Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

Welcome to the start of another week. With the weather finally deciding to cooperate, I decided it was time to whip myself into cycling shape for another great summer of riding in almost every province on the Scott bikes again this year. Like I say to myself every year at around this time, “The stationary bike must be doing something, but there’s nothing like the roads to actually get you bike ready.”

Seriously, we even discovered that, at our gym, we can go into the spin class studio when nobody is using it and do our own computerized workouts in front of the big screen. We rode in New Jersey, Switzerland, Italy, and France this winter, but heading out onto some of the flats in our area proved that nothing gets you ready like the real thing.

I hope not many of you are saying this to yourself about how you feel after finally getting out on your dirt bikes this past weekend…but I’m sure many of you are!

Your hands hurt, your quads and calf muscles have you moving slowly, and if you’ve hit a magic age in your life, maybe you even had your first bout of arm pump…and your back is definitely sore today.Nineteen years old, anyone, this year? Yep, that’s when it hit me. “Ohhhh, THIS is arm pump. Nope, I don’t like it!

It’s time to start dreaming of a win at the TransCan again! | Bigwave photo

Amateur racing has already started across Canada and many riders have their eyes set on the Parts Canada TransCan at Walton Raceway this coming August. Hopefully, riders are in shape and riding to their full capabilities. It’s at this time of the year when we question our winter’s “training” schedule. Again, I hope you’re ready to go, but I know a lot of you aren’t.

Where am I going with this, you ask? The question is, where are you going?

After we posted the schedule for the TransCan Amateur National Qualifiers (ANQ’s) we seem to have raised more questions than we answered. We received emails, direct messages, and even a phone call. So, what’s the issue?

The TransCan is our Loretta Lynn’s. Can we all agree on that? OK. Having said that, the TransCan is not Loretta’s. See what I’m saying? It’s like trying to compare the numbers American websites get to those our Canadian sites do. It’s apples and very small apples – same but different.

Amateur racers across the USA fight tooth and nail to get the coveted spots on the line at the Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Yes, so do the racers in Canada, but we’ve only got 1/10th the population that they do, and those numbers don’t even translate the ratio of motocrossers. It’s a tough business here.

Brett Lee and the gang at the TransCan got FIM affiliation this year | Bigwave photo

We need a top level amateur national championship, and the Walton TransCan is that event. To qualify for it, you race at least one ANQ and score points. The more points you score, the better your gate pick is in Walton. You can do just one ANQ and take your chances, or you can do more and score higher.

Do you have to attend a qualifier? Yes and no.

In classes like Junior MX2, you know you have to race and qualify to make it in. There are just that many racers trying. Other classes don’t attract the numbers, so what is an event organizer to do? Let people in, that’s what.

The reality of the situation in Canada is that we need to fill as many gates as we can at every event just to survive. Also, I know that they had around 90 racers cancel due to injury in the very late stages last summer. That would be a lot of empty gates, so they were forced to go to their waiting lists and let riders compete. It’s supply and demand.

It’s usually a week of ups and downs for riders from all across Canada | Bigwave photo

So yes, you do have to qualify to race the TransCan, but not always. It depends on the classes you’re shooting for.

It’s no secret that I really love amateur racing. I have burned more gas than most getting to the biggest races where amateur Canadian’s were racing. I want to see our top amateur event thrive. It’s the TRANSCAN! Sign up, do the qualifier(s) you can and we’ll see you for a weeklong celebration of Canadian Motocross in ‘Motocross Town” this coming August, 16-20.

You can find most everything you need at the Walton TransCan site HERE. Good luck, everyone.


Supercross


Amsoil Arenacross

Saturday Denver Arenacross – 4/22/2017
Denver Coliseum
AX Lites West Class
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Main
Finish
Kawasaki
1st – RYAN BREECE
ATHOL, ID
#15
2nd
00:28.252
2nd
Heat 1
1st
 
Kawasaki
2nd – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
1st
00:27.933
1st
Heat 2
2nd
 
KTM
3rd – HUNTER SAYLES
MERRILL, WI
#367
3rd
00:28.549
1st
Heat 1
3rd
 
KTM
4th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
5th
00:29.321
4th
Heat 2
4th
 
Kawasaki
5th – MITCHELL GIFFORD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
#311
17th
00:31.006
11th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
5th
 
Yamaha
6th – JAKE HOGAN
ACTON, CA
#65
14th
00:30.962
4th
Heat 1
6th
 
Yamaha
7th – DEEGAN VONLOSSBERG
PALMDALE, CA
#423
16th
00:31.002
6th
Heat 2
7th
 
KTM
8th – CHANCE BLACKBURN
NEWMAN LAKE, WA
#28
18th
00:31.084
7th
Heat 1
8th
 
Kawasaki
9th – JAKE MCKINNEY
HAMERSVILLE, OH
#131
11th
00:30.401
5th
Heat 1
9th
 
Suzuki
10th – ZAC MANGUM
DECLO, ID
#22
24th
00:31.379
7th
Heat 2
10th
 
Honda
11th – MASON KERR
ALTOONA, IA
#597
19th
00:31.089
6th
Heat 1
11th
 
Honda
12th – CHAD HEISHMAN
RENO, NV
#111
21st
00:31.207
9th
Heat 2
1st
LCQ 1
12th
 
KTM
13th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
6th
00:29.356
3rd
Heat 1
13th
 
Husqvarna
14th – HUNTER HILTON
YOUNGSVILLE, LA
#305
4th
00:29.219
2nd
Heat 2
14th
 
KTM
15th – MAX MARKOLF
WINCHESTER, CA
#827
8th
00:29.785
3rd
Heat 2
15th
 
Yamaha
16th – GAGE SCHEHR
MURRIETA, CA
#188
9th
00:29.810
5th
Heat 2
DNS
 
AX Lites West Class – Points
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  1st – RYAN BREECE
#15 – ATHOL, ID
114
  2nd – HUNTER SAYLES
#367 – MERRILL, WI
114
  3rd – JARED LESHER
#13 – BALL GROUND, GA
99 (-15)
  4th – HUNTER HILTON
#305 – YOUNGSVILLE, LA
54 (-60)
  5th – JERAMY TAYLOR
#32 – CANTON, OH
49 (-65)
  6th – PARKER FLEMING
#334 – QUINLAN, TX
36 (-78)
  7th – AUSTIN WALTON
#500 – SPARKS, NV
34 (-80)
  8th – CONNOR PEARSON
#26 – EL DORADO, CA
32 (-82)
  9th – ROBBIE WAGEMAN
#141 – NEWHALL, CA
32 (-82)
  10th – KINSER ENDICOTT
#381 – RED BLUFF, CA
26 (-88)
  11th – DEEGAN VONLOSSBERG
#423 – PALMDALE, CA
26 (-88)
  12th – CHANCE BLACKBURN
#28 – NEWMAN LAKE, WA
24 (-90)
  13th – DYLAN BOLINGER
#232 – CORONA, CA
22 (-92)
  14th – MILES DANIELE
#523 – CLOVIS, CA
17 (-97)
  15th – RICHARD JACKSON
#238 – HOLDENVILLE, OK
16 (-98)
  16th – BLAINE SILVEIRA
#559 – LEMOORE, CA
15 (-99)
  17th – DAWSON NEWBY
#316 – EATON, CO
12 (-102)
  18th – JAKE HOGAN
#65 – ACTON, CA
11 (-103)
  19th – CHALLEN TENNANT
#171 – WILLIS, TX
11 (-103)
  20th – JAMES GARDINER
#521 – LAS VEGAS, NV
10 (-104)
250AX Class
Overall Qualifying
Finish / Time
Heat
Finish
LCQ
Finish
Bracket
Winner
Main 1
Finish
Main 2
Finish
Yamaha
1st – CHRIS BLOSE
PHOENIX, AZ
#2
1st
00:26.821
1st
Heat 2
1st
 
1st
 
4th
 
Honda
2nd – BEN LAMAY
WASILLA, AK
#6
6th
00:27.612
2nd
Heat 1
  3rd
 
2nd
 
Honda
3rd – JACE OWEN
MATTOON, IL
#5
5th
00:27.549
7th
Heat 2
  4th
 
1st
 
Kawasaki
4th – GAVIN FAITH
DUNCOMBE, IA
#1
2nd
00:26.854
1st
Heat 1
  2nd
 
5th
 
Kawasaki
5th – TRAVIS SEWELL
WESTVILLE, IN
#3
4th
00:27.495
2nd
Heat 2
  9th
 
3rd
 
KTM
6th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
BETHESDA, OH
#9
3rd
00:26.968
3rd
Heat 1
  5th
 
8th
 
Kawasaki
7th – STEVEN MAGES
SARDINIA, OH
#12
17th
00:30.225
6th
Heat 2
  6th
 
7th
 
Kawasaki
8th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
SWARTZ CREEK, MI
#91
7th
00:27.697
4th
Heat 1
  11th
 
6th
 
KTM
9th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
HARVARD, IL
#7
11th
00:28.751
5th
Heat 1
  7th
 
9th
 
Kawasaki
10th – GARED STEINKE
WOODLAND, CA
#4
8th
00:28.035
3rd
Heat 2
  8th
 
10th
 
Yamaha
11th – AUSTIN WALTON
SPARKS, NV
#500
28th
00:31.744
11th
Heat 2
2nd
LCQ 1
  10th
 
12th
 
Kawasaki
12th – MITCHELL GIFFORD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
#311
16th
00:30.152
8th
Heat 2
1st
LCQ 1
  12th
 
11th
 
KTM
13th – DAWSON NEWBY
EATON, CO
#316
30th
00:31.869
6th
Heat 1
  14th
 
13th
 
Honda
14th – CHAD HEISHMAN
RENO, NV
#111
18th
00:30.532
7th
Heat 1
  13th
 
14th
 
KTM
15th – JERAMY TAYLOR
CANTON, OH
#32
12th
00:28.773
5th
Heat 2
  15th
 
DNS
 
KTM
16th – JARED LESHER
BALL GROUND, GA
#13
9th
00:28.196
4th
Heat 2
  DNS
 
DNS
 
Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup 
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  1st – GAVIN FAITH
#1 – DUNCOMBE, IA
163
  2nd – CHRIS BLOSE
#2 – PHOENIX, AZ
158 (-5)
  3rd – JACE OWEN
#5 – MATTOON, IL
155 (-8)
  4th – DANIEL HERRLEIN
#9 – BETHESDA, OH
123 (-40)
  5th – GARED STEINKE
#4 – WOODLAND, CA
113 (-50)
  6th – TRAVIS SEWELL
#3 – WESTVILLE, IN
99 (-64)
  7th – CODY VAN BUSKIRK
#7 – HARVARD, IL
92 (-71)
  8th – BEN LAMAY
#6 – WASILLA, AK
78 (-85)
  9th – MATTHEW GOERKE
#101 – PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
40 (-123)
  10th – JOSH OSBY
#87 – VALPARAISO, IN
37 (-126)
Points Standings
    Place – Name
Number – Hometown
      Total Points
  11th – JACOB WILLIAMSON
#91 – SWARTZ CREEK, MI
140
  12th – JARED LESHER
#13 – BALL GROUND, GA
121
  13th – STEVEN MAGES
#12 – SARDINIA, OH
110
  14th – HEATH HARRISON
#68 – SILVERHILL, AL
81
  15th – CORY GREEN
#480 – NOWATA, OK
57
  16th – ISAAC TEASDALE
#921 – ROBBINSVILLE, NC
57
  17th – CAMERON MCADOO
#812 – SIOUX CITY, IA
39
  18th – CHRIS HOWELL
#187 – SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
37
  19th – HUNTER SAYLES
#367 – MERRILL, WI
34
  20th – KINSER ENDICOTT
#381 – RED BLUFF, CA
30

MXGP of Europe

MX2 – GP Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 25 25 50
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS SUZ 18 22 40
3 172 Van doninck, Brent BEL FMB YAM 16 20 36
4 19 Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU HUS 12 18 30
5 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV KTM 15 14 29
6 96 Lawrence, Hunter AUS MA SUZ 11 16 27
7 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 14 12 26
8 152 Petrov, Petar BUL FRM KAW 9 13 22
9 33 Lieber, Julien BEL FMB KTM 22 0 22
10 64 Covington, Thomas USA MUL HUS 20 0 20
11 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE SVEMO YAM 10 8 18
12 57 Sanayei, Darian USA AMA KAW 6 10 16
13 81 Hsu, Brian GER MAMS HUS 0 15 15
14 189 Bogers, Brian NED KNMV KTM 2 11 13
15 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS MFR KAW 13 0 13
16 128 Monticelli, Ivo ITA FMI KTM 7 4 11
17 29 Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB HUS 8 3 11
18 747 Cervellin, Michele ITA FMI HON 3 7 10
19 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU KTM 0 9 9
20 88 van der Vlist, Freek NED KNMV KTM 0 6 6
21 107 van Berkel, Lars NED KNMV HON 5 1 6
22 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA FMI TM 0 5 5
23 61 Prado Garcia, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 4 0 4
24 95 De Waal, Micha-Boy NED KNMV HON 0 2 2
25 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR ACU HUS 1 0 1
26 297 Gole, Anton SWE SVEMO HUS 0 0 0
27 97 Ivanov, Maykal Grisha BUL FRM HON 0 0 0
28 83 Renkens, Nathan BEL FMB KTM 0 0 0
29 48 Wilson, Jay AUS MA YAM 0 0 0
30 75 Roosiorg, Hardi EST EMF KTM 0 0 0
31 67 Klingsheim, Magne NOR NMF KAW 0 0 0
32 397 Arbini, Gabriele ITA FMI HUS 0 0 0
33 783 Toriani, Enzo FRA FFM HUS 0 0 0
34 722 Mantovani, Michael ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
35 8 Fontanesi, Kiara ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
36 338 Herbreteau, David FRA FFM KAW 0 0 0
37 170 Ward, Caleb AUS MA HUS 0 0 0
38 132 Kutsar, Karel EST EMF HUS 0 0 0
39 142 Petrov, Ivan BUL FRM HUS 0 0 0
40 811 Sterry, Adam GBR ACU KAW 0 0 0
MX2 – World Championship Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Total QAT INA ARG MEX ITA EUR LAT GER FRA RUS ITA POR CZE BEL SUI SWE USA NED FRA
1 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 242 25-25 7-0 25-25 16-22 25-22 25-25 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 223 9-16 25-22 16-22 25-18 12-18 18-22 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 33 Lieber, Julien BEL KTM 197 20-20 20-18 5-16 20-20 20-16 22-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 19 Olsen, T. DEN HUS 188 18-18 15-16 18-14 14-14 16-15 12-18 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 6 Paturel, B. FRA YAM 173 22-22 16-10 22-12 22-13 0-8 14-12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 172 Van doninck, B. BEL YAM 159 4-14 18-8 14-15 13-16 9-12 16-20 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 64 Covington, T. USA HUS 133 13-0 0-13 13-1 18-25 10-20 20-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 18 Brylyakov, V. RUS KAW 123 12-12 11-0 11-13 7-15 18-11 13-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 61 Prado Garcia, J. ESP KTM 121 14-10 0-3 20-20 2-1 22-25 4-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 747 Cervellin, M. ITA HON 109 15-13 0-12 12-10 12-10 15-0 3-7 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED KTM 99 0-6 9-0 9-8 15-9 14-0 15-14 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 321 Bernardini, S. ITA TM 98 16-0 13-25 7-9 8-2 0-13 0-5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 57 Sanayei, D. USA KAW 90 11-9 4-0 15-18 4-5 5-3 6-10 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 189 Bogers, Brian NED KTM 89 6-8 0-20 10-5 0-11 2-14 2-11 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 96 Lawrence, H. AUS SUZ 88 3-15 0-5 8-3 10-7 0-10 11-16 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 811 Sterry, Adam GBR KAW 72 10-7 0-15 0-11 11-12 6-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 919 Watson, Ben GBR KTM 58 2-0 12-14 2-4 5-0 4-6 0-9 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 128 Monticelli, I. ITA KTM 49 0-3 5-6 4-7 1-3 0-9 7-4 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE YAM 45 8-11 0-0 – – – – 8-0 10-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 66 Larranaga Olano, I. ESP HUS 43 0-2 8-4 6-6 9-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Amsoil GNCC


Thanks for reading, and have a great week. We’ll be in NYC this coming weekend for the next round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross in East Rutherford, NJ. Let’s see if this one can live up to the excitement of last week in SLC.

Have a great week, and we’ll see you at the races… | Bigwave photo