Frid’Eh Update #6 | Ryder McNabb Talks about Heading to Supercross Futures | RP Race Performance
Welcome to Week #6 of the DMX Frid’Eh Update brought to you by RP Race Performance. As I type this, we’re on our way back from Scott Sports Canada up in the heart of Cottage Country in Bracebridge, Ontario. We’re breaking temperature records all over southwestern Ontario today as we should get up to 14 Celsius in the DMX HQ city of London.
All it took was for my buddy, Cary Hitchen, to ask me if my 2016 Scott Spark MTB was for sale and Emily and I were on our way north to pick up a couple new rides from the distributor, Mica Sport Canada. I hope Cary was serious about buying it, otherwise, I’m in trouble!
We stayed overnight in a nice hotel right on the river by the falls in downtown Bracebridge. We Googled a dog park and found one nice and close so we could tire out our 10-month-old aussiedoodle, Olive, before heading out for dinner at a popular place on the little strip. All0in-all, it was a really nice trip.
Of course, I managed to pick up a cold either at Ford Field in Detroit last week or at the cheap Fit 4 Less gym near our place. I’ll go ahead and assume it was the gym, even though I did everything I could to sanitize myself and the equipment.
Emily has taken over the driving duties while I type this, but it means I don’t have time to transcribe the interview we did last night as Ryder was heading back to his place in Menifee, California, after a day at a Supercross practice track. Like last week with Tyler Medaglia, this interview will go up as a podcast. Here’s the link to our interview with T-Dags, in case you missed it: CLICK HERE.
Ryder came into our season last summer coming back from an injury, and most of us were unsure if he would be up to speed and be able to defend his 2022 250 title. Well, he wasn’t off the podium the entire summer and took the 250 title again in 2023 in what was an incredible season for the Red Bull KTM Canada rider.
He did’t race the “indoor” portion of the series and still took home the Triple Crown title over Mitchell Harrison, who would have taken the honours had he not scored zero points at the first round in Edmonton. Mitchell came up 6 points short.
Here’s a look at Ryder’s season:
250 Triple Crown:
Ryder has himself an agent in our old friend Jacob Hayes and they were able to put a deal together that will see our young champion race the 2024 Supercross Futures series (starting at Daytona International Speedway on March 2nd) and then the 250 AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the AEO KTM team.
I will likely type out this interview as soon as I can, but in the meantime you can find it as a podcast interview wherever you get your podcasts. Here are the Spotify and Apple Podcast links:
Tyler Gibbs Talks about the GT Arena Motocross Series
We also had #22 Tyler Gibbs from Mission, BC in the USA racing the GT Arena Motocross series for the CREO KTM team. Tyler finished 7th in the Pro class and the team will now switch their attention to the remaining 250 East Supercross series that will continue next week in Arlington, Texas.
Here are the final point standings:
We gave him a call this week to talk about it all, and you can find our podcast interview wherever you get your podcasts. Here are the Spotify and Apple Podcast links:
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Monster Energy AMA Supercross Round 6 | Glendale, Arizona
We have 1 Canadian lining up in the KTM Junior SX race in Arizona. #11 Ashton Akers from Campbell River BC will be lining up and try to become the new “Campbell River Crusher” now that we don’t see Dusty Klatt at the races anymore.
No Pro Open at Tampa MX this Year
I keep talking about the Pro Circuit Pro Open at Tampa MX the Thursday before the Daytona Supercross, but I should clarify that they WILL NOT be holding this even this year.
I contacted them to confirm and they simply said, “We will not be having the Pro Open this year.”
Instead, AMA Arenacross has an Amateur AX slated to take place on that Thursday followed by Round 11 of the AMA Pro AX series on Friday.
Full details HERE.
Iron Horse Arenacross in Rimby, AB Starts this Weekend
The Co-Operators Agrim Centre
Enjoy your weekend, everyone. I’m feeling worse by the minute here, so I think it’s time to go lie down. You know it’s not great when I’m not even running out to the garage and pulling the new bikes out of their boxes!