Jessica Patterson

Click the following link for a seven-photo gallery covering Saturday's first moto action from the AMA/WMA Women's Motocross event at Southwick, MA.

Click the following link for a eight-photo gallery covering Sunday's second moto action from the AMA/WMA Women's Motocross event at Southwick, MA.

It’s getting close to title time for the AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki. Jessica Patterson (American Honda/Honda of Houston/Fox Racing/Bad Boy Energy Drink) is working hard to try and close the gap to points leader Ashley Fiolek (American Honda/Red Bull/Alpinestars). After taking a pair of wins at Southwick, she’s trimmed Fiolek’s lead to 28 points, but time may be running out…there’s only two motos left at the season finale at Steel City.

This was the first visit to the sands of Southwick for the women, and Ashley Fiolek took the holeshot in each moto. But following her recent wrist injury and, and some additional dings the she scored while prepping for X Games 14, she’s definitely in defensive mode. Patterson went by in each moto, and Ashley only gave up a minimum amount of points in each moto.

Behind the two title contenders, Sherri Cruse (Zip Ty Racing/Malcolm Smith Suzuki/Accelerade) went 3-3 for third overall, while Sarah Whitmore (5-4) and Tarah Gieger (6-5) rounded out the top five.

Check out the photo galleries from each moto by clicking the links above.

AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship (Moto Finish)
Motocross 338; Southwick, MA

1. Jessica Patterson (Honda) 1-1
2. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 2-2
3. Sherri Cruse (Suzuki) 3-3
4. Sarah Whitmore (Suzuki) 5-4
5. Tarah Gieger (Yamaha) 6-5
6. Ayla Cabus (Yamaha) 9-7
7. Elizabeth Bash (Kawasaki) 8-8
8. April Zastrow (Honda) 12-9
9. Katelyn Crowley (Suzuki) 11-11
10. Marissa Markelon (Yamaha) 4-19

AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship Points

1. Ashley Fiolek 231
2. Jessica Patterson 203
3. Sarah Whitmore 173
4. Sherri Cruse 160
5. Tarah Gieger 155
6. Mariana Balbi 134
7. Elizabeth Bash 113
8. Tatum Sik 110
9. Alisa Nix 105
10. Ayla Cabus 104

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