Out of the Blue: Brittany Danyluk
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Brittany Danyluk
Birthday: June 20, 1994
Hometown: Leduc, Alberta
School & Grade or Occupation: Graduated 2012, now work as a waitress
Bike: Suzuki 250
Race Club: ADARA, CMRC Rockstar Energy Drink Nationals
Classes: Ladies,Youth,GP MX3
How did you get started in racing?
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?
Honestly, no. Believe me, as bad as I want to say yes there just really isn’t! Women’s motocross is just so small here in Canada and the US. The girls in the US just got 3 races back after 2 years of nothing! If there was a girl that had paved the way for all us other ladies in the world then I would be pumped, as well as every other girl, but we’re just so small and nothing to the series that it sucks! The ladies that do put everything together for the Canadian Nationals I thank so much because if it weren’t for them there wouldn’t be anything in Canada! I just really wish that the Canadian series would allow the ladies that want to race the West Coast and the East Coast race them. I’ve done the whole series 3 years now and have to sit on the sidelines and watch out East because it’s not allowed!
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
What is your favourite track and why?
Who is your hero?
What are your goals for this season?
My goals for the summer are just to do what I have worked hard for on my off season and pre-season! I always work to push harder than the year before and accomplish more than I did the year before! As well as to have a lot of fun, stay on two wheels and just get through the 3 rounds gracefully!
What are your biggest accomplishments?
Probably getting #6 two years in a row just because I didn’t get better or worse. I made one too many mistakes last year which kept me the same as the year before! Also, getting the ‘Hard Charger Award’ a few years ago in Edmonton at Castrol Raceway. I seriously worked hard that year – my falling skills were very on point that year, but still got me my #6! Finally, this year with my family running a team it’s been interesting but the best thing I could have ever asked for. It’s always been a dream for my family to have this and now it’s all coming true! The Danyluk Racing Suzuki Team can’t wait to show up and all kill it!
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
When I’m not racing, I’m mostly just working and hanging out with my friends – kinda gotta go back to reality as much as possible when I’m not racing and riding everyday (laughs)!
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/husband, or just a bonus?
Yes and no. I just really think it depends how that person is. If you both take it seriously and if it’s one person’s life, then yes just because that person will also want what’s best for you and looks out for your best interest in the sport as well and wants to make you be the best you can be, and push you to your limits! If they’re just out there having fun racing the local races and doing what they do then that’s awesome too. You both can have fun and ride dirt bikes together. Either way I don’t think it really matters!
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
Who do you want to thank?