This new addition to AMO for members only is a chance to hear your voice, understand who you are, and focus on the 2021 race plan. In a sense, each AMO member is a sponsor of what AMO does. We’re constantly trying to find more support, find sponsors, money, prizes, and whatever I can to enhance the experience for the member. By doing that we sometimes forget the member is the biggest supporter.

Without racers and the families that support them, AMO, facilities/tracks, shops, manufacturers, and more wouldn’t be able to survive. So this FOCUS idea is for the member to just share some fun, answer some questions, promote their sponsors, and allow all of us to get a little more personalized to each AMO member.

Thank you to each member as we head into the 2021 season.

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AMO – Focus: Rob Van De Cappelle

  1. Where are you from and your birthdate? Rob Van De Cappelle Princeton, Ontario. December 15. 1969
  2. What bike do you race and what’s your race #? 2018 Yamaha YZ450F # 21
  3. What are your goals for 2021 in the AMO Series Have fun and enjoy another summer in the sun with buddies!
  4. Who is your favorite Canadian Racer? My son Dylan Van De Cappelle # 66
  5. If you found a wallet at the track with $100 inside what would you do with it? Turn it into the scoring trailer. One of the best things about motocross is that everyone is a family, even competitors will help each other out.
  6. What is your favorite AMO track or any other track? It’s been a while since I raced in Ontario. Right now, they are all my favorite, until I crash and burn on one. 😊
  7. Have you ever raced the Walton Transcan Grand National championship? If yes, how did it go and how was your experience? I raced the trans Can in 1993 finished 7th in GP JR. 1994, finished 10th in 250 (two-stroke days) JR, 1995 I earned 10 stitches in my forehead from landing on a wooden stake over the natural double.
  8. How many in your family race? Myself and my adult son. Still my family but he is married with kids of his own now.
  9. If there was one thing you could change about the sport of motocross, what would that be? The ever-increasing cost. I paid less for my first car than I did for my last dirt bike. Also, would like to see more sponsors come back to the sport. I would rather win a can of chain lube now than a medal or plaque for my wall. Not that will ever be that far up the standings.
  10. Who are your 2021 sponsors? MP1 Suspension, Cowan Insurance Group, The Power Garage

About The Author

Owner / Operator

Ryan Gauld is a champion of Amateur Motocross in Ontario, and Motocross Racing in Canada. He operates GuranteedMX, which is a blog about motocross in Canada, and also runs AMO, Amateur Racing Reloaded, which is an organization that is trying to bring back the fun and excitement of motocross to the amateur racer and their family.

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