By Billy Rainford
Can you believe we’re heading into Week #51 of 2020?! In some ways the year seems to have flown by and in others it still feels like we’re owed a summer. We had one, right?
The way the numbers are playing out this year, we’ll have time for an interview with #51 Logan Karnow, #52 Blake Osatchuk, and then a bonus Week #53 interview with Degan Palmer from Utah in our Frid’Eh Updates.
There should be a lot to talk about this week with our old friend Logan, since he’s moving on from his long-time Canadian home with Team PRMX and joining an effort with Bubba Pauli for Supercross. It will be interesting to see what he has to say about why he’s making this change at this point in his career.
Speaking of the Canadian team, Julien Perrier has been working hard to get his riders and PRMX team in order for their 2021 season.
Here’s what he’s got lined up for us to cheer for:
250 East – Dakota Alix and Devin Simonson
250 West – Ryan Surratt and Justin Thompson
450 – Cade Clason and Josh Cartwright
That’s a pretty solid roster for the ever-growing Canadian-backed Supercross team! Of course, we’d love to see a Canuck or two on bikes, but, at this point, we’ll take what we can if it means Julien and his sponsors keep taking riders racing.
South African Justin Thompson recently injured himself (leg/knee) and will race 250 west so he will be fully recovered and ready for action.
2021 Supercross Schedule
ROUND 1 Saturday, Jan 2 | Houston, TX [EAST] | NRG Stadium
ROUND 2 Tuesday, Jan 19 | Houston, TX [EAST] NRG Stadium
ROUND 3 Saturday, Jan 23 | Houston, TX [EAST NRG Stadium
ROUND 4 Saturday, Jan 30 | Indianapolis, IN [EAST] Lucas Oil Stadium
ROUND 5 Tuesday, Feb 02 | Indianapolis, IN [EAST] Lucas Oil Stadium
ROUND 6 Saturday, Feb 06 | Indianapolis, IN [EAST] Lucas Oil Stadium
ROUND 7 Saturday, Feb 20 | Glendale, AZ [WEST] State Farm Stadium
ROUND 8 Tuesday, Feb 23 | Glendale, AZ [WEST] State Farm Stadium
ROUND 9 Saturday, Feb 27 | Glendale, AZ [WEST] State Farm Stadium
ROUND 10 Saturday, Mar 6 | Daytona Beach, FL [EAST] Daytona International Speedway
ROUND 11 Saturday, Mar 13 | Arlington, TX [WEST] AT&T Stadium
ROUND 12 Tuesday, Mar 16 | Arlington, TX [WEST] AT&T Stadium
ROUND 13 Sat, Mar 20 | Arlington, TX [WEST] AT&T Stadium
ROUND 14-16 Announced at a later date!
ROUND 17 Date TBA | Salt Lake City, UT | Rice-Eccles Stadium
Canadian Content at Orlando MX Park Christmas Race
Orlando MX Park in Florida hosted their Christmas Race this past weekend. We had a few familiar names to check in on.
Ryder McNabb from Minnedosa, MB raced 250 A, 450 A, and Open A and finished 1st (1-1), 3rd (4-4), and 6th (8-6).
Marshal Weltin was also there and split wins in the Open A class on his Monster Energy Canadian Kawasaki Pro Circuit Piller’s bike with Tristan Lane from Florida who we’ve also seen up here in Canada. Marshal went 1-2 for 2nd.
You can check out the full results HERE.
Nitro Circus Bluegrass Brawl Pit Bike Championships
Check out the good times they all had at Ryan Sipes‘ place for this craziness from AJ Catanzaro‘s YouTube channel:
I sat in on the 2021 GasGas presentation from California last week. All the American media folks got the opportunity to ride the new bikes at Glen Helen, but we’ll have to wait for a time closer to next summer before we get our chance to spin some laps on the new red machines. Places to ride are few and far between here in Canada at this time of year.
Having another competitive brand at the races is a great thing for the sport.
Have a great week, everyone. I still have to go out to the garage to winterize a few mechanical things before they break in the cold months coming. Thanks for reading, and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our ever-populating podcast channels on iTunes and Stitcher or wherever you grab your podcasts from. Also, check out our YouTube channel, while you’re at it.