Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

Welcome to the first Monday Morning Coffee in a long time where we’ve actually seen the sun! In fact, as I type this, people are getting ready to ride at Gopher Dunes today. Yes, the snow is gone and the temperature is going to creep over 10 degrees C in these parts.

The past couple weeks, the news has been fixated on all the winter storms we’ve been seeing across Canada…well, that and Trump.

While the west coast has gotten back to their normal, the middle of the country sees above-zero temperatures, and Ontario sells out of sunscreen, the east coast is still digging out from their latest winter blast. Hang in their, guys. This warm and sunny weather is headed your way! I don’t know if it will head to Riviere du Loupe and go right, or cut straight across Maine, but it’s heading there, don’t worry.

Here’s some of what happened over the weekend:


Saturday Kansas City Arenacross – 2/18/2017
Sprint Center
AX Lites Class
OVERALL Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Main
Finish
Yamaha
1st – HEATH HARRISON
SILVERHILL, AL
#68
2nd
00:23.487
1st
Heat 1
1st
 
Kawasaki
2nd – RYAN BREECE
ATHOL, ID
#15
1st
00:23.206
1st
Heat 2
2nd
 
Yamaha
3rd – DYLAN BOLINGER
CORONA, CA
#232
15th
00:24.354
2nd
Heat 1
3rd
 
KTM
4th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
7th
00:23.949
5th
Heat 1
4th
 
KTM
5th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
4th
00:23.796
4th
Heat 2
5th
 
KTM
6th – HUNTER SAYLES
MERRILL, WI
#367
12th
00:24.190
6th
Heat 2
6th
 
KTM
7th – MAX MARKOLF
WINCHESTER, CA
#827
23rd
00:24.677
7th
Heat 1
7th
 
Honda
8th – LANE SHAW
ALVIN, TX
#29
13th
00:24.243
7th
Heat 2
8th
 
Kawasaki
9th – SCOTT ZONT
ALGONQUIN, IL
#86
3rd
00:23.609
3rd
Heat 1
9th
 
Yamaha
10th – CADE AUTENRIETH
HEMET, CA
#330
8th
00:23.974
2nd
Heat 2
10th
 
Husqvarna
11th – HUNTER HILTON
YOUNGSVILLE, LA
#305
24th
00:24.703
10th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
11th
 
Kawasaki
12th – JAKE MCKINNEY
HAMERSVILLE, OH
#221
30th
00:25.064
10th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
12th
 
Kawasaki
13th – AUSTIN ROOT
CHESTER, SC
#40
27th
00:24.930
4th
Heat 1
13th
 
KTM
14th – BRANDON MARLEY
MC EWEN, TN
#46
17th
00:24.398
5th
Heat 2
14th
 
Yamaha
15th – DUSTIN WINTER
CLEARWATER, KS
#434
18th
00:24.417
6th
Heat 1
15th
 
KTM
16th – BRANDON GOURLEY
BOONVILLE, IN
#41
5th
00:23.839
3rd
Heat 2
16th
 
250AX Class 
OVERALL Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Bracket
Winner
Main 1
Finish
Main 2
Finish
Honda
1st – JACE OWEN
MATTOON, IL
#5
2nd
00:22.245
1st
Heat 1
1st
 
3rd
 
2nd
 
Kawasaki
2nd – GAVIN FAITH
DUNCOMBE, IA
#1
1st
00:21.926
1st
Heat 2
  1st
 
3rd
 
Yamaha
3rd – MATTHEW GOERKE
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
#101
4th
00:22.478
3rd
Heat 2
  4th
 
1st
 
Kawasaki
4th – GARED STEINKE
WOODLAND, CA
#4
9th
00:23.202
2nd
Heat 2
  5th
 
4th
 
Yamaha
5th – CHRIS BLOSE
PHOENIX, AZ
#2
3rd
00:22.367
4th
Heat 1
  2nd
 
7th
 
KTM
6th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
BETHESDA, OH
#9
7th
00:23.158
3rd
Heat 1
  7th
 
5th
 
Honda
7th – BEN LAMAY
WASILLA, AK
#6
6th
00:22.792
2nd
Heat 1
  6th
 
8th
 
Kawasaki
8th – TRAVIS SEWELL
WESTVILLE, IN
#3
10th
00:23.212
8th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
  12th
 
6th
 
Kawasaki
9th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
5th
00:22.738
4th
Heat 2
  10th
 
9th
 
KTM
10th – CODY VANBUSKIRK
HARVARD, IL
#7
11th
00:23.593
6th
Heat 1
  9th
 
10th
 
Yamaha
11th – HEATH HARRISON
SILVERHILL, AL
#68
12th
00:23.606
5th
Heat 2
  8th
 
14th
 
KTM
12th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
16th
00:23.903
7th
Heat 2
  13th
 
12th
 
Kawasaki
13th – JOSH OSBY
VALPARAISO, IN
#87
8th
00:23.161
9th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
  16th
 
11th
 
Suzuki
14th – CORY GREEN
NOWATA, OK
#480
15th
00:23.878
7th
Heat 1
  11th
 
16th
 
KTM
15th – MAX MARKOLF
WINCHESTER, CA
#827
28th
00:24.705
6th
Heat 2
  15th
 
13th
 
Yamaha
16th – CADE AUTENRIETH
HEMET, CA
#330
14th
00:23.763
5th
Heat 1
  14th
 
15th
 


Updated CSRA Snow Bike Championships Schedule

FEBRUARY 25 
ROYAL DISTRIBUTING CUP  ” Night Races “
INNISFIL, ON.
GEORGIAN DOWNS RACEWAY
RACER INFO 
RACER ENTRY FORM
SPECTATOR INFO

Race Headquarters Hotel Flyer

Esso (91 octane) Premium Fuel
Barrie – Mapleview & Bayview Esso, 99 Mapleview Dr. E. Barrie, ON 705-725-9559 – open 24/7

MARCH 4-5
ECLIPSE FINANCIAL CUP NATIONAL SNOWCROSS
TIMMINS, ON.
TIMMINS CITY CENTER
RACER INFO
RACER ENTRY FORM
SPECTATOR INFO

Esso (91 octane) Premium Fuel
Timmins – Esso Timmins, 562 Algonquin Blvd. E., Timmins, ON 705-264-3515 open 24/7

MARCH 25-26
ROCKSTAR ENERGY NATIONAL SNOWCROSS
KITCHENER, ON.
CHICOPEE SKI RESORT
RACER INFO
RACER ENTRY FORM
SPECTATOR INFO

Esso (91 octane) Premium Fuel
Kitchener – Courtland Esso, 1321 Courtland Ave., Kitchener, ON 519-894-9910 – 8am – 10pm

MARCH 31
MYSTIK LUBRICANTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
BARRIE, ON
HORSESHOE VALLEY RESORT
RACER INFO
RACER ENTRY FORM
SPECTATOR INFO

Esso (91 octane) Premium Fuel
Horseshoe – Sintons Esso, 3406 Pentanguishene Rd., Craighurst, ON 705-737-9302 – 7:30am – 9pm

APRIL 1-2
DAYCO NATIONAL SNOWCROSS FINALS
BARRIE, ON
HORSESHOE VALLEY RESORT
RACER INFO
RACER ENTRY FORM
SPECTATOR INFO

Esso (91 octane) Premium Fuel
Horseshoe – Sintons Esso, 3406 Pentanguishene Rd., Craighurst, ON 705-737-9302 – 7:30am – 9pm

2017 Awards Banquet
Saturday April 29, 2017

Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON, L9R 1A4
Tel: 705-435-5501 Toll Free: 800-669-5501

Special Room Rate Held until February 28th
Available through Group Reservations Department

www.nottawasagaresort.com


Motovan Canadian Snow Bike C’Ships | Final Round Feb 25 | Revelstoke, BC


OK, I hope everyone has a Happy Family Day if yours falls on today. If it was last week, I hope it was good.

Yesterday, we were at the Town Moto, Husqvarna Canada ‘Grand Prix De Snow’ put together by Lawrence Hacking. It was as unique an event as I’ve ever been to and I can’t wait to go through the photos and video. However, I think I can sum up the day with this one photo. See you at the races…