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ICYMI | Catching Up with Colton Facciotti

ICYMI | Catching Up with Colton Facciotti By Billy Rainford Colton Facciotti is the winningest Motocross rider one modern Canadian history. He did what few professional riders are able to do – he went out on top and on his own terms. Ask any retired racer and I bet they’ll all agree that that would be the ideal way to hang up the leathers. Colton is actually out here in

Catching Up with #42 Josh Gedak

Catching Up with #42 Josh Gedak By Billy Rainford It was Week #42 for the Frid’Eh Update this past Friday, but it was a travel day and Josh Gedak has been extremely busy at work, so we’re just getting our interview up now. Here’s what the Alberta racer had to say when we got in touch with him. Direct Motocross: Hey, Josh. It seems like we haven’t seen you in

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jeremy McKie

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jeremy McKie By Billy Rainford In case you missed it, we caught up with the rookie Pro rider who finished 5th in the 250 Rockstar Triple Crown Tour points this season, Jeremy McKie. Jeremy McKie won Parts Canada Rookie of the Year for the 2020 Rockstar Triple Crown Tour. Jeremy finished 5th in the 250 series and is a rider who has the potential to go a long way

ICYMI | Catching Up with Teren Gerber | Troy Lee Designs

ICYMI | Catching Up with Teren Gerber | Troy Lee Designs By Billy Rainford Teren Gerber was #40 for the 2020 Canadian season. We’ve gotten to know him and his mom over the past few years as they travelled the country together a couple years back. Last season, he was hanging out with some trouble makers who don’t know what good music sounds like! (Sorry, I had to.) He’s a mild-mannered

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jason Benny

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jason Benny It looks like Jason Benny has decided to forego racing this season to concentrate on his growing motocross school. Here’s what he had to say when we got in touch with him this week: Direct Motocross: Hello, Jason. Seems like we haven’t seen you in a while! Let’s go back to the beginning to let people get to know you. How did you

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jayce Pennington

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jayce Pennington By Billy Rainford I’d seen Jayce racing down south in the past but had never met the rider from Illinois until he came north to race out series in 2019. He came in with a ton of potential, but struggled with a few lingering injuries that prevented him from performing at the level he was hoping for. Here’s a look at his 2019 Rockstar

Catching Up with Brad Clifford from Migration Unlimited Training

Catching Up with Brad Clifford from Migration Unlimited Training By Greg Poisson Photos by Matt Johnson As a casual onlooker, we see motocross athletes as daredevils, throwing around a 200lb motorcycle through various situations and wonder how they do it… Most top racers these days have a trainer, someone to take the thinking out of the hard work they put in. Brad Clifford is one of these trainers to some

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jack Wright

ICYMI | Catching Up with Jack Wright By Billy Rainford Jack Wright is the rider who should be out there representing the #34, but he suffered a pre-season crash that resulted in a broken leg. The injury has kept him away from the races, but he’s getting ready to start back soon. Jack will always be the guy who decided to drive all the way out to California with me on

ICYMI | Catching Up with #33 Yanick Boucher | Presented by Husqvarna

ICYMI | Catching Up with #33 Yanick Boucher | Presented by Husqvarna By Billy Rainford Last week, we caught up with #33 Yanick Boucher from Hearst, Ontario. Yanick is a rider who is busy in all season here in Canada. He’s a Pro Motocrosser in the summer and a Pro Snowbike Crosser in the winter months. He’s racing at the TransCan at Walton Raceway this week in the Youth Intermediate/Pro

ICYMI | Catching Up with Hayden Halstead | Yamaha Motor Canada

ICYMI | Catching Up with Hayden Halstead | Yamaha Motor Canada By Billy Rainford I get to know pretty much all of the racers and their families in Canadian Motocross and, like I always say, it’s my favourite part of this gig I’ve carved out for myself. When I’m at the races, there is about a zero percent chance that I’m not going to spend time with Hayden and the