The 26th Annual Vintage Flat Track races took place Saturday at O’Keefe Ranch just outside of Vernon

The 26th Annual Vintage Flat Track races took place Saturday at O’Keefe Ranch just outside of Vernon

Schultz follows in father’s footsteps

Danielle Schultz performed her the Flaming Wall at the 26th annual Vintage Flat Track Races at O’Keefe Ranch on July 5.

Danielle Schultz recently attempted her first ever motorcycle stunt in public.

Schultz performed her stunt known as the Flaming Wall at the 26th annual Vintage Flat Track Races at O’Keefe Ranch near Vernon on Saturday, July 5.

The stunt involves her breaking through a wall of engulfed plywood with her motorcycle. It was performed in honour of Danielle’s late father, Dan Schultz, who passed away from cancer four years ago.

Danielle, 14, rode her vintage 125cc Kawasaki through the flaming wall to kick start the racing action.

Onlookers were so proud of her success that she was asked to autograph remaining boards which she broke through during her stunt.

“I started doing stunts because my dad performed quite a few motorcycle stunts before he passed away,” said Schultz. “I was able to see him perform a lot of stunts growing up and it was really cool, he’s a big hero of mine.”

The Flaming Wall was one of her dad’s trademark stunts so that provided the inspiration for Danielle to replicate it. She has been training for this stunt for two years now. Her training required a gradual progression of steps before perfecting the stunt.

“We started training a few years ago with a paper wall and a wooden frame just to get a feel for lining it up straight and so on. Then we would practice with a line of fire on the ground and eventually add pieces of wood so I could get a feel for the little cuts,” explains Schultz.

She credits all of her mentors, Alex Mackie and other friends of her fathers, for helping her train and prepare for the stunt.

Schultz, who also competes in flat track racing, capped off an incredible weekend by going on to win the 125 cc class race as well. The O’Keefe Ranch racing is usually the one competitive event she annually competes in.

“I ride and practice quite often but this is the only event I have competed in the past few years, eventually as I get older I’d like to compete more,” said Schultz.

Schultz who is home schooled, also enjoys activities such as snowboarding, soccer and art.

 

Just Posted

Crews work to repair Horsefly Road east of Williams Lake . (Ministry of Transportation video)
MoTI activates district operations centre, response to flood damaged roads in Cariboo region

Engineers, experts being pulled from across the province to help

RCMP officers on scene Friday, May 14 off Bond Lake Road on the outskirts of Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake RCMP investigating firearms incident near Bond Lake Road

Police officers were on scene Friday morning, May 14

An official naming ceremony for the Nekw7usem Bridge connecting the RC Cotton Trail to Scout Island will take place Monday, May 17 at noon. (Patrick Davies file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City, WLFN hosting naming ceremony for Nekw7usem Bridge in Williams Lake

The pedestrian bridge connects the RC Cotton Trail to Scout Island

Patricia Froberg (from left), Pat Mitchell and Dorothy Ouellette enjoy lunch prepared by members of the Old Age Pensioners Organization for St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday afternoon. Today, May 14, the Old Age Pensioners Organization Branch 93 and the Seniors Activity Centre are hosting an Old Fashioned Drive In lunch with car hop service at the SAC parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Old Fashioned Drive In Lunch on menu at seniors centre today, May 14

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., swing on by the SAC parking lot for an Old Fashioned Drive In lunch

Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are seen being prepared on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Hundreds of children, ages 12 to 15, received the Pfizer vaccine at the DeKalb Pediatric Center, just days after it was approved for use within their age group. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
One death, 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

The death is connected to the outbreak at Spring Valley long-term care in Kelowna

Daily confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day rolling average in white, to May 12, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. preparing ‘Restart 2.0’ from COVID-19 as June approaches

Daily infections fall below 500 Friday, down to 387 in hospital

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.
Serial sex-offender acquitted of duct tape possession in B.C. provincial court

Ontario sex offender on long-term supervision order was found with one of many ‘rape kit’ items

Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)
Coleman questioned over $460K transaction at River Rock during B.C. casinos inquiry

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about 2011 interview on BC Almanac program

Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)
Vancouver photographer’s billboards taken down after complaints about being ‘disturbing’

‘Context is everything’ when it comes to understanding these images, says visual art professor Catherine Heard

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Cousin of missing woman found in Hope says she won’t have closure until death is solved

Trina Hunt’s family urges Hope residents to check dashcam, photos to help find her killer

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Restrictions will lift once 75% of Canadians get 1 shot and 20% are fully immunized, feds say

Federal health officials are laying out their vision of what life could look like after most Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19

Police are at Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary but the students have been evacuated. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Gardener finds buried explosives, sparking evacuation of Cowichan school

Students removed from school in an ‘abundance of caution’

A COVID-19 patient receives oxygen outside a hospital in Jammu, India, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP/Channi Anand)
B.C. donates $500K to Red Cross COVID-19 relief efforts in India

The money will provide oxygen cylinders and ambulances for patients in communities grappling with the virus

Most Read