On the Radar: Carter Kolarek
By Jeff McConkey
Photos by Harvey Gold
Name: Carter Kolarek
Birthday: August 3rd, 1996
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
School & Grade: 1st year / Durham College for HVAC
Bike : Yamaha YZ250f
Race Club: CMRC / MMRS
Classes: MX2 / MX3 Intermediate (CMRC), 250B / Open 250 (MMRS).
What is your favourite track and why?
Motopark. I love how the track flows. I could ride it every day and not get bored of it. Iain Hayden and the whole Motopark crew always have the track in amazing shape.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
For sure, Kenny Roczen. He is always consistent week in / week out and has an incredible work ethic.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
Jeremy Medaglia. He is insane fast and has an awesome style on the bike.
Who is your hero?
My dad. He has always supported and helped me try to reach my full potential with everything.
What are your goals for this season?
Goals for me this season. I would like to run up in the top 10 at all the CMRC qualifiers in the Intermediate classes and focus on just staying consistent every week.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishments were this season when I placed 4th overall with 82 riders in the MX2 Junior class at the CMRC Walton ANQ. And also getting 4th overall in MX2 Junior at the 2014 Motopark Moto Cup.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part is getting to hang out with my friends and family at the track and getting to ride/race my dirtbike.
What would you like to do when you grow up?
I would love to juggle motocross racing and working in the trades.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
When I’m not racing, I try to get out on my BMX bike, play some golf, train at the gym and hang out with my friends.
Who do you want to thank?
I’d like to thank Blair Conway, One Shift Away, Replay XD, BTO Sports and my parents for everything they do for me. It wouldn’t be possible without them.