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McThoughts|Deschambault National|MX1 Class

McThoughts|Deschambault National|MX1 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The second-to-last round was a good one. Early on, it looked like it was going to be Mike Alessi‘s day as he threw down a heater in qualifying that was a full second faster than anyone. Unfortunately, Mike had a fuel pump issue in moto 1, then proceeded to hit the dirt hard twice in moto 2. Davi Millsaps was

McThoughts|Deschambault National|MX2 Class

McThoughts|Deschambault National|MX2 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Round 9 went off this past Sunday and we crowned our 2016 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals MX2 champion a round early. Cole Thompson was the heavy favourite all season long, for good reason. He was simply the best guy and earned himself a championship. No disrespect to the others, it’s just that Cole was better this year. I don’t

McThoughts|Women’s East Nationals|Deschambault Round 3

McThoughts|Women’s East Nationals|Deschambault Round 3 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford Round 3 of the Women’s East MX Nationals had some great battles. Defending champion Eve Brodeur was very dominant and looks as close to perfect as possible. Behind her we had fellow Americans Shannon Fleming and Brittany Gagne fighting over the vacant spot left by Jacqueline Ross. The track looked good, but seem to have many square, sharp

McThoughts|Riverglade National|MX1 Class|Presented by Toys for Big Boys

McThoughts|Riverglade National|MX1 Class|Presented by Toys for Big Boys By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford 1st Davi Millsaps (1-1): Once again, Davi was his dominant self. He mentioned he liked the Riverglade track the most. He said it most resembled a U.S. track. I don’t want to wish bad luck on anyone, but I would like to see the passing clinic Davi would put on if he had to come

McThoughts|Riverglade National|MX2 Class|Presented by Toys for Big Boys

McThoughts|Riverglade National|MX2 Class|Presented by Toys for Big Boys By Jeff McConkey   1st Dakota Alix (1-4): Dakota is a great addition to our MX2 class. Before the season, I heard rumours that he was possibly coming up for KTM Canada.Well, I really hope they bring him up for 2017 to fill Cole Thompson’s MX2 spot. He’s got all of the tools to compete for a championship, I just think the

McThoughts|Ulverton Round 6|MX1

McThoughts|Ulverton Round 6|MX1 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Both MX1 motos this past weekend in Ulverton had some excitement. The top guys are going so fast right now, they are getting into lappers very early. Moto 1 leader Davi Millsaps came in hot and hit one causing him to go down and hand over an almost certain win. In the 2nd moto, Brett Metcalfe was on the gas and

McThoughts|Ulverton Round 6|MX2

  McThoughts|Ulverton Round 6|MX2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave We had some very good racing this past weekend in Ulverton. Cole Thompson was the winner with two great rides, but a penalty issued by the CMRC dropped him back and took away the moto sweep. Even with the penalty, I don’t think this will effect Cole for the remainder of the season. No disrespect to the others, but Cole

McThoughts|Women’s East Nationals|Ulverton Round 2

McThoughts|Women’s East Nationals|Ulverton Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Round 2 of the Women’s East Nationals went off on Saturday in Ulverton, Quebec. I have been a supporter of the women on both coasts since the start, but this was by far the best racing I have seen, yet.¬† The class is stacked and we have seen some awesome racing in the first 4 motos, and it looks

McThoughts|Gopher Dunes National|MX1

McThoughts|Gopher Dunes National|MX1 By Jeff McConkey We have never had a stacked field like this, ever, not to mention this many guys that are great in the sand. Obviously, Matt Goerke was the heavy favourite going in, but then there is Davi Millsaps. Davi has looked incredible at every round up to date, so why would Gopher Dunes be any different? The weather was hot, like always, and it got

McThoughts|Gopher Dunes Round 5|MX2

McThoughts|Gopher Dunes Round 5|MX2 By Jeff McConkey The East Coast kicked off this past weekend at Gopher Dunes. Gopher is known as the roughest track in North America, and it’s no joke. Many riders come in thinking they ride sand well, then they leave licking their wounds. We had some very good racing up front in the MX2 class. Dakota Alix made a surprise appearance and instantly mixed things up.