Monday Morning Coffee
By Billy Rainford
Good ‘morning’ and welcome to what actually feels like the first weekend of spring here in the DMX headquarters neck of the woods. I’m typing this from the front porch in 20 degree C weather! This should be the last time I drone on about the weather. I know the readers out in the west or down south take sitting outside with a nice cup of coffee year-round for granted, but it’s a luxury in these parts in early spring.
Anyway, there was lots of racing over the weekend and the annual march toward the Parts Canada TransCan at Walton Raceway began way out on the left coast at The Wastelands in Nanaimo, BC over the weekend. We hope everyone got the results they deserved. Keep working hard and we’ll see you at Walton Raceway in August!
Let’s get to the action and results…
FMF California Classic
The 2nd annual FMX California Classic took place out at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California, over the weekend. We had a handful of western Canadian riders in attendance. Some had moved up to big bikes, some had switched brands and teams and were just looking for seat time. Listed below are the results of the Canadians who were there. Congratulations to all of you for making the effort and lining up.
Wyatt Waddell – Delta, BC
Jonah Brittons – Prince George, BC
Cataflow Technologys, 3T Performance, Forest Power Sports, Core Mx
Drew Lane – Brooks, Alberta
Dylan Delaplace – Langley, BC
Graham Scott – North Saanich, BC
Casey Keast – Kelowna, BC
Kelowna Yamaha, JMS Performance, King Concepts, Lime9 Graphics, Golden Tyre, Eks brand Goggles, Atlas Brace, F, Yamaha Canada
With only Tacoma and Fresno left in the schedule, the Amsoil Arenacross ‘Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross’ rolled into Spokane (pronounced: spo-can), Washington, on the weekend. The race for the Arenacross title is still on, but our old friend, Daniel Blair, clinched the Lites West title last weekend. Congratulations to him on that.
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Both titles were clinched over the weekend in Monster Energy AMA Supercross action. Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha rider Cooper Webb worked his way to the front to clinch the 250 West and Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey worked his way forward from a mid-pack start to finish 2nd behind Honda rider Cole Seely to clinch the 450 title.
Jeff McConkey is currently on holidays in the Caribbean so he won’t be able to do his weekly column, ‘McThoughts.’ I won’t say much here because I am going to end my Monday Morning Coffee now so I can give his McThoughts column a shot.
The way I see it, I can’t lose: If it’s no good then we appreciate the great work Jeff does. If it is good, well, then we enjoy it. It’s win-win!
Here’s a look at the Houston SX results:
Sebastien Tortelli on the #13
We talked about the #13 and what it means to people in last week’s DMX Frid’Eh Update Presented by Gamma Sales. I wasn’t able to get in touch with quite possibly the most famous and accomplished motocrosser to run the number until this morning. If you’ve ever wondered what he’s been up to lately, Sebastien Tortelli runs a motocross school out in California and still gets out riding. His business is called ‘Sebastien Tortelli Champ Factory Motocross School.’ I chatted with the 2-time world champion this morning (you may have heard of him) and here is his take on the #13:
#13 was fine with me. It seems to be a number that always comes around me. Not especially bad luck or good luck. I would have kept it but at my manager’s request when I was Suzuki – “Decoster” – I had to change it so I put a ‘0’ in the middle.
Thanks for giving us your take, Sebastien. Be nice to all those Canadians you have at your school, but make them fast!
Have a great work week, everyone.