Out of the Blue | Kelcey Jones | Schrader’s

By Jensen Amyotte

Presented by Schrader’s.

Name: Kelcey Jones 

Date of Birth: October 16, 1998

Hometown: Cavan, Ontario

School/grade or Occupation: Early childhood educator 

Race Number: 381

Bike: YZ 125 

Race Club: Triple Crown & MMRS 

Class: Ladies A, 2-stroke 

This week we feature #381 Kelcey Jones from Cavan, Ontario. | Jack Wright photo

Who got you into the sport of motocross? 

My parents got me into the sport. It was always my brother racing and I bugged and bugged because I wanted to try. I ended up loving it and racing in the 50A class. 

Is there any female out there who you feel has paved the way for other girls to be successful in motocross or off road?

I feel Eve Brodeur has paved the way for Canadian women’s motocross. Eve and her family have been a huge part in bringing up the Women’s nationals and it has made something for women to strive and work hard for. She motivates other women to try their best and push to be as determined in motocross as her. She continues to come to these Canadian events to support the women’s national series as opposed to going to race with the boys on her level elsewhere.

As a racer, are there any obstacles you feel a female racer has to deal with that maybe a male racer does not? 

Of course there are always obstacles. From teams, payout, media or even support, female racers never seem to get as much attention when it comes to that stuff. I can see how this is a male dominant sport, but props to the women who get out there too. Us women deserve recognition! 

In the next 5 years I hope to have a house, done school & thinking about having a little moto family.” ~ Kelcey | Bigwave 2016 photo 

Who is your favourite rider and why? 

My favourite rider would have to be Chad Reed! He is such a family guy and still lives his dream in this sport! 

I know you have recently started a business, tell us a little bit about that.

Yes, I have just opened up a little creations business. I love doing crafts and I thought I should share it with everyone. I have starting creating jewelry, scrunchies and wooden signs. I have been super successful with it and I love creating! 

What is your favourite track/ kind of dirt to ride on and why? 

My favourite track would have to be (Blackwater MX) Prince George! I only got to race there once this past season, but the layout was so fun, with the different terrain. I’m usually a sand girl, but on the 125 I have started to love the hard pack stuff. 

The MMRS Madoc National is an event Kelcey tries to make every year. | Mao Ouyang photo

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years I hope to have a house, done school & thinking about having a little moto family.  

What event do you look forward to most every year? One you don’t ever want to miss?

Of course, the Madoc National! It is a very family oriented national and is one of my home tracks! Great people putting it on and is always a great time!

Who has been your biggest inspiration/hero on and off the track? 

My dad is definitely my biggest inspiration. He is someone I look up to everyday. He is always supporting me, and believing in me. He works his butt off to allow my brother and me to do what we love and have what we do! He makes sure we are always happy and have what we need to get to the races and have a successful weekend!

Good luck with your upcoming surgery, Kelcey. | Jeff McConkey photo

Did you achieve the goals you set for the 2019 race season? 

I didn’t really have many set goals going into the 2019 season. I didn’t even know if I was going to be able to race. I was just out there for fun, traveling across Canada with my boyfriend while he worked towards achieving his goals. 

What are your plans/goals for the 2020 race season? 

2020 race season I honestly don’t know what my plans will be! I have a surgeon appointment in February for hip and pelvis surgery. As some of you may know, my hip is deteriorated and has caused my pelvis to rotate. My doctor mentioned it is very brittle and could shatter even if I tripped and fell. This was part of the reason I was just out there for fun last season! I’m really focusing on getting this fixed and being pain free! 

What are your biggest accomplishments to date? 

My biggest accomplishments are doing the whole Triple Crown series rounds! I have never done that before and last year was my first time ever doing Walton TransCan. No, I didn’t get the results but I sure did have fun! 

Kelcey made it all the way out west to race across Canada in 2019. | Bigwave photo

What is the biggest lesson that motocross racing/ off-road has taught you so far? 

The biggest lesson that motocross has taught me is that you shouldn’t take life for granted. I get to go down south every year, ride my dirt bike and travel around Canada every summer with my family and friends. I am so fortunate for that! 

If you ever have children will you give them the option to race as well? 

Of course I would. If I didn’t race growing up, I’m not sure if my family would be as close as we are. We have made so many memories and friendships that wouldn’t have happened without motocross in our life. 

Who would you like to thank? 

I would like to thank my mom and dad, my boyfriend, Jack, my brother, and Blackstock Motorsport for making this past year possible.