270 Women Entries at Z1R Helmets WMA Cup Breaks Records
(Nov. 29, 2005)—Bend, OR—AMA/WMA National Champion, Jessica Patterson, picked up another title this past weekend at the Z1R Helmets WMA Cup presented by Hitachi, at the Cycle Ranch MX Park. The women’s racing at the event broke all attendance records with an impressive total of nearly 270 women entries in the 15 women’s classes.
Meanwhile Sarah Whitmore had chased down Florentino and was gaining on Laier, cutting Laier’s lead from about 8 secs to 4 secs. On the white flag lap Whitmore came around in first place. The track had gotten rough and Laier had endowed over a tabletop and crashed hard. She was air lifted from the track to a near by hospital, but released later that evening with a chipped femur and other injuries. Patterson finished in 2nd and Bash moved up to 6th from about 19th position getting the EMA Racing Hard Charger. Elin Mann of Sweden had put in notable ride staying in 5th place until last lap when her engine blew. She unfortunately could not race the second moto.
In moto two, Florentino proved her worth in the pro class with the holeshot followed by Satchwell. Patterson moved quickly into second with Satchwell in 3rd, maintaining the position for the rest of the moto. Patterson went 2-1 for the overall, with Whitmore going 1-2 for second and Florentino 3-3 for third. The young racer from Germany, Larissa Papenmier made a great debut in the WMA Pro class with a forth overall.
The 2005 Z1R Helmets WMA Cup presented by Hitachi, was also sponsored by Kawasaki, Honda, VP Fuels, Scott USA, Sick Racing, Dunlop Tires, Alpinestars, Thor MX, Mirage Trailers, Pro Clean 1000/Motobloc, Champion Beadlock, Northwest Motorsports, and Ready Filter.
2 Wheel Tuesday covered the event for a feature to air on Speed Channel in the next few weeks, and ESPN filmed for a upcoming documentary on women’ pro motocross.
WMA Pro Results:
1. Jessica Patterson Hon Florida 2-1
2. Sarah Whitmore Yam Michigan 1-2
3. Vanessa Florentino Hon New Mexico 3-3
4. Larissa Papenmeier Hon Germany 4-5
5. Elizabeth Bash Kaw California 6-4
6. Alex Haupt Kaw Germany 5-9
7. Lindsey Jelitto Suz Colorado 8-7
8. Tania Satchwell Yam New Zealand 10-6
9. Katie McGuire Kaw California 9-8
10.Kaide Garrett Yam California 12-10
11.Ashley Boham Hon Colorado 13-11
12.Penni Cyrus Kaw Arizona 11-14
13.Jessi Foster Hon Canada 15-13
14.Tamara Madden Suz Arizona 17-12
15.Gloria Decarli Hon Italy 16-17
16.Elien DeWinter Hon Belgium 7-DNF
17.Malarie Prochnavy Hon Canada 18-16
18.April Zastrow Hon Idaho 14-22
19.Taryn Covington Kaw Arkansas 23-15
20.Stefania Padrini Kaw Italy 19-19
21.NormaJean Jean KTM California 22-18
22.Josephine Adlam Yam New Zealand 20-20
23.Katie Sokacz KTM Illinois 21-21
24.Steffi Laier KTM Germany 24-DNS
25.Elin Mann KTM Sweden 25-DNS
26.Silvia Santaga Hon Italy DNS-DNS
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