After grabbing her first victory of 2008 at the previous round in Washougal, Wash., American Honda/Honda of Houston/Fox Racing/Bad Boy Energy Drink's Jessica Patterson, garnered her second consecutive overall victory at the penultimate round of the six-race AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki. Patterson swept the motos for the first time this season, earning convincing wins on Saturday and Sunday.
"It feels good to get two in a row," said Patterson. "Ashley [Fiolek] has been riding good all year and I had some trouble early on [in the season]. I know that it's going to be tough [to catch her] but all I can do is ride my best."
American Honda/Red Bull/Alpinestars rider and series points leader Ashley Fiolek grabbed the Meterman Holeshot Award in each moto and finished second overall after a pair of runner-up finishes. Fiolek holds a comfortable 28-point lead with just one round remaining.
Zip Ty Racing/Malcolm Smith Suzuki/Accelerade's Sherri Cruse boasted a stellar weekend, taking home third in each moto for third overall.
The AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki returns to action for its final round on August 29-30 in Delmont, Pa. as part of the inaugural American Motocross Festival. The series is also sponsored by: Honda Rider's Club of America, Dunlop Tires, Alpinestars, The Original Pink Box, Thor MX Gear, Drill Tech Drilling and Shoring, Team Powermadd, Polisport, and ZLT Racing.
Motocross 338 - Delmont, PA
August 23-24, 2008
Round 5 of 6
AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship
1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 1-1
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 2-2
3. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 3-3
4. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., Suzuki, 5-4
5. Tarah Gieger, Vero Beach, Fla., Yamaha, 6-5
6. Ayla Cabus, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 9-7
7. Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 8-8
8. April Zastrow, Kuna, Idaho, Honda, 12-9
9. Katelyn Crowley, East Freetown, Mass., Suzuki, 11-11
10. Marissa Markelon, Shelton, Conn., Yamaha, 4-19
AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Points
1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 231
2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 203
3. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., Suzuki, 173
4. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 160
5. Tarah Gieger, Vero Beach, Calif., Yamaha, 155
6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Kawasaki, 134
7. Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 113
8. Tatum Sik, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 110
9. Alisa Nix, Ukiah, Calif., Yamaha, 105
10. Ayla Cabus, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 104
For full results, log onto www.wmaracing.com.