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Monday Morning Coffee opinion column

By Billy Rainford

Whats up from Kamloops, BC. It’s fairly bizarre right here that there’s completely no snow and you need to go to the very prime of the native mountains to see any snow in any respect. I may have introduced my bike! It was a busy weekend for Canadians racing beneath the border, so let’s take a look at who did what the place.

We’ve gone by means of 5 rounds of 2023 Monster Power AMA Supercross, and we’ll decide up the rescheduled Oakland spherical this coming weekend to get the numbering again beneath management. Technically, we’re alleged to be calling Tampa “Spherical 6,” however I perceive everybody’s reluctancy to do this. It can all make sense subsequent week.

It’s at all times thrilling when now we have a Canadian racing their first SX and that’s what we had Saturday at Raymond James Stadium with #614 Quinn Amyotte within the 250 East class. Quinn races for the Manluk Yamaha workforce right here in Canada and when he talked about his curiosity in racing some AMA SX this winter, the US-based Manluk Rock River FXR Yamaha workforce welcomed him beneath their manufacturing unit tent and went racing with the pleasant rider from Blackstock, Ontario.

Quinn will race Tampa, Arlington, and Daytona, earlier than turning his consideration north of the border and the 2023 Canadian Triple Crown Sequence that begins June third at Rad Torque Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta.

Quinn joined fellow Canadians #83 Cole Thompson and #551 Guillaume St Cyr who each raced within the 450 class. Let’s take a look at how they did.

#614 Quinn Amyotte (250 East):

After the primary qualifying session, Quinn sat sixth in 250 Group C (59.111) and forty fourth total. #96 Hunter Lawrence was quickest and joined #23 Chase Sexton within the 450 class as the one ones who dipped beneath 50 seconds after the primary qualifier. Quinn crashed and you could possibly watch his left eye swell an increasing number of closed within the interviews Kyle Snelgrove from OGs Moto was sending us.

Certified – fortieth

Quinn acquired some good display time in Q2 and was going quicker. He ended up 2nd in Group C with a quickest lap of 56.382 and that put him fortieth. The highest 40 riders transfer on to the night time present, so he couldn’t have made this any nearer, however he was IN in his first try!

Warmth 1 – sixteenth

Quinn was close to the surface and labored his means by means of the pack in flip 1 and was thirteenth early within the race and crossed the road in twelfth to finish lap 1. He made it as much as twelfth however then fall again to sixteenth on the flag and would head to the LCQ.

LCQ – twelfth

Quinn was again in sixteenth to finish lap 1 within the LCQ and had his work lower out for him. He moved his means as much as twelfth by the top, proper behind our previous buddy #208 Logan Leitzel and simply forward of #115 Jonah Geistler from Illinois.

Quinn was carried out for the night time however must be proud that he made the night time present at his first strive. Take a look at a pair interviews with him:

#83 Cole Thompson (450)

Cole was 2nd after a quick final lap in 450 B Free Observe (53.729) behind #44 Benny Bloss. Cole was third in 450 B after first qualifier (53.280) and nineteenth total.

Certified – twenty fourth

Cole dropped his lap time (53.242) barely within the remaining qualifying session, however so did most different riders.

Warmth 1 – tenth

Cole was eleventh early after which moved as much as 0th however was 8 seconds behind #46 Justin Hill. Hill would get round #11 Kyle Chisholm and Cole would shut the hole however run out of time and cross the road within the dreaded tenth place (the highest 9 transfer on to the Foremost).

LCQ – fifth

Cole ended lap 1 in ninth place and stored shifting his means ahead on his 250 within the 450 LCQ. Cole acquired proper up behind #78 Grant Harlan to problem for the ultimate switch spot however couldn’t make the cross after which dropped off Grant’s rear wheel to complete a pair seconds again in fifth.

Cole missed transferring by one place in each the Warmth and the LCQ. He’ll transfer again to the 250 West class with the remainder of his Workforce Solitaire Heartbeat Scorching Sauce Leatt Yamaha workforce this coming weekend on the make-up race in Oakland, California.

#551 Guillaume St Cyr (450)

Guillaume was seventh in 450 Group C after Free Observe (1:00.191). He was eighth in Group C after Q1 (58.165) and 51st total.

Certified – forty second

Guillaume dropped his time in Q2 (57.007) however so did most different riders, because the monitor labored itself in. He missed making the night time present by 2 locations. He’ll have a pair weeks to arrange for Arlington after which Daytona.

Tyler Medaglia third in North Carolina

Full Gas Sprint Enduro 2023 Logo

Tyler Medaglia has headed south to race and put together for the 2023 Canadian MX season. He began his time within the heat by racing Spherical 1 of the 2023 Full Fuel Dash Enduro Sequence in North Carolina.


In case you’re questioning what Tyler has deliberate heading into 2023, we did a podcast interview with him for Week #5 of the Frid’Eh Replace:

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Tyler’s #1 American supporter, Jim Edgar from Jacksonville, Florida, posted this gradual movement nook of him in motion:

I’ll see Tyler at Spherical 2 of the GNCC Racing collection at Hog Waller in Palatka, Florida, on the Daytona Supercross weekend.

Shelby Turner in Georgia

Canadian Shelby Turner was in Georgia to race Spherical 2 of the US Dash Enduro collection.

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Workforce Canada MXON supervisor Kourtney Lloyd has gone reside with he fundraising web site in assist of the 2023 Motocross of Nations effort in France October eighth.

We put up an article on somebody who purchases the supply and we’re instructed it was the primary sale of the marketing campaign! Good! We could have to determine tips on how to supply extra issues.

You possibly can head over to the positioning to seize some objects and assist the workforce:

Have an awesome week, everybody. WE’ll make sure you get in contact with our Canadians racing down south and get some interviews up ASAP. I’m in a little bit of a difficult state of affairs out right here with my mother till subsequent Tuesday, however I’ll do what I can.

Because of OGs Moto for sending us these interviews this week. Right here’s #219 Chase Marquier trying good in some OG’s gear. See you on the races…