Holly Feniak is on fire. Not literally of course, but the 16 year old downhill racer from the Sunshine Coast of BC has moved into the pro ranks and is starting to make herself known. I want to say that she’s an up and coming racer because so few people have probably actually heard of her, but I think that would be misleading as she’s already one of the fastest women racers in North America. As a junior last year she won most of the races that she entered, but what really made me notice her was the fact that last year her winning time at the Sunshine Coaster race was the fastest women’s time overall, and then at the Western Open she had the fastest women’s time overall by 37 seconds.
So far in her first season as a pro she’s placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Northwest Cup races, and she finished 5th in the Sea Otter DH. She also managed to win the Sunshine Coaster again this year, beating out well known Canadian downhiller Micayla Gatto by almost 5 seconds. Her time at that race was less than 14 seconds off the Elite Men’s win, and would have placed her 4th in the 17-18 male category. Not bad at all for a 16 year old girl. I’ve spent a bit of time shooting and hanging out with Holly in the past few months, read on to find out a little bit more about her.