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2017 Mini O’s | SX Tuesday

2017 Mini O’s | SX Tuesday By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave First off, let us say thank you to these folks who are helping out with this latest motocross road trip: After getting the go-ahead to drive Monday Morning, Jeff and I jumped into the DMX Van and pointed it south and made it to Gatorback Cycle Park faster than I’ve ever done it before. The

Photos from Saturday Qualifying at the 2017 MXON

Photos from Saturday Qualifying at the 2017 MXON By Billy Rainford Team Canada MXON didn’t set the world on fire today in qualifying, but they got the job done and are going straight to the A Mains Sunday at the 2017 MXON at Matterley Basin in Winchester, England. The team of Colton Facciotti, Shawn Maffenbeier, and Tyler Medaglia placed 15th overall and will not have to suffer the stress of

Team Canada Photos from Thursday Practice at Cusses Gorse in England

Team Canada Photos from Thursday Practice at Cusses Gorse in England By Billy Rainford Team Canada MXON was over at the track called Cusses Gorse Thursday for final preparations for the 2017 MXON at Matterley Basin here in England. The track is located only 10 minutes from Stonehenge (my second favourite henge…) and the roads getting to it gave all of us who were behind the wheel fits. You’d think

Who Ran Canada’s 2017 MXON Numbers in 2009 and How’d They Do?

Who Ran Canada’s 2017 MXON Numbers in 2009 and How’d They Do? By Billy Rainford This coming weekend in England, Team Canada MXON will again compete for the Chamberlain Trophy against the best riders the world has to offer. Canada’s race numbers for 2017 will be 28, 29, and 30. So, how did the riders running those numbers do back in 2009 is the question everyone is asking. No? Sorry,

Photo Report | Gopher Dunes Sandstorm Arenacross | Atlas Brace

Photo Report | Gopher Dunes Sandstorm Arenacross | Atlas Brace By Billy Rainford Photos by Emily Nicholson and Bigwave The 9th annual Gopher Dunes ‘Sandstorm’ event took place this past weekend at the famous sand track outside Tillsonburg, Ontario. Saturday consisted of the Arenacross portion and the inaugural Shift Holeshot Challenge. With a perfect set up and ideal weather conditions, the Arenacross track was ready for some tight indoor-style racing.

Photo Report | Gopher Dunes Quicksand Sprint Enduro | OTSFF

Photo Report | Gopher Dunes Quicksand Sprint Enduro | OTSFF By Billy Rainford I’d never been to a ‘Sprint Enduro’ before. I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t really understand the format. I wasn’t alone. This format is relatively new to North America and Derek Schuster and Wayne Carroll from Gopher Dunes know a great thing when they see it and jumped into the Sprint Enduro game with

Photo Report | Ironman MX AMA National | OTSFF

Photo Report | Ironman MX AMA National | OTSFF Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford We made the drive to Indiana this past weekend to catch the final round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Ironman MX. Canadian #2 MX2 rider, Dylan Wright, was set to race his second of 2 late season AMA races and we didn’t want to miss it. Wright raced the week before

Photo Report | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | OTSFF

Photo Report | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | OTSFF By Billy Rainford The 2017 Rockstar Energy MX nationals came to an exciting conclusion this past weekend at RJ Motosport Park in Barrie, Ontario. With neither class clinched, both points leaders were terrified to make a mistake, while the riders chasing them down wanted to do whatever they needed to make up the difference. The MX2 battle was

Photo Report | Moncton National | Toys for Big Boys

Photo Report | Moncton National | Toys for Big Boys By Billy Rainford It’s hard to believe we’re already talking about round 8 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals for 2017, but we are. There are only 2 rounds left to go and the leaders in both classes seem to be doing what they need to keep their hopes of titles alive. #12 Shawn Maffenbeier went 1-1 in MX2 to