On the Radar | Trevor Hale | Scott Sports Canada
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Trevor Hale
Hometown: Orono, ON
School and Grade or Occupation: Rider
Bike: 2019 KTM 450
Race Club or Series: Rockstar Triple Crown, MMRS
Classes: 450 Pro
How did you get started in racing and riding?
I had a cousin who used to ride and that’s what got me into it. I started riding around the house at 3 years old, then started racing at 4, and then I was hooked.
What is your favourite track and why?
My favourite track would definitely have to be Riverglade. I had a blast riding there this year for the nationals. I liked the jumps and long straight sections, it reminded me a bit of Walton and not to mention it was the first national that I’ve qualified for, so that might be another reason why.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Definitely, Jason Anderson. I love his style; he’s very smooth and fast.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
If he counts as a Canadian Pro, it would hands down have to be Liam O’Farrell. He has a very big influence on my racing career. He used to train me from superminis to big bikes and I learned a lot from him and I wouldn’t be here today racing Pro without that.
Who is your hero?
Axell Hodges! Gotta love them big whips.
What are your goals for next season, and what is it going to take to reach them?
My goals for next year are to qualify for more events than I did this passed season and get some Pro points. I plan on going down south for a few months to get ready and to train so that I can reach my goals.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
Qualifying for 2 Pro nationals (Riverglade and Deschambault), and winning the expert class at Area 51 Nightcross.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
Getting to see people and friends that I don’t get to see often. It’s a big family at the track and I love it.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
There’s not very many things I like other than racing, but when I’m not focusing on racing it’s hockey.
Who would you like to thank?
There are a lot of people I’d like to thank and a lot of people who helped me get to where I am this year. I’d like to thank my whole family, without them, I wouldn’t be doing this, the Wrozyna family, Newcastle Recycling LTD., Orange Motorsports, FXR, Upper Canada Axe Throwing, 6D, Decal Works, Mobius, VP racing fuels, and anyone else I forgot, thank you very much for everything you do for me. I can’t wait for next season on this new bike.