Most fans (and likely most racers) are a little naïve as to what it takes to put on a race. The average fan shows up about half an hour before race time, while many racers get to the track just in time to sign in, unpack the trailer and head out for practice. Few, if any, give any thought to the dedicated group that has been there hours—and in some cases even days—before them.
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 16:49 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog
The new riders of today have no idea how good they have it. With cellphones, laptops, texting, Facebook and so on, communication before, during and after the races is amazing compared to what it was like a couple of decades ago. I’m sure if youngsters Adrian St. Amand or Jordan Molnar could gather around the rocking chairs of grizzled veterans Chris Evans or John Parker, they would hear tales of how it was in the ‘old’ days.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:23 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog
The Canadian flat track scene has produced some great racers over the years, and that can most likely be attributed to some fantastic bar banging battles that occur every weekend during the summer. Despite the great racing offered here however, there has always been the appeal for our riders to head stateside to try their luck. Whether it is for a race or two or for a whole season and whether your goal is to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Chris Carr or to obtain the status of grizzled veteran John Parker (who seems to be the unofficial mayor of the TT in Medina, NY), Canadians still want to head south to race.
Monday, 21 April 2014 14:10 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog
To the untrained observer, most tracks that hold flat track races may appear to be very similar. This is to say that they are all somewhat oval, and they all have four turns. While the size difference between certain tracks should be obvious to most, other characteristics such as track surface may be harder to spot from your seat in the bleachers on a Saturday night.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:43 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog
Inside Motorcycles-sponsored teen flat track sensation Braden Vallee has submitted a video to Champion Spark Plugs 'Search for a Champion' contest. The 15 racers whose videos get the most votes by February 2 will be selected to be a part of #TeamChampion in 2014, which includes $5,000 in Champion sponsorship and compete for a grand prize sponsorship of $50,000.
Monday, 06 January 2014 16:08 Published in News
Jordan Szoke proved that his skills and determination know no bounds when he locked up the Canadian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) Observed Trials Number One plate at the CMA Canadian National Championships in Gravenhurst/Raymond on September 15-16. It was the Parts Canada / Gas Gas Pacific-backed Szoke's third CMA Trials championship of his career.
Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:34 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Some people know him as “The Mississauga Missile”. His friends just call him “Douggie Fresh”. The one thing everybody can call him is fast.
Doug Lawrence is one of the top expert flat trackers in Canada, and if he could ever attend all of the races here there’s a good chance the Number One plate would be his. Lawrence tends to miss a few of the Canadian rounds every year due to U.S. commitments, but when he does show up at a race on Canadian soil, you can expect to see the Number 73 fighting for the lead.
The September race in Leamington on the half-mile cushion certain
Thursday, 08 December 2011 17:05 Published in Feature Stories