On the Radar: Quinn Amyotte
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Quinn Amyotte
Hometown: Blackstock, Ontario
School and Grade: Grade 10, Clarington Central Secondary School
Bike: Yamaha 250f
Race Club: MMRS, AMO
Classes: 250 Junior, Open Junior, Schoolboy 2
How did you get started in racing?
My dad and all my older siblings rode motocross, so I was bound to race dirt bikes!
What is your favourite track and why?
My favourite track is Muttco Mountain. I like this track because it gets really rough and technical and that’s what I like! And because it’s sand which is absolutely my favourite to ride on.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Ken Rockzen is my favourite rider because he is an awesome rider and still knows how to have fun every once and a while, which is always good to do.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
I look up to Cole Thompson because he is not only a top Canadian rider but is one of the few Canadians to make it to Supercross and get top ten.
Who is your hero?
My hero is Ricky Carmichael.
What are your goals for this season, and what is it going to take to reach them?
My goal for this season is to make it to Loretta Lynn’s and get top 5 at Walton TransCan. To reach these goals, I’m going to have to train my hardest and ride as much as I can.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
I think my biggest accomplishments are making it to Walton TransCan every year since I was on 50s and getting top 10 every year.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part about going to the races is seeing my friends and, obviously, getting to race my dirt bike.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
I like to hangout with friends, bmx/mountain bike and my favourite thing to do while not racing is riding pit bikes with my brother.
Who would you like to thank?
I’d like to thanks my whole family, Dot Express, Grounded Fears, Just Twist It, Mitchy’s Speed Shop, Tech Care Development, Klots and 180 Designs