Frid’Eh Update #41 Presented by FXR

By Billy Rainford

Week #41 belongs to the stylish Jack Wright. | Bigwave photo

Welcome to Week #41 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update Presented by FXR. We’re right in the middle of some of the best weather of the year for riding here in Direct Motocross neck of the woods.

Riding in the fall is extra nice for me because the lighting is just about perfect for shooting photos and video. Lower-arcing sunlight and near zero humidity bring the clarity of the air to a maximum.

Hopefully, is means I’ll get the chance to get some footage of our Week #41 honoree at a Supercross practice track before we hit the final round of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown SX Series in Hamilton next weekend.

Jack Wright is one of the smoothest, most stylish riders we’ve got on our Pro circuit.

He hails from the same area as our own Jeff McConkey, so we’ve watched him closely as he’s come up through the amateur ranks and up to the top level of the sport.

He’s a hard worker on and off the bike. We got in touch with him to learn a little bit more about what makes him tick, and what his plans are, moving forward.

But first, here’s a look at his 2019 season:

Arenacross:

Motocross:

Supercross:

Here’s what the Port Perry, ON rider had to say. | Peter Marcelli (Yamaha Motor Canada) photo

Direct Motocross: Hello, Jack. We talk with you all the time, but I don’t think we’ve ever started at the very beginning. Let’s do that now. How did you first get involved in Motocross?

Jack Wright: Hey Billy. I got started riding my PW50 around my yard and got pretty good at the classic “jump the driveway,” so I moved up to a PW80.

The town I grew up in, Port Perry, used to have ice racing every weekend in the winter. My dad and I would pass by it on our snowmobiles all the time, so I convinced him to let me give it a shot on my 1993 PW80.

The club that held the ice racing, OCMC, also runs a motocross race every Tuesday night, so, the summer after my Ice Racing career started, I jumped up to a KX 65 and hit the dirt. 

What was your first number and how did you choose it?

My first number was 211 and I chose it because one of my good buddies at the time had chosen 210 as his number and I wanted to be teammates with him, so the clear option was 211. 

Do you remember your first race? Where was it and how did it go?

Yeah, my first race on a motocross track was at the OCMC track in Claremont. I believe my first year racing I came in last, or close to it, every race. Results never mattered to my parents growing up racing. All that mattered was that I was having fun. 

He and Kelcey Jones traveled the entire circuit this year. | Bigwave photo

Remember that time you decided to drive all the way to California with me on like 10 hours notice? 

Yeah, that was a pretty unforgettable trip! It honestly was the turning point in my racing career, where I decided that I wanted to be more than a “quick club racer.”

My whole outlook on racing had changed by the time I got home and for the first time I really focused on my diet and basically did everything I could to race my Pro/Am year in the nationals. 

Who did you come up through the amateur ranks battling?

I came up battling with guys like Ty Shemko, Nick Jones, Dawson Tracey, Donny Turner and tons more of the old MMRS crew. I actually never raced Walton TransCan from 2010 until this past year where I only got half a moto in on Wednesday before I decided to see how the ground felt..

On a moment’s notice, Jack hopped in the DMX Van with me and drove all the way out to California in the winter of 2017. He ended up staying there longer with Davin Grose. | Bigwave photo

Who was your motocross hero growing up?

Blair “Superman” Morgan was my hero growing up! I always thought it was so cool that he was able to race moto and snocross at the highest levels and be near or at the top in both. 

When did you turn Pro and how did that first season go?

2017 was my Pro/AM year racing the east nationals and I earned the number 55. 2018 was my rookie Pro year. I raced the East nationals and the 4 Supercross races as well earning number 41, and my best finish was at Delaware SX getting 7th in the main. 

Let’s talk about this season. How did the MX series go for you? Were you satisfied and what will you do to improve?

This season I was fortunate enough to race the entire national series. It was such a cool experience going out west, that I got to share with my girlfriend, Kelcey (Jones), and my 2 good buddies, Mitch (Amyotte) and Quinn Amyotte.

I came into this season prepared but at the first round in Calgary I had a hard crash in qualifying that knocked me out for a few seconds. This gave me a DNF-DNF on the first weekend and I feel like that really took the wind out of my sails.

I rebounded the next weekend at Prince George with an 11th in my first moto but really struggled from then on. I think this really shows that your mental state has to be top notch to race professionally. 

Like most, Jack’s dad got him into the sport and can usually be found at his side. | Bigwave photo

Now we’re nearing the end of the 3-race SX series. How did Montreal and Quebec City go for you?

Coming into Montreal I had maybe spun 15-20 laps on a track close to how Canadian SX is, so I really didn’t have any huge expectations.

In Montreal I finished 13-13.

Coming into Quebec City I had a chance to get a couple more days of SX riding in so I figured I would be more up into the top 10. Unfortunately, I found myself in the LCQ after getting 8th in my heat.

While passing for the final qualifying position, I was put into the tuff blocks and went flying into the very close-by bleachers. So that ended my Quebec City SX. 

What will you try to accomplish at the final round next weekend in Hamilton?

I really want to be in that top 10 pack and I need to prove it to myself that I can be there and run with those guys. All it takes is a start and a consistent race. 

Jack has enough style to go around! | Bigwave photo

What will you do for the rest of the fall season? Work?

I hope to get some more riding in at the Motofarm. The fall conditions up there make for some epic ride days! And yes, I work full-time with John Maguire building Insulated Concrete Form houses, and doing everything else you can think of, from framing decks to fixing his equipment for the tracks. We do it all! 

How about this winter? Do you have aspirations to try any AMA Supercross races?

We will work straight through the winter and just pray that we have a roof on a house we are building for when the snow comes! I think it would be cool to try AMA SX but unfortunately the funds are just not there at this time to go into that fully prepared. 

It’s a long way off, but what about plans for next season? 

Next season is a mystery at this point, but I hope to be able to do the same circuit I did this year! 

Jack hopes to be able to run the same race schedule in 2020. | Bigwave photo

OK, tell us what we should all be watching on Netflix.

Well, I’m not a huge Netflix guy but Black Mirror is one of my go to shows.

Pfft, we’ve all already binge-watched that entire series! Thanks for taking the time with us today, and we’ll see you in Hamilton. Who would you like to thank?

Sounds good, Billy, thanks for the opportunity! I would like to thank my mom and dad, my girlfriend Kelcey and her parents, Blackstock Motorsports, Yamaha Motor Canada, Troy Lee Designs, Tag Metals, Merge Racing, 2undr, VP racing fuels, 139designs, Rynopower, Matrix Concepts, Youngs Construction, Natty Seats, Dubya, Ride Engineering, Motovan, Hero Goods and Services, The Cycling Gym, MMRS Racing, TP Contracting. A special thanks to Tosh, Dusty, Denny, Scott, Josh, Jim and the rest of the crew at Blackstock Motorsports for all the support this year! 

See ya at the races!

Thanks, Jack. | Bigwave photo

That’s a good dude, right there. If anyone is looking to help out a no-nonsense rider who will give you everything you’d expect, Jack is a guy to keep an eye on.

Like the majority of the racers at the Pro level in our sport, he has to hold down a full-time job and could really benefit from the support.


Week #41 is brought to you by FXR.

From: https://ca.fxrracing.com/pages/about-fxr

About FXR

At age 17, Milt Reimer, FXR owner, started working part time at a Honda and Polaris dealer in the small town of Morris, MB, about 50 kms south of Winnipeg. It was there he started racing motocross. He continued to work for 10 years at that dealership, and after realizing he really liked it, he bought the company. Even then, Milt says he believed being a dealer was just another step towards the next project. It was during the next 6 years that the business plans for a clothing company called FXR were created. Milt noticed that nobody was making high performance snow rider wear and started to design some items to be made up by a local garment manufacturer. The first beginnings were operated in the basement of his house.

FXR continued to grow and expand and by 2005, most of the FXR line was produced offshore. Because of Milt’s experience at the racetrack, FXR has always paid attention to sizing, fitting and venting in its snow clothes in order to provide the best product for its customers.

One of the reasons for the continuing growth is FXR’s ever expanding product line. Every year new products are added and tweaked in order to offer the best possible product to our customers. FXR is offering hundreds of different styles and colours of jackets and pants for men, women, and children. In addition to jackets and pants, we have gloves, boots, headwear, and casual lines for men and women.

FXR is also redefining the mountain category. Along with our regular mountain specific gear, we are also introducing our elite FXR “Mountain Air” series. Dedicated to the high performance mountain rider, we have industry leading quality boots, the lightest helmets in the market, and of course the best technical jackets and pants you can find. Prices subject to change with notice prior to purchase.

Check out the FXR 2020 MX line-up here: https://ca.fxrracing.com/collections/new-arrivals-moto


BILLY RAINFORD


I guess I didn’t really need to give myself a heading going into this one. Jeff is taking the week off, but will be back next week.

I guess the main thing we need to address and talk about is the Quebec City SX that I missed while I was out in California for the KTM SX-E 5 launch and the Red Bull Straight Rhythm that followed.

250 Class

#94 Luke Renzland leads the 250 SX by 7 points over #19 Dylan Wright, who has already clinched the 250 Triple Crown money. | Bigwave photo

The 250 class looked like it was great racing at the front, with eventual winner #5 Tyler Medaglia taking the win, but not before #94 Luke Renzland made a pass for the lead and then gave it up when he got caught up with lapped traffic.

Luke now takes the red plates heading into Hamilton for the final round next weekend.

#19 Dylan Wright has already wrapped up the Rockstar Triple Crown $10K bonus money for the 250 class, so he’ll surely be going for another win, but he doesn’t have the pressure of racing for the big cash.

Dylan took the AX and MX titles, so you know he wanted to take all 3 disciplines. And only being 7 points out of the lead, it’s still mathematically possible.

Let’s say Dylan were to win in Hamilton, Luke would have to finish no worse than 4th to tie for points at 77. However, Dylan would then have 2 wins and take the title. So, if Dylan wins, Luke will have to be on the podium.

As you can see, there’s still some excitement left in the 250 class in Hamilton.

The log jam for 3rd place is a good one, too, between #471 Logan Karnow and his teammates #221 Mathias Jorgensen and #48 Westen Wrozyna, both just 1 point behind Logan.

Quebec City winner #5 Tyler Medaglia sits back in 9th place after his DNF in Montreal. He’ll definitely leapfrog a few riders when the dust settles in Hamilton. No, he won’t be on the series podium, but he’ll get himself pretty close.

Also, Tyler has been riding his 450 pretty much exclusively, he said. There’s a chance we see him on the line in both classes, depending on how he’s feeling and what his team thinks.

If you didn’t listen to our podcast conversation last week, Tyler said that he got his brand new 450 and managed to demolish it in the first couple hours!

Going at full speed, a massive rock came up and got lifted up from his front wheel and into the front section of his frame.

It sent him flying through the air and he said he injured everything he was recovering from in that Montreal fall. It was lucky he even lined up last wee, let alone win the damn thing!

Check this out:

Anyway, he’s busy racing a Cyclecross event this weekend and then it’s off to Hamilton to wrap up the Canadian season.

Here’s a look at the 250 points as we head into the final round:

250 PRO SX POINTS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
9/14/2019
Finish
10/5/2019
Finish
Total Points
1st – LUKE RENZLAND
#94 – , 
2nd 2nd 54
2nd – DYLAN WRIGHT
#19 – , 
1st 9th 47 (-7)
3rd – LOGAN KARNOW
#471 – , 
5th 4th 44 (-10)
4th – MATHIAS JORGENSON
#221 – , 
3rd 8th 43 (-11)
4th – WESTEN WROZYNA
#48 – NEWTONVILLE, 
4th 6th 43 (-11)
6th – TANNER WARD
#14 – , 
7th 5th 40 (-14)
7th – DAVEY FRASER
#11 – LANGLEY, 
6th 7th 39 (-15)
8th – QUINN AMYOTTE
#60 – BLACKSTOCK, 
8th 10th 34 (-20)
9th – TYLER MEDAGLIA
#5 – MARYHILL, 
  1st 30 (-24)
10th – KYLE DILLIN
#675 – MIDDLETOWN, 
11th 13th 28 (-26)
250 PRO TRIPLE CROWN POINTS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
4/6/2019
Finish
4/7/2019
Finish
4/18/2019
Finish
4/28/2019
Finish
6/1/2019
Finish
6/3/2019
Finish
6/15/2019
Finish
7/13/2019
Finish
7/20/2019
Finish
7/27/2019
Finish
8/3/2019
Finish
8/17/2019
Finish
9/14/2019
Finish
10/5/2019
Finish
Total Points
1st – DYLAN WRIGHT
#19 – , 
7th 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 6th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 9th 573
2nd – TYLER MEDAGLIA
#5 – MARYHILL, 
2nd 8th 9th 1st 6th 5th 2nd 4th 6th 5th 7th 2nd   1st 463 (-110)
3rd – LUKE RENZLAND
#94 – , 
3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 10th 1st 3rd 3rd 9th 3rd   2nd 2nd 441 (-132)
4th – TANNER WARD
#14 – , 
    2nd 4th 5th 9th 4th 7th 5th 4th 5th 5th 7th 5th 400 (-173)
5th – MARCO CANNELLA
#46 – , 
4th 2nd 5th 6th 9th 6th 5th 6th 7th 6th 8th 4th 12th   395 (-178)
6th – JESS PETTIS
#1 – , 
        7th 3rd 11th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 10th 13th   357 (-216)
7th – MARSHAL WELTIN
#121 – , 
        4th 1st 3rd 5th 11th 3rd 4th 3rd     327 (-246)
8th – WESTEN WROZYNA
#48 – NEWTONVILLE, 
        11th 8th 7th 12th 10th 13th 10th 7th 4th 6th 265 (-308)
9th – QUINN AMYOTTE
#60 – BLACKSTOCK, 
    7th 9th 14th 11th 25th 11th 14th 12th 12th 8th 8th 10th 262 (-311)
10th – JYIRE MITCHELL
#50 – , 
5th 4th 10th       14th 9th 9th 8th 9th 6th     250 (-323)

450 Class

Here’s where things got and get interesting.

#54 Phil Nicoletti leads the 450 SX by just 2 points and the 450 Triple Crown by 27, both over #1 Cole Thompson. | BIgwave photo

With the biggest bonus cash prize ever in Canadian MX, there’s no way we’re getting through these seasons without some drama. As Biggy Smalls said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems!

Cole Thompson won the $100K prize in the inaugural season last year. That’s a lot of money to dangle in front of anyone!

This year, #54 Phil Nicoletti leads the chase into the final round in Hamilton next weekend.

Last week in Quebec City, the Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha rider and the Red Bull Thor KTM Canada rider found themselves running 1st and 2nd in the 450 main.

Cole was able to move up on Phil throughout the main and got up to his rear wheel as the two headed into the final couple laps.

As #3 Shawn Maffenbeier rounded the extremely tight left-hand corner that followed a jump, he managed to get tangled with a tuff block and pulled it out at an odd angle.

Phil and Cole came around next and, if you watch the video from the front angle again, Phil cut to the left of the lip of the preceding jump and headed as far inside as he thought he needed to protect the line.

Well, Cole saw what was happening and took it even farther to the inside and made the pass on Phil with a slam.

The whole thing caused a stir and there were 3 teams that filed appeals/protests on the move by Cole.

Cole went on to win the main but he’s still very close to mathematically out of the $100K.

I wasn’t at the race and people kept sending me video clips of the pass in question.

The whole thing went to the MCC Tribunal and, when the result came in, the move was deemed as unremarkable and Cole’s win was left in tact.

Most weren’t upset about the moving of the tuff block, itself, but about the cutting of the top of the preceding jump.

Well, I’m sure the tribunal noticed that they both took equally inside lines over the crest and so it was determined that no penalty made sense.

To me, it’s akin to when someone on a back road is going over the speed limit by about 10 miles per hour. Along I come doing 20 miles per hour over the limit making the pass.

They have no right to wave their fist or middle finger at me because who’s to say how much over the speed limit is OK?! They were speeding too!

Anyway, Phil holds a 27-point lead over Cole heading into the final round with 30 points on the table.

Basically, Phil just has to make it to the main event to take home all the cash.

In a 16-rider main, the last-place rider gets 10 points, and that’s enough to take this thing to the bank.

Now, the question is whether or not Cole and Phil end up in the same heat together! That’s the only place where there’s a chance of fireworks that could result in a change at the top.

Hey, this is Supercross/Arenacross and if you don’t have the stomach for it then you’d best stay home. Go back and watch some of the AMA AX racing from back in the late 1990’s! It was dog eat dog back then.

But wait, I’ve only been talking about the Triple Crown points. These two are only separated by 2 points in the SX series!

Phil has 50 to Cole’s 48.

Behind them, #12 Cade Clason has been impressive on his new PRMX FXR Kawasaki ride and sits just 2 points adrift of Cole.

#2 Matt Goerke comes next, and is only 3 points behind Cade. Matt is back up to speed and had enough to be in the mix last week until having some trouble. He’ll want to end this season on a high note, so watch for the Monster Alpinestars Piller’s Kawasaki rider to put his #2 machine up at the front.

The top 4 riders are only separated by 7 points and all are looking good.

Anyway, I’m just trying to get everyone excited enough to go to Hamilton to check it out live. There are definitely a few stories to follow.

Here’s a look at the 450 points:

450 PRO SX POINTS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
9/14/2019
Finish
10/5/2019
Finish
Total Points
1st – PHIL NICOLETTI
#54 – , 
4th 2nd 50
2nd – COLE THOMPSON
#1 – BRIGDEN, 
7th 1st 48 (-2)
3rd – CADE CLASON
#12 – , 
5th 3rd 46 (-4)
4th – MATT GOERKE
#2 – MARYHILL, 
6th 4th 43 (-7)
5th – JOSH CARTWRIGHT
#519 – TALLAHASSEE, 
9th 5th 38 (-12)
6th – SHAWN MAFFENBEIER
#3 – , 
8th 8th 37 (-13)
7th – SAM GAYNOR
#80 – ERIN, 
10th 6th 36 (-14)
8th – JASON BENNY
#24 – JOLIETTE, 
14th 7th 31 (-19)
9th – DEAN WILSON
#15 – , 
1st   30 (-20)
10th – MALCOLM STEWART
#27 – , 
2nd   27 (-23)
450 PRO TRIPLE CROWN POINTS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
4/6/2019
Finish
4/7/2019
Finish
4/18/2019
Finish
4/28/2019
Finish
6/1/2019
Finish
6/3/2019
Finish
6/15/2019
Finish
7/13/2019
Finish
7/20/2019
Finish
7/27/2019
Finish
8/3/2019
Finish
8/17/2019
Finish
9/14/2019
Finish
10/5/2019
Finish
Total Points
1st – PHIL NICOLETTI
#54 – , 
4th 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 6th 2nd 13th 3rd 1st 1st 4th 2nd 531
2nd – COLE THOMPSON
#1 – BRIGDEN, 
1st 2nd 1st 4th 1st 6th 11th 3rd 5th 4th 12th 2nd 7th 1st 504 (-27)
3rd – CADE CLASON
#12 – , 
5th 6th 5th 6th 10th 10th 5th 9th 8th 5th 7th 8th 5th 3rd 403 (-128)
4th – COLTON FACCIOTTI
#45 – , 
        2nd 1st 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd     396 (-135)
5th – MATT GOERKE
#2 – MARYHILL, 
2nd 3rd 4th 1st 6th 8th 1st   2nd 16th 4th   6th 4th 380 (-151)
6th – MIKE ALESSI
#800 – , 
        4th 4th 9th 1st 4th 1st 2nd 4th     374 (-157)
7th – SHAWN MAFFENBEIER
#3 – , 
9th 4th 6th 5th 5th 3rd 8th 5th 3rd     13th 8th 8th 341 (-190)
8th – KEYLAN MESTON
#10 – CALGARY, 
        7th 7th 10th 21st 7th 6th 6th 5th     254 (-277)
9th – RYAN DOWD
#39 – LUDLOW, 
        12th 9th 7th 10th 9th 9th 5th 9th     251 (-280)
10th – SAM GAYNOR
#80 – ERIN, 
        14th 15th 20th 14th 11th 10th 11th 10th 10th 6th 233 (-298)

If all that isn’t enough to get you in your car and off to Hamilton, then I’m not sure what you’re looking for!

Welcome to the Final round of the Rockstar Energy Supercross, and the Finale to the 2019 Triple Crown Series. Thank you to all the Amateurs for participating in the Parts Canada Amateur Open SX

Here’s all the info needed for the weekend.

Pits/Parking
Hamilton parking is very slim, and majority of public parking has day rates, we ask riders and families to travel without trailers to save hassle, if you need to bring your trailer, most lots just ask for two parking spot fees. Bikes/Tools/Tables can be setup Friday afternoon between 6pm-9pm. We will have plenty of Indoor pitting, and security will be on staff 24/7. (bring a chain and lock to be extra secure). For the Indoor Pits, we will not allow any pop-up tents, ez-ups, etc. Bikes and tools can also be stored overnight Saturday with pick up between 8am – 11am Sunday. 

Rider seating passes 
For registered riders in Amateur or Pro you will be allowed to purchase 4 Rider Seating passes for family and friends, as well as a Rider and Mechanic pass. Passes can be purchased through the ticket box office the morning of the event. Cost per pass = $25 

Race entries will be online only and will be limited entry and limited classes. 

250 Pro 
450 Pro  

Peewee 50 4-6
Open Junior 
Open Ladies 
Open 50cc 
Open 65cc 
Supermini 


Transponders
Transponders will be used alt all MRC Triple Crown events, if you do not have a transponder they can be rented on site for $40 and can be picked up at Pro rider tech. 

Riders Meeting 
Amateur riders meeting will take place on the track by the main stage. Pro riders meeting will be taken place in a closed room, just beside staging area it will be signified by signage. 

Pro Riders Tech / Rider check in 
Tech will take place just inside the back of the building and riders/mechanics will need to sign waiver, show jersey, and bike for technical approval. PRO check-in and Tech – Saturday ONLY – 9am – 11am

Amateur Rider Check in
Rider Check in will take place near the staging area, and will have signage directing riders/mechanics. Riders/Mechanics will need to sign waiver, and confirm information is correct. Note this is an Online only sign up, so be sure to do so prior to arrival.
AMATEUR CHECK IN TIMES : Friday – 6pm – 9pm , Saturday – 9am 10:30am

RACE DAY SCHEDULE 

See you there!

(I’m using an inordinate amount of exclamation marks today…!)


2020 KTM SX-E 5 Launch

One of the coolest parts of this job is being able to go places like Pomona, California (Ha, I actually Freudianly messed that up the first time and typed, “Califonia.” Has “Caliphony-a” been coined?)

Anyway, thanks to KTM Canada for the opportunity to check out the release of this new electric mini bike that should really change the sport.

Like it or not, noiseless, gas-less motocross bikes have to be the future. The way things are going, we’ll be running silent in the not-so-distant future.

Hey, I’m an old-schooler who couldn’t stay away from Travis Pastrana‘s big Suzuki RM 500 2-stroke at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm, so believe me when I say that I love the sound of bikes!

However, the possibilities that go along with riding without noise or fumes are limitless! Once we get around the fact that there won’t be any cool internal combustion or “braap,” we’ll move forward into the Newmanium.

Check out this short Instagram video I put together of the presentation:


Red Bull Straight Rhythm

Here’s a fun comparison. I posted a “Behind the Scenes” video from my experience at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm the other day.

We just received the Red Bull version of one.

The fun comes in comparing the quality of the two. HAHA

Here we go.

Mine:

Red Bull’s:

Would it kill you to lie and tell me mine was more enjoyable when you see me?!

My main takeaway from the event was that Travis Pastrana still commands a crowd.

Seriously, once he and Tyler Bowers were done their 500cc battle, a large portion of the spectators headed for their cars.

Tyler Bowers. | Bigwave photo
Travis Pastrana. | Bigwave photo

In 2020, we either need more 500’s or more Travises…


Monster Energy Cup Next Weekend

MEC Track

MEC Entry Lists:

Monster Cup Class

3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO Kawasaki KX 450 — none listed —
7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH Yamaha YZ450F — none listed —
9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, Kawasaki KX 250 FL
15 Dean Wilson United Kingdom Husqvarna FC450 — none listed —
21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM Husqvarna FC450 — none listed —
27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL Honda CRF 450 — none listed —
34 Tyler Bowers Danville, KY Kawasaki KX 450 — none listed —
43 John Short Pilot Point, TX Honda CRF 250 — none listed —
51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL Yamaha YZ450F — none listed —
55 Martin Castelo Murrieta, CA Husqvarna FC250 — none listed —
56 Justin Starling DeLand, FL Husqvarna FC250 — none listed —
61 Alex Ray Milan, TN Suzuki RM-Z450 — none listed —
65 James Weeks Punta Gorda, FL Yamaha YZ250F — none listed —
69 Carlen Gardner Paso Robles, CA Honda CRF 450 — none listed —
92 Austin Politelli Murrieta, CA Honda CRF 450 — none listed —
97 Chris Howell Spokane Valley, WA Husqvarna FC250 — none listed —
118 Cheyenne Harmon Dallas, TX Yamaha YZ450F — none listed —
133 Brett Hottel Upland, CA Suzuki RM-Z450 — none listed —
184 Scott Champion Orange, CA Yamaha YZ450F — none listed —
211 Tevin Tapia Lake Elsinore, CA Yamaha YZ450F — none listed —
240 Bryce Stewart Canyon Lake, Ca — none listed —
243 Tim Gajser Milan Italy — none listed —
259 Corbin Hayes Folsom, CA Yamaha YZ250F — none listed —
447 Deven Raper Mesa, AZ Kawasaki KX 450 — none listed —
608 David Pulley Lake Elsinore, CA Honda CRF 450 — none listed —
647 Matthew Hubert Riverside, CA — none listed —
722 Adam Enticknap Lompoc, CA Suzuki RM-Z450 — none listed —
800 Mike Alessi Hilliard, FL Yamaha YZ250F — none listed —
911 Jordi Tixier France — none listed —
976 Josh Greco Lucerne Valley, CA Husqvarna TC250 — none listed —

Supermini

7 Tytian Barnes Cairo, GA KTM Supermini Gravity TM Racing USA, De Corsa Racing, Levi Barnes Construction, MTF, Vertex, A
15 Gavin Towers Venetia, PA KTM Supermini Mom & Dad, Seven, AlpineStars, Bell, PR2, Dunlop, Cernic’s, Fusion Graphixs, Rea
16 Myles Gilmore Cairo, GA Husqvarna Supermini — none listed —
21 Logan Lessar Centennial, CO KTM Supermini Fox
22 Trey Valley Lake Stevens, WA Husqvarna Supermini JMC Motorsports
28 Preston Boespflug Battle Ground, WA KTM Supermini Ktm,Fox,Odi,Fmf,Flo motorsports,Dunlop,Devol Engineering,Sunstar,Braking,Lynks R
33 Maddox Jarvis Santaquin, UT KTM Supermini — none listed —
43 Noah Viney Murrieta, CA KTM Supermini — none listed —
44 Marcello Leodorico Murrieta, CA KTM Supermini EBR PERFORMANCE, Seven Mx, 100%, billspipes, sunstar, Asterisk, Açaí Vitanat, Th
45 Slade Varola Simi Valley, CA Suzuki Supermini — none listed —
71 Talon Hawkins Temecula, CA Husqvarna Supermini Monster, Atlas Speed Factory,Husqvarna,Spy,HLTN,Alpinestars,my lucas Oil,Shoei,3
75 Evan Ferry Largo, FL Husqvarna Supermini Speedzone Shift Scott X-Trig ProTaper Dunlop Hollywood Reis Auto ActiveRide FMF
97 Noah Stevens Danbury, NC KTM Supermini BJ Stevens Inc.,CLUB MX,J Bryant Trucking, Chapman Performance, Kevin Powell Mot
98 Thomas Welch Charlotte Hall, MD KTM Supermini — none listed —
101 Gage Wilcox Stansbury Park, UT Husqvarna Supermini Srs Suspension, Flyracing, Mika, JMC Motorsports, FMF, Xbrand, Guts Seat Covers,
111 Coen Eiklenborg Tucson, AZ Husqvarna Supermini Oneal, Leatt, Dunlop, No-Toil, PMXTEC
117 Tyler Mashbir Walnut Creek, CA Yamaha Supermini Fox racing / Motion Pro / 707 racing suspension / Haeseker racing engines /Po
186 Grayson Fair Jonesboro, LA KTM Supermini Factory Connection, HP Race Development, CBMX Training, Cernic’s, Troy Lee Desig
199 Ryder Difrancesco Bakersfield, CA Kawasaki Supermini Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki, Dunlop, Fox, Scott, Ethika, Morton Buildin
222 Kayden Smith Medford, OR KTM Supermini Ceiling Specialties Inc
226 Nicholas Laurie Waldorf, MD KTM Supermini Monster Energy, EBR Performance, World Gym, 100%, O’Neal, Brapp Strapps, No Rev
316 Evan Stice Carmen, ID KTM Supermini ENZO Racing
764 Jordan Miller Montgomery, TX KTM Supermini LSR, Andrew Pierce, Cycle Shack North, Troy Lee Design.
826 Talan Zollers North Aurora, IL KTM Supermini — none listed —
832 Chance Hymas Pocatello, ID Kawasaki Supermini Kawasaki Team Green

KTM Junior

1 Brody Moss Glendale, AZ KTM 50 SX KTM
2 Hudson Deegan Temecula, CA KTM 50 SX KTM
3 Maddox Moretz Morganton, NC KTM 50 SX KTM
4 Braxton Zeitner Yarrow, BC, Canada KTM 50 SX KTM
5 Zacariah Carmichael Riverside, CA KTM 50 SX KTM
6 Travis Johnsmeyer Fleischmanns, NY KTM 50 SX KTM
7 Darren Pine Crosby, TX KTM 50 SX KTM
8 Gage Dunham Golden, CO KTM 50 SX KTM
9 Braydan Comerford Lauderdale Lakes, FL KTM 50 SX KTM
10 Ryder Ellis North Fork, CA KTM 50 SX KTM

Futures Class

13 Tyson Johnson Ripon CA KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
44 Richard Taylor Woodland Hills CA Suzuki RM-Z250 — none listed–
49 Jett Lawrence Australia Honda CRF 250 — none listed–
51 Ezra Hastings Aurora, IN KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
63 Pierce Brown Sandy UT KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
85 Wyatt Lyonsmith Boise, ID KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
99 Kayden Palmer Washington, UT KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
111 Grant Harlan Justin, TX Honda CRF 250 — none listed–
122 Carson Mumford Simi Valley CA Honda CRF 250 — none listed–
127 Braden Oneal Chatsworth, CA Yamaha YZ250 — none listed–
162 Maxwell Sanford Pasadena, MD Yamaha YZ250 — none listed–
223 Jamison DuClos Whitewater, WI Yamaha YZ250F — none listed–
247 Brock Papi Groveland, FL Honda CRF 250 — none listed–
296 Ryder Floyd Paris, TX Yamaha YZ250 — none listed–
310 Kai Aiello Temecula, CA KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
311 Mitchell Gifford Colorado Springs, CO Yamaha YZ250
312 Hunter Schlosser El Paso, TX Yamaha YZ250F — none listed–
378 Samuel Wise Ramsey, MN KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
510 Seth Hammaker Bainbridge PA Kawasaki KX 250 — none listed–
529 Kobe Heffner Cumming, GA KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
538 Addison Emory Owasso, OK Yamaha YZ250 — none listed–
628 Parker Mashburn Stephenville, TX KTM 250 SX-F — none listed–
815 Colton Eigenmann Titusville, FL Suzuki RM-Z250 — none listed–
910 Camron Mitchell Dallas, GA Yamaha YZ250 — none listed–


OK, have a great weekend, everyone. It should be a good week with a bunch of riders likely in the area and riding at the Vision Built SX practice track just outside my hometown of London, ON.

I’ll be sure to head over and capture some photos and video of whoever is there putting in laps.

Thanks for reading.

Since Ross “Rollerball” Pederson just celebrated a birthday, I found this old photo of him standing with Doug Hoover at the 1985 (?) Toronto SX (And that may be Kevin Moore to their left). Ross says, “See you at the races...” | Bigwave Senior photo