By Billy Rainford

Hello and welcome to the week before the Canadian Triple Crown Series starts. Yes, we’ve finally made it to the week we’ve all been waiting for. When I’m, hopefully, sitting at my desk again next Monday I’ll be writing about what we learned at the first couple rounds of the MX Nationals at Walton Raceway.

Yes, I’m still lying on my back on the floor typing with my laptop on my stomach. It’s been a rough go with my sore lower back this time. I think I’m narrowing in on the imbalances that are causing the problem. It gets better every day but I seem to have plateaued at this one level of pain for the past week now. It’s frustrating but doesn’t seem to stop me from walking around the motocross track or riding my bicycles, so that’s good!

We’ve been hit with some pretty crappy weather here in Southwestern Ontario this week. The humidity is up to unbearable levels and that means spotty rain is on the menu. We’re supposed to see a drop in the sticky conditions on Thursday, but they are still calling for a wet weekend for Walton ONE, I’m afraid.

The longrange forecast for the weekend is 35% chance of rain Saturday and a very specific 46% for Sunday. If you flip that around, we’ve got a better chance of no rain than we do of rain, so let’s go with that.

Brett Lee, Mel Lee and the rest of the gang up there at Walton Raceway have been working way too hard and have too many cool things going on for us this weekend for it to be dampened by bad weather.

WaltonONE Need to Know – It Isn’t a Party Unless Everyone Is Invited!

The motorsport community is prepared to blow the roof off for the 2021 Walton ONE Canada Day MXTour National in Walton, Ontario. A three day motorcycle vacation (#motocation) in the heart of Huron County, Walton, Ontario —affectionately known as Motocross Town.

This first of its kind event will incorporate 4 different brands of racing, Ontario Offroad Racing, Pro National Motocross/Amateur Motocross, Dirt Track Racing and UTV Racing all in one weekend July 1-2-3-4 2021. Creating a common scene for the entire industry and attracting some of the Canadian Off Road industry’s biggest stars. Broadcast live on Fox Sport2 and FloSport Network it will be a weekend of celebration and great racing.

The event will be produced in Stage 2 allowing spectators under capacity limits and camping! Friday July 2.2021

Walton may be a drive from Toronto, but as thousands have learned over the years it is close to many great getaways for the perfect #motocation. 

You may want to head for the beaches of Goderich or Bayfield just 45 minutes away. Great restaurants, shopping and beaches are the hallmarks of those welcoming communities. If you are in Bayfield check out Windmill Lake Waterpark, home to one of Canada’s largest land wake parks! Say hi to Jen, she is a huge action sport junkie.

Looking for something closer to Walton? Check out the great golf at Seaforth Golf Course, 15 minutes from Walton raceway. The course is home to the Country Classic, a PGA Canada-endorsed tournament. It is an immaculate course, just a short drive (and a putt) and boasts a wonderful patio. 

OR check out Cowbell Brewery located just 10 minutes from Walton Raceway. The 40,000 square foot brewery is one of the largest in Canada. Great patio, indoor dining and place to explore. While you are in Blyth fill up at the UltraMart. Both businesses love the motocross community and we consider them friends!

Exploring cannot be easier with the G2G Trail on our doorstep. Stretching from Guelph, Ontario, to Goderich, Ontario, it is perfect for biking, hiking and some country air. The Trail is located 100 METERS from Walton Raceway’s front gate. It has become a point of pride for Huron County and if you find Chris Lee — he will happily take anyone for a bike ride down to Blyth. If you are looking to explore by motor, Walton’s Huron County Gravel Runner is our Walton Raceway “insider” map of our favourite spots. Perfect for Adventure bike riding in Huron County. Take back roads to hidden spots, soak in great country scenery on the road less traveled. Huron County is one of the great undiscovered gems of adventure bike touring.

Walton ONE is the Holiday you’ve been waiting for!

Changes May Happen — Welcome to COVID Times

Walton One Schedule:

Wednesday, June 30.2021

– Early Camping Entry – Free with weekend purchase. Click HERE

Thursday, July 1. 2021 – CLICK HERE TO BOOK CAMPING

–  Move in and Camping Open.

–  Ontario Offroad Championships Rd 1.

–  7:00pm Series Introductions Grand Opening — Live Entertainment.

Friday, July 2. 2021 CLICK HERE TO BOOK CAMPING/UTV Registration

– 9:00 am 50cc and Introduction to Motocross classes.


– 4:00 pm – 6:00pm UTV Open Practice

– 7:00 pm – 9:00pm UTV Race

Saturday, July 3. 2021 CLICK HERE TO BOOK CAMPING

–  Saturday Parts Canada Cup Amateur Day.

–  1:00pm-5:00pm Dirt Track Practice and Heats

–  6:00pm-9:00pm Dirt Track Race

–  Canada Day Fireworks



–  Qualifiers based on OA results from Friday National.

–  3-moto format

–  15 +1 motos 

Weekend Pricing


Weekend Camping $40.00 per vehicle 


Adult $60.00  (Gate Opens 10:00am Thursday)

Youth $40.00 (Gate Opens 10:00am Thursday)

Photo Credit: James Lissimore

This week, we’ll be doing our 2021 MX Nationals Preview Show. There are a few interesting things to talk about as we head into the new season. Watch for this preview show in the next couple days.

CMA Announces 2021 Canadian ISDE Team

CMA is proud to announce:


Trophy Team:

Kade Walker E1 KTM 250 EXC

Philippe Chaine E1 KTM 250 XCF

Tyler Medaglia E2 Gas Gas 350 EX

Jared Stock E3 KTM 500 EXC

Club Team:

Tanner Huotari C1 Yamaha WR250F

Team Coordinators/FIM Delegates:

Rene Turner

Lee Fryberger

Assistant Manager:

Mario Jakowski

Logistics Manager:

Jeff Pilon

Congratulations and Best Wishes to our Team!

The 95th International Six Days Enduro will take place August 30th-September 4th in Lombardy-Piedmont, Italy.

For more information on Team Canada ISDE, find them on FaceBook.

Speaking of Enduro…

Enduro GP Round 2 – Italy

Full results HERE.

FIM Enduro E1 World Championship

Rank No Rider Nat FMN Bike PORTUGAL ITALY Total
1 99 VERONA Andrea ITA FMI Gas Gas 20 17 20 20 77
2 39 GUARNERI Davide ITA FMI Fantic 17 20 17 17 71
3 71 MAGAIN Antoine BEL FMB Sherco 8 13 15 15 51
4 6 BERNARDINI Samuele ITA FMI Honda 10 15 13 11 49
5 10 SORECA Davide ITA FMI Husqvarna 13 11 9 13 46
6 11 CRIVILIN Bruno BRA CBM Honda 9 9 10 8 36
7 38 MIRABET Kirian ESP RFME Honda 11 11 10 32
8 103 OLIVEIRA Luis PRT FMP Yamaha 5 6 8 9 28
9 23 CHARLIER Christophe FRA FFM Beta 15 10 25
10 52 VENTURA Diogo PRT FMP Beta 7 8 15
11 88 BURUD Kevin NOR NMF Yamaha 3 6 6 15
12 40 TINKLER Kade CAN CMA KTM 7 7 14
13 46 DE CLERCQ Till FRA FFM Husqvarna 6 7 13
14 82 ROSSE Jonathan CHE FMS Yamaha 4 5 9

Tyler Medaglia Wins FMSX Enduro Round 1

GNCC Racing | Shelby Turner 3rd

Snowshoe, WV – Round 9
17. WXC – Bike – Class Results
01. XC1 Open Pro – Bike – Class Results
10543BENJAMIN HERRERACHILE, //SHR603:20:28.618

Full results HERE.


Location Summit Bechtel Reserve – Beckley, WV
Time September 11, 2021 – September 12, 2021

MXGP of Great Britain

Cairoli and Renaux bounce back to take overall victories in Matterley Basin

MATTERLEY BASIN (Great Britain) 27 June 2021 – The MXGP of Great Britain has delivered once again, with awesome action in both MXGP and MX2 races that saw different winners in each heat for both categories.

While rain was forecasted for the entire day, this did not stop a healthy crowd of British fans make the trip to Matterley Basin to enjoy some of the most exciting racing that we have had this season so far. And what a show the riders put on for the cheering crowd that lit the whole track alive, making for an incredible atmosphere that MXGP missed by the entire paddock in 2020.

In MXGP all eyes were on Antonio Cairoli of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing who bounced back in incredible fashion, following an unlucky GP in Orlyonok, going 1-3 in the races to secure his 6th GP win here in Matterley Basin. Joining him on the podium was Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing who put together another solid day to get himself on the podium.

In MX2, Maxime Renaux of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing was determined to make up for lost ground in Orlyonok and he did just that with a win and a second to secure his career second overall victory. Mattia Guadagnini of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing placed second overall during what was his second Grand Prix as a factory KTM rider and Honda 114 Motorsports’ Ruben Fernandez continued his podium streak to finish third.

In the opening heat it was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado who grabbed the Fox Holeshot with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jeremy Seewer and Cairoli closely behind. Though Cairoli wasted no time as he jumped into the lead, while Gajser was fighting further down the order.

On the opening lap it was Cairoli, Prado, Glenn Coldenhoff of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing and Herlings, with Seewer, Gajser and Pauls Jonass from Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing just behind.

A few laps later, Gajser had managed to get around Seewer and was closing in on the back of Herlings, while Seewer was coming under more pressure from Jonass. And so was his teammate Coldenhoff, who lost two positions in one lap to Herlings and Gajser as the pair went after Cairoli and Prado.

On his return to MXGP racing, Arminas Jasikonis of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing had a tough opening heat, as he eventually pulled into the pits to retire from the race.

With 2 laps to go Cairoli stretched out his lead to 8.731 seconds over Prado, with Herlings, Gajser and Coldenhoff completing the top 5, as Romain Febvre from Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team chased down Jonass.

In the end it was Cairoli who secured his first race win of 2021, with Prado 2nd and Herlings 3rd.

In race two it was Febvre who grabbed the second Fox Holeshot, though much like in the opening heat, Cairoli was quick to get out in front.

The opening lap was exciting, with Prado taking the lead from Cairoli and then Febvre doing the same as Gajser got himself up into third.

Seewer then lost a position to Herlings who took 5th from the Swiss. Prado also lost another position, this time to Gajser as he got up into second and then it was game on as the Slovenian rode patiently behind Febvre for most of the race.

Gajser worked away at the gap lap by lap and towards the end of the race he was right on Febvre’s tail. Cairoli kept up with the leaders and at one point it looked like both Gajser and Cairoli were in for the chance of stealing the race win from Febvre.

The last two laps of the heat were intense, as Gajser and Febvre traded positions, with Gajser eventually able to make a pass on the Frenchman stick, on the final lap, and edge out slightly to take the chequered flag.

Cairoli topped the podium, with Gajser second and Herlings third. Febvre ended up fourth overall just 2 points off the podium.

Heading into the third round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Tim Gajser continues to lead with 93 points, as Jeffrey Herlings sits second in the championship standings just 15 points behind and Romain Febvre is third a further 5 points back.

Antonio Cairoli: “Actually, I enjoyed race two more because it was nice with all the passing, and it was nice to be back battling. In the first race I had a really good start and immediately after a few corners I made my way into first place and then pushed as fast as I can. Of course, I was disappointed with last week. I was really not happy about this mistake; we lost a lot of points but of course today was very good and I really enjoyed the track. I ran short of breath during the second race in the last 4 laps, the guys were pushing hard. It was easy to make a mistake, so I thought let’s bring it home and make this 93rd GP victory happen”.

Tim Gajser: “It was a good Sunday of racing. I enjoyed it a lot. This year they prepared the track a little different, especially in the first race. With Romain and Tony also behind we had a nice race and in the end, I managed to pass Romain on the last lap so it was good”.

“Maggiora is a historical circuit so I’m really looking forward to going there next week, hopefully the weather will be nice, and we will have some nice races”.

Jeffrey Herlings: “It’s our goal this year. We used to go out and try to win but I just want to be on the podium, and it has shown in the past that when you are on the podium almost every weekend you can keep close to the championship. First race was alright, the second race same, nothing impressive, I just don’t have the speed yet, I can do a good lap, but I still struggle with race speed. I’m not far off but I don’t want to throw it away in the beginning. I just want to keep racing and get better and improve week by week”.  

MXGP – Grand Prix Race 1 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 36:02.691; 2. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), +0:07.922; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:10.502; 4. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:12.831; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Yamaha), +0:15.617; 6. Pauls Jonass (LAT, GASGAS), +0:16.646; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:18.008; 8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:28.312; 9. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KTM), +0:38.199; 10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:39.569;

MXGP – Grand Prix Race 2 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 36:18.266; 2. Romain Febvre (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:01.468; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:15.489; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:21.730; 5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:24.350; 6. Pauls Jonass (LAT, GASGAS), +0:32.300; 7. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), +0:41.289; 8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Beta), +0:43.046; 9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Yamaha), +0:43.610; 10. Ben Watson (GBR, Yamaha), +0:46.107;

MXGP – GP Top 10 Classification: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 45 points; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 43 p.; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 36 p.; 5. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 36 p.; 6. Pauls Jonass (LAT, GAS), 30 p.; 7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 29 p.; 8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, YAM), 28 p.; 9. Ben Watson (GBR, YAM), 21 p.; 10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KTM), 20 p.;

MXGP – World Championship Top 10 Classification: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 93 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 78 p.; 3. Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 73 p.; 4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 65 p.; 5. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 61 p.; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 60 p.; 7. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, KTM), 54 p.; 8. Pauls Jonass (LAT, GAS), 50 p.; 9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 43 p.; 10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, YAM), 42 p.;

MXGP – Manufacturers Classification: 1. Honda, 93 points; 2. KTM, 87 p.; 3. Kawasaki, 73 p.; 4. Yamaha, 63 p.; 5. GASGAS, 50 p.; 6. Husqvarna, 43 p.;

In race one, it was Renaux who took the Fox Holeshot as he edged out ahead of Isak Gifting of DIGA PROCROSS GASGAS FACTORY RACING and F&H Kawasaki Racing’s Mathys BoisrameThibault Benistant of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing was keen to move forward as he got himself into 3rd, with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’ Jed Beaton getting off to a fantastic start in 4th as he pushed Benistant.

MeanwhileGeerts struggled down the order as he was 12th, though he managed to get back up into 7th by the end of the race.

Benistant remained one of the fastest riders out on track as he was pushing to catch Boisrame and Renaux, while also fending off Beaton. Beaton then crashed out of 4th and eventually came into pitlane before retiring from the heat.

Benistant then crashed also, dropping from 3rd to 5th. At that point Renaux had pretty much controlled the race but things got interesting behind him as Fernandez and Guadagnini were having a strong fight for third.

Guadagnini was applying the pressure as he clocked fast laps, lap after lap, though Fernandez was able to respond and that’s when the pair caught up with Boisrame who was second. Fernandez went after Boisrame and was able to make a pass on the corner before the finish line, for the perfect photo finish.

Renaux was the race winner, with Fernandez and Boisrame 2nd and 3rd.

In race 2, it was Simon Laengenfelder of DIGA PROCROSS GASGAS FACTORY RACING who secured the Fox Holeshot. Though he didn’t hold the lead for long as Guadagnini and Rene Hofer from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing were quick to jump into P1 and P2.

Fernandez didn’t have the best start as he began the race in 11th.

Guadagnini then edged out from the rest of the field as Boisrame went after Hofer with the pair having a close battle. Hofer did a great job of fending off the Frenchman, though some laps later Boisrame was able to find a way through into P2, before making a mistake and crashing. He re-joined to eventually finish in 7th.

Jago Geerts of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing was another rider to crash and had to restart from the back.

Race 1 winner, Renaux was keen on getting back in the action and chase a podium spot as he worked his way up the order as he caught up with Roan Van De Moosdijk of F&H Kawasaki Racing and then Hofer.

5.929 seconds separated Renaux from Guadagnini, as Geerts finally found his way up into the points. And as Renaux was looking like he was working away at the gap to the race leader, Guadagnini responded quickly to keep the gap healthy.  

In the end it was the #101 of Guadagnini who won his first ever MX2 race, while Renaux was 2nd and Hofer 3rd.

A 1-2 result gave Renaux the overall win, while Guadagnini got his first taste of a World Championship Podium and Fernandez made it two in a row with a 3rd overall.

With Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle not lining up for today’s races due to injury sustained during the week, Ruben Fernandez has taken the championship lead, 5 points ahead of Maxime Renaux who is 2nd and Mathys Boisrame who sits 3rd on the same points (74).

Maxime Renaux: “I had really good races, we worked with the team to make progress on the starts, and I actually took the Fox Holeshot in race one so I’m happy about that. I had some consistent races, so I’m very happy about the weekend”.

Mattia Guadagnini: “It’s amazing. I just felt really good and really enjoyed racing here, really like the track and also good feeling on the bike, didn’t’ get the best time this morning but I did a good start and first race. I know the start is important and I took a good start, I was second and passed for the lead in the first lap. I just enjoyed the racing, I made my race, and I got the win, so I’m really happy about that. It was an amazing weekend”.

Ruben Fernandez: “I’m happy. To get the red plate is just awesome. I didn’t expect it so just to have it is unbelievable. The day started well with pole position, but I made my races really difficult with two bad starts. In the first race I was able to get second place after a last corner pass on Mathys Boisrame and also, I had a good battle with Mattia Guadagnini and I felt the pressure from behind so I knew I had to push. In race two, was difficult with the start and then I made a mistake on the first lap. I got sixth in the second race, and I was expecting more. It was a tough day but I am on the podium and with the red plate so just have to keep working”.

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 1 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), 37:05.389; 2. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:02.590; 3. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:02.737; 4. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), +0:04.269; 5. Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:05.951; 6. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GASGAS), +0:15.108; 7. Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +0:21.278; 8. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:22.675; 9. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:27.678; 10. Wilson Todd (AUS, Kawasaki), +0:44.740;

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 2 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 36:34.006; 2. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:02.407; 3. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:04.397; 4. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:09.087; 5. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GASGAS), +0:10.791; 6. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Honda), +0:15.057; 7. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:24.453; 8. Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:25.214; 9. Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:29.094; 10. Isak Gifting (SWE, GASGAS), +0:33.158;

MX2 – GP Top 10 Classification: 1. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 47 points; 2. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 43 p.; 3. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 37 p.; 4. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 34 p.; 5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 31 p.; 6. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 31 p.; 7. Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 28 p.; 8. Wilson Todd (AUS, KAW), 21 p.; 9. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 20 p.; 10. Bastian Boegh Damm (DEN, KTM), 15 p.;

MX2 – World Championship Top 10 Classification: 1. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 79 points; 2. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 74 p.; 3. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, KAW), 74 p.; 4. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 67 p.; 5. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, KTM), 66 p.; 6. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 54 p.; 7. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 53 p.; 8. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 50 p.; 9. Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 48 p.; 10. Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 37 p.;

MX2 – Manufacturers Classification: 1. KTM, 93 points; 2. Kawasaki, 80 p.; 3. Honda, 79 p.; 4. Yamaha, 77 p.; 5. GASGAS, 53 p.; 6. Husqvarna, 43 p.;

Next round:

04 Jul Monster Energy MXGP of Italy Maggiora

OK, the Dean brothers are hosting a few pro riders out at their new MX track over near Putnam. This is the same Vision Built Tracks that lets riders onto their top notch Supercross track each late summer/early fall.

I saw that Cole Thompson was out there on Sunday so I’ll head over there now to see who shows up to get in some practice before racing starts this weekend.

Have a great week, everyone, and be sure to check in later to see who I find out at the tracks today. I may swing by Gopher Dunes after Putnam, since I’ll be over halfway there at that point.

Thanks for reading.

I’m sure we’re in for plenty more of this. See you at the races… | Bigwave photo