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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Well, we’ve done it. We’ve gotten ourselves back to racing at the Nationals, and it feels great. I speak for myself, of course, because I wasn’t out there pounding out laps under the hot sun on the rough Gopher Dunes track! It’s easy for me to say it feels good. However, I’m guessing there are a lot of Pro riders out there who were happy to sleep

Faces at the Races | RED BUUUDDD!

Faces at the Races | RED BUUUDDD! By Billy Rainford Photos by Billy Rainford and Emily Nicholson With the break in the Canadian schedule still going, I decided DMX should make an appearance at at least one round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship in the USA. And what better round to hit than the annual 4th of July party that is Red Bud. It was sunny, hot,

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | 450 Class

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | 450 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Billy Rainford We have the most talent ever in a Canadian series in this seasons 450 class. There aren’t going to be any nights off or easy motos, and every single point is going to count right up until the end. Saturday night in Barrie, it was time for Matt Goerke to shine. Matt has been riding well

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | 250 Class

McThoughts | Barrie Arenacross | 250 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave Saturday night was the final round for the Arenacross portion of our Rockstar Triple Crown series. Although we are missing quite a few top notch riders, the guys we do have put on a great show. The racing was clean and exciting with Tyler Medaglia taking the final win for Arenacross. It wasn’t easy for Tyler as

Brainstorm | A Look at the Racing in Calgary | 250 Class

Brainstorm | A Look at the Racing in Calgary | 250 Class By Billy Rainford Photos by John Meany (@meandawg15) We’re now two races into the 2019 Rockstar Triple Crown Arenacross Series; Abbotsford and Calgary are now in the books. We’ve had 4 different winners in 4 different main events, and that’s good for the fans. Here’s a look at what I thought of the 250 racing in Calgary. 250

Brainstorm | Nashville SX | 250 East

Brainstorm | Nashville SX| 250 East Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford Jeff McConkey was too busy having fun and ripping around on his brand new 450 in his new Fox gear to do his usual ‘McThoughts,’ so I’ll take over his gig for this week and give it the old ‘Brainstorm‘ treatment. I was at the race down on the track, and this was a weird one from start

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Let’s make this one a double shot of espresso! We pulled into the driveway just after 5:00am after making our way home from Nashville, Tennessee, making that a long drive through the night, but not the ultra-marathon that is a drive home from California. Nothing I can’t handle. Let me say this: Nashville is a stop on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross circuit that belongs on the

Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb Talk about the Houston SX Contact

Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb Talk about the Houston SX Contact By Billy Rainford Monster Energy AMA Supercross is a big league series with big league spectator numbers and big league money at stake. But at what point does the fact that you are teammates come into play and you tell yourself it’s important to the sponsors and a whole bunch of people on the same team that you both

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hey, guess what happened since the last Monday Morning Coffee column. It’s spring! It’s almost time to get Mondays started with a coffee outside on the front porch while I think about random stories that may or may not entertain DMX readers.We’re not quite there yet, but we’re close. I was fortunate enough to spend a large portion of this past winter in warm climates – California