Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

Well, looks like we’ve got ourselves another Monday Morning on our hands. I hope you did everything you wanted to do this weekend and are ready to get back to the old grind for 5 more days. Did you get the chance to check out any of the racing action? We were live from here in Barrie (I haven’t actually gone home yet. We’re now visiting my family on the other side of Lake Simcoe), and the Monster Energy Cup went down out in Las Vegas.

Canadian AX Tour | Barrie Round 2


Canada AX Tour | Barrie Round 2 | RESULTS

Molson Centre

Barrie, Ontario

Saturday, October 15, 2016

AX Pro

1. 12 Steven Mages KAW

2. 2 Colton Facciotti HON

3. 101 Chris Blose YAM

4. 34 Westen Wrozyna KAW

5. 701 Karl Normand KTM

6. 471 Logan Karnow HON

7. 8 Kyle Keast HSK

8. 221 Jake McKinney KAW

9. 313 Kyle Swanson KAW

10. 5 Brock Leitner KAW

11. 200 Steven Azarkiewicz SUZ

12. 77 Justin Roney HON

13. 17 Seth Green YAM


Pro Lites

1. 12 Steven Mages KAW

2. 2 Colton Facciotti HON

3. 101 Chris Blose YAM

4. 5 Brock Leitner KAW

5. 471 Logan Karnow HON

6. 46 Marco Cannella YAM

7. 313 Kyle Swanson KAW

8. 184 Tanner Ward KTM

9. 424 Austin Watling HON

10. 17 Seth Green YAM

11. 8 Kyle Keast HSK

12. 221 Jake McKinney KAW

13. 781 Zack Zager SUZ


Clash for Cash

1. 2 Colton Facciotti HON

2. 101 Chris Blose YAM

3. 471 Logan Karnow HON

4. 12 Steven Mages KAW

5. 46 Marco Cannella YAM

6. 313 Kyle Swanson KAW

7. 5 Brock Leitner KAW

8. 8 Kyle Keast HSK

9. 34 Westen Wrozyna KAW

10. 184 Tanner Ward KTM

11. 221 Jake McKinney KAW

DNS 701 Karl Normand KTM (caused red flag restart)

The racing was exciting up at the front of the pack in all three of the Main Events at the Molson Centre Saturday night. It was the first time we’ve been to the arena that is home to the Barrie Colts hockey team and it seemed like it was a solid success. There were quite a few people in the seats and I think the Jetwerx gang had to be pretty happy with that side of things.

I think the one thing that stood out as a success was the Pit Party held before the night show. Pro riders lined up their bikes down on the start straight and then the gates were opened and the fans were allowed to come down and mingle with the riders and mechanics.


While riders set up their bikes on the track for the pit party, anyone named Thompson was grabbing a shovel and filling in the main grove through the whoops section to get things ready for the night show.

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Donk was in his happy place and had the #101 bike of Chris Blose looking showroom floor new.


The bikes set up and waiting for the fans.

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Tanner Ward getting ready to great some people.


The ‘Fab 3’ waiting for the gates to open.


When the gates opened, the crowd filed in and really seemed to enjoy the chance to mingle with the top riders.


Sitting on a top Pro rider’s bike is something that will keep young riders gunning for titles themselves.

Points (After 2 of 5 Rounds) *Unofficial

AX Pro

1. 12 Steven Mages KAW (45)

2. 101 Chris Blose YAM (45)

3. 2 Colton Facciotti HON (44)

4. 34 Westen Wrozyna KAW (34)

5. 701 Karl Normand KTM (34)


Lites Pro

1. 12 Steven Mages KAW (45)

2. 101 Chris Blose YAM (45)

3. 2 Colton Facciotti HON (44)

4. 471 Logan Karnow HON (31)

5. Brock Leitner KAW (30)


Clash for Cash

1. 2 Colton Facciotti HON (50)

2. 101 Chris Blose YAM (42)

3. 12 Steven Mages KAW (40)

4. 471 Logan Karnow HON (36)

5. 5 Brock Leitner KAW (29)


In case you are wondering, the Clash for Cash is the place to be for the big money AND it’s where next year’s numbers come from.

The story as we move forward with the series is that the Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, round scheduled for next Saturday has been canceled. The arena has an event that will not allow for enough turn around time to get the track built for the racing. It’s not what the gang at Jetwerx wanted to happen, of course, but they are in the works to sort out another round to give all the sponsors and fans the 5 round series they are expecting.

At this point, the best resolution of the problem would be to make the final round in Calgary a double-header. There were also rumours of going to Edmonton, but the 2-round Calgary stop looks like the best option at this point. Stay tuned for more on this.

If you want to see Jeff’s ‘McThoughts,’ you can read it here below:

McThoughts | Canadian AX Tour | Barrie Round 2

By Jeff McConkey


Round 2 of the Canadian National AX Tour kicked off Saturday night at the Molson Center in Barrie, Ontario. Once again, the Pro turnout was great. The track was quite a bit tighter than last week and made for some close racing. Early on in practice, the guys had gotten down to the plywood in spots. The track crew took notice and did a great job to give the Pro’s an amazing track all night long.

They held a track party before the night show which allowed the spectators down on the floor to check out the bikes and chat with their favourite riders. I think this was a big hit and think it should be done at all indoor events. Let’s take a look at the results and see my thoughts.


Round 2 Clash for Cash podium: Colton Facciotti, Chris Blose, Logan Karnow | Jeff McConkey photo

1st Colton Facciotti (AX Pro 2nd, Pro Lites 2nd): Colton decided to show up at Round 2, and it was once again a great idea. He should have had a win in one of the mains, but Blose tried to put it in hard on him, and they became stuck together. I think he had a win in him for that main. During the start of the Clash, he was involved in a scary crash with Frenchman Karl Normand. Both guys went down hard but Colton was up and trying to get back into the race when the officials red flagged it. On the restart, Colt basically rode perfect laps from start to finish making it look easy. Hey, Dig and Honda Canada, please get Colt out West!

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#2 Colton Facciotti.

2nd Chris Blose (AX Pro 3rd, Pro Lites 3rd): Chris had an off night to his standards. He didn’t finish off the box, but he wants to be on the top every time out. I thought he looked really good, but just couldn’t catch any breaks. With the 3rd round in Saskatchewan being cancelled, that should allow Chris to compete in all the rounds.

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#101 Chris Blose.

3rd Logan Karnow (AX Pro 6th, Pro Lites 5th): Logan had 2 solid mains in Barrie, but he stepped up big time in the Clash. He got a pretty good start and just put in consistent, good laps. Nice to see this guy finally lose the bad luck cloud. With some good starts, he should make a lot of main events in East Coast SX.

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#471 Logan Karnow.

4th Steven Mages (AX Pro 1st, Pro Lites 1st): Steven prefers the tighter confines, and it showed in both mains. He was given a gift in the one main when Blose and Facciotti were tied up just before the finish line. Once again, he was looking good in the Clash, but he accidentally hit neutral just before the finish and went down, losing 2 spots. Hopefully, someone can offer up a green bike to Mages and get him to the remaining rounds out west. He rides a bone stock bike, so it shouldn’t be that hard.

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#12 Steven Mages.

5th Marco Cannella (Pro Lites 6th): Great night for the young Cannella. He showed some real aggression getting him into the main, and rode smooth and smart in the Clash.

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#46 Marco Cannella.

6th Kyle Swanson (AX Pro 9th, Pro Lites 7th): Kyle is having a blast riding AX on his PR-MX team, and his riding shows it. His results could be a little better with good starts, but he looks good and aggressive on the track.

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#313 Kyle Swanson.

7th Brock Leitner (AX Pro 10th, Pro Lites 4th): Brock spent the week at the Thompson’s working hard with Jay Thompson, and he looked good early on. His speed and skill is there, he just needs to add a little consistency.

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#5 Brock Leitner.

8th Kyle Keast (AX Pro 7th, Pro Lites 11th): Keast showed up in Barrie with only a 250f and he rode it well. It looked like it forced him to go inside every where. I think he may have done a little better on the 450, maybe a spot or 2.

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#8 Kyle Keast.

9th Westen Wrozyna (AX Pro 4th): Westen looked solid again in practice. He had a great AX Pro main. He also, once again, avoided serious injury – this time he lost a chain after a hard landing on the finish double. With a little more practice in the whoops, he could be closer to the podium.

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#34 Westen Wrozyna.

10th Tanner Ward (Pro Lites 8th): Tanner needed better starts. He has the speed but on such a tight track it was almost impossible to get through the pack. His aggressive style suits the indoor stuff, he just has to do a little more pushing and not get pushed as much.

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#184 Tanner Ward.

11th Jake McKinney (AX Pro 8th, Pro Lites 12th): Jake looked really good in practice and had me searching for his name in the results to find out who he was. He didn’t have the best results in the mains, but at least he was out there racing.

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#221 Jake McKinney.

DNS Karl Normand (AX Pro 5th): Karl caused the red flag in the Clash, and was not allowed to line up for the restart. He looked solid in the AX Pro main finishing a solid 5th.

#701 Karl Normand.

#701 Karl Normand.

Thanks for reading.

Monster Energy Cup | Las Vegas

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Canadian MXer Josh Penner competed in the FMX portion of the MEC. You can see all the action below and fastforward to the things you want to see.

Future West Arenacross


Rounds 1 and 2 are set to roll this weekend in Armstrong, BC. Defending champion, Ross Johnson, will be there to try and take another title from the Canadians. Who is going to be there to stop him?

2016 ISDE | Navarro, Spain

Day 6 results:


Day 6 Highlights

Canadian Women Take 6th


Get all the info you need on Team Canada at their Facebook page HERE.

FMX World Tour Comes to London Oct 22

OK, that’s it for this Monday. We’re putting in some family visit time on Lake Simcoe and tradition states that we have to take my mom in to Barrie for a coffee. Have a great week and we’ll see you next time.


As you can see, my parents can’t get enough of our company. Have a great week, everyone.