Sarah Whitmore currently ranked second and Tania Satchwell to return from injury.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 14, 2003) ¿ After more than two months off, AGP Racing.com/Yamaha¿s Sarah Whitmore and Tania Satchwell prepare for Round 3 of the AMA-WML Altex Computers Motocross Championship Series at Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Wash. on July 26-27. Whitmore currently holds second in the championship standings, with four rounds remaining, following an inspired ride at the last round in May. Teammate and former WML champion, Satchwell, will be returning to racing form after an injury at the last WML race.
During the time off preceding Round 3, AGP Racing.com riders have been racing local tracks and qualifying for the AMA/Air Antiques Loretta Lynn¿s Amateur National Championships in August. They have their Pro-Action tuned Yamaha YZ125 race bikes ready to run out front at Washougal. At the first two rounds, Whitmore rode to fifth and second overall, while Satchwell earned second overall at the first round and did not complete Round 2 after crashing in the first moto and breaking her collarbone. Even with one DNF, Satchwell sits 11th in the WML championship standings.
“The Hangtown race was one of my best ever,” said AGP Racing.com¿s Whitmore, who wears WML number four. “It was awesome to be one of the fastest women motocrossers in the world on that day. We showed that we could run up front on the YZ125 and be a contender for the WML title. There are a lot of good female riders out there, including Tania (Satchwell). Now we have to win the next round at Washougal and we¿ll go from there.”
Washougal will precede the halfway point of the WML series. All rounds are run in conjunction with the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships. At Washougal, WML moto one will be held on Saturday, July 26, while moto two will be held the next day before AMA 125cc National moto one.
AGP Racing.com rider Satchwell, wearing WML number 105 this year, spoke on her return to racing. “I was really disappointed when I crashed and broke my collarbone at Hangtown. It was lucky for us that we had over two months before the next round. My collarbone should be 100 percent by Washougal. I am excited to get back to WML racing and hope to run up front with my teammate, Sarah (Whitmore).”
Fans can meet AGP Racing.com riders, Satchwell and Whitmore, when they sign autographs at a session with other women professional riders on Washougal¿s vendor row during the race weekend. Times will be announced at the track by the WML.
AGP Racing.com, with major support from Yamaha, Thor and FMF, fields the premier professional women¿s motocross team of Tania Satchwell (#105) and Sarah Whitmore (#4). The team is owned by Advanced Graphics & Publishing (AGP), based out of Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information about the team, visit www.agpracing.com. For team and rider media inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Bryan Peckinpaugh at (734) 341-7309 or e-mail him at email@example.com.