2022 DMX Awards – The DMXies
It’s time for our annual DMX Awards – The DMXies. The OSCARS have been handed out so it’s time to observe go well with and crown some riders. Now seize your robes and tuxedoes and let’s get to it.
Most Dominant Professional Rider
Dylan Wright. Dylan additionally received this award in 2021 however how can we not choose the rider who simply received each moto within the 450 MX class?! We are able to’t, so no large shock to begin off this 12 months’s awards. Congratulations, Dylan.
Marco Cannella. 2022 was Marco’s 12 months to shine within the 250 class however issues didn’t go properly for the likeable rider from Waterdown, Ontario. The kids within the class have undoubtedly upped their sport after which Marco’s elbow harm took him out of competitors. We’re nonetheless listening to rumours however for now we’ll say he’s determined to step away from the game for at the very least this 12 months. We want him properly in no matter he decides to do sooner or later.
Most Improved Rider
Daniel Elmore: Daniel has all the time been quick however we expect final 12 months he confirmed he has the potential to turn out to be certainly one of our elite 450 guys. He’s now bought the prospect to shine on the TLD SSR GasGas staff and is once more down at Membership MX preparing for the season. With all the mandatory instruments and assist in place, we look ahead to seeing what Daniel can do that season.
Greg was pushing onerous for Quinn Amyotte for this award this 12 months, so we have to make point out of him right here.
Really feel Good Story of the Yr
Now we have to go along with Westen Wrozyna on this one. Westen stepped away from Professional racing and received himself a pair FXR PreMix titles for enjoyable on the 2-stroke. He stepped up and in for Kevin Tyler on the MX101 staff and did very properly, ending eighth in 450 MX, third in 250 AX/SX and 2nd in Open Professional AX/SX. He did regardless of the staff wanted from him and did it with a smile on his face. What the longer term holds for him remains to be to be determined (he’s stepping away from Professional racing), however that was enjoyable to look at final season.
Mitchell Harrison: Pretty much as good as Mitchell is with the followers on the races, he’s simply pretty much as good with us every time we ask him for a while. He’s sincere and forthcoming and understands that individuals need to hear what our professional riders should say, so he takes the time to present us nice interviews. Thanks, Mitchell.
Finest Type – The Jeff McConkey Award
This award is a tribute to the late Jeff McConkey. As Jeff all the time mentioned, “Wanting good is 4 quarters of the battle!” Nothing was extra essential to him than trying good on the monitor and within the pits. He was a personality that can by no means be matched. So, with Jeff in thoughts, we’re giving the Finest Type Award to Jake Piccolo for 2022. As a photographer, you all the time have to hold one eye on no matter Jake is doing on the monitor since you don’t need to miss a factor. His oppos at the moment are legendary and a fixture in gradual movement video clips from wherever he’s coaching. Wanting good whereas going quick had been the 2 issues that impressed Jeff essentially the most and we expect he’d be pleased with our alternative this 12 months.
Tanner Scott was the dominant yellow-plated rider this 12 months. He went undefeated in his Junior 12 months on the TransCan in 2021 after which was in place to do it once more within the Intermediate class this 12 months, however got here up simply brief. We nonetheless assume he was one of the best of the up-and-comers in 2022.
Observe of the Yr
Whispering Pines in Kamloops, BC. It was nice to be again within the Mountains and it was the primary nationwide with followers and no masks!
We’re going to present this one to the gang at River Glade this 12 months. Each time we head east so far as Moncton, the entire area appears to be abuzz. This previous summer season, I bear in mind commenting that I used to be truly bumping into folks as I walked round and had a tough time discovering a spot alongside the fences once I tried to look at from inside them with the spectators. We get to see the various totally different cultures as we cross Canada and it’s all the time an important weekend within the maritimes. Certain, they’ve toned down The Klattapult to the purpose the place it doesn’t deserve the title anymore, however we received’t maintain that in opposition to them…an excessive amount of. See you in 2023, everybody!
We favored something #22 Tyler Gibbs was concerned in throughout the Supercross/Arenacross portion of the season in 2022. He grew up racing the tight confines of the Future West Moto Arenacross sequence and introduced that aggression to the Triple Crown Sequence. So far as we noticed it, he by no means did something to attract as a lot consideration as he did at every spherical, riders simply didn’t appear prepared to guard the within strains and bought upset when Tyler made what we noticed as basic indoor strikes.
This man has been given Most Improved Rider a pair instances and now he’s getting the Congeniality Award for the second 12 months in a row, however I don’t know how one can argue in opposition to it. It appears he’s associates with each different rider we speak to and has enjoyable racing and hanging out in each state of affairs. Quinn Amyotte can all the time be counted on for a smile and a few constructive remarks, even about his opponents.
Newbie Rider of the Yr
Tanner Scott: Tanner proved he’s bought the potential to take his abilities to the Professional stage and we’re going to search out that out when the sequence begins this 12 months. Tanner was all the time the favorite to win every time he lined up in 2022, so he will get the nod.
Rookie of the Yr
Sebastien Racine, Wyatt Kerr, and Zach Ufimzeff all turned full-time Professional riders in 2022. All three of them did very properly and ought to be happy with their efforts and enchancment. Having mentioned that, Sebastien stood out from the others and will all the time be counted on as a podium risk (he bought 3!) at each spherical. Seb will get Rookie of the Yr for 2022.
Feminine Rider of the Yr
(Copy/Paste) Is there any query? Eve Brodeur. This award doubtless has her title etched onto it till she decides to hold ’em up. Waiting for this coming season, Eve can have the returning Jamie Astudillo and Avrie Berry to deal with, so this might be her hardest problem but.
Professional Rider of the Yr
Dylan Wright: We strive to not duplicate winners in our DMXies, however we’d look foolish if we didn’t choose the rider who received each moto (with out a good ACL!) and led Workforce Canada on the MXON once more. He turned heads throughout the globe and we hope to see him proceed this pattern shifting ahead. His come from final journey on the Sand Del Lee nationwide needed to be probably the most spectacular rides we’ve ever witnessed in particular person. We thought for certain the streak was over. Congratulations, Dylan.
Individual of the Yr
This award is all the time a difficult one as a result of it will possibly come from any variety of angles. So many individuals give this sport their all and selecting one one who gave greater than the others is typically a wrestle. For 2022, we’re going to present the award to Derek Schuster. Derek is co-owner of the Gopher Dunes facility. After he allowed his star rider to race the MXGPs in 2021, he let each of his riders race at Purple Bud for the MXON this previous 12 months. He travelled over to Europe twice in 2021 and hosts what you may argue is one of the best MX Nationwide of the 12 months on an annual foundation. Behind the scenes, Derek voices his opinion within the managers’ conferences and tries to do what’s greatest for the game and its riders. Congratulations, Derek, now hop within the DMX Van and let’s go to the Detroit Supercross!
Congratulations to all of the winners in 2022. Be at liberty to voice your opinions within the remark sections within the varied locations. We notice there are numerous tales that happen all through the season and we do our greatest to concentrate and make these decisions with the data we’ve. We simply need to inform everybody that we recognize your whole efforts and look ahead to one other stellar 12 months of racing in 2023.