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ICYMI | Catching Up with…#800 Mike Alessi

ICYMI | Catching Up with…#800 Mike Alessi By Billy Rainford Mike Alessi came up through the American amateur ranks like a house on fire. I’m not sure if that’s an appropriate cliché, but I’m going with it. He won everything is sight and had a historic charge through the big Amateur Nationals, battling Ryan Villopoto every step of the way. Mike has chosen his familiar #800 as his Canadian career

Frid’Eh Update #4 Presented by 100%

Frid’Eh Update #4 Presented by 100% By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to Week #4 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update Presented by 100%. We’ll try to do our best, but I have spent the past two days driving from Ontario to Aspen, Colorado, for the 2018 Winter X Games, so I’m on the ragged edge, to say the least. Week #4 belongs to the California native who

Catching Up with…Mike Alessi

Catching Up with…Mike Alessi By Billy Rainford #800 Mike Alessi has been racing Motocross for as long as he can remember. The California native came up through the amateur ranks as one of the fastest riders ever. He’s raced all over the world and has most recently found a home racing our Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. Mike finished 5th last season and hopes to finish on the top step of the

Frid’Eh Update #5 Presented by Gamma Powersports

Frid’Eh Update # 5 Presented by Gamma Powersports By Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford In 2017, #5 belongs to #800 Mike Alessi. Mike was back in action last summer and really seemed to enjoy his time north of the border. Mike could always be found hanging around the starting line before the MX2 motos chatting with riders and giving gate pick advise to those who asked. Mike has always been known

Mike Alessi to Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki?

Mike Alessi to Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki? With Brett Metcalfe making the move to the Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha team for 2016, it left a big hole to fill on the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki squad. Who would be out there to challenge for wins that they could talk to? How about #800 Mike Alessi? Great idea! With Alessi’s usual MotoConcepts teammate Vince Friese already signed to race MX1 for

Frid’Eh Update #2 Presented by Mongoose Machine

DMX Frid’Eh Update #2 Presented by Mongoose Machine By Jeff mcConkey, Dawn McClintock, and Billy Rainford Hello and welcome to the DMX Frid’Eh Update #2 this week presented by Mongoose Machine. Week #2 goes to the rider from California who came north to make the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals something to remember in 2014. Each week you knew #800 Smartop MotoConcepts rider Mike Alessi would have the speed to win,

Canadian Motocross is in a Good Place Right Now / The Alessi Effect

Canadian Motocross is in a Good Place Right Now / The Alessi Effect Story and photos by Billy Rainford A lot gets said about the state of Canadian Motocross. A lot of negative things get said about Canadian Motocross. Sometimes, the most heard voices are the ones who scream the loudest and, unfortunately, those are usually the vocal chords attached to the ‘nay-est sayers’ in the crowd. But what is