Tag "Throwback Thursday"

#TBT Dusty Klatt|Walton National 2007

#TBT Dusty Klatt|Walton National 2007 By Billy Rainford #1 in 2007 was Campbell River, BC’s Dusty Klatt. It was the year Dusty headed south and rode for the Star Racing Yamaha team in Supercross and Motocross. He showed up to race Walton with his #1 plate from the year before on a Blackfoot Red Bull Yamaha 450. He looked extremely fast in practice but then a crash into a fence

#TBT – 2008 Steel City National Photo Report

#TBT – 2008 Steel City Photo Report By Billy Rainford For this one, we go back to the final AMA Outdoor National of the 2008 season at Steel City. Canadian MX1 champion Colton Facciotti and Tyler and Jeremy Medaglia made the drive to Pennsylvania to match up against the best in the world. This Photo Report is from www.mxforum.com. I used to put the captions above the photos… Well, I

#TBT 2009 Walton TransCan Golf Classic

#TBT 2009 Walton TransCan Golf Classic By Billy Rainford One of the most memorable events of the 2009 Canadian MX National Series was the Monster Energy Golf Classic for the Injured Riders Fund. The ‘tournament’ took place Friday afternoon and with Billy Whitley in charge of things people got behind it and raised a bunch of money. What became obvious at the golf course was how little the actual golf

#TBT Cole Thompson Almost Wins Rookie Pro SX in Montreal 2011

#TBT Cole Thompson Almost Wins Rookie Pro SX in Montreal 2011 With all the rekindled excitement for the 2016 West 250 SX series coming up where Brigden, Ontario’s Cole Thompson will line up on the Slaton Racing team on his Royal Distributing Fox KTM backed ride, here’s a look back to Cole’s first big Pro supercross race at the 2011 Montreal SX. I tagged along with him and his family

#TBT Matt Goerke at Gopher Dunes

#TBT Matt Goerke at Gopher Dunes If you have never seen sand specialist Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha rider (and 2016 #1 rider) Matt Goerke put in two effortless motos at the infamous Gopher Dunes track, you owe it to yourself to be there next summer. I always go back to the comment made by John Nelson, “Someone needs to black flag Goerke. I think his throttle is stuck wide open!”

#TBT 2012 Video Interview with Bobby Kiniry

#TBT 2012 Video Interview with Bobby Kiniry With Bobby Kiniry recently announcing his intention to go Pro Bass fishing in the next chapter of his competitive life, it seemed appropriate to dig up an old interview with the long-time Canadian Nationals competitor from New York State. Kyle Carruthers caught up with him at the 2012 Yamaha Press Ride Day up at Motopark. Thanks for all the great memories, Bobby. The

Throwback Thursday – 2007 Gopher Dunes National

Throwback Thursday – 2007 Gopher Dunes National By Billy Rainford Today is travel day as we make our way from Ontario to Penticton, BC for rounds 5 and 6 of the Monster Energy Canadian National AX Tour presented by Royal Distributing. With that in mind, here’s a little #tbt to keep you busy for a while. Without looking them up first, how many of these riders can you name? Remember,

Throwback Thursday – 2011 Southwick National

Throwback Thursday – 2011 Southwick National By Billy Rainford As we head into the final Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross race at Ironman MX in Crawfordsville, Indiana, I took a look at the Canadians who are going to line up and couldn’t help notice the similarity to the 2011 Southwick National. Here’s a quick look back at a tough day in Massachusetts. Let’s see how everyone does this weekend. See

#TBT When/Where Was This?

#TBT When/Where Was This? By Billy Rainford If this shot looks vaguely familiar to the current Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, that’s because this isn’t the first time Honda Canada TLD GDR rider Kyle Keast from Lindsay, Ontario, has ridden a Honda with the big #30 on it. Without going to the Google machine, what year was this and what track was it?