Have you ever wondered what people in the Canadian motocross industry think about Christmas? Well, wonder no more as over the next few weeks we’re going to reach to some pro riders and industry people to ask them some key festive questions. After speaking to Ryan Lockhart and Brett Metcalfe last week, we then switched gears and tracked down Brett Lee and Andrew McEwan. Today we catch up with our 2014 MX1 Champion and new Daddy, Colton Facciotti, to get his thoughts on the holiday season.
Prince George, BC rider Hayden Wolff definitely has a lot of speed and talent for a kid that’s just 14-years-old. In fact, his results in the last few years have cost Kawasaki a lot of money as he’s now won the Team Green Rider of the Year twice. The awesome prize for winning this Team Green Award is a free bike of your choice from Kawasaki. For this week’s Yamaha Motor Canada Amateur Profile we caught up with Hayden Wolff as he and his family were getting ready for Christmas.
Washington State’s Ross Johnson is one of those great riders flying under the radar. With a family and job, he’s not able to make it to every Monster Energy Supercross or Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, but he pokes his head in here and there and pulls out some good results. Go ahead and look him up in the Vault; he’s right under a guy named Rick Johnson. (Whatever happened to that dude?) Johnson, riding for the Cycle North team, raced the Future West Canadian Arenacross series and came away with the Pro Open title this past weekend after the last round. I caught up to him after the race to get his thoughts on everything.
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No one can hide on social media nowadays, the pictures can easily tell the tale. Whilst creeping all things two wheeled one day I quickly discovered that Kyle Redmond and Cory Graffunder were both up to something epic. After seeing photos of them training together in wasteland boulder fields in California I knew some form of a plan was in motion. After a little bit of research it was unveiled that the two extreme enduro young guns would be competing down in Ecuador at the Enduro Ukupacha.
The International Six Days of Enduro 2014 came to an end and the closing day was great fun. The MX circuit offered by Club ASER (Asociación Sanjuanina de Enduro y Rescate) received the riders who were able to stay in the race after five extreme days of demanding terrains in San Juan.
USA’s Darryn Durham is out in South Africa to compete in the hugely anticipated Supercross Africa. It’s been 20 years since a Supercross race of this magnitude has taken place on home soil and Darryn is excited to race. We caught up with the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM rider to get his thoughts on being in the country and racing against SA’s best.