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We Caught Up with Casey Keast after Arlington SX #2

We Caught Up with Casey Keast after Arlington SX #2 By Billy Rainford #300 Casey Keast from Kelowna, BC just raced his second-ever Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Arlington #2 at AT&T Stadium in Texas. He qualified 37th again, was 18th in Heat #2, and then 15th in the LCQ. They’ve been pitting out of a U-Haul box van and trailer but now have their Carlson Racing MX truck and

Arlington SX #2 | ‘The Robe’ is Back to Give Us His Take

Arlington SX #2 | ‘The Robe’ is Back to Give Us His Take By The Robe Where have I been, you ask? Well, first off, that’s really none of your business. Let’ just say I’ve been through some things. However, I’ve come out the other side a better person…I mean, a better The Robe. How much better? Not much. In fact, on a scale of A Robe to The Robe,

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s been a long time since I woke up on a Monday after having been at an actual track on the weekend! Like, in over a year (that’s not entirely true, but you get the point). My coffee tastes just a little bit better this morning. I managed to get over to Gopher Dunes for their Opening Day on Friday. Ontario is so weird, weather-wise. Last year,

Catching Up with Jake Piccolo | KTM Canada

Catching Up with Jake Piccolo | KTM Canada By Billy Rainford Jake Piccolo is the BC rider who’s been on everyone’s radar since he was on little bikes. He’s got blazing speed and is one of the most entertaining riders to watch whenever he’s on the track. He’s signed on with Al Dyck and the gang over at Sky Racing and he’s down at Club MX getting all the pre-season

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford This is normally one of the busiest three days on my calendar for covering Canadians racing down south. With the money race on Thursday (the Pro Circuit Open), the Supercross on Saturday, the Big Boar GNCC race at Hog Waller in Palatka, Florida, and then the finals day of the RCSX on Monday, I’m normally running off my feet and pounding miles on the #DMXVan. This year?

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | February | The 5 P’s

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | February | The 5 P’s By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans! Today, I’m sweating bullets; literally and figuratively.  I’m on the way home from the first round of the Kenny Yoho I-4 MX Series and it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius for my Canadian friends.) Figuratively, it’s February 28 and my column is just now receiving the final Midas touch. Talk about slipping in under

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford You ever pass the blame onto someone else and ask them to, “Remind me _________ because I don’t want to forget!” Of course you have. I did this the other day with Emily. You know when you know you should have written something down but you think “this time will be different…I’ll remember.” Well, I didn’t write it down, Emily forgot, too, and now it’s driving me

The Story Behind the Photo | 1982 Kevin B

The Story Behind the Photo | 1982 Kevin B By Billy Rainford No, he never went on to motocross greatness. In fact, I don’t think he ever lined up on a gate more than a handful of times at Hully Gully Houseleague. However, Kevin B was the first person I met when my family moved to London, Ontario, wayyy back in the day, and he was my friend. This ‘Story

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – January 2021

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – January 2021 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans!  I like to think I could pass for the Energizer Bunny’s sister.  Everyday I’m revved up and ready to go get it, and I barely drink any coffee!  If I do, it’s half-caf!  Some of us naturally have the personality of a crackhead, and need to monitor our caffeine consumption!  To me, everyday might as well be a new year filled

Jumps that Scared Us | The Apple Tree Double

Jumps that Scared Us | The Apple Tree Double By Billy Rainford As I sit here in the DMX World HQ office chair after shovelling some of the heaviest snow of the season, I began looking through a few more old photos from the family album and stumbled onto a few shots that brought something back to me like a recurring nightmare – “The Apple Tree Double Jump” at Hully