WMA Assesses Rider Penalties

(August 8, 2006) Bend, OR: The Women’s Motocross Association announced today that Jessica Patterson and Tarah Gieger have been penalized for actions at Round 4 of the Hitachi AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship.Patterson has been docked 10 championship points for engaging in a fight with another rider while still on the track after the first moto and fined for her mechanic engaging in fight at the meet. Geiger has been fined for one of her managers engaging in a fight at the meet. Additionally, the two riders will receive a 12-month probation.

The decision to penalize the riders came after careful review of statements from eye-witnesses, track crew, and discussions with AMA staff. For more information visit wmaracing.com.

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About the WMA
Women’s Motocross Association, Inc. (WMA) is an Oregon based company dedicated to the promotion and development of women’s motocross with an emphasis on the promotion of women’s professional motocross and creating opportunities for women professional racers. The WMA organizes and promotes the AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship which determines the Women’s AMA Pro Champion, and the WMA Cup — the largest women’s motocross event in history. In addition the WMA works with the media to create greater exposure for women’s motocross. All WMA events are AMA Sanctioned.