Devin Sache is another one those super fast kids from British Columbia that seems destined for stardom. The 14 year old from Chilliwack, BC is moving up to the Intermediate class this season after a few very successful seasons in the Supermini class. With multiple championships already on his resume, Devin is now setting his sights on what he hopes is a very successful 2015 racing season. Devin Sache is the subject of this Wednesday’s Yamaha Motor Canada Amateur Profile.
MXP: Hey Devin, thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Can you start off by telling us how old you are and where you live in BC?
DS: Sure, I’m 14 years old and I live in Chilliwack, BC
How long have you lived there Devin?
I’ve actually lived here in Chilliwack all my life. I like it here, the views are nice and the people are great.
And you’re close to the Arenacross Series (laughs). Next question, how long have you been racing and what class will we see you in this year?
I actually haven’t been at it too long. This is will only be my fourth year of racing and this season I will racing in the Intermediate class for the first time.
Wow! Intermediate already, that’s cool. How was your 2014 season?
My 2014 season was really good. In the BC Motocross series I finished first overall in the Supermini class and finished second in 85cc 12-16 and second in 250 junior class on my Supermini bike. I also went to the WCAN and finished second in 85cc 12-16 and Supermini classes.
I would say that was a pretty good year for you. I know you haven’t been racing that long but prior to 2014 how were your results?
I think my results have always been decent. I’ve won a few Arenacross titles and also had some more podium finishes at the WCAN in Lethbridge.
Do you have a favourite track?
I would say that my favourite track would probably have to be Whispering Pines in Kamloops, BC. I really love the layout and the dirt at that track.
Do you have a favourite part of the track?
I really like the deep sand corners, double jump and table tops, I guess I like any part as long as it’s a good track.
I can see why you like the Kamloops track then. Do you have a favourite jump on the Kamloops track?
One of my favourite jumps is the table top in the back corner of Kamloops track, it’s safe but also a lot of fun.
Okay, here’s an interesting question. In the minutes prior to the race, do you like things to be calm or do you like to have the music loud?
I definitely like to keep things calm before a race. I think the calmness helps me to concentrate for when it’s time for the gate to drop.
I would agree with you as I’m the same way. What is usually going through your mind before the gate drops?
I’m usually thinking about getting a good start and moving to the front as fast as I can. Some of the tracks out here are hard to pass on so getting a good start is very important.
What do you enjoy more, holeshotting and riding away to the victory. Or coming from behind and passing a bunch of riders to win?
I’d rather come from behind and win because that shows you have the speed to be running with all the other guys in the class. I also think that coming from behind is a little more gratifying sometimes.
So you’re only 14 so you must still go to school. Does everyone at your school know you race?
All of my close friends know that I race from my Social Media posts and they think it’s pretty cool. However, I’m not sure if the entire school knows that I race.
Do you have a favourite subject?
Woodworking is definitely my favourite school subject.
OMG! Stop the presses Devin, I’ve never heard that one. Maybe you can make me a MXP coffee table. Other than riding your dirt bike, what other things do you like to do?
When I’m not riding my dirt bike I usually play MX Simulator and work on my bikes to make sure they’re ready to go for next time I ride. That’s pretty much it, I live a simple life.
Well, sometimes a simple life is the way to go Devin. Alright, it’s time for the final question. Who would you like to thank?
I’d like to thank you Palms for giving me the opportunity to do this. I’d also like to thank Big Top Powersports, Kawasaki Canada, Goldentyre, Big Steel Box, Fox, Shift, 100%, Atlas Brace, RMR Suspensions, and Kyle Beaton at KBR MX Training