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Kawasaki Steps Up WMA Sponsorship

 IRVINE, Calif. (May 2, 2006) – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced its role as Presenting Sponsor of the 2006 Women’s Motocross Association, Inc. (WMA) Championship. Top Team Green™ female motocross riders Elizabeth Bash, Tania Satchwell and Lindsey Scheltema will participate in the six-race Hitachi AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship which gets underway May 13, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif.

Kawasaki will be involved in the WMA Nationals and will have a presence at all six races. Special Kawasaki events will include: dealer appearances by Team Green riders, motorcycle displays including the Hitachi “Inspire the Next” KX™250F, and special activities within the WMA pits.

“This is our third year with Kawasaki and we are very excited to be working more closely with them this season,” said WMA President Miki Keller. “Kawasaki’s commitment to women in motorcycling matches the WMA’s. Together we have a common goal to increase the awareness of women’s motocross and optimize exposure for the WMA Nationals.”

“The WMA race series is a unique opportunity for girls and women to take their riding and racing skills to the highest level.  The percentage of female Kawasaki customers continues to grow across the board.  Racers like Elizabeth Bash and Tania Satchwell send inspirational messages to women everywhere,” said Kawasaki Public Relations Manager Jan Plessner.

The six-city competition which begins in Southern California will conclude in September at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. The 2006 Hitachi AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki schedule is as follows:
 
Rd 1: Saturday, May 13th – Glen Helen Raceway (San Bernardino, Calif.)
Rd 2: Saturday, May 20th – Hangtown MX National (Sacramento, Calif.)
Rd 3: Saturday, July 22nd – Thunder Valley MX National (Lakewood, Colo.)
Rd 4: Saturday, July 29th – Washougal MX National (Washougal, Wash.)
Rd 5: Saturday, August 19th – Broome-Tioga (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Rd 6: Saturday, September 2nd – Steel City Raceway (Delmont, Pa.)

For additional information on race events and schedules, please visit www.womensmotocrossassociation.com.

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