Out of the Blue | Nicole Hommy | Delivered to You by Schrader’s

Out of the Blue | Nicole Hommy | Delivered to You by Schrader’s

By Jensen Amyotte

Delivered to you by Schrader’s

Title: Nicole Hommy 

Date of Delivery: December 17, 1991

Hometown: Beaverlodge, Alberta 

Occupation: Mother and Spouse

Race Quantity: 72

Bike: 2022 CRF 250r 

Race Membership: Beaverlodge Motocross Membership & Peace Motocross Affiliation 

Courses: Girls & Vet Jr.

This week, we characteristic #72 Nicole Hommy from Beaverlodge, Alberta. | Clayton Crozier photograph

Who/what impressed you to get into the game of motocross and the way lengthy have you ever been racing/driving? 

My dad (Kevin Sloan) acquired my brothers and me into racing after we have been younger. We raced within the Peace Motocross Affiliation (PMA) circuit for a few years.  Sadly, the transfer to the USA in 2001 pressured us to stop racing.  Quick ahead to now – 20-ish years later – my husband (Dustin Hommy) and I made a decision to get again into racing motocross with our three women. 2023 will likely be our fifth 12 months again racing into racing!

When not on a mud bike, how do you retain your self busy? Are you concerned in another sports activities or extracurricular actions?

After I’m not on the bike I’m busy being a mother to our three women; Brynn, Elizabeth and Dylan! I’m the present Secretary for the Peace Motocross Affiliation, serving to our membership (Beaverlodge Motocross Membership) with common trip nights and internet hosting Girls Experience Nights in the summertime months as soon as per week. I used to be closely influenced by the Browsing Berms crew in Calgary (shoutout to them chicks and their awesomeness!). I really like how they’ve such a powerful supportive ambiance for girls in motocross, so I actually needed replicate that supportive atmosphere and to convey it to our group. It’s been an superior two years of the trip nights with a lot help and assist from different like-minded ladies within the sport, excited for 12 months three!

Within the off season we’re busy with college however find time for winter actions and spending time with our households. So in the long run, I won’t be “on the bike” always however I’m normally doing one thing motocross-related.

Who’s your all-time favorite rider and why?

I’ve to provide that one to my dad, Kevin. He’s now in his 50’s and nonetheless shreds like he’s doesn’t have a job to go to the following day. He as soon as instructed me when he’s 70 he’ll LET me beat him. He’s the one who began all of it for me and regardless that I’m an grownup with my family, he’s all the time ensuring our races went okay and cheering us on. He additionally provides actually good recommendation like “Throttle is on the right-hand facet” and “A bit of bit much less slow-ness will make you quicker.” *insert eyeroll*

Out of your first trip to the place you at the moment are what’s one thing you by no means thought you’ll be capable to overcome however have?

My first race again within the PMA I felt like I wasn’t positive if I used to be going to have the ability to do it. I used to be 27 on the time and thought “I’m approach too previous for this” however quickly realized it was a giant ardour of mine and I didn’t need to hand over on it. So self doubt might be the largest factor I’ve overcome. Motocross may be for everybody regardless of the age or ability stage of beginning. In case you have the drive and willpower to progress, the world is yours!

Motocross is a household exercise within the Hommy family. | Private photograph

What are your largest accomplishments up to now?

Since I’ve began racing I’ve been capable of encourage just a few women to affix us! That’s most likely my most prized accomplishment. Making the PMA Girls Class pleasant and inspiring, together with persevering with the Girls Experience Nights is an important precedence of mine! I met my aim of 2nd within the Girls Class Championship for 2022, that was fairly cool too!

What occasion do you look ahead to most yearly? One you don’t ever need to miss?

Any and all PMA races! I could also be slightly biased, however the Peace Motocross Affiliation is among the finest moto circuits round! You’ll all the time really feel welcomed, the tracks are all the time in glorious situation, and everyone seems to be so useful. If you race with the PMA you’re like household. I’ll go to different races in Alberta and BC however I’ll by no means willingly miss a PMA race!

What’s the largest lesson that motocross racing has taught you to date?

You could have no one responsible however your self whenever you fail. Motocross takes exhausting work and dedication however failure can also be a big truth of the game. Telling myself to rise up to attempt once more and that I’m the one one who can accomplish the objectives I’ve set is fairly surreal. Working exhausting, staying targeted and proudly owning my faults is the one recipe for fulfillment. I acquired little eyes watching my each transfer, so regardless of the result of any scenario I do my finest to deal with each one in every of them with grace and accountability.

What sort of observe/filth do you’re feeling you excel at most and why? 

Undoubtedly mud. I in fact love a wonderfully groomed, completely saturated fluffy filth observe as a lot as the following chick, however mud… that’s the place my true abilities lie. I can keep rubber facet down slightly higher than most in it however that’s just about it. A few of my finest placements have been in nasty mudders however thats probably not a flex. Everyone knows these races are nearly survival. Haha

In the event you might give 1 piece of recommendation to a feminine of any age who needs to start out driving what wouldn’t it be?

Simply attempt! In the event you actually need to do it, severely, simply attempt! Don’t take heed to that internal monologue that tells you all of the negatives. Need to go slightly sooner? Simply attempt! Need to get on that podium? TRY! You received’t know what you’re able to till you give it an sincere go! 

Nicole raced the WMX Nationwide at DORVA MX in 2022. | Three Demons Images photograph

Do you see your self ever competing within the Canadian WMX Triple Crown sequence? 

I attempted one! Final 12 months at DORVA MX. It was an actual eye-opener, to say the least. I had no concept the place I used to be going to face in that stage of competitors however as a minimum to say, I acquired the thought fairly fast. The riders within the WMX Triple Crown are UNREAL. I acquired humbled and cherished each second of it. It was a great way to see how a lot it takes to trip at a professional stage and for sure I acquired a variety of work to do earlier than I’m going once more, however I’d completely do it once more.

Who would you wish to thank?

Firstly my husband, Dustin, he’s my #1 supporter and largest fan together with our three girlies. I wouldn’t do any of this with out them. Our mother and father for all the time being there for us.( Sandra and Lori Hommy & Lise and Kevin Sloan). Meesh Mazur with MeeshFit for maintaining me in form. Gaudins Honda for maintaining us working and driving RED! Aaron & Ashley Hommy with Hommy MotoCo for the teachings and bike work! Erik and Chelan Harvey with HRHMXPerformances for all the time having what we’d like on the races. Our BMC & PMA household for all the time being there after we want them and lastly Jody Hennig for being the most effective adopted observe grandma to our women that they might ever ask for.

Thanks to Schrader’s for all of the help.