Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue | Dominique Daffé | Presented by Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Dominique Daffé | Presented by Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Dominique Daffé Birthday: September 25th, 1991 Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Occupation: Inside Sales at Fox Canada Number: 925 (National #5) Bike: 2018 KTM 250 SX-F & ’17 Yamaha YZ125 Race Club: Jetwerx (I guess?), WRMA (Wild Rose Motocross Association) & AMSA  (Alberta Motorsports Association) Class: Ladies Junior Who got you started in racing? My dad got me started in OFF-ROAD racing, which eventually lead

Out of the Blue | Liz Burke | Presented by Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Liz Burke | Presented by Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Liz Burke Birthday: October 30th Hometown: Souris, Prince Edward Island School and Grade or Occupation: 3rd year of Kinesiology at University of Prince Edward Island Number: #108, but running #4 for the 2018 season Bike:  KX 250F Race Club: Atlantic Motocross Class: Ladies/ MX2 Junior Who got you get started in racing? My brother. He started racing and I eventually started riding his

Out of the Blue | Brittany Gagne | Presented by Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Brittany Gagne | Presented by Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Brittany Gagne Birthday: 7/7/93 Hometown: Dummer, NH Number: 265 Bike: Yamaha YZ250f Race Club: none Classes: Women’s Pro, 250 Amateur, Open Amateur Direct Motocross: Who got you get started in racing?< Brittany Gagne: My dad raced when he was younger and when my brother was 3 they got him a dirt bike. My mom said if he could

Out of the Blue | Shelby Turner | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Shelby Turner | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Shelby Turner Birthday: July 18th Hometown: Barons, Alberta Occupation: Primary Care Paramedic Number: 1 Bike: KTM 250f Class: Women’s Direct Motocross: Who got you get started in racing? Shelby Turner: My family got me started. Ever since I was little I wanted to ride dirt bikes. My dad told me that I had to learn how to ride a pedal bike before

Out of the Blue | Shayla Cassidy | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Shayla Cassidy | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name:  Shayla Cassidy Birthday: February 25,  2002 Hometown:  Thomasburg, Ontario School and Grade:  Grade 10 Number:  25 Bike:  2016 YZ125 Race Club:  AMO/MMRS, Bayside Trail Blazers, OCMC/BTB Ice Race Series Classes:  Ladies A, SchoolBoy 1 How did you get started in racing? My uncle told my dad that there were these unbelievable kids riding dirt bikes like crazy

Out of the Blue | Catherine Pintal | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Catherine Pintal | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Catherine Pintal Birthday: May 19th, 1996 Hometown: Trois-Rivières, Qc School and Grade: Bachelor in Accounting and I’m actually doing my Master’s Degree in tax. Number: 27 Bike: Kawasaki KX250F 2014 Race Club: Challenge Québec Classes: Women C How did you get started in racing? My boyfriend bought me my first motocross. At that time, I did not

Out of the Blue | Eve Bourdeau | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Eve Bourdeau | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Eve Bourdeau Birthday: September 4, 1989 Hometown: Saint-Urbain-Premier, Québec Occupation: Emergency nurse Number: #451 Bike: Season 2017 / KTM 150cc For the next season, I’ll have the chance to ride on 250cc KTM 2018. Race Club: Challenge Québec Classes: Women How did you get started in racing? My love for racing started at the tender age of

Out of the Blue | Jeannie-Mai Dumas | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Jeannie-Mai Dumas | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Jeannie-Mai Dumas Birthday: November 30, 1992 Hometown: Drummondville, Qc Occupation: Physical Education teacher Number: 401 Bike: Yamaha yz125  Race Club: Challenge Quebec Classes: Women    How did you get started in racing?   I started three years ago. I raced in Endurocross because it was my first year doing motocross and I really liked it. Then this year I wanted to change to MX so this is my first season in the championship of Challenge Quebec. As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross? No, as a little girl I never expected to ride someday motocross. I was afraid of this kind of sport. And I think at that time I didn’t know what motocross was, so… (Laughs)

Out of the Blue | Christine Upton | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Christine Upton | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Name: Christine Upton Birthday: March 20th, 1985 Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario Occupation: Secondary Teacher Number: 414 Bike: Yamaha YZ250f Race Club: N/A Classes: Ladies, 25 & 30+ Beginner/Junior How did you get started in racing? I guess you could say I was at the right place at the right time. A couple of years ago, I was at a

Out of the Blue | Sarah Chipchar | Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Sarah Chipchar | Schrader’s By Jeff McConkey Photos by Wyatt Ferris Name: Sarah Chipchar Birthday: December 26th, 1995 Hometown: Cochrane, AB School and Grade: 3rd year Mount Royal (Athletic Therapy) Number: 197 Bike: 2015 Husqvarna FC250 Race Club: Wild Rose MX Classes: Ladies, 250 Beginner How did you get started in racing?    I started racing two years ago but had a pretty bad crash that put me on the sidelines for