Kawasaki Renews As Presenting Sponsor of WMA Nationals

BEND, Ore. (May 29, 2008)—The Women’s Motocross Association (WMA) announced that Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has renewed its position as the presenting sponsor of the AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship series for 2008. The six-race championship events get underway beginning this weekend (May 31 and June 1) at the famous Hangtown Classic course near Sacramento, Calif.

This sponsorship represents the third consecutive season that the Irvine, Calif.-based motorcycle marketer has been the presenting sponsor. The company will also be supporting several WMA professional racers as they pursue the 2008 championship title. Among the riders receiving KMC support are Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Elizabeth Bash (#33), Meika Cornelius (#905), and Tatum Silk (#224).

Jan Plessner, KMC’s public relations manager, said, “Kawasaki has been a longtime supporter of women in motorcycling, and we are committed to seeing those who have the talent to race professionally are given the opportunity to achieve their goals.”

“And since a growing number of our customers are women who love all types of off-road riding, the WMA series is a great way to keep up with the best of the best. It’s so inspirational too,” said Plessner.

The AMA Hangtown Classic event this weekend—which has been a stalwart on the men’s circuit for decades—will feature a WMA moto on the prime Sunday schedule.

SPEED Channel will produce a television highlights package featuring WMA Pro Racing that will be shown as part of its motocross coverage. The initial feature will be included in Speed’s Motocross Lites show, June 15, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Additional support for the 2008 WMA Championship series is provided by Honda Riders Club of America, Dunlop Tires, Alpinestars, the Original Pink Box, Thor MX Ge, Drill Tech Drilling and Shorin <> g, Team Powermadd, Polisport, and ZLT Racing.

Meika Cornelius, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green

Start List

AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki

Rd 1: Hangtown, Sacramento, Calif., May 31 – June 1

1

Jessica

Patterson

Tallahassee

FL

Hon

2

Alisa

Nix

Ukiah

CA

Yam

5

Mariana

Balbi

Brazil

Kaw

11

April

Zastrow

Kuna

ID

Hon

12

Ashley

Boham

Loveland

CA

Kaw

18

Penni

Yam

5

Mariana

Balbi

Brazil

Kaw

11

April

Zastrow

Kuna

ID

Hon

12

Ashley

Boham

Loveland

CA

Kaw

18

Penni

Cyrus

Queen Creek

AZ

Kaw

23

Bonnie

Warch

Ramona

CA

Yam

33

Elizabeth

Bash

Riverside

CA

Kaw

67

Ashley

Fiolek

St. Augustine

FL

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