American Honda/Red Bull’s Ashley Fiolek has had a great year so far and continues to garner the respect of motocross fans around the world as a rising star in the WMA. She has put in some great rides in the FIM Women’s World Cup of Motocross, including a third overall in Bulgaria. "Rude Pea" did not skip a beat after returning home by taking the season-opening win at the AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship at Hangtown. They just announced that women’s motocross will be included in the X Games this year too, so her trainer Robb Beams and their camp will certainly be busy. We have always been a huge fan of Ashley ever since we saw her carve up Loretta Lynn’s ranch on her minibike with absolutely no fear whatsoever and could not be more proud of her success. Check out her site for more info and updates throughout the year at www.ashleyfiolek.com.
Red Bull always sets the standard in hosting some of the most bad ass events ever. The world’s premier and most progressive freestyle motocross event is evidence of that. Red Bull X-Fighters makes its U.S. debut at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards in Texas on Saturday night, June 14. You better make plans on attending this U.S.-hosted event because the next stop is Germany and onto Spain where the overall series champion will be crowned. Robbie "Go Long or Go Home" Maddison and Myles Richmond will represent the riders on the show tonight and will be joined by old-school FMX rider, Jeff "Full Tilt’ Tilton for some of the behind-the-scenes details. Tickets and further information can be found by visiting www.redbullxfighters.com Vital MX’s Steve "Guy B" Giberson has been around the sport for many years and is well-respected by the riders and industry for his dedication in covering the sport. Guy B has helped launch the very popular www.vitalmx.com which has quicky become the standard as an online motocross community. You can find the normal high-quality motocross videos and photos, but Vital MX is more of a living entity that includes an active forum, blogging, and member profiles similar to MySpace but with roost. Steve will join us tonight with his observations on the outdoors, Clay Akin’s love baby, and the reintroduced McRib sandwich.
You know how much we love amateur racing here at DMXS and we have the privilege of knowing these kids all the way up from the pee wee class until they graduate from the Loretta Lynn’s AMA National Motocross Championship into the pro ranks. Unfortunately, we also see some of those promising stars struggle on the difficult path toward fulfilling their dream. Sean Borkenhagen was one of those kids with great promise that suffered a badly broken collarbone at the Oak Hill National. The break was so severe that he sustained nerve and artery damage as well that left his arm with little or no feeling. At one point, we were all just wishing he would be able to get some use of his arm back, but Borky has prevailed and is back racing in the nationals this year. We had to get him back on the show for some serious love and respect for what he has overcome to get back in the saddle. When you see #187 in the Lites class come by, make sure to take notice and let Borkenhagen-Daz Ice Cream that we are glad he made it back.