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ICYMI | Catching Up with Jason Benny

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jason Benny It looks like Jason Benny has decided to forego racing this season to concentrate on his growing motocross school. Here’s what he had to say when we got in touch with him this week: Direct Motocross: Hello, Jason. Seems like we haven’t seen you in a while! Let’s go back to the beginning to let people get to know you. How did you

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jayce Pennington

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jayce Pennington By Billy Rainford I’d seen Jayce racing down south in the past but had never met the rider from Illinois until he came north to race out series in 2019. He came in with a ton of potential, but struggled with a few lingering injuries that prevented him from performing at the level he was hoping for. Here’s a look at his 2019 Rockstar

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jack Wright

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jack Wright By Billy Rainford Jack Wright is the rider who should be out there representing the #34, but he suffered a pre-season crash that resulted in a broken leg. The injury has kept him away from the races, but he’s getting ready to start back soon. Jack will always be the guy who decided to drive all the way out to California with me on

ICYMI | Catching Up with #33 Yanick Boucher | Presented by Husqvarna

ICYMI | Catching Up with #33 Yanick Boucher | Presented by Husqvarna By Billy Rainford Last week, we caught up with #33 Yanick Boucher from Hearst, Ontario. Yanick is a rider who is busy in all season here in Canada. He’s a Pro Motocrosser in the summer and a Pro Snowbike Crosser in the winter months. He’s racing at the TransCan at Walton Raceway this week in the Youth Intermediate/Pro

ICYMI | Catching Up with Hayden Halstead | Yamaha Motor Canada

ICYMI | Catching Up with Hayden Halstead | Yamaha Motor Canada By Billy Rainford I get to know pretty much all of the racers and their families in Canadian Motocross and, like I always say, it’s my favourite part of this gig I’ve carved out for myself. When I’m at the races, there is about a zero percent chance that I’m not going to spend time with Hayden and the

ICYMI | Catching up with Chase Marquier

ICYMI | Catching up with Chase Marquier By Billy Rainford We met him last season at McNabb Valley MX in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Chase Marquier is the super-nice guy from Oklahoma with the fancy French name. Most people know there’s another person out there roaming the world with the same name as them, but I bet Chase is an original. Chase was the fill-in rider for the Manluk Racing Team when Cheyenne Harmon did a number on himself at

ICYMI | Catching Up with Brad Nauditt

ICYMI | Catching Up with Brad Nauditt By Billy Rainford Washington State rider, Brad Nauditt. It seems like just yesterday the holeshot master was making his debut up here in Canada, but it was like 10 years ago now! Brad made a name for himself right away and became one of those riders from the USA that we happily adopt as one of our own. Every time Brad tries to retire

ICYMI | Catching Up with Westen Wrozyna | Troy Lee Designs

ICYMI | Catching Up with Westen Wrozyna | Troy Lee Designs By Billy Rainford For 2020, #20 belongs to a rider we’ve all watched grow up and turn into one of our top riders in the Pro ranks over the years. Westen Wrozyna came up through the amateur ranks as a top prospect to keep our eyes on. He had some of the greatest rides and battles at the TransCan at Walton Raceway over the