Are the Canadian Nationals going to be the best MX series in the world this summer?

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7/4/2020 4:26 PM

With the US nationals being delayed again, the GP schedule constantly in flux and the Australian series still TBA does that mean the Rockstar Energy Nationals in Canada will possibly be the highest level of outdoor MX taking place this summer? It seems like the American riders are coming with Tyler Gibbs already in the country. Richard Taylor just signed with Sky Racing for the 250 class and things seem to be moving forward. This is not meant to be a debate about what the top series is. We all know that it's the G....AMA nationals. I'm just curious about what everyone thinks.

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7/4/2020 4:35 PM

Hellyeah i hope so, Because the last time i was really watching the canadian nationals was when blackfoot honda and jean sebastian roy was the man

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"Life is Too Short To Last Long"

7/4/2020 4:45 PM

Motodave15 wrote:

Hellyeah i hope so, Because the last time i was really watching the canadian nationals was when blackfoot honda and jean sebastian roy was the man

If that's the case, you missed a lot of great racing.

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7/4/2020 4:55 PM

Motodave15 wrote:

Hellyeah i hope so, Because the last time i was really watching the canadian nationals was when blackfoot honda and jean sebastian roy was the man

-MAVERICK- wrote:

If that's the case, you missed a lot of great racing.

Yep, 2014-15 and 16 was quite awesome!!

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7/4/2020 4:57 PM

Yes!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/4/2020 5:00 PM

Can't wait for them to start. Hopefully Motopark becomes a regular stop for the series!

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7/4/2020 5:06 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Yes!

Is Matt and the crew already up here for their 14 day quarantine? The 3 moto format across Saturday and Sunday is going to be quite unique.

Should be a good year.

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7/4/2020 5:08 PM

Motodave15 wrote:

Hellyeah i hope so, Because the last time i was really watching the canadian nationals was when blackfoot honda and jean sebastian roy was the man

-MAVERICK- wrote:

If that's the case, you missed a lot of great racing.

Very much the case... But mainly had to do with TV and i didnt put enough effort into finding when the races were on or their streaming services... all my fault and wish i would kept up with the boys up north. Hopefully more great racing from them to come.

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"Life is Too Short To Last Long"

7/4/2020 5:18 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Yes!

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Is Matt and the crew already up here for their 14 day quarantine? The 3 moto format across Saturday and Sunday is going to be quite unique.

Should be a good year.

Whats the race day(s) schedule this year?

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7/4/2020 5:22 PM

loftyair wrote:

Whats the race day(s) schedule this year?

To be quite honest, I'm not sure. I just know they'll race moto 1 on Saturdays and moto 2 and 3 on Sundays.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

7/4/2020 5:24 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Yes!

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Is Matt and the crew already up here for their 14 day quarantine? The 3 moto format across Saturday and Sunday is going to be quite unique.

Should be a good year.

loftyair wrote:

Whats the race day(s) schedule this year?

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7/4/2020 5:26 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Is Matt and the crew already up here for their 14 day quarantine? The 3 moto format across Saturday and Sunday is going to be quite unique.

Should be a good year.

They are making the final announcement on InsideX this Wednesday as far as I know. I think they will address all of that.

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7/4/2020 5:39 PM

If the US Nationals don't happen. What do you guys think the chances are of some bigger name American riders coming up to get some gate drops in? Or is the quarantine protocol to much of a bother?

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7/4/2020 5:48 PM

Brad Nemeth wrote:

If the US Nationals don't happen. What do you guys think the chances are of some bigger name American riders coming up to get some gate drops in? Or is the quarantine protocol to much of a bother?

Hard to say. Seeing as there's a lot less traveling this year, I could see some of the East coast guys coming up and giving it a shot.

Set up base camp at Gopher Dunes or SDL and you're pretty much set for the series.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

7/4/2020 5:51 PM

Brad Nemeth wrote:

If the US Nationals don't happen. What do you guys think the chances are of some bigger name American riders coming up to get some gate drops in? Or is the quarantine protocol to much of a bother?

The way it's going now with covid in the US, it's unlikely that the Canada US border will even be open. I don't even thnk that Americans are allowed to travel to Canada period, except for certain exempted essential reasons.

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7/4/2020 6:15 PM

Brad Nemeth wrote:

If the US Nationals don't happen. What do you guys think the chances are of some bigger name American riders coming up to get some gate drops in? Or is the quarantine protocol to much of a bother?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Hard to say. Seeing as there's a lot less traveling this year, I could see some of the East coast guys coming up and giving it a shot.

Set up base camp at Gopher Dunes or SDL and you're pretty much set for the series.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I mean why not. Racers race right? I guess we'll see in the coming weeks how different teams/riders are handling the border. Hopefully it goes smoothly and that inspires more guys to come up.

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7/4/2020 6:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/4/2020 6:34 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Yes!

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Is Matt and the crew already up here for their 14 day quarantine? The 3 moto format across Saturday and Sunday is going to be quite unique.

Should be a good year.

I could tell ya; but, I’d have to kill ya.

(Psssst...Hint: Matt, Erin and the dogs are all doing fine and his new truck and trailer have a coupl’a thousand miles on them in the last 72 hours...but, I answer ain’t one to gossip)

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/4/2020 6:27 PM

Unless those riders have contracts and the teams can prove they are essential to “operation”, I doubt anyone is coming up to race. While things in Canada have not been ideal in Covid management, we have done a reasonable job, travel-related cases were proven early on to be a major contributor. As much as I’m a fan of Moto I’m fine if we keep the border closed to all but truly essential travel.

Flame away.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

7/4/2020 6:33 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Unless those riders have contracts and the teams can prove they are essential to “operation”, I doubt anyone is coming up to race. While things in Canada have not been ideal in Covid management, we have done a reasonable job, travel-related cases were proven early on to be a major contributor. As much as I’m a fan of Moto I’m fine if we keep the border closed to all but truly essential travel.

Flame away.

Hold on one sec. Motocross is essential. :-)

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7/4/2020 6:35 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Unless those riders have contracts and the teams can prove they are essential to “operation”, I doubt anyone is coming up to race. While things in Canada have not been ideal in Covid management, we have done a reasonable job, travel-related cases were proven early on to be a major contributor. As much as I’m a fan of Moto I’m fine if we keep the border closed to all but truly essential travel.

Flame away.

Ummmm....ok.

But, some of those damn stinky Muricans may have already snuck under the fence and could be there already...

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/4/2020 6:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/4/2020 6:57 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Unless those riders have contracts and the teams can prove they are essential to “operation”, I doubt anyone is coming up to race. While things in Canada have not been ideal in Covid management, we have done a reasonable job, travel-related cases were proven early on to be a major contributor. As much as I’m a fan of Moto I’m fine if we keep the border closed to all but truly essential travel.

Flame away.

TeamGreen wrote:

Ummmm....ok.

But, some of those damn stinky Muricans may have already snuck under the fence and could be there already...

Well that's on our relatively porous border control. But believe me, out west the public are demanding the federal government keep control of the border. Unfortunately a shit-ass province like Quebec will probably let everyone in anyway.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

7/4/2020 7:02 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Unless those riders have contracts and the teams can prove they are essential to “operation”, I doubt anyone is coming up to race. While things in Canada have not been ideal in Covid management, we have done a reasonable job, travel-related cases were proven early on to be a major contributor. As much as I’m a fan of Moto I’m fine if we keep the border closed to all but truly essential travel.

Flame away.

TeamGreen wrote:

Ummmm....ok.

But, some of those damn stinky Muricans may have already snuck under the fence and could be there already...

hamncheeze wrote:

Well that's on our relatively porous border control. But believe me, out west the public are demanding the federal government keep control of the border. Unfortunately a shit-ass province like Quebec will probably let everyone in anyway.

Ontario let this guy in. Seems he had all his papers. No worries.

Now, whatever those damn pot smokin’ hippies out in BC are doing...well...that doesn’t concern us. We come to race. We don’t do....“Mostly Peaceful”. We don’t wear the latest t-shirts with all those “woke” slogans.

We ride dirt-bikes.

We don’t get too close to them folks with the Cooties, either.

We race.

I’m jus’ sayin’...

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/4/2020 7:09 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Ummmm....ok.

But, some of those damn stinky Muricans may have already snuck under the fence and could be there already...

hamncheeze wrote:

Well that's on our relatively porous border control. But believe me, out west the public are demanding the federal government keep control of the border. Unfortunately a shit-ass province like Quebec will probably let everyone in anyway.

TeamGreen wrote:

Ontario let this guy in. Seems he had all his papers. No worries.

Now, whatever those damn pot smokin’ hippies out in BC are doing...well...that doesn’t concern us. We come to race. We don’t do....“Mostly Peaceful”. We don’t wear the latest t-shirts with all those “woke” slogans.

We ride dirt-bikes.

We don’t get too close to them folks with the Cooties, either.

We race.

I’m jus’ sayin’...

Anyways. Let's not get to bogged down into who's letting who in and just assume the border officials know how to do their job. Let's be real here, a hand full of moto peeps coming into the country isn't going to change much.

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7/4/2020 7:13 PM

Brad Nemeth wrote:

Anyways. Let's not get to bogged down into who's letting who in and just assume the border officials know how to do their job. Let's be real here, a hand full of moto peeps coming into the country isn't going to change much.

Where does it stop then? Moto is hardly essential. Again, WE CANADIANS have done a reasonable job. I'm fine if we have a truly Canadian MX series this summer. Hell, our younger guys need the coverage and confidence.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

7/4/2020 7:14 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Ontario let this guy in. Seems he had all his papers. No worries.

Now, whatever those damn pot smokin’ hippies out in BC are doing...well...that doesn’t concern us. We come to race. We don’t do....“Mostly Peaceful”. We don’t wear the latest t-shirts with all those “woke” slogans.

We ride dirt-bikes.

We don’t get too close to them folks with the Cooties, either.

We race.

I’m jus’ sayin’...

How are we that much different than the pot smoking Californians? Oh wait....

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

7/4/2020 7:15 PM

Is Alessi, or goerke, or any other big names you know of participating?

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7/4/2020 7:16 PM

“Truly Canadian”?

Dude, I’m glad we don’t “play that card” down here. Bring them all. Bring the best. Let’s race.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/4/2020 7:19 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Ontario let this guy in. Seems he had all his papers. No worries.

Now, whatever those damn pot smokin’ hippies out in BC are doing...well...that doesn’t concern us. We come to race. We don’t do....“Mostly Peaceful”. We don’t wear the latest t-shirts with all those “woke” slogans.

We ride dirt-bikes.

We don’t get too close to them folks with the Cooties, either.

We race.

I’m jus’ sayin’...

Brad Nemeth wrote:

Anyways. Let's not get to bogged down into who's letting who in and just assume the border officials know how to do their job. Let's be real here, a hand full of moto peeps coming into the country isn't going to change much.

hamncheeze wrote:

Where does it stop then? Moto is hardly essential. Again, WE CANADIANS have done a reasonable job. I'm fine if we have a truly Canadian MX series this summer. Hell, our younger guys need the coverage and confidence.

I agree with you there. I'm all about the Canadian guys getting a shot on good rides. But, it seem's to me that the reality of the situation is, at least some people with all their ducks in a row are being allowed to cross into the country. I've just had enough of Covid debate for one lifetime is all. It's a unique year, with unique challenges so let's at least enjoy some moto and watch some top guys do battle!

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7/4/2020 7:30 PM

loftyair wrote:

Is Alessi, or goerke, or any other big names you know of participating?

Philthy Phil is all we need to fly the USA Flag.

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7/4/2020 7:32 PM

Phil
Matt
Maybe even a Yankee or two in the 250s...

But, DW is on a FoFiddy and he is gonna “bring it”.
Canada has a bright future.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.