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A double smack in the face, for the race fan, and the grassroots customer when these two announcements came out turning smiles into frowns, fast.
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#2 most read article according to Google Analytics (8301 Unique Views): TO SX a no go in 2018
Since Dec 2004 the greatest racing series in the world has crossed the border and gave us moto drunks something to watch and cheer for on home soil. They moved the race into the regular schedule putting the race in March but that didn’t anything. Now, it’s gone in 2018.
#2 Story chosen by the GuaranteedMX Industry Voters: History Halted
There haven’t been a lot of things that have reached or lasted the 25-year mark in our little sport. In August 2016 the Walton TransCan reached that mark with its historic event that brought out the very best in Canadian amateurs chasing the dream of becoming a champion as well working their way into the pro class. Nearly 100% of the Canadian pro champs from 1992 and up have slung dirt at some point in their career at TransCan.
If there was anything that can be knocked on or negative about our sport in Canada is that we are never really original. It’s hard to be OG in moto but Canadian races have always stolen ideas from the US and given them their own twist. TransCan started the exact same way basically copying the format that started at Loretta Lynns in the US. It came up with some of its own ideas but the basics were to make a race that gave the best races a chance to race against the best from around the country. For 25 years it did this and did it well.
At the beginning of 2017, it seemed like nothing would change. Then rumors and rumbles of the race not happening had begun to make more noise than the hype of the biggest race in our country. Then, the truth was revealed and the 26th running of the historic event would not happen. It was a shock to the community and announced really late in the year which still leaves a bruise on the passionate racer who planned on chasing their dream to TransCan in 2017.
The race is back for 2018 but has a lot of pieces to rebuild to make it great like it once was for Canadians. Can the TransCan make a comeback? I’m betting yes but also, who doesn’t love a good underdog?