On the Radar| Blake Wright

By Jeff McConkey

Name:  Blake Wright

Age: 16

Hometown: Brooklin, Ontario 

School and Grade: Henry St. High School, grade 11

Number: 85

Bike: 2014 YZ 250 f 

Race Club: MMRS 

Classes: 250 C, Open C 


This week, #85 Blake Wright is ‘On the Radar.’ | Mao Ouyang photo

How did you get started in racing?

Well, I started when I was 10 and just took it slow, wasn’t really interested in it. Then at age 13 I started getting more interested in riding and knowing and learning things as I went on to my current age. But, obviously, I still have so much to learn.  

What is your favourite track and why?

I enjoy riding Motopark because it’s a great track to learn and get better on. I can really test my limits there and improve on my riding skills.   

Who is your favourite rider and why?

My favourite rider would have to be my dad, Doug. He’s been riding since he was a young kid and he really teaches me so much and also my brother, Mitchell. They both know so much about the sport. I’m glad I have people in my family that can teach me everything. 


“In the winter months, I love to rip old beater sleds around at the cottage.” | Harvey Gold photo

What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?

I really look up to Dylan Wright. He’s truly a great rider and a great guy. 

Who is your hero?

Chad Reed would have to be my hero. He’s such a great guy. He always takes the time to meet people and has such good riding skills.

What are your goals for next season, and what is it going to take to reach them?

My goals are just to ride and have fun and take it easy for this season… and have some fun with everyone at the track.  

What are your biggest accomplishments?

I won the 250 D class two years ago. 


Blake looks up to Canadian Pro rider Dylan Wright. | Mao Ouyang photo

What is your favourite part about going to the races?

My favourite part is watching the races with the track family and riding with good friends. 

What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?

I really love going to my cottage and relaxing. In the winter months, I love to rip old beater sleds around at the cottage. 

Who would you like to thank?

My dad, brother, and mom for the bikes and help they have given me, and people like Todd Bradley always telling me to ride safe and have fun – truly amazing people at the tracks.