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ICYMI | Catching Up with…Jacob Hayes

ICYMI | Catching Up with…Jacob Hayes By Billy Rainford For 2018, Jacob Hayes is the rider who earned the #15 in Canada. The smooth riding American rider has taken a couple runs at the Canadian series and was in the mix all summer in the MX2 class in 2017. We’ve known Jacob since his amateur days when he was an up-and-coming rider out of North Carolina. He raced the big

Catching Up with…#313 Nicky Osnach

Catching Up with…#313 Nicky Osnach By Billy Rainford If you’ve been wondering who the Canadian showing up on results sheets from Dayton, Ohio, to Atlanta, Georgia, to Riverside, California, is, well, you’re in luck. Nicky Osnach is the Canadian rider from Manitoba who’s been logging the travel miles to hit some big races this past winter. He just raced the MTA 2-Stroke Championships at Glen Helen last weekend, so we

Catching Up with…Shawn Maffenbeier

Catching Up with…Shawn Maffenbeier By Billy Rainford Due to circumstances beyond our control (man, I wish I could say that…), we messed up connecting with defending Canadian MX2 champion, Shawn Maffenbeier, last week before Frid’Eh Update #11. A lot of interviews are recorded on the phone or in person and then typed. Since I was traveling last week, I asked if I could email the questions. Shawn said yes and

Catching Up with…Kaven Benoit | GNCC Round 2

Catching Up with…Kaven Benoit | GNCC Round 2 By Billy Rainford Canadian #926 Kaven Benoit entered round 2 of the Amsoil GNCC Series at Hog Waller in Palatka, Florida, this past Sunday afternoon. After racing round 1, 2 weeks before, Kaven was hoping to put what he’d learned to good use at the Wild Boar Enduro. Things don’t always work out the way we want, and Kaven’s day did not

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#10 Keylan Meston

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#10 Keylan Meston By Billy Rainford   #10 Calgary, Alberta, racer, Keylan Meston. | John Meaney photo If you’re an MX1 racer, you want to be featured in any week in the top 10. Being able to say you were a Top 10 racer in the country is something you can rest your hat on for the rest of your life, and Keylan Meston has done

ICYMI | Catching Up with #9 Cade Clason

ICYMI | Catching Up with #9 Cade Clason By Billy Rainford In case you missed it, the Frid’Eh Update belonged to #9 Cade Clason last week. He’s been busy working for FXR while he’s on “vacation,” so we grabbed him for an interview to see what’s new. #9 Cade Clason. | Bigwave photo Cade Clason has been coming to Canada so regularly that we’ve adopted him as one of our

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#8 Tim Tremblay

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#8 Tim Tremblay By Billy Rainford In 2017, Tim Tremblay got the chance he’s been after for many years — the chance to be on a top-level, factory-supported motocross team. Tim has always shown the skill and speed to be a competitor, but without the full support of a team it was difficult to make it to all the rounds and be competitive. That all changed

Catching Up with…#11 Kyle Chisholm

Catching Up with…#11 Kyle Chisholm By Billy Rainford It was Florida racer, #11 Kyle Chisholm‘s week for the Frid’Eh Update today, but Kyle was busy hitting the track for Media Day at Petco Park here in San Diego. Kyle was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, so here’s what he had to say: Direct Motocross: Hello, Kyle. Thanks for talking with us today. Let’s start by talking

Catching Up with…#120 Todd Bannister

Catching Up with…#120 Todd Bannister By Billy Rainford You meet the nicest people when you just walk up to a white panel van and say hello. OK, reading that back, I understand that only works around a motocross track – do not try this anywhere else, please! Anyway, I did just that today at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park and got chatting with privateer racer, #120 Todd Bannister. Todd is from

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#5 Tyler Medaglia

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#5 Tyler Medaglia By Billy Rainford     Catching Up with…#5 Tyler Medaglia. | Bigwave photo Taking 5th in the 2017 series and choosing #5 as his permanent number is the rider who grew up near Ottawa, ON but now calls Brookfield, NS home. Tyler Medaglia is the likeable rider who gives his all every time he swings a leg over a motorcycle. With Tyler, you