Frid’Eh Replace #5 | Tyler Medaglia | Delivered to You by GasGas Canada

Frid’Eh Replace #5 | Tyler Medaglia | Delivered to You by GasGas Canada

By Billy Rainford

Delivered to you by GasGas Canada
Week #5 belongs to Tyler Medaglia from Brookfield, NS. | Selfie

Welcome to Week #5 of the DMX Frid’EH Replace this week delivered to you by GasGas Canada. This Friday finds me as soon as once more sitting in my workplace at dwelling in Ontario because the snow continues to pile up exterior my window. It’s snowing so arduous right here in London that we may have to interrupt out the snowblowers once more after this Replace is posted. In reality, we undoubtedly will.

The drive from California to Ontario hasn’t gotten any shorter. I took the decrease route once more on the best way dwelling to keep away from the snow that I could have encountered up on I-80. In fact, I hit freezing rain and sleet for about 4 stable hours by means of Oklahoma and Missouri on I-44, so the snow would have truly been a greater drive!

Anyway, I managed to make it dwelling safely within the DMX Van. What can I say about that factor?! I can’t imagine they’re discontinuing the Dodge Caravan in any case these years. I imply, I assume it is sensible, because the factor appears to need to final ceaselessly! “This stuff are lasting too lengthy. We are able to’t have that!

I went full #vanlife this time, aside from a pair nights at Viney Ranch in Murrieta. Thanks to Cheryl and Ulf Viney for the hospitality. It was additionally good timing that Maggie and Peter had been additionally there to spend a while with. Oh, and #12 Parker Ross and I can maintain our heads excessive as present and subsequent 12 months’s defending Euchre champs. Parker’s play is unorthodox, to say the least, however we trusted the method, hit our marks, and received the job finished.

They had been making an attempt to place within the new tracks once I was there however the rain was so unhealthy that they needed to postpone the work. It has since gone in and it seems implausible. Noah Viney is again on the bike after his wrist damage however it wasn’t till after I’d headed again dwelling, so I didn’t get any protection of him or the tracks.

Key to my survival this time was my Planet Health Black Card membership. This stuff are like Tim Hortons up right here in Canada – they’re on each nook! Showers and wifi had been good…and I even labored out a bit! I strongly recommend any privateer doing the collection of their van make the most of these low-cost and available gyms.

I’ll need to take a brief break from the collection whereas I head west to Kamloops, BC to take care of my mother for a pair weeks to present my sister and her husband the possibility to take slightly vacation. I’ll decide up the motion once more after we get to Daytona Worldwide Speedway for some Bike Week shenanigans.

And imagine it or not, the observe design we posted IS for this 12 months. Sure, it seems just about precisely like final 12 months’s observe. Ricky Carmichael seems to have mailed this one in however maybe there’s extra to the story??? Let’s hope so.

Tyler will race something anyplace.. | Bigwave picture

Tyler Medaglia from Brookfield, Nova Scotia, is profession #5 right here in Canada and it’s his flip for the Replace interview. He was truly driving right down to Florida once I received in contact with him, so we determined to do the interview as a podcast.

Tyler at Whispering Pines in 2012. | Bigwave picture

Tyler is the Mike Brown/Ryan Sipes of Canada. He’s older and nonetheless quick at any 2-wheel self-discipline he tries. And he doesn’t seem like planning to decelerate any time quickly. He’s received one other wild schedule for the upcoming 2023 season that may embody the Canadian Triple Crown Collection MX Nationals with the Half Canada GasGas staff.

Tyler completed 2nd (each time) total within the 450 class in 2022 and hopes to present final 12 months’s undefeated rider Dylan Wright matches within the new 12 months.

He can even race as a lot off-road as he can, trip for Workforce Canada MXON once more if chosen, and the ISDE for Workforce Canada, too. I feel he ought to strive some flat observe after Spherical 2 of the GNCC Racing collection at Hog Waller in Palatka, Florida. What do you suppose, Tyler?

Tyler successful the Gopher Dunes Nationwide again in 2008. | Bigwave picture

Right here’s a take a look at his 2022 Canadian MX season:

Tyler dropped to the 250 class for the ultimate spherical at Walton Raceway to see if he may assist his teammate, Mitchell Harrison, transfer up within the standings. Sadly, Tyler crashed whereas main and ended up hurting his hand and extra within the fall.

The hand gave him hassle for the remainder of the racing season and he was pressured out of the ISDE after which needed to attempt to trip with a badly broken hand for Workforce Canada at Pink Bud for the MXON. He’s healed up and able to get again right down to enterprise.

As I discussed earlier, he was on his method to Florida after we spoke with him this week. Right here’s our dialog as a podcast:

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Jake Piccolo at Membership MX

For those who’re questioning how Jake Piccolo is adapting to his new Honda Canada GDR Fox Racing 250, he’s doing simply wonderful.

2023 Canadian Triple Crown Schedule

We’re ready for a Press Launch that may define a couple of of obtrusive issues that seem on this schedule.

  1. The SX/AX and MX combo at Spherical 1 in Edmonton.
  2. The Vancouver spherical of the SX/AX is similar night time because the WSX Championship spherical there.
  3. All SX/AX rounds are within the west aside from what we’re assuming can be in Sarnia for Spherical 2.

We’ll remember to submit it up as quickly as we see it. We’re informed that may nonetheless be right now.

Who’s Driving The place in 2023

Foolish season is beginning to wind down right here in Canada, however we nonetheless haven’t seen the complete roster for a few our principal groups. Let’s take a look at what we all know up to now:

250 MX:

  1. Ryder McNabb – KTM Canada
  2. Mitchell Harrison – Thor GasGas
  3. Sebastien Racine – MX101 Yamaha
  4. Quinn Amyotte – Manluk Racing Yamaha
  5. Jeremy McKie – in talks with Walton Kawasaki
  6. Jake Piccolo – Honda Canada GDR Fox
  7. Josiah Natzke – Partzilla PRMX Kawasaki
  8. Wyatt Kerr – Precedence Mechanical KTM
  9. Marco Cannella – had supply with Walton Kawasaki however will sit out 2023
  10. Tyler Gibbs – nonetheless in talks with a pair groups
  11. Zach Ufimzeff – Manluk Racing Yamaha
  12. Tyler Yates
  13. Teren Gerber
  14. Julien Benek – Partzilla PRMX Kawasaki
  15. William Crete
  16. Tanner Scott – nonetheless in talks however seemingly on his personal
  17. Preston Masciangelo – Partzilla PRMX Kawasaki
  18. Dylan Rempel – Partzilla PRMX Kawasaki

450 MX:

  1. Dylan Wright – Honda Canada GDR Fox
  2. Tyler Medaglia – Thor GasGas
  3. Shawn Maffenbeier – MX101 Yamaha
  4. Tanner Ward – Walton Kawasaki
  5. Felix Lopez – not returning to Canada
  6. Chris Blackmer – SSR TLD GasGas
  7. Daniel Elmore – Cycle North Honda
  8. Westen Wrozyna – in search of a house
  9. Yanick Boucher – Husqvarna
  10. Liam O’Farrell – retiring from Nationwide competitors
  11. Tee Perrott – Manluk Racing Yamaha
  12. Ryan Derry
  13. Logan Leitzel – coming again to Canada
  14. Keylan Meston – on the crossroads
  15. Max Filipek
  16. Tommy Dallaire
  17. Parker Eales – on the crossroads

5 Minutes with Guillaume St Cyr

As #551 Guillaume St Cyr from Quebec begins his journey within the 450 class on the 2023 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Collection Saturday in Houston, Texas, we thought we should always get in contact with him for a quick chat. Right here’s what the rider often called ‘Guac’ (or ‘Gullimer,’ in case your identify was Jeff McConkey) needed to say simply earlier than the large day.

Guillaume St Cyr at WW Ranch in Florida. | Picture provided

Direct Motocross: Hiya, Guillaume. The place have you ever been coaching for 2023 SX and the way has it been going? 

Guillaume St Cyr: Hey, Billy. I’ve been coaching at Club57MX WW Ranch in Jacksonville, FL. I’ve been working arduous and I’m liking how I’ve been driving. 

Why did you select to trip the 450 class? Decrease entries normally however it’s a stacked class this season! And also you’re a 350, proper?

Yeah, I selected to trip 450 class on my 350 this time simply because the pay verify is twice as a lot and naturally more often than not there’s much less driving so there’s a greater probability to make it in! I’m additionally saving on modding the motor and shopping for race fuel. 

Which races are you doing/trying ahead to?

I’ll be just about all of the East Coast rounds, however I’m trying ahead to being again racing in Texas since they at all times have good filth.

What are your objectives for the collection?

To make it into the night time present each weekend.

What are your summer time racing plans?

Going to be defending my title within the Québec Arenacross and can prepare for the Canadian Arenacross. 

Glorious. Good luck this weekend. Who would you prefer to thank?

Thanks, Billy! I’d prefer to thank: 

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2023 Daytona Supercross Observe Design Inflicting Confusion and…Anger?

With the discharge of the 2023 observe design for the Daytona Supercross at Daytona Worldwide Speedway folks have been fast to level out its similarity to the 2022 design. In reality, when it was identified to us we had a tough time recognizing any distinction in any respect! So what’s up?

Right here’s RC with the announcement on IG:

They’re clearly below strict dimension limitations contained in the race observe, however you’d undoubtedly suppose they’d have made the observe go in a couple of completely different instructions, no? As of this text’s posting, we don’t have a proof from RC about why it’s the similar format. We’ll maintain making an attempt to get an official phrase.

Jake Tricco and Dan Tricco on Bikes and Heading to Membership MX

Bikes prepared to move to Membership MX.

It’s so cool to see Jake Tricco again on a motorbike and having enjoyable. His dad, Dan Tricco, received the DMX Complete Devotion Award delivered to you by Membership MX on the TransCan at Walton Raceway approach again in 2015 after crashing in one in all his Vet races, going to the hospital, however making it again all battered and bruised to spend the remainder of the week taking care of his two sons and their racing.

2015 DMX Complete Devotion Award winner, Dan Tricco. | Bigwave picture

Dan will lastly be making use of his FREE WEEK at Membership MX alongside together with his older son, Jake. Have a blast, guys!

As we head into Houston, right here’s a take a look at the 450 factors and the Entry Lists for the occasion:

In case you’re questioning, sure, it’s nonetheless snowing exterior right here at my place. It seems prefer it’s time to move exterior and hearth up ours and our neighbour’s snowblowers and get to work. Emily and I’ll find yourself doing 5 driveways on the market, so we’d higher get to it earlier than our one 85-year-old neighbour heads out to fake he’s going to do it to prod us into motion.

We’re alleged to have a couple of good days in a row subsequent week. If Gopher Dunes finally ends up opening up, I may have to move over there and spin some laps. They’re lower than an hour from right here however they get a lot much less lake impact snow than we do right here in London, so we’ll wait and see the way it goes.

Benefit from the racing Saturday.

I’ve to depart it with this picture of #69 Phil Nicoletti with the lights up on his forks as a result of the story is so good. From Mike Bonacci at Membership MX:

“Let me clarify: we’ve a fantastic relationship with Feld and after they need to strive some new concepts, they ship their engineers over and pitch us on them and we attempt to implement the procedures. This isn’t new to us and we do a great job of being discreet after they ask. This was only one extra undertaking the place they need to add lap chief lights to the bikes to boost the present for everybody within the viewers and at dwelling. So, I mentioned – “lets take a look at it on Phil’s bike, he’ll by no means lead any laps. He’s thirty-three years previous racing all these younger bucks. He’ll trip round in 5 although ten and you may play with the lights the place nobody will even discover.” Go away it to Phil to get the holeshot in race #2 and lead all however two laps WITH HIS LIGHTS ON! Lengthy story brief, my apologies to the published crew. I’ll do a greater job shifting ahead as we head into the east coast rounds. What may presumably shock anybody …. I assume we’ll simply wait and see.”

Find it irresistible!

That’s a kind of tales that may discover its approach into the lexicon of SX. Belief me, will probably be talked about once more sooner or later.

See you on the races…