Throwback Thursday | Ryan Dungey Wins Fans at Red Bud 2008 By Billy Rainford Throwback Thursday: That time back in 2008 when Ryan Dungey‘s bike quit on the last lap right by Larocco’s Leap at RedBud MX while he was in 3rd place in moto 2 behind Ryan Villopoto and Trey Canard. He was obviously super-angry but then walked over to the fence and started tossing gear into the crowd.
TBT 1985 Gatorback Cycle Park By Billy Rainford Back in 1985, Gatorback Cycle Park didn’t look anything like it does today. All the solid structures you find today had yet to be built and the track didn’t have any of the sand you see these days. In fact, the track could best be described as “blue groove” in the spring of 1985. Amateurs raced during the week and then they
#TBT | Jeff McConkey Interviewing Tanner Ward and Austin Watling in 2016 By Billy Rainford Jeff McConkey “Tailgating” with Austin Watling and Tanner Ward at the 2016 MMRS Madoc National.
#throwback | Blair Morgan | 2008 Ste Julie MX National By Billy Rainford I love finding old photos that have never seen the light of day, like this one of Blair Morgan at Round 1 at Ste Julie back in 2008. I don’t remember exactly what happened that day, but I found information from the year before in 2007 that says he crashed hard in moto 1 for a DNF
TBT | 2015 MX2 Intermediate Moto 1 at Walton TransCan | Crown vs Cannella By Billy Rainford Totally forgot we even had a Vimeo page! Lots of hidden gems in there. This one goes back to the moto 1 battle between then B riders #35 Joey Crown and #46 Marco Cannella at the TransCan at Walton Raceway.
Throwback Thursday | 1989 Bercy SX – Damon Bradshaw “Torpedoed” Jeff Matiasevich Check out this footage from the 1989 Bercy Supercross in France. #8 Damon Bradshaw loses control and basically ghost rides his bike into #20 Jeff Matiasevich.
TBT | Happy Birthday to Billy’s 1980’s Man-Friend Killing two birds with one stone, here. Happy Birthday to man-friend extraordinaire Cary Hitchen who was at almost as many of my races as my parents, way back in the day. The first photo is the first one in our family moto album and his least favourite of all time, but what are friends for, right? Cary was elbows up before elbows
TBT | Colton Facciotti at the AMA MX National at Pala in 2011 By Billy Rainford Since we’re heading into the first round of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at Fox Raceway in Pala, California, what better way to celebrate it than with a Throwback Thursday to the time our 6-time Canadian MX Champion, Colton Facciotti, filled-in on the TLD Lucas Oil Honda team back in 2011?! I
Throwback Thursday | Stories from Bigwave’s Vault By Billy Rainford Since it’s Thursday, I thought I’d dust off a memory and see if I can’t make an enjoyable and maybe even informative story out of it. Sometimes, I like to unlock the old racing memories vault and see what I can find. Let’s see how it goes. As any racer knows, it’s extremely important to get to the races early
Throwback Thursday | Travis Pastrana – Walton TransCan 1997 By Billy Rainford Over the years, many top riders from all over North America have made an appearance in the little town of Walton, Ontario, for the biggest race on the Canadian Motocross calendar, the TransCan at Walton Raceway. For example, the winningest rider in Canadian history, Ross Pederson, won both Pro classes in 1993, and 6-time Canadian champ, Colton Facciotti,