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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?

#tbt 2014 ‘Calgary Whip Champion’ Colton Facciotti

#tbt 2014 ‘Calgary Whip Champion’ Colton Facciotti By Billy Rainford We’ve got two track on the Rockstar Energy MX National schedule that lend themselves nicely to this very unofficial and rather impromptu ‘Whip Contest’ we decided to start a couple years ago. We stood beside the big International Jump on the Wild Rose MX track in Calgary, Alberta, during free practice and started pointing our cameras at the riders as

Throwback Thursday: The Class of 2009 Flashback Photo Report

Throwback Thursday: The Class of 2009 Flashback Photo Report By Billy Rainford If you’re ever looking for the next great North American motocross rider, you can usually head to the nearest big American Amateur National to find them. Some will argue against the necessity of these big-money events. I’ve heard the argument that some of the biggest new talent doesn’t have the opportunity to race all of these events. Well,

#TBT Throwback Thursday: Jolene Van Vugt – Gopher Dunes 2007

#TBT Throwback Thursday: Jolene Van Vugt – Gopher Dunes 2007 By Billy Rainford Back in 2007, London, Ontario’s Jolene Van Vugt was the defending Canadian Women’s Motocross Champion. Jolene’s life has seen many changes since then: she’s a member of The Nitro Circus crew, she’s been a stuntwoman in a big-time Batman movie, she was the first woman to do a whole bunch of upside-down tricks, and she’s probably logged

Throwback Thursday – 2008 Gopher Dunes National. Grab a Coffee…

Throwback Thursday – 2008 Gopher Dunes National. Grab a Coffee… By Billy Rainford I was looking for something completely different today and stumbled onto this 2008 ‘War and Peace’ version of a photo report from the Gopher Dunes National. I did this report for MX Forum and really sank my teeth into it! It goes on and on, so be sure to get comfortable and be well hydrated before you