Out of the Blue: Madison DeVine
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Madison DeVine
Birthday: March, 25, 1999
Hometown: Sussex, New Brunswick
School & Grade or Occupation: Grade 10
Bike: 2014 KX250F
Race Club: CMRC Atlantic
Classes: Ladies, GP Junior
How did you get started in racing?
I went to Riverglade when I was 9 to watch the Nationals with my dad and sister. I got my first dirt bike when I was 10, and started racing when I was 13 years old.
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
No, I really enjoyed watching the sport when I was younger, but I didn’t think I’d be this far into it.
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
In some ways it is, but in some ways it isn’t. The physically demanding part is definitely the harder part for women racers.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Adam Cianciarulo. He is a great rider. I really look up to him. With all the injuries he had to overcome in the past year, it will be interesting to see what he does when he’s back at it.
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. With her getting on a factory race team, I think it opened people’s eyes about women’s motocross and how good female riders can be.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
Tyler Medaglia. I always see him racing at the local races. He’s really fun to watch when he’s riding.
What is your favourite track and why?
Hemonds MX in Maine. I really like sandy tracks, and the elevation the track has is awesome.
Who is your hero?
My parents. They do a lot for my racing. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.
What are your goals for next season?
Do well in the races here in the Maritimes, try my best at the Walton TransCan, and the last round of the Women’s National at Ulverton.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
Winning a few races in the states.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
I really like traveling to the races and spending time with my parents and all the other families.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
Spending time with my family and focusing on school.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?
Bonus. It would be nice to share the same interests and have someone that understands everything motocross related.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
Yes, for sure. I’d get them into it at a young age, but if they don’t want to do it when they get older I wouldn’t force them.
Who do you want to thank?
I would like to thank my parents and grandparents for helping out a lot. Also, Freedom Cycle, and JT Racing.