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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

Catching Up with…Marcus Nilsen

Catching Up with…Marcus Nilsen By Jeff McConkey When we first saw the fast 3-digit rider in Kamloops on the Husqvarna this summer, many of us were left scratching our heads wondering who it was. From the moment we walked up and spoke to Marcus Nilsen, we knew the friendly Florida rider would be a perfect fit for the Canadian series. Should he return in 2016, he will turn in his

Catching Up with…Jessica Patterson

Catching Up with…Jessica Patterson By Jeff McConkey When word got to us that 5-time WMX champion, Jessica Patterson, was possibly coming to Ulverton to compete in the third and final round of the 2015 CMRC Women’s East Nationals, we were pretty excited. Having won the American WMX title in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and then again in 2010, we knew we would be in for a treat when and if

Catching Up with…Women’s East Nationals Co-Organizer, Leah Clarke

Catching Up with…Women’s East Nationals Co-Organizer, Leah Clarke By Jeff McConkey With the Women’s East Nationals about to start next Saturday at Gopher Dunes, we wanted to catch up with co-organizer, Leah Clarke, to see what she’s been up to leading to this 3-round series. With such a busy schedule, it’s amazing she has time to do such a great job as returning co-organizer of the series. Jeff caught up

Catching Up with…Westen Wrozyna

Catching Up with …Westen Wrozyna By Jeff McConkey Intro by Billy Rainford Making the transition from highly-ranked amateur rider to first-year Pro can sometimes be difficult. It can be even tougher when you’re nursing a lingering injury. Newtonville, Ontario’s Westen Wrozyna found this out in 2014. Although he had a solid year with some impressive highlights, he wasn’t able to compete at the level he is accustomed to. He’s coming

Catching Up with…Jake Streichert

Catching Up with…Jake Streichert By Billy Rainford We’ve been following #194 Jake Streichert‘s progression the past few years and have been nothing short of impressed with his work ethic and speed. As he moved up through the ranks, we could tell he had all the tools needed to take the next step. All he needed was the equipment to do it. Well, he’s turning Pro for 2015 and was set