Monday morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

Well, there it goes. The biggest weekend for us here at Direct Motocross. You know that fear you have every time you roll your bike up to the line — Will I get through the first corner unscathed? Will I finally clear that double? Can I break into the top 3? Did we really figure out why the bike was bogging? Well, those are some similar feelings we feel heading into the Toronto Supercross every year.

There’s is nothing worse than throwing a bad party…period.

Thankfully, David Toye and the entire gang at the Houston Avenue Bar and Grill see to it each year that the party is a huge success. Nothing is left to chance and the nights roll along almost exactly as they are supposed to.

Some afterparties take place in huge ‘clubs’ that are full of regular, big-city cheese balls. The Houston is a party venue that sees more Canadian Motocross fans and industry folk under one roof than anywhere else in the country, after hours, at least.

There were a few key moment throughout the night that may warrant a separate column called, “The Party Awards,” but we’ll have to decide whether that would be too hurtful to pull off, even with a massive dose of lighthearted, sarcastic humour. We’ll see how it goes. Ryan Lockhart and Chloe Metcalfe, we’re looking at you!

This year, we had so many giveaways from all the great companies that support DMX and Canadian Motocross that we couldn’t do our usual style of stopping the music and giving swag to the people who answer trivia questions correctly.

Basically, we walked around the room, sized people up, and handed them some really cool free stuff based on their size and needs. I think people liked the fact that we didn’t force Lincoln the DJ to stop his music or make people stop dancing. I think most people walked out of there with something to remember the night with.

Thanks to:

Motovan, Mica Sport Canada, Scott Sports Canada, Fox Head Canada, KTM Canada, FXR, Yamaha Motor Canada, Atlas Brace, 100%, Gamma Powersports, Fly Racing, Dragon Alliance, Justified Cultures, and MP1 Suspension.

Party Planner Extraordinaire, David Toye, has written a little article about the party for us to post later today. Watch for that one.

We held the first annual Autograph Signing Friday night at the restaurant this year. We tossed the idea around for a while and wondered how and if we could make it work. It’s difficult to get families downtown Toronto on a Friday evening. Seriously, Toronto is the 3rd largest city in North America (New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago). Have you ever driven in any of these cities during rush hour? It is NOT pretty. And then make it a Friday night!

Anyway, we had lots of cool riders and teams show up to take part, and we wanted to take a second to thank them. There were some eager families there right at 6 and the place was hopping for a while. It was really cool to see. Once the youngsters got their autographs, the action definitely slowed down. Riders stayed from 6 to about 7:30 before heading to their hotels for a full night’s sleep before race day.

Riders who were there:

Cade Clason, Alex Ray, Cole Thompson, Lane Staley, Kyle Swanson, John Short, Nick Schmidt, Tyler Enticknap, Adam Enticknap, Dustin Pipes, and Josh Cartwright. I know I’m missing a couple. Sorry.

Although the night ended slightly earlier than the intended 8pm, when I asked Adam how the night went, he was quick to point out how great it was and that he had a good time signing and posing for pictures with fans, young and old. Thanks for coming over Friday night, everyone.


Toronto Supercross

“Zach Osborne, party of 1…Zach Osborne, party of 1…” | Bigwave photo

This coming week, we’re off to the Daytona SX for the one-off race at the famed Daytona International Speedway. It’s always a great time at the end of Bike Week and I’ll be visiting with our old friend Brendan Goldstein from Loudmouth Intakes in Palm Coast for a couple days, so that’s always nice.


Amsoil Arenacross | Southaven, MS

FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday Southaven Arenacross – 3/3/2017
Landers Center
AX Lites West Class – Overall Finish Positions
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Main
Finish
Kawasaki
1st – RYAN BREECE
ATHOL, ID
#15
1st
00:21.003
2nd
Heat 2
1st
 
Kawasaki
2nd – SCOTT ZONT
ALGONQUIN, IL
#86
6th
00:21.515
1st
Heat 1
2nd
 
KTM
3rd – HUNTER SAYLES
MERRILL, WI
#367
3rd
00:21.481
2nd
Heat 1
3rd
 
Yamaha
4th – JERRY ROBIN
CORCORAN, MN
#851
5th
00:21.506
1st
Heat 2
4th
 
KTM
5th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
17th
00:22.112
13th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
5th
 
KTM
6th – ISAAC TEASDALE
ROBBINSVILLE, NC
#921
10th
00:21.772
5th
Heat 1
6th
 
Honda
7th – NICK SCHNAGL
STILLWATER, MN
#613
14th
00:21.885
4th
Heat 1
7th
 
Kawasaki
8th – SAMUEL REDMAN
CLARKSVILLE, TN
#401
16th
00:21.982
3rd
Heat 2
8th
 
Yamaha
9th – DYLAN BOLINGER
CORONA, CA
#232
2nd
00:21.227
6th
Heat 1
9th
 
Yamaha
10th – DONNY BROWN
HERMITAGE, TN
#94
15th
00:21.965
7th
Heat 1
10th
 
Honda
11th – LANE SHAW
ALVIN, TX
#29
11th
00:21.806
3rd
Heat 1
11th
 
Husqvarna
12th – PARKER FLEMING
QUINLAN, TX
#334
12th
00:21.857
7th
Heat 2
12th
 
KTM
13th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
13th
00:21.858
5th
Heat 2
13th
 
Husqvarna
14th – HUNTER HILTON
YOUNGSVILLE, LA
#305
9th
00:21.760
6th
Heat 2
14th
 
KTM
15th – MILES DANIELE
CLOVIS, CA
#523
19th
00:22.164
11th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
15th
 
KTM
16th – BRANDON MARLEY
MC EWEN, TN
#46
4th
00:21.493
4th
Heat 2
16th
 
250AX Class – Overall Finish Positions
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Bracket
Winner
Main 1
Finish
Main 2
Finish
Honda
1st – JACE OWEN
MATTOON, IL
#5
3rd
00:20.142
4th
Heat 1
1st
 
1st
 
1st
 
KTM
2nd – DANIEL HERRLEIN
BETHESDA, OH
#9
9th
00:21.056
3rd
Heat 2
  3rd
 
2nd
 
Kawasaki
3rd – GAVIN FAITH
DUNCOMBE, IA
#1
5th
00:20.447
2nd
Heat 2
  2nd
 
4th
 
Yamaha
4th – CHRIS BLOSE
PHOENIX, AZ
#2
2nd
00:20.051
1st
Heat 1
  4th
 
3rd
 
Kawasaki
5th – TRAVIS SEWELL
WESTVILLE, IN
#3
7th
00:20.876
2nd
Heat 1
  5th
 
5th
 
Yamaha
6th – MATTHEW GOERKE
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
#101
1st
00:19.866
8th
Heat 2
1st
LCQ 1
  6th
 
6th
 
Kawasaki
7th – GARED STEINKE
WOODLAND, CA
#4
8th
00:20.883
9th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
  7th
 
7th
 
KTM
8th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
HARVARD, IL
#7
6th
00:20.856
5th
Heat 1
  8th
 
8th
 
Kawasaki
9th – JOSH OSBY
VALPARAISO, IN
#87
10th
00:21.408
3rd
Heat 1
  9th
 
10th
 
Honda
10th – BEN LAMAY
WASILLA, AK
#6
4th
00:20.187
1st
Heat 2
  11th
 
9th
 
Kawasaki
11th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
11th
00:21.582
6th
Heat 1
  10th
 
11th
 
KTM
12th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
25th
00:22.699
4th
Heat 2
  12th
 
12th
 
Yamaha
13th – TYLER ROSA
PERRIS, CA
#51
17th
00:22.279
5th
Heat 2
  14th
 
14th
 
Yamaha
14th – ADDISON EMORY IV
OWASSO, OK
#538
15th
00:22.170
7th
Heat 1
  16th
 
13th
 
Yamaha
15th – DONNY BROWN
HERMITAGE, TN
#94
21st
00:22.434
6th
Heat 2
  13th
 
16th
 
Yamaha
16th – DRAKE EVANS
PERRIS, CA
#49
28th
00:23.276
7th
Heat 2
  15th
 
15th

SATURDAY NIGHT

AX Lites West Class – Overall Finish Positions
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Main
Finish
KTM
1st – HUNTER SAYLES
MERRILL, WI
#367
4th
00:21.856
1st
Heat 2
1st
 
KTM
2nd – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
10th
00:22.173
1st
Heat 1
2nd
 
Kawasaki
3rd – RYAN BREECE
ATHOL, ID
#15
1st
00:21.464
2nd
Heat 2
3rd
 
KTM
4th – ISAAC TEASDALE
ROBBINSVILLE, NC
#921
2nd
00:21.667
4th
Heat 1
4th
 
Kawasaki
5th – SAMUEL REDMAN
CLARKSVILLE, TN
#401
16th
00:22.236
4th
Heat 2
5th
 
Honda
6th – NICK SCHNAGL
STILLWATER, MN
#613
20th
00:22.484
7th
Heat 2
6th
 
Husqvarna
7th – HUNTER HILTON
YOUNGSVILLE, LA
#305
14th
00:22.204
8th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
7th
 
Husqvarna
8th – PARKER FLEMING
QUINLAN, TX
#334
12th
00:22.183
5th
Heat 2
8th
 
Kawasaki
9th – JAKE MCKINNEY
HAMERSVILLE, OH
#221
5th
00:21.934
6th
Heat 2
9th
 
Kawasaki
10th – SCOTT ZONT
ALGONQUIN, IL
#86
3rd
00:21.675
2nd
Heat 1
10th
 
KTM
11th – RICHARD JACKSON
HOLDENVILLE, OK
#238
7th
00:22.108
7th
Heat 1
11th
 
Yamaha
12th – DONNY BROWN
HERMITAGE, TN
#94
11th
00:22.176
6th
Heat 1
12th
 
Yamaha
13th – WILSON FLEMING
CAIRO, GA
#747
13th
00:22.200
14th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
13th
 
KTM
14th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
8th
00:22.132
3rd
Heat 2
14th
 
KTM
15th – SAM WISE
RAMSEY, MN
#278
23rd
00:22.626
5th
Heat 1
15th
 
Honda
16th – LANE SHAW
ALVIN, TX
#29
6th
00:22.012
3rd
Heat 1
16th
 
250AX Class – Overall Finish Positions
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Bracket
Winner
Main 1
Finish
Main 2
Finish
Honda
1st – JACE OWEN
MATTOON, IL
#5
1st
00:20.343
1st
Heat 2
  1st
 
1st
 
Yamaha
2nd – MATTHEW GOERKE
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
#101
5th
00:21.088
2nd
Heat 2
  2nd
 
4th
 
Kawasaki
3rd – JOSH OSBY
VALPARAISO, IN
#87
10th
00:21.552
4th
Heat 1
  5th
 
2nd
 
Kawasaki
4th – GARED STEINKE
WOODLAND, CA
#4
8th
00:21.475
3rd
Heat 2
  6th
 
3rd
 
Honda
5th – BEN LAMAY
WASILLA, AK
#6
6th
00:21.144
2nd
Heat 1
1st
 
4th
 
6th
 
Kawasaki
6th – GAVIN FAITH
DUNCOMBE, IA
#1
3rd
00:20.739
15th
Heat 1
1st
LCQ 1
  3rd
 
9th
 
Kawasaki
7th – TRAVIS SEWELL
WESTVILLE, IN
#3
4th
00:21.031
4th
Heat 2
  7th
 
7th
 
Yamaha
8th – CHRIS BLOSE
PHOENIX, AZ
#2
2nd
00:20.712
1st
Heat 1
  12th
 
5th
 
Kawasaki
9th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
9th
00:21.498
5th
Heat 2
  8th
 
8th
 
KTM
10th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
BETHESDA, OH
#9
7th
00:21.372
3rd
Heat 1
  9th
 
10th
 
KTM
11th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
HARVARD, IL
#7
11th
00:21.642
5th
Heat 1
  10th
 
11th
 
KTM
12th – ISAAC TEASDALE
ROBBINSVILLE, NC
#921
13th
00:22.048
6th
Heat 2
  11th
 
12th
 
KTM
13th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
16th
00:22.243
7th
Heat 2
  13th
 
13th
 
Honda
14th – LANE SHAW
ALVIN, TX
#29
15th
00:22.237
7th
Heat 1
  15th
 
14th
 
KTM
15th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
18th
00:22.412
6th
Heat 1
  14th
 
15th
 
Yamaha
16th – DONNY BROWN
HERMITAGE, TN
#94
17th
00:22.299
9th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
  16th
 
16th
 

POINT STANDINGS

250AX Class 
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  1st – JACE OWEN
#5 – MATTOON, IL
319
  2nd – GAVIN FAITH
#1 – DUNCOMBE, IA
283 (-36)
  3rd – MATTHEW GOERKE
#101 – PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
277 (-42)
  4th – GARED STEINKE
#4 – WOODLAND, CA
241 (-78)
  5th – CHRIS BLOSE
#2 – PHOENIX, AZ
236 (-83)
  6th – BEN LAMAY
#6 – WASILLA, AK
213 (-106)
  7th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
#9 – BETHESDA, OH
208 (-111)
  8th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
#7 – HARVARD, IL
149 (-170)
  9th – TRAVIS SEWELL
#3 – WESTVILLE, IN
144 (-175)
  10th – JOSH OSBY
#87 – VALPARAISO, IN
109 (-210)
  11th – STEVEN MAGES
#12 – SARDINIA, OH
89 (-230)
  12th – HEATH HARRISON
#68 – SILVERHILL, AL
81 (-238)
  13th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
#91 – SWARTZ CREEK, MI
60 (-259)
  14th – CORY GREEN
#480 – NOWATA, OK
57 (-262)
  15th – ISAAC TEASDALE
#921 – ROBBINSVILLE, NC
57 (-262)
  16th – JARED LESHER
#13 – BALL GROUND, GA
42 (-277)
  17th – CAMERON MCADOO
#812 – SIOUX CITY, IA
39 (-280)
  18th – JACOB HAYES
#90 – GREENSBORO, NC
28 (-291)
  19th – DYLAN ROUSE
#158 – FLORENCE, KY
21 (-298)
  20th – MAX MARKOLF
#827 – WINCHESTER, CA
16 (-303)

Next Round: March 11-12 | Smoothie King Center | New Orleans, LA


MXGP of Indonesia

 

MX2 – GP Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS SUZ 25 22 47
2 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA FMI TM 13 25 38
3 33 Lieber, Julien BEL FMB KTM 20 18 38
4 19 Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU HUS 15 16 31
5 46 Pootjes, Davy NED KNMV KTM 22 7 29
6 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU KTM 12 14 26
7 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 16 10 26
8 172 Van doninck, Brent BEL FMB YAM 18 8 26
9 189 Bogers, Brian NED KNMV KTM 0 20 20
10 811 Sterry, Adam GBR ACU KAW 0 15 15
11 88 van der Vlist, Freek NED KNMV KTM 3 11 14
12 170 Ward, Caleb AUS MA HUS 14 0 14
13 64 Covington, Thomas USA MUL HUS 0 13 13
14 747 Cervellin, Michele ITA FMI HON 0 12 12
15 66 Larranaga Olano, Iker ESP RFME HUS 8 4 12
16 67 Klingsheim, Magne NOR NMF KAW 2 9 11
17 128 Monticelli, Ivo ITA FMI KTM 5 6 11
18 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS MFR KAW 11 0 11
19 297 Gole, Anton SWE SVEMO HUS 10 0 10
20 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV KTM 9 0 9
21 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 7 0 7
22 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR ACU HUS 6 0 6
23 96 Lawrence, Hunter AUS MA SUZ 0 5 5
24 57 Sanayei, Darian USA AMA KAW 4 0 4
25 61 Prado Garcia, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 0 3 3
26 118 Rubini, Stephen FRA FFM KAW 0 2 2
27 48 Wilson, Jay AUS MA YAM 0 1 1
28 218 Tanti, Aaron AUS MA HUS 1 0 1
29 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE SVEMO YAM 0 0 0
30 98 Vaessen, Bas NED KNMV SUZ 0 0 0
31 142 Petrov, Ivan BUL FRM HUS 0 0 0
MXGP – Overall Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU YAM 25 25
2 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 22 22
3 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB KAW 20 20
4 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 18 18
5 999 Goncalves, Rui POR FMP HUS 16 16
6 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB SUZ 15 15
7 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS HON 14 14
8 7 Leok, Tanel EST EMF HUS 13 13
9 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR HON 12 12
10 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB YAM 11 11
11 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR ACU KTM 10 10
12 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM KAW 9 9
13 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM HUS 8 8
14 99 Anstie, Max GBR ACU HUS 7 7
15 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI FMS YAM 6 6
16 27 Jasikonis, Arminas LTU LMSF SUZ 5 5
17 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 4 4
18 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM YAM 3 3
19 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS HON 2 2
20 261 Hendro Fahrodjie , Farhan INA IMI KAW 1 1
21 132 Lukman, Asep INA IMI KTM 0 0
22 288 Lazaroni, Aldi INA IMI KTM 0 0
23 133 Harry, Ivan INA IMI HUS 0 0
24 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI HON 0 0
25 204 Maksum, Hilman INA IMI KTM 0 0
26 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER DMSB HUS 0 0
27 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM 0 0

Next Round: MX of Patagonia Argentina | March 19


JC Bujold to Race All 10 Rounds of Rockstar MX Nationals in MX1 Class

Quebec’s #29 JC Bujold has been a rider to watch the past few years as he gets his feet wet in the Pro class. Jeff McConkey has always said he’s a better fit for the 450 class and now it looks like we’re going to see if he’s right.

We saw JC and his dad, Eric Bujold, at the Toronto Supercross where they were taking part in the Honda Canada autograph signing session alongside Honda Canada GDR Fox Racing riders, Dylan Wright and Colton Facciotti, and Honda Racing Corporation’s Cole Seely.

There was a huge line-up to meet and greet with the 4 fast riders and many waited a long time for their chance to be face to face with them.

JC and his joked about the fact that we always say he’s more of a 450 guy, and they’re excited to get the opportunity to hit all 10 rounds in the premiere MX1 class with their same support form the 2016 season: Motovan BLKRDR Honda.

#29 JC Bujold moves up to the 450 class full-time in 2017 | Direct Motocross photo


In case you’ve been under a rock since Friday, here’s the latest episode of Tailgating we did with Justin Thompson from Jetwerx and Brett Lee from Walton Raceway/Parts Canada TransCan. The spell out what the new affiliation with the CMA/FIM means for everyone.

Tailgating with Justin Thompson and Brett Lee from Directmotocross.com on Vimeo.


Have a great week, everyone. We’ve got lots of content to go through from this past weekend, so watch for it to show up throughout the day today.

Mike Alessi wants you to watch for it! | Bigwave photo