Two-time AMA Women’s Motocross Champion and two-time X Games gold medalist Ashey Fiolek has signed a contract with American Honda for the 2011 season.
Fiolek will join the team of Trey Canard and Josh Grant and will try for a third WMA title on a Honda CRF250R.”Being able to race Motocross professionally on the factory team at Honda has been a dream come true for me,” said Fiolek in a team release. “I can’t thank American Honda enough for providing me this continuing opportunity and I look forward to working with Erik [Kehoe – the team manager] and the whole American Honda Racing team once again.”After a successful amateur-racing career that saw her win 13 amateur national titles and more than 100 races, Fiolek made her full-season professional racing debut in 2008, winning the AMA/WMA Women’s Motocross Championship in her first. After joining the factory team in 2009, she secured the WMA Championship for the second year in a row and also earned a gold medal in the X Games. Last year she finished second in the WMA series and won X Games gold. In addition, Fiolek recently penned “Kicking Up Dirt,” a book documenting her efforts to overcome her deafness and become a champion in the demanding sport of motocross.”
Ashley’s commitment to racing and her strength have earned her not only the respect of Honda but the entire industry,” Kehoe said. “Her achievements have really helped elevate women’s racing to a wider audience.”