Faces at the Races: Montreal SX
Photos and captions by Billy Rainford
Shawn Maffenbeier's weekend started out pretty shaky when a nasty crash pulled his clutch right off the bar.
Californian, Topher Ingalls, jumped on the Walton TransCan Scott Motorsports Honda 450 that Julien Bill used in 2011.
Donk (lt) has had some success at the Montreal SX as a mechanic. This year was no different as he and Cole Thompson won the MX2 main.
Donk always takes pride in his rider's bike. It was shining like a top before every outing on the track.
Dylan Kaelin (lt), Shawn Maffenbeier (middle), and Jeremy Medaglia (rt) talk business before a race.
'Suspension Guy,' Graham Brough, making some final adjustments and checks before Goerke heads out on the track.
The Supermini podium: #456 Jean-Christophe Bujold 3rd (rt), #100 Samuel Lavoie 2nd (lt), #111 Jeremy Beauvais 1st.
If this medic guy thought he could run me over and almost break my leg and then not even so much as check on me or apologize without me calling him out, he was wrong! Whoever his boss is should have a talk with him. Brutal. Is this ironic or just hilarious?
Brothers, Tyler (rt) and Jeremy Medaglia, talk about the track before Jeremy heads out for an MX2 moto.
I thought I'd toss in a couple riding pics to illustrate how tight the racing was between these two all weekend.
I've actually never seen these guys before but they look pretty important in their matching get-ups!
Californian, Vicki Golden, is the X Games SX champ and the first-ever woman to compete against the guys at the Montreal SX.
Matt Goerke's fiance, Erin, got stuck on the wrong side of the fence for one of the podium celebrations.
Bobby Kiniry is a bit of a throwback to another generation so he gets the black and white treatment. That, and it helps when a shot is a little out of focus...