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Catching Up with…Josh Penner

Catching Up with…Josh Penner By Billy Rainford Manitoba’s Josh Penner has been around the sport of motocross for almost as long as he’s been alive. He’s come up all the way to the Pro level and traveled the circuit chasing his dream. However, lately he’s had his eye even higher in the sky and has made the move to the freestyle side of our extreme sport. Not only that, he’s

Catching Up with…Brett Metcalfe

Catching Up with…Brett Metcalfe By Billy Rainford In case you missed it in this past Friday’s ‘FridEh Update,’ here’s the chat we had with Rockstar Energy MX Nationals‘ 2016 #3 rider, Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha’s Brett Metcalfe: Welcome to Week #3 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update this week presented by Gamma Powersports. For 2016, #3 in the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals will be Australian rider Brett Metcalfe’s number. Brett now calls

Catching Up with…Nuclear Blast Records GM, Gerardo Martinez

Catching Up with…Nuclear Blast Records GM, Gerardo Martinez By Chris Elliott There definitely increased interest in the Slaton Racing team for 250 West Supercross this season. The KTM team is home for Canadian #127 Cole Thompson and #203 Zac Commans who is wearing Canadian FXR Racing gear. Canadian Chris Elliott sat down with one of the title sponsors’ main men, Nuclear Blast Records GM Gerardo Martinez to get his thoughts on

Catching Up with..Ryan Lockhart

Catching Up with…Ryan Lockhart By Billy Rainford #47 Ryan Lockhart has always been one of the most generous Pro riders with his time; whenever we need something, he is quick to help us out. With that in mind, when we had to miss his edition of the Frid’Eh Update a couple weeks ago because we were at the Mini O’s, we knew we had to catch up with him before

Catching Up with…Brittany Gagne

Catching Up with…Brittany Gagne By Jeff McConkey New Hampshire native, #265 Brittany Gagne, has been racing at the top level a long time. In fact, in 2008 she finished 32nd in the WMX and then took 37th in 2009. When she showed up at the Ottawa National at Sand Del Lee this past summer, she looked solid and finished 3rd overall (3-3). She drove all the way from Montana to

Catching Up with…Tanner Ward

Catching Up with…Tanner Ward By Billy Rainford Anyone who has followed Canadian amateur racing over the past few years has literally watched Tanner Ward grow up in front of their eyes. Always a front-runner, Tanner has been ear-marked for great things since first throwing a leg over a bike as a child. His strong performances over the years have attracted lots of manufacturer attention, but it is this latest interest

Catching Up with…Kade Walker

Catching Up with…Kade Walker By Billy Rainford   The name Kade Walker probably gets you wondering whatever happened to that young, super-fast Quebec rider who was moving up the ranks at all the big American amateur nationals. Kade was a highly-touted up and comer and then sort of fell off the radar when he moved to the big bikes. He moved straight to competing in the Pro Am class in

Catching Up with…Cynthia Gautier

Catching Up with…Cynthia Gautier By Jeff McConkey Most of you probably just read the name Cynthia Gautier and said to yourself, “Oh ya. I wonder what ever happened to her?” Well, after being on the motocross scene for years, Cynthia left Canadian moto a couple years ago. If you ever watch Monster Truck competitions on TV, you probably noticed a female driver getting a ton of attention. That person is

Catching Up with…Cade Clason

Catching Up with…Cade Clason By Jeff McConkey If you attended any of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals this past season, you definitely would have noticed the #761 Redemption Racing Fly Dragon KTM 450 of Cade Clason. Cade was consistently the rider chasing the top 4 in the premiere MX1 class and finished an impressive 6th in the championship. We got to know the friendly Ohio-turned-South-Carolina native pretty well over the

Catching Up with…KTM Canada’s Claudie Lapointe

Catching Up with…KTM Canada’s Claudie Lapointe By Jeff McConkey Intro by Billy Rainford If you wondered who the new person running around under the Royal Distributing Fox Racing KTM Canada tent was this past summer, it was Claudie Lapointe. Sometimes with a clipboard in hand, she was in charge of the KTM Canada side of things in the pits. She is also the one you’ll get when you call KTM