Out of the Blue: Kelcey Jones

By Jeff McConkey


Let’s get to know Kelcey Jones. – Bigwave photo

Name: Kelcey Jones

Birthday: October 16, 1998

Hometown: Peterborough, ON

School & Grade or Occupation: Crestwood SS – Grade 12

Number: 381

Bike: KTM 125, 2012

Race Club: Maguires Motocross Racing Series

Classes: Ladies A, Youth C, 250 C

How did you get started in racing?

One day, my dad came home with a PW50 for my brother and me to try and we loved it! My parents didn’t really think I would like it, so they got my brother a bike first, but I couldn’t stand just watching! I had to ride!


As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?

Yes, I guess I did! My brother was so into it, I didn’t really have a choice. This year was my first year where I actually did my best.


Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?

No, I do not. We work just as hard, but we may not show it as much. There are less ladies on the track than boys which makes it a little easier for us!


Who is your favourite rider and why?

My favourite rider would have to be Chad Reed. He’s awesome to watch and love seeing how he’s such a family man!


My biggest accomplishments would have to be doing the women’s national and I didn’t expect getting the Dunlop Hard Charger award at SDL!” – Bigwave photo

Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?

I really don’t think there is. All the ladies that show up pave the way. We all show how fun and competitive the sport is and how successful women can be.


What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?

I definitely look up to Dylan Wright as a Canadian pro. He has come so far and done so well for being how young he is. He has so much potential.


What is your favourite track and why?

My favourite track would have to be Sand Del Lee because I tend to get my best results there and the sand is fun.


Who is your hero?

My hero is my dad. He is always making me happy, putting a smile on my face. He takes me to the track every weekend even if we can’t afford it or if he doesn’t want to go. He always has my bike ready and loves to pick on my riding, but I guess I can only get better!


What were your goals for this season?

My goals for this season were to get top 10 at the MMRS National and race some of the women’s nationals, practicing more and trying my hardest never giving up.


What are your biggest accomplishments?

My biggest accomplishments would have to be doing the women’s national and I didn’t expect getting the Dunlop Hard Charger award at SDL! Also, getting 10th at the MMRS National and becoming one of the top at MMRS riders for ladies.


What is your favourite part about going to the races?

My favourite part about going to the races would have to be spending time with my family and other families. It is such a great environment to be around, meeting new people and making new friends.


Kelcey doesn’t feel motocross is any more difficult for female racers. In fact, since there are fewer of them, she thinks it may actually be easier. – Bigwave photo

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

I try and get out to practice, ski and snowboard in the winter and I love to run.


Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?

I don’t think it’s important but it would be a bonus because it’s nice to share such a passion with someone that understands what it is.


If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?

For sure! This sport will always be in my life, so I would love it to be in theirs.


Who do you want to thank?

I would like to thank my mom, dad and brother for supporting me all summer, the Lunn family for letting me practice on their track, Orange Motorsports and Kevin Thirnbeck Construction.