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It’s time to hit the podium with our top three stories from 2017. Our list up to this point has been great but the top 3 were amazing stories told and read. Here we go!
Recap: #10 – HERE
Recap #9 – HERE
Recap #8 – HERE
Recap #7 – HERE
Recap #6 – HERE
Recap #5 – HERE
Recap #4 – HERE
#3 most read article according to Google Analytics (6858 Unique Views): Travis Longname joins our family
Big thanks to Facebook messenger or my chat with Travis to spark a summertime article may never have happened. I’ve known of Travis for years because of his accident but never knew how deep his passion was for the sport. Just read this amazing article written by Travis and you’ll agree
#3 Story chosen by the GuaranteedMX Industry Voters: Speedy Creek Hustler
We still joke this day when I wrote an article years ago calling Shawn Maffenbeier was, “a hazard on the track when he turned pro.” Back then I know Shawn didn’t like that and rightfully so. It was my opinion and yes, it was likely a little harsh but maybe, just maybe it sat in his head because now Shawn Maffenbeier is a Canadian Motocross Champion.
His climb from what I shared to where he is now is quite remarkable. Shawn was not blessed with the natural talent for moto but what he does have is a crazy hard work ethic and a belief in him that matches every hero you’ve ever had. I’m not sure what the difference was in 2017 but Shawn was the dominant rider from gate drop #1 at Kamloops.
There are certain people we look up to and want to become. As we grow up we look at these certain people to help lift us up when we’re down or look to them and see how they handle the battle to become great at something. The story of where Shawn Maffenbeier started to where he ended 2017 is a story that everyone should know and use to help them reach any goal they may have in their lives. Always believe, never give up, and fight for what you want. Well done Maff……. Well done!