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Photo Report | AMO/MMRS Madoc National

Photo Report | AMO/MMRS Madoc National By Jeff McConkey Photos by Randy Wiebe This year’s annual AMO/MMRS Madoc National went off this past weekend. There were a few noticeable changes from years past. This year the biggest change was the addition of the 3-moto format, and racing starting Friday afternoon. I am a huge fan of both. I really like the 3-moto format, so each rider gets 3 chances to

Photo Report | A Day at the MMRS MX School | Husqvarna Canada

Photo Report | A Day at the MMRS MX School | Husqvarna Canada By Jeff McConkey Photos by Don Carr This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to be involved in the annual MMRS Motocross School. This year’s one-day school had an incredible 110 students, and featured some first-time riders all of the way up to some of the most seasoned vet riders (and I mean that in the nicest

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 450 Class

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The best 450 riders in the world looked pretty shaky at times on the tough Oakland track. Everyone but Eli Tomac. Eli was once again on a complete other level than the rest of the field. It’s almost like he didn’t realize that it was rutted and super sketchy. He caught and gapped Ryan Dungey after

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 250 Class

McThoughts | Oakland SX | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Oakland was a man’s track on Saturday night. The wet conditions made for very scary sections, and almost everyone had issues. You were taking off in ruts and somehow hoping to land in a rut. Once again, our points leader was forced into the LCQ, and once again he somehow turned that into a good start

Product Test | 17 FXR REVO Gear

Product Test | 17 FXR REVO Gear By Jeff McConkey Lead photo by Mitch Goheen When you hear the name FXR, you instantly think of snow gear. Well, not for long. FXR has been in the motocross gear game for quite some time now, but for 2017, I think they have hit a home run. Just in time for some great fall riding, I sent our friend, FXR Brand Manager

Tailgating with…Austin Watling and Tanner Ward

Tailgating with…Austin Watling and Tanner Ward By Billy Rainford Here in Episode 3 and 3.5, Jeff McConkey ‘tailgates’ with young up-and-coming Intermediate racers, Austin Watling and Tanner Ward. As is the point of these unstructured interviews, things don’t always go according to plan. We even have to stop this one halfway in! But that’s the point of tailgating. As the song says, “All bets are off, once you put the

McThoughts|Women’s East Nationals|RJ’s Round 4

McThoughts|Women’s East Nationals|RJ’s Round 4 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The fourth and final round of the Women’s East Nationals went off on Saturday at RJ’s. The turnout was weak (23 riders) for whatever reasons, but the action was still very good. This was the first time where our young champion was really challenged in both motos. Shannon Fleming looked like she had a moto win in her

2016 Women’s East Nationals|Preview

2016 Women’s East Nationals|Preview By Jeff McConkey The first round of the Women’s East Nationals kicks off this Saturday at Gopher Dunes. Ever since the final checkered flag flew last season at Ulverton, series co-organizers, Sylvain Brodeur and Leah Clarke, have been hard at work to make 2016 even better. A 4th round at RJ’s has been added and the girls now have 8 motos to prove who is tops

Faces at the Races|2016 Red Bud National

Faces at the Races|2016 Red Bud National Photos and Captions by Jeff McConkey Red Bud is a bucket list item. If you’ve never been, plain and simple, you need to go. You can see great racing at each and every round of the AMA Nationals, but Red Bud is more. To start off, it’s the most beautiful track layout you could imagine. It has big jumps, elevation, sand, and a