Bend, OR (May 8, 2007) WMA Pro racing starts up this weekend Saturday, May 12th at the opening round of the 2007 AMA/WMA Women¹s National Motocross Championship presented by Kawasaki, held at Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA along with The Prequel. Honda of Houston/Moto XXX’s Jessica Patterson will defend her championship against a full line up of top women pro racers.
If this years WMA season opener is anything like last years, Patterson will have her work cut out for her. The 06′ WMA opening round was on of the most exciting races of the season with the top positions in each moto changed several times. Ultimately Katherine Prumm, Sarah Whitmore and Mariana Balbi took the podium. Patterson salvaged valuable championship points from a mediocre finish in moto one with a second place finish in the moto two.
The WMA starting grid for Glen Helen is:
#1 Jessica Patterson, FL Honda
#2 Alisa Nix, CA Yamaha
#4 Sarah Whitmore, MI Yamaha
#5 Mariana Balbi, Brazil Honda
#11 Penni Cyrus, AZ Kawasaki
#12 Ashley Boham, CO Yamaha
#17 April Zastrow, ID Honda
#33 Elizabeth Bash, CA Kawasaki
#34 Christian Yellow Kidney, MT Yamaha
#55 Michelle Camacho, Mexico Yamaha
#68 Tarah Gieger, FL Yamaha
#75 Vanessa Florentino, NM Honda
#98 Katie Mcguire, CA Yamaha
#105 Tania Satchwell, CA Kawasaki
#219 Jennifer Jones, CA Kawasaki
#322 Leah Cantrell, GA Suzuki
#334 Tatum Sik, CA Yamaha
#517 Taylor Miller, AL Suzuki
#627 Lindsey Jelitto, CO Honda
#869 Michelle Skender, CA Kawasaki
#905 Meika Cornelius, CA Honda
WMA is sponsored by Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Girlyz Clothing Company, VP Fuels, Honda Riders Club of America, Dunlop Tires, Polisport, Powermadd, Alpinestars, Hitachi, Thor MX Gear, and ZLT Racing.
For race results and more information got to www.wmaracing.com.
About the WMA: Women’s Motocross Association, Inc. (WMA) is an Oregon based company dedicated to the promotion and development of women¹s motocross with an emphasis on the promotion of women¹s professional motocross and creating opportunities for women professional racers. The WMA organizes and promotes the AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship that determines the Women’s 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.