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Whatever Happened to…Nick May?

Whatever Happened to…Nick May? By Billy Rainford Do you ever find yourself sitting around thinking about riders you used to watch from years ago and wonder whatever happened to them? I’m sure you have. Unfortunately, many times, the story may not be what you were hoping for in a rider’s life after motocross. However, in the case of Ottawa’s Nick May, you’ll probably be happy with what you’re about to

The Show Must Go On! | The KTM Jr. SX Challenge

The Show Must Go On! | The KTM Jr. SX Challenge By Billy Rainford When we learned that 10 of the bikes used in the KTM Jr. SX Challenge had been stolen two weeks ago while the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series made its annual stop in Atlanta, we figured it was curtains for the Toronto round the very next week. Here’s the KTM USA Instagram post that went up

Frid’Eh Update #10 Presented by Loudmouth MX

Frid’Eh Update #10 Presented by Loudmouth MX By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Welcome to Week #10 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update, this week presented by Loudmouth MX. We’ve gotten used to talking with this year’s #10 rider earlier in the calendar year, but 2017 will see the Aldergrove, BC native, Ontario resident, Colton Facciotti, run the double digit. Colton is a 4-time Canadian MX champion and someone who has raced

2016 Direct Motocross Awards

2016 Direct Motocross Awards By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford It’s that time of year again when we have some fun and hand out our annual Direct Motocross Awards. We try to give out awards in most of the usual categories and add a few of our own for a twist. 2016 was a year of unprecedented competition in our Pro series. With a field this deep, standing out was

Faces at the Races | 2016 Recap

Faces at the Races | 2016 Recap By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Take a trip from Round 1 in Kamloops, BC all the way across Canada to Round 10 in Barrie, ON in this ‘Faces at the Races‘ look at the 2016 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. It’s a long trip so get comfortable!

5 Lap Sprint | Christmas Edition | Part 3

5 Lap Sprint | Christmas Edition | Part 3 By Jeff McConkey Over the last week or so, I reached out to a variety of moto friends – Racers, mechanics, and industry. It’s always a fun time to pick their brains and hear their silly answers to my silly questions. There will be a couple more coming up over the Holidays, so give them a look. Here’s Part 3: What

25 Days of Christmas | Day 21 | Redemption Racing

25 Days of Christmas | Day 21 | Redemption Racing By Billy Rainford Santa Claus was usually incognito when he showed up to catch some of the racing action at the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, but once everyone had packed up and left whichever track we happened to be at, the fat man would swoop in and clear the Redemption Racing pits of every last morsel of food. How else

25 Days of Christmas | Day 16 | Fly Racing Flight Kidney Belt

25 Days of Christmas | Day 16 | Fly Racing Flight Kidney Belt By Billy Rainford Santa Claus has been confused about this one for a while now. Has the human body evolved beyond the use of kidneys? Has something changed inside our guts that now supports them like it never used to, only as far back as the 1990’s? Do riders and racers care less for their bodies’ futures than

25 Days of Christmas | Day 15 | Fox 180 Monster Pro Circuit Special Edition

25 Days of Christmas | Day 15 | Fox 180 Monster Pro Circuit Special Edition By Billy Rainford Since the beginning, Fox Racing and Pro Circuit have been establishing legendary legacies in differing ways: The steel that drives us forward, and the fabric that binds us together. Combined they have a total of 98 pro championships but now they have blended their two unique backgrounds to create a Special Edition gear