Out of the Blue: Stéphanie Proulx
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Stéphanie Proulx
Birthday: July 7th, 1995
Hometown: Pointe-Claire, Quebec
School & Grade or Occupation: O’Sullivan College Paralegal Technologies
Bike: KTM, 150sx 2013
How did you get started in racing?
I started racing this year, but I only participated in 4 race, I wasn’t sure about racing in enduro or MX, so I participated in 2 Endurocross races and 2 mx races and then I decided to race in Mx for the next season!
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
Since I was little, I always wanted to try this sport and even if it has been only two years since my boyfriend introduced me to this wonderful sport, I never believed that one day I was going to be so deep into this sport. It’s become my passion, my drug.
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
No, I think that women have already shown what they are capable of in this sport and it makes it easier for us to compete in it.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
My favourite rider is Ryan Dungey because I like that whenever he races, he gives his very best all the time and also he is very cute!
Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?
Ashley Fiolek is an inspiration for me and many other girls who practice motocross. She has shown us that no matter what your condition is, you can do whatever you want and excel in it.
What is your favourite track and why?
My favourite track is X Town in Mirabel because it’s on this track that I have improved myself and learned the most.
Who is your hero?
My mom is my hero because she is the most important person in my life. She has shown me to never give up no matter what. She always supported me through life and been there for me.
What were your goals for this season?
My goals for this season were to finish a race and improve myself every time I was riding and give 110% every time.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishment this year is have completed my first race and to have never given up and kept on improving myself.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part about going to the races is that the world of races is like a big family; we always have a good time together. We also meet wonderful people at every race.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
When I’m not racing, I like to go try different tracks and ride with my boyfriend and some friends.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?
For me it’s not important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend. To me, it’s just a bonus because I think there’s nothing better than to do and to share my passion with my boyfriend.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
For sure! My future kids will be motocross racers and they will rock the tracks!