Out of the Blue | Penny Turner | Schrader’s

By Jensen Amyotte

Presented by Schrader’s.

Name: Penelope Ann Turner 
Date of Birth: November 20, 2019 (I just turned 9)
Hometown: Claremont, ON
School/grade: Claremont public school and I’m in grade 4
Race Number: 752
Bike: 2018 KTM 50
Race Club(s): MMRS, AMO, Burnt River Series, MRC, Rockstar Triple Crown series and OCMC
Class(es): 50 GP,  50 cc (7-8), Girls (4-8)

This week we feature Penny Turner from Claremont, Ontario. | Donny T photo

Tell us a little bit about how your 2019 race season went. 

It went good, I got to race a lot this season. I ended up winning the MMRS provincial series in Girls (4-8) and I defended my championship at the Madoc National in Girls (4-8) and won. I got top 10 at Hamilton and Quebec Supercross. I tried XC Hour-Long Tree Race and got first place in the 50A. I had a really good season.

Who introduced you to the sport of motocross and how long have you been racing?

My dad introduced me into motocross when I was 2 and I started racing when I was three. I have been racing for 5 years.

When you aren’t riding/racing and not at school what do you like to do? 

When I’m not riding or at school I like to snowboard in the winter and in the summer I like to play sports and go swimming.

Are you involved in any other sports or extracurricular activities?

Yes, I am involved in other sports like all these: volley ball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, swimming lessons, cross country, snowboarding.

When she grows up, she’d like to be a teacher…or a movie star. | Donny T photo

What is the most fun motocross event you have been to and why was it most fun? 

This one time at Burnt River because I won 4 first place metals. I was winning every race and then last moto I fell on the start and caught up enough to still win the overall.

Is there someone you look up to from the track? (Male and/or female) and why? 

I look up to Tanner Ward. He rides the same bike as me and he is really fast. At Walton he did the track walk and gave good advice.

What is your most favourite subject in school and why? 

Gym is my favourite subject because we do sports and games like capture the flag. 

Watch for the Turner family at a track near you in 2020! | Donny T photo

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

When I grow up I want to be a teacher or a movie star. 

Who would you like to thank?

I would like to thank my dad because he is the one who got me into dirt biking and has got me all the things I need, Hero Goods and Service, and Pro Rider Freestyle MX.