Women to Race the U.S. Open/World AX Finals at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas

(September 28, 2005) ¿Bend, OR¿The Women’s Motocross Association reports that there will be women’s classes for the first time at the U.S. Open of Supercross/World Arenacross Finals at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, NV. The women will be part of the Sunday’s race program.

The WMA assisted Clear Channel Arenacross early this year in developing women’s qualifying classes for the World Arenacross Finals. The women amateurs qualified through Arenacross Regional Qualifier events and the women pro’s were invited based on their overall finish in the WMA Championship.

Headlining the group is 2005 WMA Championship runner-up and 4-time Loretta Lynn’s Champion, Sarah Whitmore. Jessica Patterson and Tarah Gieger are both recovering from injuries and not racing, but they will be around to watch the U.S. Open and support the women on Sunday.

The list of competitors include:

WMA Pro

Sarah Whitmore Cheboygan, MI
Alisa Nix Ukiah, CA
Sherri Cruse Bakersfield, CA
Ashley Boham Loveland, CO
Alison Jones Hesperia, CA
Jolene Van Vugt London, Ontario, CN
Jessica Foster Calgary, Alberta, CN
Malerie Prochnavy Calgary, Alberta, CN
Penni Cyrus Queen Creek, AZ
Michelle Skender Wadsworth, NV
Lindsey Jelitto Falcon, CO
Katie Sokacz Wheaton, IL
Norma Jean Jean Fernley, NV
Jamie Pamintuan Long Beach, CA
Tanya Elbers Bishop, CA
Kelly Longwell Boulder, CO
Tamra Madden Mesa, AZ
Jessye Davis Sykesville, MD

Women Amateur

Ashleigh Hall Central
Lauren Volentir Central
Sarah Elworthy Central
Alyssa Wald Mid America
Elissa Grzincic Mid America
Zoey Burns Mid America
Jacqueline Ross Mid South
Briann Stiles Mid South
Emily Sterling Mid South
Athena Stefanou New England
Elizabeth Logan New England
Haley Burke New England
April Roper North Central
Dian Klinger North Central
Avery Prouty North Central
Tatum Sik West
Krystal May West
Kayla Snow West

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For more information on the WMA go visit www.womensmxassociation.com