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RJ’s Whip Contest – You Pick the Winner | OTSFF

RJ’s Whip Contest – You Pick the Winner | OTSFF By Billy Rainford The final round of the 2017 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals took place at RJ Motosport Park (RJ’s) just north of Barrie, Ontario. I stood up the hill from the big, marquee jump and shot photos during free practice when the lighting was nice and the bikes were clean. I’ve got a ton of shots so I figured

Faces at the Races | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | Race Tech

Faces at the Races | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | Race Tech By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey, Emily Nicholson, and Billy Rainford It’s always with mixed emotions that we enter the final round of our Pro series. It’s exciting that we are on the verge of crowning a couple champions, but a little depressing that it means the end of yet another season of Rockstar

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX1

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX1 By Jeff McConkey We went into the final round of the Championship with only 15 points between 1st and 2nd. After 19 motos, heading into the 20th and final moto the lead was down to 8. It was a great ending to a great season. We had multiple moto winners and overall winners in our most stacked 450 class

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX2

McThoughts | Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Round 10 | MX2 By Jeff McConkey Well, it was almost a nail-biter of a finish – at least going into the 2nd moto, anyway. Shawn Maffenbeier entered the final round up 11 points on 2nd place Ryan Surratt. Shawn did what was needed to secure his first National Championship, and unfortunately, Surratt crashed out of moto 2 injuring his leg. The final

Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Podcasts

Rockstar MX Nationals | RJ’s Podcasts MX2 #12 Shawn Maffenbeier 1st (1-3) #14 Dylan Wright 2nd (4-1) #33 Casey Keast 7th (8-8) #288 Conner Mullennix 6th (7-6) #146 Marco Cannella 5th (6-5) MX1 #111 Kyle Chisholm 6th (9-5) #41 Michael Fowler MX2 – 10th (13-11), MX1 – 26th (DNF-21) #32 Eric Jeffery 13th (15-14) #377 Christophe Pourcel 1st (2-1)    

6 Questions with #46 Marco Cannella and #424 Austin Watling

6 Questions with #46 Marco Cannella and #424 Austin Watling By Billy Rainford With both Marco Cannella and Austin Watling about to join their ‘Fab 3’ counterpart, #184 Tanner Ward, in the Pro ranks this weekend, we wanted to check in with the pair to get a quick look inside their heads as they make this next big step. We asked them the same 6 questions to see what they

Faces at the Races | Deschambault National | Presented by OTSFF

Faces at the Races | Deschambault National | Presented by OTSFF By Billy Rainford Photos by Jeff McConkey and Bigwave We were back in the town just west of Quebec City this past weekend. Motocross Deschambault can usually be found at or near the top of any rider’s list of favourite tracks on the Rockstar Energy MX National circuit. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate and we had some pretty miserable

McThoughts | Deschambault National | MX1 Class

McThoughts | Deschambault National | MX1 Class By Jeff McConkey Photos by Bigwave The 2017 CMRC Rockstar Energy Pro Nationals MX1 Championship will be going down to the wire. 15 points separate red plate holder and former champion Matt Goerke from 2nd place in the standings, former World Champion Christophe Pourcel. The two went at it both motos in Dechambault. They looked close in speed, but neither could come close