WMA CHAMP ASHLEY FIOLEK FEATURED
ON COVER OF TRANSWORLD MOTOCROSS
2008 Holiday Gift Guide Issue
Oceanside, CA – October 21, 2008 – Since its first issue, TransWorld Motocross has been a leader in its coverage of motocross, and the December issue—on newsstands November 4—is no different. For the first time in American major motocross publication history, a female rider has been featured in action on the cover: 2008 WMA Women’s Motocross Champion, Ashley Fiolek.
The distinction of first female cover was given to Ashley with good reason. The 17-year old rode her way to the top of the only professional women’s motorsport series in the U.S. this season and defeated five-time champion, Jessica Patterson in the process. Her seemingly effortless sweep through the other WMA National competitors was not even hindered by her mid-season broken wrist or by the fact that this was her first pro season.
Fiolek’s skill and tenacity made her a sweetheart among the motocross community long before her rise to the top of the women’s field. Her unique perspective as a deaf rider has also made her a star in mainstream and action sports media alike. In addition to her WMA win, Ashley also added contributor to her list of 2008 accomplishments by penning a monthly column called “Silence” in TransWorld Motocross Magazine.
“Though their numbers are few, women’s racing is an important part of our sport,” said Transworld Motocross’ Editor-in-Chief Donn Maeda. “Amazing not only because she’s deaf, but also for her talent on a bike, Ashley Fiolek will help take women’s motocross to the next level. I am proud to have her on our cover.”
Also featured in the December issue is the 2008 Holiday Gift Guide featuring products handpicked by the TransWorld Motocross staff. From helmets and parts to outwear and accessories, readers can find everything for their favorite motocross enthusiast.
For more about Ashley Fiolek and the 2008 Holiday Gift Guide, please visit transworldmotocross.com or pick up the December issue of TransWorld Motocross.