Tag "Photo Reports"

Brainstorm | Top 11 Teams at the 2018 MXON

Brainstorm | Top 11 Teams at the 2018 MXON By Billy Rainford MXON 2018 at Red Bud has come and gone. Team France were champions for the 5th time in a row — that’s a dynasty! In this column, I’ll give my thoughts on the performances of the top 10 teams, as well as Team Canada. 10. Germany (78 Points) – Ken Roczen (MXGP), Henry Jacobi (MX2), Max Nagl (Open).

Photos from Saturday Qualifying at the MXON

Photos from Saturday Qualifying at the MXON By Billy Rainford Here’s what happened during the qualifying motos at the 2018 MXON at Red Bud. MXGP Qualifying Heat MXGP – Classification Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Time laps Diff. First Diff. Prev. Bestlaptime in lap Speed 1 19 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 24:57.036 11 0:00.000 0:00.000 2:02.440 2 53.3 2 58 Roczen, Ken GER AMA Honda 25:18.322 11 0:21.286

Saturday MXON Photos | Practice

Saturday MXON Photos | Practice By Billy Rainford Riders have finally hit the track here at the Red Bud MXON here in Buchanan, Michigan. With all the rain we received overnight and this morning, the call was made to postpone free practice an hour, to 11:00am. The bikes hit the track in order of MXGP, MX2, and Open. The early times were pretty slow as riders fought their way through

MXON Opening Ceremonies | Friday Photos

MXON Opening Ceremonies | Friday Photos By Billy Rainford We’re almost ready to drop the gate on the 2018 MXON at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan. Did you know I was at the event the very first time it was held in the USA? Well, I was, and the year was 1987 and the track was Unadilla. This is the 72nd running of the event and it’s back in the

Thursday Photos from Team Canada MXON

Thursday Photos from Team Canada MXON By Billy Rainford Today was the day to head to the off-site spot to pick up media credentials. I’ll be honest, I’ve been doing this a long time and I still get nervous as I make way closer to the lady in the kiosk. For some reason, I’m still surprised when my name actually appears on the list…IN INK! This year, the process went

London Supercross | Amateur Photos | Strikt

London Supercross | Amateur Photos | Strikt By Billy Rainford Let me start this short photo report by asking one simple question: “Where the heck was everyone?!” This was a rare chance for amateur riders to ride a Supercross track in Canada. If you’re from Ontario or somewhere close, why weren’t you out there on the track? I know you don’t have ‘A-Kit Supercross suspension,’ but you probably aren’t at

Faces at the Races | London Supercross | Strikt Gear

Faces at the Races | London Supercross | Strikt Gear By Billy Rainford The circus we know as the Rockstar Triple Crown SX Tour came to my hometown of London, Ontario, this past weekend. I’ve cycled past Delaware Speedway hundreds of times, as it sits just southwest of the city along one of the most popular cycling routes in the area. This past weekend, I actually spent time inside the

Faces at the Races | Montreal Supercross

Faces at the Races | Montreal Supercross By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford It’s been a busy week, so we’re a little late with our ‘Faces at the Races‘ column from the Montreal Supercross last Saturday. So, with it currently residing in the ‘better late than never’ category, here’s our look at some of the people from in and around Olympic Stadium last weekend.    

Delaware Speedway | Wednesday Track Build Day

Delaware Speedway | Wednesday Track Build Day By Billy Rainford On our way back to London from Gopher Dunes this afternoon, we decided to swing southwest of the city and check out the progress at Delaware Speedway where round 2 of the Rockstar Triple Crown Supercross Tour will take place this Saturday. It looks like a mini Daytona. Check it out.  

Gopher Dunes SX Track | Practice Photos

Gopher Dunes SX Track | Practice Photos By Billy Rainford Since we’re here in London, ON this week at Delaware Speedway just southwest of the city, we knew riders would be taking advantage of the Gopher Dunes Supercross/Arenacross practice track, so James Lissimore and I headed over to see who was putting in the laps. I shot photos and some video. We were joking about how everyone uses slow motion