On the Radar: Jake Coulter
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Jake Coulter
Hometown: Millbrook, ON
School and Grade: Crestwood Secondary School, Grade 9
Bike: KTM 85sxs
Race Club: MMRS, MX101
Classes: 85 12-16, Supermini
How did you get started in racing?
I started riding when my dad bought my first bike (a Suzuki JR50) when I was 4 years old. When I was 8 years old he bought me a KTM 50sx and he signed me up for racing and I have been racing ever since.
What is your favourite track and why?
My favourite track would have to be Sand Del Lee because I like racing in the sand and I like the way the track flows.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
My favourite rider would have to be Ryan Dungey because he is very smooth and consistent.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
I look up to the Medaglia brothers because I grew up seeing them race at my local tracks and they are both very fast.
Who is your hero?
My hero is my mom and dad because they are the ones that get me to the races every weekend and make my dreams come true.
What are your goals for this season, and what is it going to take to reach them?
My goals for this season would be to consistently place top 3 at different events across Canada and improve every week. For me to reach these goals I will continue to train with my core/balance trainer Josh Gillam at Hybrid FHP and get a lot of seat time on my bike.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishments would be placing 3rd overall in 85 (12-16) in the MMRS 6-Foot Trophy Series and my consistent finishes.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favorite part about going to the races would be hanging out with friends, camping and just having a good time.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
When I’m not racing I like to ski, mountain bike, and hang out with friends.
Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank my mom and dad, my brother Brady, Greg Poisson, Josh Gillam (Hybrid FHP), Decal Works, and GP Bikes.