By Billy Rainford
As I sit here this Monday Morning waiting to do a podcast with Lee Fryberger from Team Canada ISDE, James Lissimore and I have the new Bob Ross documentary from Netflix on in the background. If you’re old like me, I’m sure you’ll remember watching The Joy of Painting on PBS back in the 1980’s when there was nothing else on.
As I look back now, I knew it was the nerdiest thing on TV but once I found it I just couldn’t turn the damn channel!
It made such an impression on me that I dressed up as Bob for Halloween when I was living in Vancouver and again here in London. I’m not one to repeat a costume but I made an exception for Bob Ross.
I remember the people who got the joke were literally on the floor with laughter when I’d walk past. It was by far my favourite and best costume of all time. I have photos somewhere and will try to find them.
If you still have no idea what I’m on about, give this highlight video a watch:
The plan is to speak with Team Canada ISDE Manager, Lee Fryberger, as often as we can this week for updates after the day’s stage at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) over in Italy. Today is stage 1 and our guys did pretty well. Our Trophy Team riders are all finished for the day, but we’re waiting for our Club rider to get in before we talk.
You can check out the results and follow along live HERE.
We’ll post our podcast up on all the regular channels, so be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Direct Motocross on your favourite platform: iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc..
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450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (2-1)
2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-2)
3. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (4-3)
4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (3-5)
5. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (5-4)
6. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (8-6)
7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (7-8)
8. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM (10-7)
9. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., Suzuki (9-9)
10. Kyle Chisholm, Clearwater, Fla., Yamaha (11-10)
450 Class Championship Standings (Round 10 of 12)
1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 439
2. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 389
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 368
4. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 342
5. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 278
6. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 240
7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 239
8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 232
9. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha – 224
10. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 216
250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (1-1)
2. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki (2-3)
3. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (4-4)
4. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS (3-6)
5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (5-5)
6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (13-2)
7. Ty Masterpool, Paradise, Texas, GASGAS (6-7)
8. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda (8-8)
9. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (12-9)
10. Dilan Schwartz, Alpine, Calif., Suzuki (9-13)
250 Class Championship Standings (Round 10 of 12)
1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 414
2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 403
3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 319
4. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 307
5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 300
6. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 262
7. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 218
8. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna – 195
9. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS – 189
10. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 182
Photo Report | Triple Crown SX Round 2 | Fox Racing Canada
Photos and Captions by Billy Rainford
We were back in action Saturday for Round 2 of the 2021 Canadian Triple Crown Series Supercross at Gopher Dunes. They made a few changes to the flow of the track and every rider I spoke with said they thought the track was better for Saturday.
Being as they are also running an amateur program throughout the day, there were definitely two separate parts to the track. There were different rhythm options that saw some of the more experienced indoor riders hitting things that others were simply unable to pull the trigger on.
Case in point, #1 Cole Thompson decided to uncork the triple double out of the right-hand corner past the mechanics area during practice on Saturday. I didn’t see it happen, but he was the only rider to give it a shot and I asked him at the end of the day if he did it again and he gave a pretty emphatic, “No!“
Cole could also butter the triple triple “quad” section every lap. He pointed to just how much testing he was able to do compared to what most of our riders were likely able to do, and it was obvious during the races.
If you were there on the hill, I don’t have to tell you just how humid it was this weekend. It was an oppressive heat and made it hard to think of anything other than the sweat pooling in places you didn’t want to talk about. It was really bad.
Many people thought ahead and brought along a pair of board shorts to take advantage of the pond that saw a lot of action. I’ll bring along a pH test kit this coming weekend…
Let’s have a closer look at the racing and point out some things you wouldn’t have seen on the Fox Sports/Flo Racing app broadcast.
Full results HERE.
We’re back in action this coming Friday and Saturday at Gopher Dunes.
I spoke with Brandon Dean, owner of the Vision Built Supercross practice track, and he informed me that they WILL NOT be open this week for riding.
If you’re in the area and are looking to ride to get ready for the final weekend of racing at Gopher Dunes, be sure to check with Derek Schuster to see if/when you can ride the new track or maybe contact Steve Shore over at SRS Motorsports on Instagram to see what their schedule is this week.
If you haven’t checked out all our pst-race interviews from this past weekend at the Supercross, you can check them all out HERE.
OK, we made it through the Bob Ross documentary. My dad and I used to sit and watch and laugh at this series back in my childhood. I’m not gonna lie, I may have shed a tear remembering those days through this show.
Have a great week, everyone. Be sure to check back throughout the week to check out more stories about racing and the people inside the helmets. I hope all your accidents are happy ones (said in my best Bob Ross voice).