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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

Washougal 2017 | Photo Gallery | John Meaney Photos

Washougal 2017 | Photo Gallery | John Meaney Photos Whether you’re from The Rock or The Rockies, you know John Meaney from shooting photos across Canada and the United States. John is originally from Newfoundland but calls Calgary home these days and headed down to Washougal, Washington, to catch the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships race in the town just across the Columbia River from Portland. Check out this photo

Faces at the Races | Pleasant Valley National | Freedom Cycle

Faces at the Races | Pleasant Valley National | Freedom Cycle By Billy Rainford Here’s our weekly look at the riders under their helmets and people just enjoying themselves at the races. It’s our tongue-in-cheek look at some of the personalities in our sport. This week, we’re at Pleasant Valley, just outside Truro, Nova Scotia. Big thanks to Randy McLeod and the gang over at Freedom Cycle here in Truro.

Photo Report | Pleasant Valley National | Freedom Cycle

Photo Report | Pleasant Valley National | Freedom Cycle By Billy Rainford The Rockstar Energy MX Nationals were back at Pleasant Valley in Truro, Nova Scotia, this past Sunday. After a full day of amateur racing on Saturday, the track was prepped and ready to go for the Pro riders. Numbers were a little lower than we’ve seen at the other rounds, so it meant that everyone who signed up