Out of the Blue | Kiana Sache | Schrader’s

By Jeff McConkey

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Name: Kiana Sache
Date of Birth: June 5, 2003
Hometown: Chilliwack, BC
School and Grade or Occupation: Grade 10 at Chilliwack Secondary
Number: 19
Bike: 2018 Honda CRF 250
Race Club: Future West Moto
Class: Ladies and Schoolboy

This week, we feature Chilliwack, BC racer, Kiana Sache. | Kevin Lefebvre photo

Who got you get started in racing?

My brother, Devin (Sache), raced and I thought it would be fun to try.

As a little girl, were you a ‘girly’ girl or a ‘tomboy?’

I was a little bit of both but I spent a lot of my time at the river playing in the dirt.

Is there one female out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in moto?

Kennedy Lutz because she worked hard to get where she is at.

As a racer, are there any obstacles that you feel a female racer has to deal with that maybe a male racer doesn’t?

Some women are not as aggressive as guys.

Kiana is currently undefeated in Future West Supercross action with one more weekend of racing to go. | James Lissimore photo

Who do you like racing against better, the girls or boys?

I love riding with my friends in the ladies class but the boys push me harder.

Who is your favourite female rider and why?

Summer Knowles, even though she doesn’t race any more and because she has always helped me and cheered for me.

Is there a racer you look up to and why?

Jess Pettis because I have watched him since I started racing and he has always been my favourite. He has always been so nice to his fans and has worked so hard to get to where he is now.

Do you have a “can’t miss” race or event that you try to attend every season?

I try to attend every race at the Kelowna and Kamloops track because they are my favourite tracks to ride.

Who is your hero?

Rachel Springman because she has helped me throughout the years and she has been a big part of my journey.

What are your plans and goals for the 2019 season?

I am hoping to do most of the women nationals, and a lot of local races.

What are your biggest accomplishments to date?

Winning both ladies championships at the 2018 Future West spring and fall series.

What is the biggest lesson that racing motocross has taught you so far?

Chase your dreams and never give up.

Watch for Kiana at the Women’s West MX Nationals in 2019. | James Lissimore photo

Most female racers leave the sport much earlier then male racers. Why do you think that is?

A lot of women leave the sport because they want to start a family, and  a lot women have less support than men, as in sponsor support.

Do you think it is possible for us to ever see a female Supercross champion? 

Yes, absolutely it is possible if you put your mind to it, and put in the hard work.

If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?

They will have the choice if they want to or not but I’m not going to force them.

Who do you want to thank?

Bruce Greenough, Coverstar Canada, Cycle North, Kourtney Lloyd, Kyle Beaton, Ryan Lockhart, Fox, Shift, 100% Goggles, Atlas Brace, Mobius Braces.