Out of the Blue | Alex Lord | Presented by Schrader’s
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Alex Lord
Birthday: January 11, 2000
Hometown: Claremont, Ontario
School & Grade: Uxbridge Secondary School, grade 11
Bike: KTM 150 sx
Race Club: OCMC, MMRS, BRMXS
How did you get started in racing?
A few years ago, one of our friends invited me over to ride a dirtbike which was my first time on one, and I started going to watch the races and decided I wanted to race.
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
Defiantly not. I rode horses as a little girl and hadn’t even ridden a dirtbike before, until a few years ago when I started racing.
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
I don’t think so because girls can be just as fast as guys and there are classes for just girls to compete in as well.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
My favourite rider is Ryan Dungey because he’s such a smooth, consistent rider.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
Kaven Benoit because he works hard to get to where he is and it’s fun watching him ride.
What is your favourite track and why?
My favourite track is probably Cochrane’s because I love the jumps there.
Who is your hero?
Defiantly my dad. He does so much for me, always making sure my bikes working, taking me to the track, and motivating me to do better.
What were your goals for this season?
My goals for this season were to get fast and more comfortable on the bike and get better in corners.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishment would probably be getting third in Ladies a this year at OCMC for the series against some fast ladies.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
I love spending time with family and friends and riding my dirtbike, of course!
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
I like to snowboard and snowmobile in the winter and in the summer when I’m not racing I’m usually working or hanging out with friends.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?
It would definitely be nice to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend so you can ride together and motivate each other and spend race weekends together.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
For sure! Since it’s such a big part of my life, I hope it will be a big part of theirs, and something we could do together.
Who do you want to thank?
I want to thank my mom and dad for being so supportive, the Somers family and Greenlaw family for all that they have done and continue to do for me, and everyone else who has helped me to get where I am today.