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Brainstorm | Sarnia Arenacross | 450 Class

Brainstorm | Sarnia Arenacross | 450 Class By Billy Rainford 450 Class 1. 16 Cole Thompson KTM: Like Maffenbeier in the 250 class, Cole is proving he is the one to beat in the Arenacross portion of the Triple Crown. Cole was putting his KTM anywhere he wanted. He would take the inside after the whoops, grab a handful of throttle and easily clear the finish line double, avoiding all

Brainstorm | Sarnia Arenacross | 250 Class

Brainstorm | Sarnia Arenacross | 250 Class By Billy Rainford We’re now just one weekend away from crowning our first champions of the 2018 season. Round 4 of the Rockstar Triple Crown Arenacross Tour took place at Progressive Auto Sales Arena in Sarnia, Ontario, Saturday. The hockey arena where the Sarnia Sting call home was a sell out for the motocross racing Saturday night. Two riders have emerged as the

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hello, and welcome to another week starting out with a little Morning Coffee. Well, I think we finally got what we’ve been looking for with the new Rockstar Triple Crown Arenacross Tour — a real motocross happening. So far this season, the racing has been good but the amount of spectators in the buildings to witness it has left a lot to be desired. As we all

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Easter Weekend, everyone. I hope you all had a chance to see family and get your fill of turkey for the 2nd time in 4 months. How did turkey get relegated to 3 meals per year, anyway? I eat it at Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, and that’s it. I can’t think of any other meal that has a specific purpose like turkey does. Anyway, when you’re

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford You guys are in luck! Although I’m still loopy from this pretty harsh cold I managed to catch in the Jetwerx office in Calgary last week, I really feel like typing some long-winded stories this morning. No, that’s not the lucky part on your end. Fortunately for you, I was up all night coughing and now I don’t have enough time to blather on incessantly before the

Brainstorm | Rockstar Triple Crown | Calgary Round 3

Brainstorm | Rockstar Triple Crown | Calgary Round 3 By Billy Rainford Since Jeff McConkey wasn’t out in Calgary for the Rockstar Triple Crown Arenacross Tour this past weekend, I’ll take another shot at one his McThoughts-type columns and talk about what I saw in Calgary. I think we were all happy to put round 1 behind us and move forward with more normal racing conditions. The track was great

McThoughts | St. Louis Supercross | 450 Class

McThoughts | St. Louis Supercross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The 450 class this season has been riddled with injuries, so far. Add in top riders like Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin making rookie mistakes here and there, and then you have guys like Jason Anderson being super-consistent, and, well, it gives you some results you just weren’t expecting. Anderson has been fast and fit,

McThoughts | St. Louis Supercross | 250 Class

McThoughts | St. Louis Supercross | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford The 250 East class took to the track Saturday night in St. Louis and the racing was, once again, very good. It’s a good sign that our sport is in good hands when we have this many guys out hurt, and the racing is still exciting. Not to disrespect the others, but we are seeing

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another great weekend of racing is in the books. Heading into Calgary for rounds 2 and 3 of the Rockstar Triple Crown Arenacross Tour, there were a few stories to keep an eye on. Carson Brown got the opportunity to race for the TiLube Honda team in the western swing of the Amsoil Arenacross series. Kourtney Lloyd and Cycle North gave Carson the opportunity to race up

McThoughts | Daytona Supercross | 450 Class

McThoughts | Daytona Supercross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave 450 Class Jason Anderson entered Daytona with a huge points lead. His night started rough, going down in his heat, and things got worse during the main. At one point, it looked like his points lead was almost gone, but a bit of luck for Anderson, and bad luck for Marvin Musquin, helped Anderson leave with a