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McThoughts | Sand Del Lee – 250 Class

McThoughts | Sand Del Lee – 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Anything can and will happen this season in the 250 class. Jess Pettis has been the fastest, but he has had a few mechanicals. But don’t forget that Shawn Maffenbeier had 4 last year and still won the title. Speaking of Maffenbeier, he has been very good, very smart, and very consistent. Next, we have Dylan

Amateur Open | Supplemental Editorial

Amateur Open | Supplemental Editorial By Billy Rainford Going to the races is a joy for me. I love showing up and reconnecting with the racers, their families, the track owners, and the series organizers. Canadian Motocross is a family and I’m happy to be included. As a journalist, I have the power to project my opinion onto others, be it good or bad, right or wrong. This past weekend

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals Round 1

McThoughts | Women’s East MX Nationals Round 1 By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford No, they are not sisters, cousins, or any relation at all, but it surely was “The Brodeur Show” in Ottawa this past Saturday. Megan, not Eve, got the holeshot and led wire to wire in moto 1. Eve was right there, but just couldn’t make the pass, allowing Megan to grab the win. The big

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford So, after a long couple days in Ottawa, we had the choice of either staying another night in the beautiful neighbourhood of Westboro in the heart of the city or hopping into the DMX Van and pushing it home Sunday night. While the thought of simply driving 20 minutes and calling it a night was tempting, waking up this morning in my own bed and being able

Triple Crown MX Tour | Top 10 Mid-Season Report Cards

Triple Crown MX Tour | Top 10 Mid-Season Report Cards By Billy Rainford It’s that time of year when we look back over the first part of the racing season and hand out grades and report cards. Remember to have yours looked over and signed by a parent or guardian before heading out for practice this Saturday at Sand Del Lee for round 5 of the Rockstar Triple Crown MX

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