The power of positivity is still propelling Alberta ATV Triple Crown series champion Jason Stapleton to new heights. Since his big wins in 2018, Stapleton has been testing his mettle at MD Motocross Track in Taber, Alberta, and the Temple Hill Motorcycle Park in Raymond, Alberta.
“They are both challenging tracks,” he said. “Both have so many differences ranging from the jumps and rhymes to the different dirt and elevation changes.
“I put in a lot of work on and off the track to win a piece of plastic and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.”
“Roy Eakett is my mechanic and best friend. The man keeps my machine running perfectly.” — Jason Stapleton — Photo courtesy Jason Stapleton
Stapleton’s family has always been supportive of his ATVing endeavors. From his brother to his grandfather, Stapleton’s crew is proud to support their champion rider.
“The memory that means the most to me is having my family come watch me race in Taber, Alberta, and then winning that day,” said Stapleton. “This was one of the only races they could make because the event was close to home that year. I was excited for them to watch me.”
“My grandpa was one of my biggest supporters and always called to see how my races went. Here he is with my Alberta ATV Triple Crown series championships.” — Jason Stapleton — Photo courtesy Jason Stapleton
Stapleton draws much of his high-flying aspirations from H-Bomb Films’ ATV movies.
“They made me want to do more on four wheels and go racing,” he said. “The coolest thing I have been able to do on an ATV is hit jumps that dirt bikers are hitting. I’ve got twice the machine and weight and I still hit the same jumps no problem.”
“Racing at Washougal National outdoor motocross track was unreal.” — Jason Stapleton — Photo courtesy Jason Stapleton
No matter where Stapleton is racing, he’s sure to be in the mix on the podium and involved in the most jovial conversations afterwards.
“From high fives after the race ends to everyone getting together to having a big after-race potluck, the biggest thing I love about the sport is the whole race community and how everyone helps each other at races,” said Stapleton.
ON OUR RAD RADAR
Rider: Jason Stapleton
Where: Born and raised in Cranbrook, B.C., but currently lives in Lethbridge, Alberta
Occupation: Haul truck driver for Teck Coal at the Green Hills Mine in Elkford, B.C.
Bragging rights: Won the 2018 the Alberta ATV Triple Crown series championship
Weapon of choice: Yamaha YFZ450R race quad
Local ride recommendation: MD Motocross Track in Taber, Alberta, and the Temple Hill Motorcycle Park in Raymond, Alberta.
“They are both challenging tracks. Both have so many differences ranging from the jumps and rhymes to the different dirt and elevation changes.” — Jason Stapleton