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Being a journalist requires one simple ingredient to be a good one: find the news. Yes, credibility helps, and of course, if your stories are fabricated are nice, but delivering solid news is really the only requirement.
This past winter I, Ryan Gauld, completely crapped the bed on supporting a Canadian outfit, Canadian sponsored, and Canadian run race team. The Rockstar OTSFF Yamaha Race Team took on the Arenacross series with past Canadian champion Matt Goerke and current Canadian AX Tour Champion Chris Blose. Yes, both US based racers, but everything else behind them was driven by the Canadian dollar. Why did I not as a Canadian media site follow their progress during the year? Well, socially I did and reading PR’s, but I never got off my lazy ass and helped them get more credibility for what they did. I recently got a phone call asking about this, not a Facebook post or some social jab. An actual call which is more respected than some little bitch out on a social feed. You want answers, pick up the phone.
The team had its ups and downs but in the end, Chris Blose came one main event away from winning the US AX title. Watch what happened and why he didn’t win below:
The moment where it all went south. Needless to say this crash hurt really bad but I got up to finish. Just want to say thanks to @rockstarenergy @rockstar_otsff @andre_laurin @donk122 @rockstar_steve for believing in me and always having my back! We never gave up and that says a lot about the fight this team has. We don’t like lose that’s for sure.
Matt Goerke got injured and called the season early to get prepared for Canadian Nationals, which he is the favorite coming in most people’s eyes.
I didn’t write this little blurb to kiss ass, or save face. I wrote to showcase that I’m real and I did not do my job properly. I will work harder to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Canadian racers and teams that take the risks like this deserve better from me.