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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

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#800 Mike Alessi

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#800 Mike Alessi By Billy Rainford Mike Alessi came up through the American amateur ranks like a house on fire. I’m not sure if that’s an appropriate cliché, but I’m going with it. He won everything is sight and had a historic charge through the big Amateur Nationals, battling Ryan Villopoto every step of the way. Mike has chosen his familiar #800 as his Canadian career

Catching Up with…X Games Gold Medalist, Cody Matechuk

Catching Up with…X Games Gold Medalist, Cody Matechuk By Billy Rainford There are moments in your life you will never forget. There are moments in life you never want to forget. #111 Cody Matechuk from Cochrane, Alberta, just lived through one of those moments, Saturday at the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado. After finishing a solid 3rd at last year’s games, Cody put in the time, did the

Josh Snider Talks about the Redemption Racing/Club MX/RSR Deal for Supercross and Beyond

Josh Snider Talks about the Redemption Racing/Club MX/RSR Deal for Supercross and Beyond By Billy Rainford When I got home from Dayton, Ohio, a couple weeks ago, it turns out I forgot one of my cameras in the back seat of Terry Doherty‘s car. The car headed for Kingston and that was the last I’d see of my camera for a while, or so I thought. Josh Snider‘s wife, Mel

Catching Up with…#377 Christophe Pourcel | Husqvarna Canada

Catching Up with…#377 Christophe Pourcel | Husqvarna Canada By Billy Rainford There are polarizing competitors in every sport – you either love them or hate them. There really is no middle ground. French former World Champion Christophe Pourcel is one of those athletes. He tells it like it is and doesn’t care if you agree with him or not. If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask him

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Matt Goerke

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Matt Goerke By Billy Rainford Matt Goerke is no stranger to the winner’s circle up here in Canada but this latest championship didn’t come easily. In fact, the final round at RJ’s in Barrie, Ontario, probably took several years off the lives of Matt and his entire team as he battled from the back of the pack to capture his 3rd Canadian title (2012, 2015, 2017).

Catching Up with…Tanner Ward

Catching Up with…Tanner Ward By Billy Rainford   Tanner Ward is from Woodstock, Ontario, and is one of those racers we’ve all watched make his way up through the Amateur ranks in Canadian Motocross. He and his dad, Jeff Ward, could always be found logging thousands of miles to get Tanner to the biggest amateur nationals all across the United States. He lined up for his first Pro races last

FXR Moto | Catching Up with Shelby Turner

From: http://media.fxrracing.com/2017/11/catching-up-with-shelby-turner-2/ Catching up with Shelby Turner November 24, 2017 by Dawn McClintock  Photos by mjsotophotos 2017 has been a stand-out year for Alberta native Shelby Turner who has taken the moto and off-road world by storm. Racking up number one plates in Canadian Women’s Nationals to representing Canada at the annual ISDE in France where she brought home yet another gold medal; to grabbing her second consecutive championship in

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…#48 Alex Jeffery

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…#48 Alex Jeffery By Billy Rainford   Alex Jeffery is one of 3 Jeffery boys who raced or races Motocross. Alex earned himself #48 for the 2017 season after having some success in the MX2 class in 2016. However, we didn’t see Alex at the races this past summer, so we went along without ever seeing #48 on the track. We grabbed the youngest Jeffery to

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Tallon LaFountaine

#ICYMI | Catching Up with…Tallon LaFountaine By Billy Rainford   We catch up with California racer, Tallon Lafountaine. | Bigwave photo Tallon LaFountaine lives basically at the base of Big Bear Mountain road. The past couple summers, Tallon has come north and raced like a rider we all wanted to see compete in the entire series. Unfortunately, his plans south of the border stopped him from joining the traveling Canadian