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ICYMI | Catching Up with Jesse Wentland

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jesse Wentland By Billy Rainford Catching Up with… Jesse Wentland. | Bigwave photo In case you missed it, here’s our conversation with American racer, Jesse Wentland. We’ve gotten to know Jesse very well over the years, as he raced out series a couple times and is probably one of the nicest, most polite riders you’ll ever meet. I’m going to refer to a moment that

Catching Up with Blake Davies

Catching Up with Blake Davies By Billy Rainford Young Blake Davies is from British Columbia and just finished up a week of racing at Loretta Lynn’s. He competed in the 65 (7-9) Limited class and finished 22-12-13 for 14th overall. We spoke with him as he and his dad were hanging out watching some motos on the final day of racing. Direct Motocross: Hello, Blake. First of all, can you

Catching Up with #74 Mikael Savard – Loretta’s Champ!

Catching Up with #74 Mikael Savard – Loretta’s Champ! By Billy Rainford Mikael Savard just had an amazing week at Loretta Lynn’s. He finished 3rd in 250 C Jr. and then went out and won the 450 C class. The races were full of drama and he managed to remain calm and take home a title for Canada. We grabbed him for a quick conversation after he finished his online

Catching Up with…#19 Hayden Halstead

Catching Up with…#19 Hayden Halstead By Jeff McConkey The 2018 Rockstar Triple Crown MX Tour is now heading to the eastern swing. After 4 rounds out in the western part of Canada, we are on a two-weekend break in the action. During that time, many riders will be preparing for what is know as the toughest track in North America, Gopher Dunes. #19 Hayden Halstead is from close by and

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Nathan Bles

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Nathan Bles By Billy Rainford Nathan Bles was that likeable kid who could really rip on a dirt bike. You just knew that, if he could stay focused and interested, he was destined for good things. With a very solid family backing him, Nathan moved up and up and eventually turned Pro. Injuries have plagued his movement toward championships, but he’s always been right there when

Catching Up with…#737 Tee Perrott

Catching Up with…#737 Tee Perrott By Billy Rainford Whenever we’re at a Canadian National, part of the fun of the 250 class is watching who the fastest yellow-plated Intermediate rider is. So far this season, it’s been a battle between a couple of Alberta rivals, #245 Rylan Bly and #737 Tee Perrott. If they both keep racing at a high level, we should see them both move their way up

Catching Up with…#63 Graham Scott

Catching Up with…#63 Graham Scott By Billy Rainford While traveling from round 1 in Calgary to round 2 at Popkum, several riders stopped in at Whispering Pines to get a few days riding in at the track that has held many Canadian MX Nationals over the years. One of the riders taking advantage of the track was Vancouver Island rider, #63 Graham Scott. Graham is the smooth rider who had

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#21 Ryan Lalonde

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#21 Ryan Lalonde By Billy Rainford ICYMI, we caught up with Vancouver Island racer, Ryan Lalonde. | Bigwave photo We caught up with the Vancouver Island racer who had all the old guys’ hearts last year as he raced the MX2 class on a 250 2-stroke. Well, he’s slipped over to the dark side and is going to be racing the 450 class on his Kawasaki

ICYMI | Catching Up with #16 Cole Thompson

ICYMI | Catching Up with #16 Cole Thompson By Billy Rainford Catching Up with #16 Cole Thompson. | Bigwave photo Cole Thompson comes from a family of 5 boys who all raced moto. Cole is the youngest and seems to have benefited from the mistakes of all his brothers before him. He’s also got them to help him as his career continues. Cole is from a small country town called

ICYMI | Catching Up with Josh Osby

ICYMI | Catching Up with Josh Osby By Billy Rainford Heading into the first race of the 2017 Canadian Motocross Season, , we all knew Josh Osby had the speed to be a contender, and we were right. Josh came up through the American Amateur Nationals circuit, like so many top riders before him, and brought that professionalism to Canada as a rookie pro. We’ll talk to him about the