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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

ICYMI | Catching Up with Chad Saultz

ICYMI | Catching Up with Chad Saultz By Billy Rainford #34 in 2019 is Chad Saultz from Illinois. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen him here representing the digits and we’ll find out why. He did every round in the 250 class last season, and here’s a look at how the MX portion went: His best was an 11th at McNabb Valley MX in Manitoba. We got in touch with him as

ICYMI | Catching Up with Ryan Lockhart

ICYMI | Catching Up with Ryan Lockhart By Billy Rainford Direct Motocross: Hello, Ryan. Let’s go all the way back to he beginning. How did you get started in Motocross?  Ryan Lockhart: Pretty common story, my dad raced pro locally so pretty much from the time that I can remember I was at the track watching and playing.   What was your first number and why did you choose it?  First

ICYMI | Catching Up with Eric Jeffery

ICYMI | Catching Up with Eric Jeffery By Billy Rainford This week we Catch Up with Oshawa, Ontario, rider Eric Jeffery from the CTR Club MX Redemption Racing Yamaha team. Eric has been a fixture on the circuit for a bunch of years now. Just when we think he’s walking away from the sport to work more in the family business, he shows up with a lower number and does

ICYMI | Catching Up with Kaven Benoit

ICYMI | Catching Up with Kaven Benoit By Billy Rainford Kaven Benoit retired from full-time Professional Motocross last season, but it hasn’t seemed to slow down his competitiveness. He just raced the Challenge Quebec Provincial at his home track in Bon Conseil and it sounds like he had everyone covered speed-wise except Josh Cartwright in the 450 Pro class. Kaven did, however, take the overall in the class with 2-1

Catching Up with Women’s West Champ, Avrie Berry

Catching Up with Women’s West Champ, Avrie Berry By Billy Rainford We’ve got some really fast riders here in Canada to battle for both halves of our Women’s MX National series. Having Eve Brodeur head west for the first time to race but not for points added another top-level rider to the mix. When we added American World WMX competitor Avrie Berry this spring, we knew we were in for

ICYMI | Catching Up with Casey Keast

By Billy Rainford #25 Casey Keast is from Kelowna, BC and, at the beginning of the season, he wasn’t exactly sure how his summer was going to play out. He lined up at the first 3 rounds of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Nationals at Wild Rose, Blackwater, and McNabb Valley MX, but what now? Casey came up through the ranks as a highly touted prospect, winning just about