Out of the Blue: Porsche Reynolds
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Porsche Reynolds
Birth Date: November 1st, 1998
Hometown: Egbert, ON
School & Grade or Occupation: Banting Memorial High school Grade 12. 2 part-time jobs at the Alliston Circle Theatre and Sport Chek
Bike: Yamaha 125 and KTM 105
Race Club: Off-Road Ontario and World Enduro Canada
Classes: Ladies A
Let’s get to know Porsche Reynolds a little better. – Kim Criece-Reynolds photo
How did you get started in racing?
My dad used to ride when he was a teenager and got me and my older brother riding at a young age. In 2009, at 10 years old, my dad felt I was ready to start racing.
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
No, I actually started off riding a four-wheeler and hated dirt bikes.
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
Yes, because usually boys/ men are more aggressive riders, and since the women are riding at the same time as most of the guys they yell and try to push the ladies out of the way. But at the same time, the women are sometimes faster then the guys and they hate it so they become even more aggressive.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Chad Reed because he left everything behind in Australia to follow his dream of becoming a pro motocross racer.
Porsche looks up to Tyler Medaglia “because even though he’s used to motocross he’s deciding to open up his horizons and try more off road riding and racing, including at GNCC’s in the states.” – Kim Criece-Reynolds photo
Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?
Felicia Robichaud because she usually races against men and wins almost every race she competes in, and she was the first Canadian woman to win gold at the ISDE 6 days. I think because she does so well she inspires younger girls to ride.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
Tyler Medaglia because even though he’s used to motocross he’s deciding to open up his horizons and try more off road riding and racing, including at GNCC’s in the states.
What is your favourite track and why?My favourite track is RJ Motorsport because I’ve been racing their since I was younger. And it has both motocross and off-road incorporated into the track which makes it more enjoyable to race on.
Who is your hero?
My heroes are my mom and dad because they are the reason I got into the sport in the first place. A lot of money goes into racing and although sponsors contribute they don’t cover all the costs. My parents are the reason I race, by paying for most of my entry fees, helping fix my bike, driving me to most races, making me food for the day, buying my gear, etc.
What were your goals for this season?
My goals were to get used to my new Yamaha 125 and place top 3 in the both series I raced in.
Like everyone, her favourite part about going to the races is hanging out with her extended motorcycle family. – Kim Criece-Reynolds photo
What are your biggest accomplishments?
In 2014, I won the grand championship for off-road Ontario. Completing Canada’s toughest race known as the Corduroy Enduro this year. This season, I came top 3 in both of the Ontario Off-Road series in the 2015 season.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
Spending time with everyone I’ve met through racing throughout the years. I consider them my racing family, and they’re what make it the most enjoyable.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing? I focus most of my time at my part-time jobs and in school, but I play representative soccer and rugby outside of racing.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?
If they don’t ride they don’t make the cut.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
They would definitely be exposed to it from a young age, but they would only do if if they enjoyed it.
Who do you want to thank?
My parents, Lamiacorr Racing, Ride Like a Girl program, Off-Road Ontario, John Nelson, LGS, NGK, Scott goggles, and Forma Boots.