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ICYMI | Catching Up with Colton Facciotti

ICYMI | Catching Up with Colton Facciotti By Billy Rainford It’s not often (understatement of the year) we get to catch up with someone who has just broken JSR‘s long-standing record of 5 Canadian MX titles. Colton Facciotti is the rider who a lot of you reading this right now don’t even remember our sport without him as one of the top Pro riders! Seriously, he turned Pro at the tender age

ICYMI | Catching Up with Yanick Boucher

ICYMI | Catching Up with Yanick Boucher By Billy Rainford In 2019, #44 was run by a rider we’ve gotten to know a lot better the past couple years. Yanick Boucher is the rider from way up in Hearst, Ontario, who ran the double digit this season and will do it again in 2020 but with the lower #33. Yanick is another of our multi-season athletes who competes in Motocross throughout the

ICYMI | Catching Up with Anthony Spadaccini

ICYMI | Catching Up with Anthony Spadaccini By Billy Rainford Anthony Spadaccini is the rider from Ottawa, Ontario, who came up through the MX101/Sand Del Lee system and traveled the entire MX season from coast to coast. His best finish was at round 2 at the Blackwater MX track in Prince George, BC where he finished 40-16 for 18th overall in the 250 class. Here’s a look at his MX season: I don’t really know

ICYMI | Catching Up with Taylor Arsenault

ICYMI | Catching Up with Taylor Arsenault By Billy Rainford We didn’t see the former Bronze Boot winner Taylor Arsenault on the line at any Pro Nationals this season, but we got in touch with him to see what he’s been up to. Direct Motocross: Hello, Taylor. We haven’t spoken to you in quite a while. We already learned last year that your dad got you a KX60 for Christmas

ICYMI | Catching Up with Guillaume St Cyr

ICYMI | Catching Up with Guillaume St Cyr By Billy Rainford Guillaume St Cyr has been a FODMX (Friend of Direct Motocross) for a long time. He’s the friendly rider from Quebec who may not be big in stature, but he’s big on character and skill. In case you didn’t know, he’s so committed to getting better that he headed south to Club MX last winter and lived in his van while training

ICYMI | Catching Up with “Mike Brown”

ICYMI | Catching Up with “Mike Brown” By Billy Rainford In case you missed it, we caught up with “Mike Brown” to learn more about the resilient racer from Tennessee. We’re in the thick of Supercross racing here in Canada, after round 1 of the Rockstar Triple Crown SX Series took place this past weekend in Montreal. We didn’t see #38 Mike Brown there, but you have to know he was probably off somewhere

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jake Tricco

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jake Tricco By Billy Rainford Jake Tricco is the amateur phenom we watched climb the ranks to make it to the Pros. He has always been fast and fun to watch ride. He raced a couple Pro Nationals in 2018 as an Intermediate and impressed everyone. He was so impressive that he got the attention of the Honda Canada GDR Fox Racing team and was

ICYMI | Catching Up with #36 Teren Gerber

ICYMI | Catching Up with #36 Teren Gerber By Billy Rainford You know Teren Gerber from Coronation, Alberta, as the young ripper who traveled the entire season with his mom at his side, getting him ready for every moto in 2018. They were always in the same photos I took before the gates dropped. Motocross is more of a team/family sport than a lot of people give it credit, and the Gerbers

Catching Up with Josh Cartwright

Catching Up with Josh Cartwright By Billy Rainford #519 Josh Cartwright just won the 450 Pro class in the 2019 Challenge Quebec Provincial Championships. It was his first full MX series competed in as a Pro rider. The Tennessee/Florida rider also raced the eastern portion of the 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Nationals and will now prepare for the 3-round Canadian SX series before tackling the Monster Energy AMA

ICYMI | Catching Up with Christopher Fortier

ICYMI | Catching Up with Christopher Fortier By Billy Rainford Chris Fortier is the friendly rider who is from Quebec but also calls Florida home. He got a chance to race on the Sky Racing International Husqvarna team this past summer. Here’s a look at how his summer went: He lined up at round 1 in Calgary but things didn’t go the way they were supposed to (we asked him