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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford It’s my first Monday home in over a month and it feels weird. I’m already ready to hit the road for the next adventure. It doesn’t take long to recharge my racing battery and be chomping at the bit to get going again. We had a break in our action and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was down in Tennessee at Muddy Valley. There was a

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, it’s Monday so this must be Oak Bluffs, MB. Every year, for quite a few now, FXR has invited us to their HQ just outside Winnipeg for a great day of riding after the 4th round of the Canadian Nationals; this year, it was McNabb Valley MX north of Brandon, MB. New this time was a BBQ dinner Sunday night and a chance for everyone to

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good morning from Jasper, Alberta. After a wild weekend in Prince George for round 3 of the Rockstar Triple Crown MX Tour, it’s time to start heading east and get ready for another new track on the circuit. We’re all meandering our way through the Rocky Mountains headed for the small town of Minnedosa, Manitoba, that sits just north of Brandon and a couple hours west of

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Good morning from “Beautiful British Columbia.” I realize it is now afternoon in the rest of the country, but this new schedule has made it pretty difficult to get content up as quickly as we would like. I don’t want to miss the Parts Canada Amateur Open regional championships on Sundays, so it means I have to be back at the track without any time to work

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 450 Class

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave 450 Class This is the most stacked 450 class ever in Canada. We have 5-7 guys who could win a moto on any given Saturday. Sure, the talent falls off hard around 15, but who cares. The racing will be great all season long and you can count on multiple winners. The track in Calgary

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 250 Class

McThoughts | Calgary – Round 1 | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave 250 Class Going into Round 1, I honestly thought the 250 class might not be as exciting as the 450’s. Like always, I was wrong. There are quite a few top guys that can step up at any moment. I have said a few times that I think Jess Pettis will win here and there

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. As such, it is the Monday between the 18th to the 24th inclusive, and thus is always the penultimate Monday of May. Official name: Victoria Day, French: FĂȘte de la Reine Also called: May Long Weekend, May Long, May Two-Four, May Run Observed by: Canadians

Brainstorm | 2018 450 Motocross Preview

Brainstorm | 2018 450 Motocross Preview By Billy Rainford The first round of the Rockstar Triple Crown Motocross Tour is less than 2 weeks away. We already took a look at the 250 Class, so let’s have a closer look at what I think we can expect this summer in the premiere 450 Class. These are in order of overall standings from 2017. 450 Class #2 MATT GOERKE: Rockstar Energy

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford I hope everyone had a great weekend and got to spend some quality time with your mothers. I don’t go to the races with my parents anymore, but I sure remember the days when I did. Some of you reading this now are still traveling your circuit with them while others, like me, have all the great memories to look back on. As a kid, you don’t

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, to say I don’t feel any older would be a lie. How can we already be through another Monster Energy AMA Supercross season?! How did 17 rounds go by in the blink of an eye? Is it just me or is time careening out of control into the future? Oh well, at least we had a new 450 champ this year. With the domination of Ryan