MX Sports Pro Racing Introduces Women's Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship for 2009
MORGANTOWN, W.V. (May 19, 2009) - MX Sports Pro Racing took the next step at bringing women's motocross to the forefront of American motocross when it announced the Women's Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship would be added to the 2009 season schedule.
The entire program will be run on Saturdays, providing the opportunity for the nation's fastest women to be showcased in front of thousands of motocross fans as well as on national television via the Versus Network.
The women will compete in eight of the 12 rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship with series sponsorship from MotorcycleUSA.com and Dunlop. MotorcycleUSA.com will serve as the title sponsor for the class' holeshot award, offering $250 in every moto, while Dunlop joins as a contingency sponsor, providing valuable support to the rapidly growing class.
... Tarah Gieger and Sarah Whitmore will rely on their experience to help bring them to the top. Gieger won the gold medal at the inaugural X Games Women's Moto-X event last year and is one of the fastest women to ever ride a motorcycle. Last September, she competed against the world's best male riders at the Motocross of Nations, representing her home country of Puerto Rico. She is the first woman in history to do so. Unfortunately, a wrist injury while racing a Grand Prix in Europe last weekend will have her on the sidelines for the early rounds.