Tag "Photo Reports"

Faces at the Races | Canada AX Tour | Barrie Round 2

Faces at the Races | Canada AX Tour | Barrie Round 2 By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Billy Rainford We were 45 minutes north of Toronto at the Molson Centre for round 2 of the 2016 Canadian National Arenacross Championships this past Saturday. After some close racing the previous week in Sarnia, we were treated to more of the same in Barrie. However, ‘Faces at the Races’

McThoughts | Canadian AX Tour | Barrie Round 2

McThoughts | Canadian AX Tour | Barrie Round 2 By Jeff McConkey Round 2 of the Canadian National AX Tour kicked off Saturday night at the Molson Center in Barrie, Ontario. Once again, the Pro turnout was great. The track was quite a bit tighter than last week and made for some close racing. Early on in practice, the guys had gotten down to the plywood in spots. The track

Photo Report | 2016 MXON | Maggiora Italy

Photo Report | 2016 MXON | Maggiora Italy By Billy Rainford Photos by James Lissimore Wow! That’s pretty much all you can say after being at a MXON in Europe. I woke up in a cold sweat last night having nightmares of bladeless chainsaws revving out at 12000rpms, and megaphones, and horns, and anything you could modify to make an already loud machine even louder. I forgot to put in

Walton TransCan|Just the Friday Mud

Walton TransCan|Just the Friday Mud By Billy Rainford Jeff Morgan and I just stood by the van and snapped shots as the poor riders in the MX3 Jr. A and MX3 Jr. B classes tried to get their final motos of the day in. It was ugly, but it makes for some unique shots, so here we go. No words are really necessary here.

Photo Report|Rockstar Energy Nationals|RJ’s Round 10

Photo Report|Rockstar Energy Nationals|RJ’s Round 10 By Billy Rainford Photos by Tyler Spikman and Billy Rainford The 2016 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals have come to an end. We’ve gone from from coast to coast and then some! Yes, there were a few surprises along the way, but the riders who came out on top of the MX2 and MX2 really shouldn’t have shocked anyone. Cole Thompson and Davi Millsaps

Faces at the Races|2016 Red Bud National

Faces at the Races|2016 Red Bud National Photos and Captions by Jeff McConkey Red Bud is a bucket list item. If you’ve never been, plain and simple, you need to go. You can see great racing at each and every round of the AMA Nationals, but Red Bud is more. To start off, it’s the most beautiful track layout you could imagine. It has big jumps, elevation, sand, and a

Photo Report: New Era Motopark Cup|Round 2

Photo Report: New Era Motopark Cup|Round 2 By Billy Rainford Here’s a look at some of the racing action from Round 2 of the New Era Motopark Cup in Chatsworth, Ontario. It was a great weekend with lots of tight racing and a chance to look at a few riders who will now head west to compete in the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. Here’s a look at some of the

Canada AX Tour – Penticton Photo Report

Canada AX Tour – Penticton Photo Report By Billy Rainford And to think we wondered how we were going to top the bar-banging action witnessed in Sarnia two weeks before! Arenacross has long been synonymous with aggressive riding. To be sure, the hockey-rink-sized tracks make getting around a rider easily a difficult proposition in the best of circumstances. Add to this mixture a couple riders who are very close in

Moncton National Photo Report

Moncton National Photo Report Photos and captions by Billy Rainford After missing the event last summer, I was sure to make the trip out to River Glade MX in Moncton, NB for round 8 of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals this year. Although numbers were down for the Pro motos Sunday (34 MX2 / 29 MX1), the atmosphere and the crowd still make this one of the best rounds of

Unsung: 2015 New Jersey SX

Unsung: 2015 New Jersey SX Photos and captions by Billy Rainford I thought I’d take a slightly different approach to this race and give the riders who made the mains but didn’t make the top 10 some coverage in a new column we’re going to call, ‘Unsung.’ Actually, in the future this column might feature those riders who showed up and gave it a shot but didn’t either make the