19th 50 (-278)
28th – JOEY PAUL
#52 – LAVALTRIE, QC
13th 18th 21st 50 (-278)
30th – CEDRIC MOORE
#67 – QUEBEC, PC
25th 25th 32nd 26th   14th 25th 37 (-291)
MX 1 Points
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
6/4/2017
Finish
6/11/2017
Finish
6/18/2017
Finish
6/25/2017
Finish
7/9/2017
Finish
7/16/2017
Finish
7/23/2017
Finish
Total Points
1st – MATT GOERKE
#2 – PANAMA CITY, FL
5th 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 368
2nd – CHRISTOPHE POURCEL
#377 – MARSEILLE, FR
1st 1st 5th 1st 5th 2nd 6th 349 (-19)
3rd – COLTON FACCIOTTI
#10 – ALYMER, ON
4th 3rd 3rd 8th 4th 1st 7th 326 (-42)
4th – MIKE ALESSI
#5 – VICTORVILLE, CA
8th 5th 6th 2nd 1st 4th 3rd 316 (-52)
5th – TYLER MEDAGLIA
#6 – TURO, NS
3rd 6th 4th 4th 3rd 5th 5th 311 (-57)
6th – DILLAN EPSTEIN
#108 – THOUSAND OAKS, CA
2nd 4th 2nd 5th 13th 9th 1st 309 (-59)
7th – KYLE CHISHOLM
#111 – ST.PETERSBURG, FL
7th 7th 7th 6th 16th 6th 4th 254 (-114)
8th – TIM TREMBLAY
#38 – DRUMMONDVILLE, QC
18th 8th 8th 9th 6th 8th 8th 232 (-136)
9th – CADE CLASON
#7 – CHESTERFIELD, SC
9th 10th 9th 7th 7th 7th 213 (-155)
10th – NATHAN BLES
#77 – BAYFIELD, ON
11th 11th 19th 11th 10th 11th 9th 195 (-173)
11th – KEYLAN MESTON
#8 – CALGARY, AB
10th 12th 17th 10th 9th 19th 17th 173 (-195)
12th – BROCK LEITNER
#56 – SUMMERLAND, BC
14th 15th 14th 13th 12th 16th 10th 161 (-207)
13th – SCOTT CHAMPION
#195 – MARYETTA, CA
13th 9th 10th 18th 14th 14th 145 (-223)
14th – RYAN MILLAR
#501 – MIAMI, SK
16th 20th 13th 15th 26th 17th 14th 122 (-246)
14th – JEAN CHRISTOPHE BUJOLD
#29 – ST-HUBERT, QC
17th 17th 15th 17th 24th 15th 12th 122 (-246)
16th – MICHAEL FOWLER
#41 – BEECH CREEK, PA
15th 21st 18th 16th 18th 20th 11th 116 (-252)
17th – KAVEN BENOIT
#3 – BON CONSEIL, QC
6th 15th 12th 86 (-282)
18th – KYLE SWANSON
#20 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
19th 11th 12th 70 (-298)
19th – JESSE WENTLAND
#262 – ELKRIVER, MN
8th 10th 65 (-303)
20th – ERIC JEFFERY
#32 – BOWMANVILLE, ON
21st 18th 15th 50 (-318)
21st – GRAHAM SCOTT
#72 – VICTORIA, BC
12th 14th 46 (-322)
22nd – JEREMY MEDAGLIA
#58 – KEMPTVILLE, ON
19th 16th 20th 44 (-324)
23rd – DEREK OUIMET
#57 – FREELTON, ON
20th 22nd 16th 43 (-325)
24th – JONATHAN MAYZAK
#424 – MURRELLS INLET, SC
28th 22nd 27th 24th 19th 41 (-327)
25th – PARKER EALES
#526 – MAPLE RIDGE , BC
20th 24th 27th 26th 31st 26th 24th 35 (-333)
26th – YANICK BOUCHER
#719 – HEARST, ON
  20th 23rd 23rd 22nd 34 (-334)
27th – COLE KELLY
#631 – GREENWOOD, BC
24th 22nd 25th 19th 31 (-337)
27th – JOSH ALLEN
#396 – KAMLOOPS, BC
22nd 18th 23rd 31 (-337)
29th – JARETT PESCI
#904 – SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI
11th 28 (-340)
30th – RYAN DOWD
#776 – , 
13th 25 (-343)
30th – BROCK HOYER
#96 – WILLIAMS LAKE, BC
13th 25 (-343)
30th – MORGAN BURGER
#9 – IDAHO, ID
12th 25 (-343)

Motopark ‘Huckabucka Slam’ – Aug 14-20

If you’ve already made your plans to be in Ontario for the 2017 defunct Walton TransCan, you can head northeast to Motopark for the week and enjoy all kinds of riding, racing, and entertainment. Meet the ‘Huckabucka Slam‘:

HUCKABUCKA SLAM

Featuring Motopark Summer Olympic Games
The Week of August 14 – 20, 2017
Get ready for a great week of camping, practice, fun and racing at Motopark August 14 through 20, 2017.The park has special hours during this week and will be open for practice Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. The track will be groomed and watered each day and kept in top condition.

Friday and Saturday, August 18 & 19, Motopark presents the inaugural Huckabucka Slam. Sunday August 20 is our rain date and if not required, is an open practice day for those who can still sit on their bike.

The Huckabucka Slam will feature a 3 Moto format. Two 15 minute motos and the Huckabucka Road Runner Sprint Moto (2.5 laps). We will be spending a bit more time tilling and breaking up the dirt to make corners loamy and creating new race lines.

SCHEDULE

  • Monday August 14 – 10am to 4pm, open practice, $35
  • Tuesday August 15 – 10am to 4pm, open practice, $35
  • Wednesday August 16 – 10am to 4pm, open practice, $35
  • Thursday August 17 – 10am to 4pm, open practice, $35
  • Thursday August 17 – 2:00pm 8:00pm, early race sign in
  • Thursday August 17 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Motopark Olympic Games (more info coming soon)
  • Friday August 18  – 7:00am – 8:00am, race sign in
  • Friday August 18 –  8:00am, MANDATORY RIDERS MEETING
  • Friday August 18 – 8:30am, race practice starts
  • Friday August 18 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Steak or Chicken Dinner
  • Friday August 18 – 8:00pm – Huckabucka Best Whip Contest
  • Saturday August 19 – 8:30am, race practice
  • Saturday August 19 – 6:30pm – Awards Banquet and $10 buffet

THE OFF-ROAD CAFÉ

The Off-Road Café will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Featuring a full menu including our most popular items, Moto Muffin’s and Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. No need to stock the fridge when you come to Motopark.

Dinner will be available at the Off Road Cafe each evening. Full service is available in the Restaurant at the following hours.  Monday thru Wednesday 8:00am to 6:00pm Thursday thru Sunday 7:00am to 7:00pm Hours below;

  • Monday 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Dinner)
  • Saturday 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday 6:30pm – (Buffet Dinner, $10)
  • Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm

IMPORTANT NOTES

TRANSPONDERS REQUIRED TO BE SCORED, (MORE INFORMATION BELOW).

NO RACING LICENSE REQUIRED, Motopark welcomes all racers to race the Huckabucka Slam. No membership or licensing fees required to race.

MOTOPARK SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

Motopark Summer Olympic Games will take place on Thursday evening at various venues throughout the grounds.  More information will be posted soon.

GATE HOURS

The main gate is staffed 24 hours. No one will be allowed into the main pit area between the hours of 11:00pm and 7:00am. Vehicles arriving during those hours will be staged in the overflow area. Please shut generators off at 11:00pm.

Security will be on duty and Motopark has a number of video security systems on the property. Should you have any concerns overnight please report to the main gate. There is no beer tent at Motopark. Firewood is available at the main gate which is staffed 24 hours Wednesday through Saturday.

CAMPING AND HOTELS

All Motopark’s serviced sites and hotel rooms are booked for this special event. Local hotels to contact include the Key Motel in Chatsworth (10 min) 519-794-2350, In Owen Sound (20 min), Inn on 6th, 519 376-3510, Quality Inn 519-376-1551. There are other Hotels in Owen Sound. If you plan to stay in a Hotel book right away because that is a big event weekend in Owen Sound. There is lots of primitive camping available. Any vehicles arriving after 11:00pm will have to wait until morning to park so as not to disturb the campground. Generators must be shut off by 11:00pm for the same reason.

REGISTRATION

Sign in for the race can be done online or at the scoring trailer at the finish line from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday and 7:00am to 8:00am Friday morning.

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION

Want to beat the lines or sleep in an extra half hour on race day?  Pre register by following this link: http://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/motopark/ (Once you register online all you have to do is head to the registration trailer located at the finish line check in and sign a waiver.)

Main track classes, have your transponder number ready for registration. Mini track classes will not be using transponders. Online registration closes at 12:00pm on August 17.

Pre-registration is not mandatory you can sign up at the event.

TRANSPONDERS

  • TRANSPONDERS REQUIRED TO BE SCORED.
  • Mini track classes will not be using transponders.
  • All main track classes will be using transponders.
  • You can race without a transponder but you will not be scored or win any awards.
  • Buy one from MyLaps – buy a transponder.

BIKE NUMBERS

Bike numbers are mandatory.  If you do not have bike numbers on your bike you will be black flagged.

PAINTBALL

Fort Moto paintball will be open Monday thru Friday. The fee is $30 per player and includes a mask, gun and a hopper of balls. Commander Jeff will officiate at all games. To register you can sign up in the registration area in the Off-Road Café.

OTHER INFO

  • Firewood, head up to the front gate, $10 a grain bag full.
  • No Fireworks. PLEASE DON’T BRING ANY FIREWORKS.

PIT BIKES

No pit bikes are allowed at Motopark on race days. Golf Karts are to be driven by licensed adults only, passengers must be seated. Race bikes may be driven to the starting line. First gear only. No motorized vehicle of any kind to be ridden in the spectator/vendors/sign in area in front of the restaurant.

RATES

Gate Admission:

Pulling in Monday to Thursday?

  • $25 per person,
  • 6 and under free

Pulling in Friday?

  • $20, Friday.
  • 6 and under free

Arriving Saturday?

  • $10. Saturday
  • 6 and under free

Primitive camping fees per vehicle: 

Arriving on:

  • Monday August 14, $70
  • Tuesday August 15, $60
  • Wednesday August 16, $50
  • Thursday August 17, $40
  • Friday August 18, $30
  • Saturday August 19, $20

Practice Fee:

  • Practice fee is $35 per day.

Motopark is closed for practice and camping on August 21 and 22.

Race Entry Fee:

  • Main Track: $70 per class (3 moto format over two days)
  • Mini Track: $50 per class (3 moto format over two days)

Sign up for the race in the black Motopark trailer by the finish line.

We cannot administer refunds or special requests at the gate or the race entry trailer. Please report to Nick or our administration staff in the Registration area for special requests.

CLASSES

Mini Track

  • 50 Pee Wee (4-6)
  • 50 Pee Wee (7-8)
  • 50cc GP
  • 65cc B
  • Mini Beginner (first year racers, 50cc to 110cc 4-stroke)
  • Girls (4-8)
  • Mini GP (50cc & 65cc B)

Main Track

  • 65cc Pee Wee (7 – 9)
  • 65cc Pee Wee (10 – 11)
  • 65cc Pee Wee GP (7 – 11)
  • 85cc (7 – 11)
  • 85cc (12 – 16)
  • Supermini (9 – 16)
  • Ladies A 14+ (105cc to 250cc 2-stroke, 150cc to 250cc 4-stroke)
  • Ladies B (105cc to 250cc 2-stroke, 150 to 250 4-stroke)
  • Girls (9 – 16) (65cc to 112cc 2-stroke, 75cc to 150cc 4-stroke)
  • 125cc 2-stroke (Jr / Int / Pro)
  • 250 Beginner
  • Open Beginner
  • 250 Junior
  • Open Junior
  • 250 Intermediate
  • 450 Intermediate
  • Open Intermediate
  • School Boy 2 (13 – 17, 125cc to 153cc 2-stroke, 250cc 4-stroke. NO SUPERMINI)
  • Youth 14 to 24 (Beginner / Junior)
  • Youth 14 to 24 (Intermediate / Pro)
  • Vet 25+ (Beginner / Junior)
  • Vet 25+ (Intermediate / Pro)
  • Vet 35+
  • Vet 45+
  • Vet 50+

7th Annual AMO/MMRS Madoc National – Aug 25-27

AMO/MMRS National MX Championship at Madoc | Everything You Need to Know

The LARGEST Amateur National in Canada – AMO/MMRS NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Aug. 25-27, 2017

OVER 750 ENTRIES IN 2016 AND LOOKING TO MAKE IT BIGGER FOR 2017

Everything you need to know

The 7th annual AMO/MMRS National takes place Aug. 25 – Aug 27, 2017, at the Madoc track. The action will start on Friday with practice until 3:00 pm followed by 1st moto (3:30 pm) for Open Junior, and more. Racing will continue on Saturday & Sunday. It will be a 3 moto format. Details of the schedule are listed below. Motos will run 10 – 15 minutes for the Amateurs, 20 minutes for the Pros. There will be payout and amateur support for the Pro and Intermediate classes and will be based on overall finish except for the Cash Class which will be per moto. There will be a guaranteed payout based on past attendance and on a minimum number of 15 entries per class. Payout and rider support will increase if there are increased class entries. The Cash Class will receive 1st -15th, and all other pay classes 1st – 10th.

Additional awards:
– 2nd Moto Holeshot Awards for all classes $50 per.(Cash Class all three motos $50 per)
– $500 Honda Sportsman Award – The Red Rider that shows great sportsmanship and skill
– $1000 KTM Parts Credit to the highest points earned by KTM rider (3 classes only)

  • GPF Rebound Award for 85 7-11, 12-16, and Supermini (info to come)
  • Different Breed Award (Info to come)
  • KTM Amateur Rig Support (Info to come)
  • Motovan BLKRDR Award

and much much more to come as we get closer!!

Madoc track, 35 Cooper Rd., Madoc, Ont K0K 2K0
– lap times are approx. 3 minutes
– the soil is a mix of clay/topsoil

Scoring:
– electronic scoring with My Laps Transponders
– all racers must use a transponder
– lap times will be available at the scoring trailer ( finish line)
– live timing throughout the event http://www.tracksideresults.com/mmrs/liveresults.asp

Race Entry:
PAYOUT CLASSES: Cash Class, Open Int., 250 Int., Ladies A/Pro, Vet 25 Int/Pro, Vet 45, Youth 14-24 Int/Pro, Vet 35+
$70 per class

ALL OTHERS:
$55 per class

NO CHARGE: MX Legends and MX Tykes

Practice Fee, Friday, Aug. 26 9:00 am. – 3:00 pm
$25

Gate Entry:
Weekend pass $20 per person, $15 children 6-12, under 6 no charge
Sunday only $10 per person, children under 6 no charge

Camping:
$25 for the weekend/vehicle

PLEASE NOTE THAT GATE, CAMPING AND FRIDAY PRACTICE FEES WILL BE PAID AT THE GATE. THERE WILL NOT BE DEBIT AT THE GATE, SO YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE CASH.

Day Pass / Membership
– AMO Members earn points for Atlas Brace Series and National. Non-Members only earn points for National

Transponders:
$20 rental/event
– deposit of $250 for each transponder & bracket, credit card or cash. Will be refunded in full upon return of transponder and bracket

Event Announcing: Simulcast on 87.1 FM

Vendor Areas are for pre-approved vendors only. No other parking will be allowed in that area.

Restricted Areas: No admittance to restricted areas of the race track. Spectators must remain behind the barriers and absolutely no crossing of the track is allowed. Only pre-registered video/photographers are allowed in the restricted areas.

Parking: Fire /safety lanes must be maintained. We must be able to get emergency vehicles throughout the pit area in the event of an emergency.

Fires: Due to fire/insurance regulations at this property, absolutely no fires or fireworks are allowed.

No hydro hook up

Registration: The registration area is located at the finish line in the white trailer. Registration will be held Thurs. Aug 24 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fri. Aug 25 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Sat. Aug 26 from 6:30 am – 8:00 am (For classes that don’t race Friday afternoon)

Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at the white canteen building located at the north end of the vendor area. Hours of operation will be Thurs.-Sunday 7 am- 6 pm Please support the Madoc Fairboard’s food service.
A Sat. night dinner special will be available at the canteen. A full dinner of lasagna, caesar salad and dinner roll for only $10
Dinner will be served between 4:00 – 6:00 pm and you can reserve your dinner any time on Sat.
Pit Vehicles: No pit vehicles/bikes allowed.

Speed Limit: The speed limit on the grounds is 5 mph. This includes bikes traveling to and from the start/finish area, as well as vehicles entering and leaving the grounds. SAFETY IS OUR MAIN CONCERN – LOTS OF CHILDREN, PEDESTRIANS TO BE AWARE OF – PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

Vendors: All vending on our grounds is by pre-approval only. Vendors have everything from parts to clothing to food. Check them out on concession row. Anyone interested in displaying and selling goods at the event should contact info@mmrs.ca

Gate Closing Times: The main gates close at 11:00 pm Thurs. – Sunday. Make sure if you leave and plan to return that you do so prior to 11:00 pm or you will not be able to get in.

Noise / Music: Quiet hours are expected each evening at 11:00 pm Generators and music must be turned off. Be courteous to your neighbor. Please keep your language and loud conversations in check.

Waste Oil & Antifreeze: All waste oil and antifreeze must be taken with you. Please do not dump oil or antifreeze on the ground.

Garbage: There is a bin located at the entrance. You make dispose of garbage there at any time. We will also have garbage pickup daily at approx. 6:00 pm If you would like to leave you bagged garbage near the roadway at your pit area, our staff will be traveling around the pits to collect. When leaving at the end of your weekend, please take your garbage to the bin.

Bathroom / Showers: There are port-a-potties located throughout the pit/spectator areas. We will also have bathrooms/showers open in the arena at the following times. Friday 5-10 pm, Sat. 7-9am, 5-10 pm, Sun. 7-9 am.

Water: A water hose is available to fill barrels and holding tanks. Fill up for holding tanks on motorhomes, trailers, etc. will be available – more details to follow.

Pets are to be leashed at all times. It is the responsibility of each pet owner to clean up after their pet.

ABSOLUTELY NO PIT BIKES, GOLF CARTS, MOTORCYCLES ARE TO LEAVE THE GROUNDS. ANYONE TRAVELING TO MADOC MUST DO SO IN A LICENSED VEHICLE OR ON FOOT.


CMRC Grand National Amateur Championship Presented by Rockstar

CMRC License Mandatory ~ Available on sign up. Cost $50/weekend $130/year,

Transponders Mandatory ~ Limited rentals available. You can pre-purchase at MCQMX.ca. They can be shipped up to 2 weeks prior to event to ensure they are registered and activated and for the event.

Pro Class Provided ~ 3 Moto format to run at the end of each Amateur day line up. Pro Purse TBA

Online Pre Entry Sign Up:  

  • Online sign up is encouraged and processed until August 15th at 12:00am.
  • Racers can sign up for up to 3 Classes.

**All Sign Up times AT THE EVENT will have a $25 additional charge.

Event Day Sign Up:  Wednesday August 16th 6:00pm – 8:00pm only.

Costs:

  • Wristbands: $20 each up to $60 per family
  • Camping:$15 per night
  • Entries $100 per class. Includes TWO AMATEUR 15 minute practice/qualifiers on Thursday, August 17th plus 3 Motos (One moto per day August 18th, 19th, 20th)
  • Open Pro Am $100. Pro Purse TBA. Includes one 20 minute practice following full Amateur practice/qualifiers Thursday, August 17th. Intermediates allowed to sign up for Open Pro Am but must qualify during Pro Practice.
  • Sign up at the event will have additional $25 charge.

Pitting Information:

  • Priority Pitting Wednesday August 16th:
  • Vendors and Sponsors – 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Racers – 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Practice/Qualifying Formats and Information for Thursday August 17th:

  • Mandatory Riders meeting 7:45am
  • Practice/Qualifying  8:30am

Amateur Practice and Qualifiers for Thursday, August 17th:

  • Each individual class will receive TWO 15 MINUTE TIMED practice/qualifiers.
  • Your Practice/Qualifier is the only avenue to qualify for the A or B Mains.
  • The TOP 30 lap times in Practice/Qualifier 1, in  your class, will proceed to the A main. Your second Practice/Qualifier is the LCQ and will determine the FINAL 10 fastest lap times who will proceed to the A Main.
  • B Mains will be provided for any class for 10 or more racers who did not make the A main up to a full 40 gate moto. B mains do not include trophies or payouts. B Mains will not be provided for less than 10 gates.
  • Practice/Qualifying Order will be determined following confirmation of all class entry numbers.

Pro Riders: NO qualifiers for CMRC Carded Pros. Intermediates who wish to ride the Pro Am must qualify during Pro practice.

Racing Format ~ August 18th, 19th, 20th

Mandatory Riders Meeting (random roll call taken) 7:45am

  • First Class site lap to begin at 8:30am
  • Each day will run one full Race Order Line up.
  • All A Main classes will be run separately and receive a site lap.
  • B Mains do not receive a site lap and may be subject to combined classes.
  • Moto 1 Gate pick to be determined by lap times. Moto 2 and 3 Gate pick to be determined by previous moto standings.

All CMRC Rule book rules to be strictly followed. Protests must be made within 20 minutes of posted results accompanied by a formal protest form and $100. If protest is ruled in your favor, the $100 will be refunded. If the protest is not ruled in your favor $100 will not be refunded.

Classes:

50cc (4-6)
50cc (7-8)
50cc Open
65cc (7-9)
65cc  (10-11)
85cc (7-11)
85cc (12-16)
Schoolboy 1 (12-16yrs) 86cc -125cc 2stroke/75cc-150cc 4stroke
Schoolboy 2 (13-16yrs) 122cc – 153cc 2 stroke/150cc-250cc 4stroke
Supermini
Junior MX1
Junior MX2
Junior MX3
Intermediate MX1
Intermediate MX2
Intermediate MX3
Ladies
Vet Junior
Vet Master
Plus 40
Under 30 (Youth)
Open Pro Am

Trophies and Podium Awards:

  • To be presented 1 hour after completing Moto 3 line up August 20th. You must be present to receive your trophy.
  • Trophies to 5th place.
  • No amateur payouts.
  • Pro Purse TBA.
  • Payout structure TBA.

Night time Entertainment Schedule to be announced soon!


2017 ECAN at Deschambault – Aug 3-4-5

Deschambault is ready to receive the Best!
From August 3rd to 6th, Motocross Deschambault warmly welcomes you for a fifth consecutive year!
In collaboration with the Canadian Motosport Racing Corp (CMRC) on August 3rd, 4th and 5th, it’s time to make way for the GNA Ecan (Grand National Amateur Ecan) presented by Motovan, and to the National Women’s Pros Championship!
On Sunday, August 6, we’ll all be looking out at the 9th round of the 2017 Rockstar Energy National Championship presented by Honda, featuring all the best pros of the Canadian circuit.
2017 Novelty!
For the very first time this year at a motocross event: a Straight Rhythm race!
Motocross Deschambault offers the ultimate sprint on a straight line known to fans of adrenaline. A new
1,200 – foot track was specially designed for this event.
Intermediate and Pros runners are invited to register for free by email at dantibo@motocrossdeschambault.com before July 31st. 30 names will be selected to qualify on the evenings of August 3rd and 4th, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. The grand finale will take place on Sunday at 2 pm and the winners will be awarded giant trophies in addition to prize money.
This week of racing at tracts more than 700 drivers and will crown the best riders in Eastern Canada. Participants in the Top 10 will receive awards such as giant trophies, plaques and medals, while among the pros the amount of the purses in prize money will reach $ 20,000. For each qualification, the Top 3 will climb on the podium to receive special medals, made for the occasion.
Note that the CMRC membership card is not required for the GNA Ecan. In each category, the Top 3 will receive giant trophies, while plaques will be given to the riders from 4th to 10th places.
Among important prizes and trophies awarded: – Trophée Jean-Sébastien Roy: to the best amateur rider, the one who distinguished himself most during the event.
Trophée Frédérick Laflamme: for the most distinguished supermini racer.
-Contest Yamaha As du guidon: Enter the contest in order to win a motorcycle!
(see contest details on www.motocrossdeschambault.com)
Here are some of the schedule’s main markers Monday 31 July Noon: opening of the location.
Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd August: open practice for all (no need to be part of the races)
Wednesday 8 pm: Opening ceremony at the Motovan Honda stage
Wednesday evening and Thursday morning: Registration of the runners to the GNA Ecan
Thursday and Friday evening, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Straight Rhythm qualifications
*Please, see full race schedule for the GNA Ecan on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at
www.motocrossdeschambault.com *
Saturday 2 pm: National Women’s Championship
Saturday evening: Award for the GNA Ecan prizes, followed by a music show from 7 pm
Sunday – Rockstar Energy National Championship presented by Honda:
8h to 9h30: practice 9:30 am to 11:30 am: qualifications 12h to 17h: races 14h (intermission):
Straight Rhythm Final 17:15: Award ceremony

Ross Thirnbeck Talks about Heading to Loretta Lynn’s


Jetwerx On Track for 2018 Series

I spoke with Jetwerx owner Justin Thompson Thursday to see where things are in regards to the upcoming AX, SX, and MX season. He assured me, saying things are “150% happening for 2018” but that several things are still being finalized. Because of this, we are unable to give details on the venues or dates.

He said he is still in talks with CMRC President Mark Stallybrass in hopes they can come to some sort of agreement that would see a smooth transition as we move forward.

People have asked us about the fall Arenacross Tour series that is set to cover Quebec, Ontario, BC, and Alberta. There should be an announcement regarding this series as early as next week, so stay tuned for that one.

He also mentioned that they’ve been traveling looking at the new sites for the Pro Outdoor Season and that they have chosen some amazing tracks that many may not have heard of.

When asked about payout details, Justin said we’d have to wait for details but that riders and teams will have a lot to look forward to in that area.

Again, certain things remain to be finalized and that is why this update is fairly vague. I was assured that things are “exactly where they should be right now” and that we’ll have all the answers we’re after – some next week, and the rest in August.


Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – WASHOUGAL

When I lived in Vancouver, this was always and exciting week for me. I’d load up the Jeep Cherokee with surfboards on the roof and head south on the I-5 to Vancouver, WA and make a left to Washougal. Surfboards to a motocross national, you ask? Well, as soon as the races were over it was time to head straight west along the great Columbia river to the coast and spend a few days surfing in Westport, WA.

Anyway, although I won’t be there this year, Ryan Lockhart will be lining up in the 125 Dream Race on a KTM 125 borrowed from Jacob Piccolo.

Keep an eye out for past Canadian series racers McCoy Brough, Morgan Burger, and Brad Nauditt who are all signed up to race.


We’re still in Truro today and will now make our way over to Moncton. Thanks to Freedom Cycle in Truro for the support this past week and thank you to Toys for Big Boys in Moncton for the support this coming week.

We’ll leave you with this home movie-style video of an epic swimming battle between Tyler Medaglia, Kibby, Dan, and Nathan Bles a couple days ago here in Truro. Michael Phelps raced a shark and these 4…well, just watch.

See you at the races…

 

 

 

 

 

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