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Monday Morning Coffee | Presented by Renegade Fuel

By Billy Rainford I guess you can add a little Baileys to your coffee at this time of night! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone north of the border here in Canada. We had some family obligations that sort of took us out of the picture for most of the weekend, so that’s why this Monday Morning Coffee goes best with Baileys. It also means it’s story time! Emily and I left

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to another Monday Morning Coffee column. I’d like to welcome Hall Race Fuel and Renegade Fuel to the column. Coffee fuels the body on a Monday and Renegade does the same for your bike! Follow Hall Race Fuel on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/hallracefuel/ It was our last “off” weekend before we get the Supercross ball rolling this coming Saturday at Round 1 of the Rockstar Energy Triple

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Labour Day Monday Morning Coffee. It feels like just yesterday I was welcoming us to the first long weekend of the summer season back in May. Another Canadian Pro Motocross season has come and gone and we find ourselves in a bit of a “shoulder season” between MX and SX. We won’t have very long to wait, though, because the Montreal Supercross will be here before

Report Card | MX Nationals | 450 Class

Report Card | MX Nationals | 450 Class By Billy Rainford It’s time to hand out the report cards for the top 10 of the 450 class in the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Nationals. Here’s a look at how I scored each rider. 1st #1 Colton Facciotti HON (A+) There was a chance we weren’t going to see Colton again after his awful crash in Supercross last season, so

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Wow, two finales in two weeks. It’s been a pretty busy end to the outdoor Motocross season both here in Canada and then at round 12 of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship at Ironman MX in Crawfordsville, Indiana. To be honest, I wanted nothing more than to spend a weekend lying on my couch staring at the TV, but when I learned we had a couple

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford OK, so how about this? You’re getting ready for the Walton TransCan — the biggest and best week in Canadian Amateur Motocross — you’re going to follow that up with what is likely Colton Facciotti‘s final National, you drive up to the track for the Opening Ceremonies on Monday, park the van, open the door, and a headache hits you in the face! And guess what? The

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Welcome to the second biggest Monday of the year. That’s right, we’re about to put the cap on the outdoor season for another year, starting with the TransCan at Walton Raceway. We’re getting ready to head north from London to actually stay on site for the first time…ever. Yes, I’m sure I spent the odd night at the track in an old station wagon or maybe the

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 450 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault National | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford It’s crunch time in the 450 class. 2 motos left, and the 5-time champion Colton Facciotti is leading Mike Alessi by 14 points and Phil Nicoletti by 31. Heading into Deschambault, like always, anything can happen. Mechanical failures, crashes, off days and troubles with pampers could all take a championship away from one rider and give

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford No matter where you go and what you do, there’s no place like home. I had one of my best road trips out in the maritimes the past couple weeks, but I can say that I’m extremely happy to be typing this Monday Morning Coffee from the comfort of my home office. After River Glade, I decided to head over to Miramichi, NB instead of immediately making

McThoughts (Bigwave Edition) | River Glade National | 450 Class

McThoughts (Bigwave Edition) | River Glade National | 450 Class By Billy Rainford Photos by Bigwave Who was going to step up to shut up all the haters from the previous week at Sand Del Lee? That was the question. The track was prepped beautifully this year and the 450 riders had nothing to complain about, as far as the conditions were concerned! Well done, gang. Let’s have a look