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 ***2001 Women's World MX Championship Series ***

Presented By: Maxima Racing Oil

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2001 DM Sports Women's World Mx Championships Series: Presented By Maxima 

3/4               HARDROCK, OCALA, FLA (AMA Sanctioned)

3/16-17       GNC, MOSIER VALLEY, TX

4/1               BADLANDS MX, CELESTE, TX (AMA Sanctioned)

4/28-29     DANIEL BOONE, LONDON, KY(AMA Sanctioned)

6/3              JOLLY ROGER, LEMPSTER, NH (AMA Sanctioned)  

6/22           MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA   Enter w/Mammoth  (points only)

3CLASSES:  125CC PRO, OPEN CC AMATEUR, 60cc-105cc 7-15 

You may use any number you like, but earned DM Sports national #'s will take preference if duplicates.   

Recommend: Pros-Blue plates-White numbers, Amateurs-Red plates-white numbers, 60-105cc- white plates- black #'s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Debbie Matthews-Race Director- (949) 837-2206

 Motion Pro has established the Motion Pro Womens Motocross Pacesetter Points Fund.  This award is the first points fund in the history of Womens Motocross, and will apply to the DM Sports Womens World MX Series Championships.

 Motion Pro, a long time supporter of the Womens motocross movement, is proud to provide programs that support and encourage women to ride motorcycles. 

Riders will accrue cash points at each event, culminating at the final round with the Pro class top-three splitting a $1000.00 cash reward.  The top-three in the amateur class will split $500.00 in product certificates.   To be eligible for the Pacesetter award, riders must ride in the Pro or Amateur class, Finish inside the top 3 riders overall in their class for the series and display 2 Motion Pro decals on their bike at each round of the series.   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Debbie Matthews-Race Director- (949) 837-2206

Maxima Racing Oils signed as the Title sponsor of the DM Sports 2001 Women's World MX Championship Series today with over $4,000 in product and Championship bonuses available to women participants of the prestigious series. 

Maxima will present the Overall Pro Champion of the DM Sports Series with a Championship Bonus Check of $1,000. 

Another bonus of $1,000 will be added to the first female rider using Maxima Oil and displaying Maxima decals to qualify for an Outdoor Motocross National.  

Maxima will also award a free Maxima 10' x 15' EZ-Up Tent to the highest overall placing Amateur rider in the series using Maxima Oil and displaying Maxima decals

VP Fuels has renewed it's support for the AMA Sanctioned 2001 DM Sports Women's World MX Championship Series as a Contingency Money Sponsor paying all three classes 125 Pro, Open Amateur and the 60-105cc (7-15) class.

Alpinestar, a long time supporter of Debbie Matthews during her race career and start up of WSMX, has signed as a product sponsor of the series.

The series now worth over $75,000 has an impressive array of industry sponsors which include:
Contingency: -Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, VP Fuels
Title Sponsor-Maxima Lubricants
Holeshot Sponsor-Engine Ice

Pacesetter Award-Motion Pro

Product Sponsors: Mothers Polish, Answer Products, Ceet, BRP, Alpinestar, MR 2 Helmets, Boyesen, CTi, FMF, RK-Excell, Oneal, Maxima, Scott, Uni, White Brothers, Sprocket Specialists, Wiseco and Dirt Kids.

100 % payback + 50/50 + Contingency + Product at each round   

Contingency Programs

KAWASAKI       $ 8,700     

PROS                     AMATEURS                        60-105cc (7-15)

 1st-  $ 300.00          1st-  $ 150.00                     1st- $ 150.00

2nd- $ 200.00           2nd- $ 100.00                     2nd- $ 100.00

3RD- $ 100.00          3RD- $   75.00                    3RD- $   75.00  

4TH- $   75.00           4th-  $  50.00

5TH- $   50.00           5th-  $  25.00

AMERICAN SUZUKI    $ 18, 000                                                                                                                PROS                     AMATEURS                   60-105cc (7-15)                                                     

1st $ 500.00      1st $ 300.00                     1st- $ 300.00  

2nd- $ 350.00      2nd- $ 200.00                    2nd- $ 200.00 

3rd $ 250.00     3rd $ 150.00                     3rd- $ 150.00 

4th- $ 150.00      4th $ 100.00                     4th- $ 100.00 

5th- $ 100.00       5th- $   75.00         

AMERICAN HONDA-    $ 3,450

PROS                     AMATEURS                       

1st $ 200.00      1st $ 200.00                     

2nd- $ 150.00      2nd- $ 150.00                     

3rd $ 100.00     3rd 100.00                      

4th   75.00      4th   75.00                      

5th $   50.00         5th- $   50.00         

3 ROUNDS-  PAID AT FOLLOWING EVENTS;

HARDROCK, BADLANDS, DANIEL BOONE  

HONDA'S REGULAR CONTINGENCY PROGRAM WITH INDIVIDUAL PROMOTERS AT GNC AND MAMMOTH WILL APPLY TO THOSE EVENTS.    

ENGINE  ICE -HOLESHOT AWARDS- $ 2,000

PRO'S-  $ 100. 00 PER START (cash award)

AMATEURS- $ 50.00 PER START (cash award)

60-105cc (7-15)   2-Engine Ice PER START  

VP Race Fuels

VP FUELS                        $ 1,440                                                                                                        PROS                       AMATEURS           60-105cc

1st-  $ 50.00            1st- $ 30.00            1st- $ 30.00

2nd-  $40.00            2nd- $ 20.00          2nd- $ 20.00

3rd-  $ 30.00            3rd- $ 10.00            3rd- $ 10.00

Must  run VP decals on shrouds and show proof of purchase

2001 DMSports  National #'s

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2001WOMEN'S WORLD MX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES- SPONSORS:

American Suzuki, Kawasaki Motors, American Honda, Maxima, Engine Ice, Motion Pro  confirm Contingency sponsorship for series.  

To be eligible for contingency moneyriders must ride main (final moto), be using the contingency sponsors product and decal or motorcycle during events, and finish main in a contingency paying position.  Results of event will be furnished to contingency sponsors by DM Sports-WSMX, Inc. management, and contingency money will be paid out by the sponsors following receipt of the official results and verification of eligibility.

Boyesen, CTi, FMF, RK, Excell, MothersWhite Brothers, Maxima   Scott, BRP, Answer, Wiseco, Ceet , Uni Filter Oneal,  Sprocket Specialists, Alpinestars, MR 2 Helmets,  and Dirt Kids have confirmed product support .  

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     Directions:

Hardrock, Ocala, Fla.

Airport-Jackson, Gainesville

Accommodations: At track: GENERAL FACILITIES

Hardrock is a couple of steps above most motocross tracks when it comes to amenities.  There are indoor restrooms with showers, and even a video game room for the kids.  RV water and electric hookups are plentiful (over 50).  You can also camp overnight without the RV hookup.  Plenty of pit space, with some trees for those hot summer days.  A parts and accessory shop is on site, which also has snacks and drinks available for practice sessions.  Full food menu is available at all races.  Hardrock also accommodates the Vintage Motocross and Trials events by modifying the facilities for these specialized bikes.  

CAMPING PRICES


Full Hookup
Non/Hookup

Daily
$20
$10

Weekly
$120
$50

Monthly
$440
$200

RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Available across the street from track at $1 per day.

Track: 352-732-6697 www.hardrockmx.com

Directions: Hardrock Cycle is located at the north end of Ocala on C-25A, mile south of SR 326.  (Exit 71 from I-75)

    Mosier Valley, Tx

      Airport-DFW

      Accommodations: Off Hwy 30-Ramada Inn Arlington-817-265-7711, Sleep Inn-817-649-1010, 

      Microtel-800-872-0543, Fairfield Inn-817-649-5800, Guest House Inn- 817-461-1122, 

      Budget Inn-817-633-2400,, Days Inn-817-649-8881, Motel 6- 817-649-0147

 

       Off Hwy 183 & 157-DFW airport area-Super 8 Motel -817-545-8108,

       Microtel-817-545-1111, Best Western-817-284-9461, Drury Inn-214-986-1200, 

       La Quinta Inn-817-540-0233, Hampton Inn-972-986-3606

      Track: OFFICE PHONE 214-366-7660, 214-366-7658
       Jerry Surber 214-536-9111
       Liz Surber 214-536-9222
       MOSIER VALLEY RECORDER - 817-540-0815 www.gncmx.com

Directions: From Dallas, Take Airport Fwy 183 West, From Ft Worth Airport Fwy 183 East, Off at FM 157 (Industrial) or Westpark Way.  Head South to Mosier Valley Rd-Turn Right.  Make a Left onto Jimisons Rd.  track on right.

Practice Schedule: March 12-13 9am to noon, $10 per bike, per day                                 Gate Fees: Thurs-Sun $40 per person, Fri-Sun $30 per person Spectators 6 & under free.  Camping: $ 5.00 per vehicle per night

    Badlands, Celeste, Tx

      Airport-DFW

      Accommodations: McKinney Lodging:

      AmeriHost Inn - 951 South Central Expressway (972) 547-4500
      Bingham House - 800 South Chestnut (972) 529-1883
      Country Charm Bed and Breakfast - 504 W. Virginia St. (972) 529-9970
      Days Inn - 2104 N. Central Expressway (972) 548-8888
      The Dowell House Bed and Breakfast - 1104 S. Tennessee Street (972) 562-2456
      The Durning House - 205 W. Stephens  (Van Alstyne) (903) 482-5188

      Hank Haney Golf Ranch - 4101 Custer Road (972) 542-8800
      Holiday Inn of McKinney - 1300 N. Central Expressway (972) 542-9471
      Lighthouse RV Resort - Hwy 121 & Hwy 75, (Melissa) (972) 838-4600
     Super 8 Motel - 910 N. Central Expressway (972) 548-8880  
     Tartan Thistle Bed and Breakfast - 513 West Louisiana Street (972) 897-4493
     Woods Motel - 1431 N. Tennessee (972) 542-4469

     Greenville Lodging:
     Best Western Inn 1216 I-30  (903) 454-1792 Toll Free: (800) 795-2300
     Comfort Inn 1209 East I-30  Phone: (903) 455-7700  Fax: (903) 455-7700
     Economy Inn 5103 I-30 Phone: (903) 455-8808  Fax: (903) 455-8808
     Motel 6 5109 I-30 Phone: (903) 455-0515 Fax: (903) 455-8314
     Ramada Inn  1215 I-30 
     Super 8 Motel 5010 Hwy. 69 Phone: (903) 454-3736, (903) 567-6588 Fax: (903) 454-3900

      Track: 972-742-2228       www.badlandsmx.com

Directions: From Dallas:
Take Central (75) north to McKinney. From McKinney take Hwy380 east 21 miles to FM36. Take FM36 north EXACTLY 10 miles to County Road 1095. Turn right on County Road 1095 and go to the end of the road. County Road 1095 is just a gravel road with a tiny white sign that is pretty easy to miss, so watch your odometer.

From Greenville:
Take Hwy 69 North into Celeste. At the north end of Celeste, take FM 1562 west 4.3 miles to FM36. Turn left on FM36 and go 1 mile to first gravel road on left (County Road 1095). Follow gravel road till it dead ends into the park.
 

Daniel Boone, London, Ky  

      Track: 606-877-1364       www.mxunlimited.com/dbmx  

      Airport- London KY

      Lexington KY,  about 75 miles
      Knoxville TN  about 110 miles
      Louisville KY 150 miles
      Cincinnati OH 151 miles

     
Directions:
Interstate 75 Exit #41 go West (on KY 80) exactly 5 miles - Daniel Boone Billboard is   on  the right - turn right - follow signs 1.5 miles   

      Motels at DBMX
    
      I-75 EXIT #41
      Budget Host                                        606-878-7330
      Best Western                                      606-864-2222
      Holiday Inn                                          606-878-7678
      Red Roof Inn                                       606-862-8844
      Super 8                                               606-878-9800

      EXIT  38
      Hampton Inn                                        606-877-1000 
      Days Inn                                              606-864-7331
      Comfort Suites                                     606-877-7848
      Ramada Limited                                   606-877-3400

 

      Jolly Roger, Lempster, NH

      Airport-

      Accommodations:

      Track: 603-863-0008       www.jrmoto.com

      Directions: The Track is located: 20 Miles North of Keene, NH
       & 14 Miles South of Newport, NH on U.S. Route 10.
     
       Approx. Driving times are:
       From Manchester, NH 1 Hour
       From Keene, NH 30 Minutes
       From Lebanon, NH 1 Hour
       From Sunapee, NH 30 Minutes
       From Concord, NH 45 Minutes
       From Worcester, MA 1 Hour 45 Minutes
       From Boston, MA 2 Hours
 

Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth, Ca

      Airport-Reno, NV

      Accommodations: Mammoth Mountain Reservations-Condos, Hotels within 3 miles of track, or       US Forest Service Campgrounds:(800)2802267 or stay at the Mammoth Mountain Inn               (8   

      Track- (760) 9340605 NO overnight parking at the track  www.mammothmx.com

Directions: By Car-Getting to the track:
Once in Mammoth, The track is located just on the edge of town off of Old Mammoth Rd.

Los Angeles: Hwy 405 north, to Hwy 5 north, to Hwy 14 north to the town of Mojave. Take Hwy 14 north to Hwy 395 north (Reno/Bishop), to Hwy 203 (Mammoth Lakes Junction). Exit Hwy 203 and drive 6 miles into the town of Mammoth Lakes; 307 miles.
San Diego & Orange County
: Interstate 15 north to Hwy 395 north to Hwy 203; 375 miles
Reno: Hwy 395 south to Hwy 203; 168 miles  

San Francisco & Sacramento: Interstate 80 to Hwy 50 to the Kingsbury Grade cutoff to Hwy 395 south to Hwy 203; 320 miles.
Las Vegas: Interstate 15 north to Hwy 95 north; continue on Hwy 95 north (168 miles), turn left on Hwy 266 west; continue on Hwy 266 (42 miles), turn slight left on Hwy 168; continue on Hwy 168 (52 miles), turn right on Hwy 395 north; continue on Hwy 395 (40 miles), turn left on Hwy 203.

2001 WOMEN'S WORLD SERIES MX CHAMPIONSHIPS

Round 1-DM Sports Women's World Series MX Championships

Raemish/Keuntjes/Hodges Survive Mudd-o-cross

Hardrock, Ocala, FL

March 4, 2001

By: Debbie Matthews 

 Round 1 of the DM Sports Womens World Series MX Championships in Ocala, Florida kicked off Bike Week in nearby Daytona.  Clear skies and warm weather greeted the riders all week, but come race day, Mother Nature had other ideas in mind.

By 6: 00 AM race morning, the winds kicked up and blew in a torrential storm, and with it, slim hopes of getting the races underway.  As the rain continued to pound the ground, many of the male riders gave up and headed home.  The women riders however, had traveled great distances from as far away as Canada, California, Ohio and Wisconsin to run the opening round of the Championships, and no one was leaving. 

The track promoters, recognizing the determination of the women riders, braved the conditions and opened up practice.  Many portions of the track were closed, as they were impassable. 

 The rain continued its onslaught, determined to send the riders and spectators packing.  With no let up in the heavy rain, riders negotiated the track, with mini riders almost disappearing under the wake they created as they fought and sloshed their way around the track.  With a Championship on the line, it was determined that the modified track was passable, although barely.  Motos were shortened from 25 min to five laps, to ensure everyone would get at least one moto, with Pros and Amateurs run together. 

As the gate dropped for moto 1,Tiffany Reed-OH (MC Gear, WSMX, Scott, Maxima, Shoei, Motion Pro, Cti, Boyesen, Ohio Motorsports, Brad Wood Suspension, EVS) holeshot the moto, but not before colliding with Raemish as they hit the first jump.  Tiffany, never raced in the mud before, and was leading some of the worlds best.  Kirsten Raemisch-WI coming off a recent knee surgery was a half bike behind with Angie Keuntjes-FL/WI transplant hot on her heels in third.  Fourth was held by April Hodges of West Palm Beach, with Leah Cantrell-GA (Fox, SYD, Oakley, Suzuki, Swaney Desgns) sliding her way into the top 5.  

Raemish and Keuntjes made quick work of Reeds inexperience in the muddy conditions and took over the top two positions.  Reed held her composure in third, quickly learning the tricks of the trade to keep pace with the leaders.  Raemisch was a little skittish the day before the event, concerned about the readiness of her knee.  Raemish showed no such concerns during the moto as she distanced herself from Keuntjes and Reed. 

Hodges (Powersports of Palm Beach, WMR, Scott, Engine Ice, Carbon Tech, One Ind.) stole third from Reed and closed up on the leaders.  Reed still held a safe distance over Patty Whitehouse on the Palmetto,Fox, GB Works, So Cal, No Toil, Engine Ice Suzuki in fifth.  Whitehouse held no such luxury as she was being heavily pressured by a fast charging Leah Cantrell.  Jennifer Veltre was also entrenched in the battle along with Danni Russell riding for FEW racing, Lana Karnow and Kimberly Kocher. 

Cantrell wouldnt be denied and slithered her way past Reed into fourth.  Cantrell consistently held some of the fastest laps aboard the Suzuki, suffering only from a poor gate.  

Raemish and Keuntjes continued to hammer the track and each other oblivious of the battle raging behind.  Cantrell now had Hodges in her sights, but the moto was winding down.  Cantrell pulled out all the stops swapping through the slime in a desperate attempt to nip Hodges at the flag.  It was not to be.  With Cantrell climbing up Hodges exhaust as the two hit the final table, double, double, Cantrell made a small error giving Hodges the breathing room she needed to nail third.  Reed, slipped back to fifth after getting cross rutted on the final lap, followed by Whitehouse, Veltre, Karnow and Russell who settled their battle in the waning moments of the race with Kocher rounding out the top 10. 

With no let up in the downpour, Moto 2 became a question of survival.  By now the track was a virtual sea of mud.  Riders sloshed their way around a track with two feet of watered down mud in a continual downpour.  Raemish holeshot the moto with Keuntjes running tandem.  Reed was running third with Hodges fourth and Russell rounding out the top five.  

The conditions were so bad, goggles were tossed and motors sucked so much water that they barely finished or quit all together. Cantrell was one such victim.  Cantrell racing in both the mini and amateur divisions had just about all the poor luck and great riding she could handle.  Coming off another dismal start was Cantrell with Whitehouse, Veltre, Karnow and Kocher in tow.  Little passing was attempted as the primary goal was to finish.  Cantrell despite a very sick motor caught and passed Russell for fifth at the halfway point, while Karnow dropped Veltre a notch the following lap.  The finish order remained the same with Raemisch taking the checkered over Keuntjes, Reed, Hodges and Cantrell.  Raemisch was beaming following the race.  I won today, because my left knee is screwed up, but the track today was pretty much all right turns joked Raemisch who took the overall in the Amateur division.  Once I get strong enough, I hope to ride pro, but for now, this gives me a big confidence boost.  Keuntjes, by virtue of her runner up finishes, took the pro class win over Reed and Veltre.  Said Keuntjes, I just wanted to ride smart and safe in these conditions.  I could have passed Kirsten, but it would have been really risky.  

In the 60-105 class April Hodges took the holeshot with Kimberly Kocher following.  Still reeling from nearly watering out the first moto, Cantrell, missed the start of the moto in a big way and started off nearly a quarter of the track behind.  While Hodges pulled out a big lead over Kocher, Cantrell was riding the wheels (and motor) off her RM 80.  By lap three, riding with wild abandon, Cantrell closed to the back wheel of Kocher.  Kocher held her ground , making Cantrell ride off line.  Cantrell kicked in the burners and rebounded past Kocher in the following table, double, double section to claim the second spot.  Cantrell was unable to make up the distance on the fast starting Hodges at the flag. 

Moto 2 of the 60-105 class held a surprise holeshot by Kocher.  Kocher used her monstrous holeshot to her advantage over Hodges in second, followed by Cantrell.  With back-to-back motos, Cantrells bike, which sucked water in the previous amateur moto, was barely running.  Hodges, pushed and probed Kocher but found little to go on.  Cantrell was pinning the RM for all it was worth in an effort to keep it running long enough to finish the moto.  Kocher, had it all together the final moto and romped to the win wire to wire over Hodges and Cantrell.  As the riders pulled off the track following the moto, Amateur and Pro riders tackled Cantrell dropping her into the muddy goo in a show if support for her valiant efforts.  The somber Cantrell broke out into a smile and tossed some mud of her own towards her comrades.  

The Series, with heavy industry backing, continues to boast the largest total cash, prize and contingency payout in the history of Women's racing, ($ 75,000) and has been home to some of the best women's racing ever showcased.  Round two is at Mosier Valley during the GNC in Texas.

Round 2-Women's World Series MX Championships

Patterson/Davis/Hodges Strike Gold

Mosier Valley, TX

March 17-18, 2001

By: Debbie Matthews 

With just 2 rounds of the series completed, the battle lines for the championship are already being drawn.  In the pro class, Jessica Patterson (Chevy Truck Kawasaki) took advantage of a separated shoulder by series points leader Angie Keuntjes to draw even in the points.  

With a $1,000 series bonus to the winner from Title sponsor Maxima, and an additional $1,000 bonus from Motion Pro divided among the top 3, points are all important in this the richest series in the history of womens motocross.  $75,000 is up for grabs donated by Series Sponsors: Maxima, Motion Pro, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Engine Ice, VP, FMF, Mothers, Answer, Boyesen, Uni Filter, Excell, Wiseco, Alpinestars, Ceet, RK Chain, BRP, Oneal, CTI, Scott USA, White Brothers, Dirt Kids and Sprocket Specialists.  

April Hodges, continued her winning ways in TX, capping off a perfect day in the mini ranks, while Brandi Davis made her presence felt in a big way, scoring impressive back to back moto wins in the Amateur division. 

As the gate dropped for the first Pro moto, it was Jessica Patterson showing the way collecting $ 100 with an impressive holeshot over Jacki Hudson, Kristi Myers, Dee Wood, Ashley Boham, Erica Cook and Tarrah Johnson.  Patterson left little doubt why she is champ, putting on a riding clinic for spectators and riders alike.  With steely determination she executed nearly flawless riding, checking out early and never looking back.  Wood dropped Myers to third at the start of lap 2 and set her sights on Hudson.  The battle for second became a battle between an experienced gun in the form of retired ACE Dee Wood and young gun, Jacki Hudson.  Hudson and Wood put on an exibition of their own with young gun Hudson, getting the best of Wood by the checkers.  Ever improving Kristi Myers pulled in a strong fourth showing impressive speed in only her second year of pro competition, while rookie pros Ashley Boham, Erica Cook and Tarrah Johnson rounded out the top finishers. 

As the Amateurs took off for Moto 1 it was an all out brawl headed into turn one.  Amateur riders collect a cool $50 per holeshot in the DM Sports Series and it was clear, all the riders wanted the cash as they headed into turn one, five abreast.  With turn one slick from previous rains, Whitehouse appeared to have it under control, but as she hit the brakes her bike slid sideways, smacking Danni Russell, and sending the pack scattering.  Jennifer Squire squirted into the $50 holeshot money over Kirsten Raemisch, Patty Whitehouse, Danni Russell, Brandi Davis and April Hodges.  Davis, quickly established herself as a favorite jumping quickly into second followed by Whitehouse, Raemisch, Russell and Hodges.  At the 2 lap mark Davis had established herself as the leader, jumping the Magnificent Seven to perfection to take over the lead.  Raemish moved into second while Hodges planted herself firmly into third, with Whitehouse dropping to fourth, rounding out the top five was TCRRA Champion Sherri Stephens. Sixth was a very tight battle between Russell, Cherrissa Lorie, Sheree Schultz, Kimberly Kocher and Amber Pickett.  This battle would not be decided until the final corner.  Meanwhile, Hodges was on the move passing Raemish the next lap, with Stephens putting a pass on Whitehouse for fourth.  Davis, checked out, leaving the pack to scrap for second.  The scrap turned out to be an all out brawl, with riders swapping positions so often you needed a pocket calculator to keep up with the action.  Hodges, made a serious error allowing Raemish to retake the second spot, dropping Hodges to third.  Whitehouse got the better of Stephens in the whoops, as the riders came into the final lap.  As the flag came into view Raemisch charged to the back wheel of Davis, but Davis was able to hold her off at the flag. Hodges came across the line in third followed by a very tired Whitehouse with Stephens breathing down her neck rounding out the top 5.  Danni Russell held on for sixth, with Loire, Kocher, Pickett, and Schultz coming across the line a heartbeat behind. 

The 60-105 class featured several riders from the Amateur class, offering a chance for redemption.  Tayler Lacey holeshot the moto, but it was Hodges who came out on top of lap one.  Hodges, livid from her first Amateur moto woes, put her head down and buried the competition.  Lacey battled with Loire for second, with Kocher joining the battle.  At the halfway point Hodges had amassed a 30 second lead.  The race for second tightened up between Lacey, Loire and Kocher, with a separate battle for fifth between Lindsay Myers and Sheree Schultz.  At the flag it was the untouchable Hodges, with Lacey taking a hard earned second followed by Kocher, Loire, Schultz and Myers.

 Moto 2 in the Pro class start was a replay of a patented Patterson holeshot, but not without some added drama.  Patterson crashed in her Open A/B moto with the men, blowing the seat of her pants wide open and shaking up the champ.  As her concerned dad waited on the line with her #1 machine, Woods 250F Yamaha refused to start.  As the time to dropped the gate neared, competitors and spectators wondered alike if the two champions would make the moto.  After Team Green made some hasty repairs to Pattersons gear, Patterson climbed aboard, just moments, prior to the start.  Woods bike finally fired, much to her relief and the gate dropped.  Patterson blew into the lead, pocketing another $100, with rookie Boham in second with Wood a close third.  Myers was riding the wheels off her KX in fourth with Hudson, Cook, and Johnson in tow.  

Patterson pulled away out front with Wood moving past Boham into second.  A serious battle emerged between Myers and Hudson for fourth.  Myers was flying, riding with new confidence and speed for 2001.  Hudson seemed disturbed by Myers new found speed and confidence was clearly a little off in the moto, riding hard, but making mistakes, while Myers was having the race of her life.  Boham was also pressing Hudson, not giving her time to regroup her thoughts.  Hudson snatched third from Myers in the back high speed straightaway.  Myers put the hammer down in the rough back section and set up Hudson for a inside pass.  Before Myers could slam the door her bike swapped treating her to a very nasty windmill get off in the whoops proceeding the corner.  Myers slapped down hard, with Boham clinging to the fender of Hudson.  Boham repassed Hudson a few corners later when Hudson crashed.  Hudson got up, shook off the gremlins and took off after Boham.  Hudson caught and passed Boham in the Magnificent Seven whoop section in the final lap.  Patterson took the uncontested win over Wood, who looked right at home on the four stroke, in one of her first major competitions since retiring in 1998.  Third was Hudson fending off all challengers, with the impressive rookie Boham in fourth, followed by Erica Cook, Tarrah Johnson and an ailing Myers in seventh.  

As the Amateurs streaked off the line in moto 2, it was Brandi Davis with the holeshot.  Hot on her heels was Stephens with Raemisch, Hodges, Whitehouse and Russell in tow. 

Hodges crashed in the Magnificent Seven, dropping herself to the back of the pack.  Davis started to pull away from the pack early, anxious to distance herself from Raemisch.  Stephens was running a strong third with Whitehouse in fourth.  As Davis checked out to a seven second lead, a heated battle for second developed between Raemisch, Hodges, Stephens and Whitehouse.  A few seconds back was another very intense battle between Russell, Kocher, Loire, Schultz, Pickett, Myers and Squire.  Stephens battled her way past Raemisch only to have Raemisch jump past her in the whoops when she nosed into the last bump.  Stephens was all over Raemisch looking for a way past the Suzuki rider.  Raemisch used every inch of the track to fend off the attack.  Stephens, again put her bike into second, but Raemish used her jumping ability over the downhill double to retake the second position over Stephens on the XC KTM machine.  Fourth was Whitehouse over Hodges who just couldnt quite make it past the RM pilot.  The battle for sixth would not be decided until the final corner.  Russell was clinging to a very precarious lead over the rest of the pack.  Loire and Kocher tried to push Russell outside in the final turn, but Russell held her line and fended off the challenge.  Loire, Kocher, Schultz, Pickett all crossed the line within inches of each other, with Squire and Myers rounding out the class. 

In the final moto of the 60-105s, Kimberly Kocher holeshot the moto over Hodges, Lacey, Loire and Schultz.  Halfway into the first lap Hodges took over the point position and began to put a cushion between herself and the pack.  Clustered behind Hodges was a good battle between Kocher and Lacey.  Lacey was applying heavy pressure to Kocher, while under attack from Loire, with Schultz and Myers a few paces behind.  Lacey made a sweet outside/inside move on Kocher and started to pull away.  Loire, seeing the vulnerability of Kocher closed the gap.  Kochers moto had started brilliantly but was rapidly falling apart.  Kocher, feeling the pressure, bobbled allowing Loire to pass and then crashed in the whoops handing over another position to Schultz on the final lap.  A determined and fuming Kocher remounted the bike and set after Schultz.  With a few corners left, Kocher caught Schultz and pressed hard.  The two came over the finish virtually side by side, but Kocher would have to settle for fifth behind Schultz.  Myers rounded out the top 6. 

125cc Pro:       1.  Jessica Patterson 1/1(Kaw), 2. Dee Wood 3/2 (Yam), 3. Jacki Hudson 2/3 (Hon), 4. Ashley Boham 5/4 (Hon), 5. Erica Cook 6/5 (Yam), 6. Kristi Myers 4/7 (Kaw), 7. Tarrah Johnson 7/6 (KTM) 8. Angie Keuntjes (DNS)

Amateur:          1. Brandi Davis 1/1 (Yam), 2. Kirsten Raemisch 2/2 (Suz), 3. Sherri Stephens 5/3 (KTM), 4. Patty Whitehouse 4/4 (Suz), 5. April Hodges 3/5 (Kaw), 6. Danni Russell 6/6 (Yam), 7. Cherrissa Loire 7/7 (Kaw), 8. Kimberly Kocher 8/9 (Kaw), 9. Sheree Schultz 10/8 (Hon), 10. Amber Pickett 9/10 (Hon), 11. Jennifer Squire 11/11 (Suz), 12. Lindsay Myers 12/12 (KTM), 13. Tayler Lacey DNS (Kaw) 

60-105 (7-15): 1. April Hodges 1/1 (Kaw), 2. Tayler Lacey 2/2 (Kaw), 3. Cherissa Loire 4/3 (Kaw), 4. Kimberly Kocher 3/5 (Kaw), 5. Sheree Schultz 5/4 (Hon), 6. Lindsay Myers 6/6 (KTM) 

Round 3-DM Sports Women's World Series MX Championships

Hudson, Drake, Kocher Rule Badlands

Celeste, TX

April 1, 2001

By: Debbie Matthews 

Badlands marked the halfway point of the Womens World MX Championship Series presented by Maxima.  The event produced the third consecutive set of different winners in the series, creating a very tight points battle for the championship title and bonuses provided by Maxima and Motion Pro to the Pro and Amateur winners of the series. 

Plano Hondas Jacki Hudson of nearby Bastrop, TX, came to Badlands on a mission, overcoming adversity to score the win in the pro class.  Fellow Texan, Amber Drake dominated the Amateur class, with Ohios Kimberly Kocher entrenching herself firmly into the points lead in the 60-105 class with her win. 

As the gate dropped for the Pro class, Jacki Hudson (Plano Honda, MSR, Pro Circuit, Tusbaki, Just Racing, UFO, Wiseco, Dunlop, Pro Taper, Scott, Shoei, DHMA, Superfast Fuels, Factory Effex, Bailey Construction Racing, Pro Honda Oils, Renthal) grabbed the holeshot entering turn one, but exited too wide, opening a hole underneath for Kirsten Raemisch to squirt through and steal the holeshot money exiting turn one.  

Stunned, Hudson, screamed back into second followed by Kristi Myers (Thor, LCS, Scott, N Style, Altex Electronics, GSMS, Bel Ray, EVS) and Sherri Stephens.  Hudson made quick work of Raemisch (Lake Country Motorsports, Torque Center, Two Fast Racing, Steve Young-All Season Sports, Bell Helmets, Max Power Cylinders), as did Myers, with Stephens chasing in fourth.  Hudson quickly pulled out a slight gap on the battle brewing between Myers and Raemisch, while Stephens, the TCCRA Cross Country Champion ran a consistent fourth. 

Hudson established a seven second lead over the pack while Raemisch pulled to the back wheel of Myers and the battle intensified.  Raemisch gave it everything she had, but Myers would not yield to the onslaught and retained the runner up spot to the finish over Raemisch and Stephens (MPM Racing, WSMX, Maxima, Scott, Uni, Motion Pro, Shoei, Sprocket Specialists, Thor, DFW KTM, Boyesen) who overcame a crash to net fourth. 

When the gate dropped for Moto 2, it was again Hudson with the holeshot entering turn one.  Remembering the start from the first moto Hudson held a tight inside line determined to score the holeshot money.  Again, Hudson was to be denied, as she broke too hard and skidded, allowing her nemesis Raemisch to steal the holeshot yet again, this time from the outside.  Raemisch held the point position on the opening lap followed by Myers, Hudson and Stephens.    On lap 2, Hudson made a push to the inside of Myers and then countered with an outside move in the following corner to relegate Myers to third.  With a clean track leading up to Raemisch, Hudson set her sights on the fleeing Suzuki rider and zeroed in.  Inch by inch, Hudson closed the gap.  By the halfway mark, Hudson had closed to the back wheel of Raemisch.  In the back sweeper leading to the finish Hudson moved inside Raemisch to take command of the moto.  Hudson extended her lead when Raemisch made a serious error casing the double leading to the whoops.  Raemisch nearly endoed and hit the whoops still out of control.  Somehow Raemisch was able to remain on the bucking bronc and regain control as she exited the whoops.  The mistake would prove costly, as Myers sensing blood, closed in for the kill.  With the laps winding down, it became a battle of wills and time.  Raemisch was clearly hanging on for dear life, while Myers was an act of precision.  Doubling everything in site, Myers put in a last lap charge that had the entire pits watching the action.  Hudson took the uncontested win, while the battle for second would go down to the flag.  Raemisch narrowly defeated Myers by half a wheel at the checkers to take over the points lead for the series.  Stephens would again claim fourth. 

In Amateur action Patty Whitehouse (FL) entered the turn in first, only to have Texas local Amber Drake pull an inside/outside pass to take the holeshot money at the mark.  Drake never looked back and rode a flawless race to the checkers.  Whitehouse had her hands full with a charging Kimberly Kocher (OH), who was using every inch of the track, while Whitehouse hogged all the best lines.  Lindsay Myers was also on the move out jumping Renee Boehrnsen into fourth.  Drake won the moto convincingly over Whitehouse who was struggling with arm pump, Kocher, Myers and Boehrnsen. 

Moto 2 was again all Drake following a holeshot by Whitehouse.  Drake doubled past Whitehouse and never looked back.  Finishing order was again Drake, Whitehouse, Kocher, Myers and Boehrnsen. 

The 60-105cc class was dominated by Kocher who holeshot both motos and took wire-to-wire wins over a vastly improving Lindsay Myers. 

Results: 

Pro:      1.  Jacki Hudson (Hon) 2.  Kirsten Raemisch (Suz) 3.  Kristi Myers (Kaw)

4. Sherri Stephens (KTM) 

Amateur:  1.  Amber Drake (Yam) 2.  Patty Whitehouse (Suz) 3.  Kimberly Kocher (Kaw)

4.       Lindsay Myers (KTM)  5.  Renee Hoffman (Kaw) 

60-105:     1.  Kimberly Kocher (Kaw)  2.  Lindsay Myers (KTM)

2001 WOMEN'S WORLD SERIES MX CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

 RD 4 OF 6    DANIEL BOONE, LONDON, KY 

PRO 

            Name                           Results             Bike                 Points

1.         Kirsten Raemisch            3/1                   Suz                   45       

2.         Jessica Snyder                2/2                   Yam                 44

3.            Tabatha Miller             1/3                   Kaw                 45

4.         Tiffany Reed                   Dnf/4               Hon                 18 

AMATEUR 

                Name                           Results             Bike                 Points

1.         Leah Cantrell                       1/1                   Suz                  50

2.         Philo Petricig                        2/4                   Suz                  40

3.         Cara Chada                          6/3                   Yam                35

4.         Lana Karnow                        4/5                   KTM                34

5.         Patty Whitehouse                   3/6                   Suz                  35

6.         Jessye Davis                          8/2                   Kaw                 35

7.         Danni Russell                        5/8                   Yam                29

8.            Kimberly Kocher                7/7                   Kaw                 28

9.            Kristina Sharpe                 11/9                 Kaw                 22

10.            Elizabeth Logan              10/10               Kaw                 22

11.       Sherri Stephens                    9/Dns               Yam                12

12.       Vicki Dayle Craig                Dns/Dns           Kaw                 0

60-105CC (7-15) 

Name                                            Results             Bike               Points

1.         Leah Cantrell                    1/1                   Suz                  50

2.         Jessye Davis                     2/2                   Kaw                 44

3.         Cara Chada                      3/3                   Yam                40

4.         Philo Petricig                    4/4                   Suz                  36

5.         Ritchell McEvoy               5/5                   Suz                  32

6.            Kimberly Kocher           6/6                   Kaw                 30

7.            Elizabeth Logan            7/7                   Kaw                 28

8.            Kristina Sharpe             8/8                   Kaw                 26

9.         Joseyln Roseberry            9/Dnf               Kaw                 12

10.       Ashley Fioleck                 Dnf/Dns           Kaw                 0 

2001 WOMEN'S WORLD SERIES MX CHAMPIONSHIPS

SERIES POINTS AS OF ROUND 4 of 6

PRO               

                Name                                       Bike                Prev Pts              New Pts    Total

1.             Kirsten Raemisch                 Suz                136                          45                            181

2.             Jacki Hudson                     Hon                92                            0                              92

3.             Kristi Myers                         Kaw               74                            0                              74

4.             Tiffany Reed                        Hon               44                            18                            62

5.             Jessica Patterson                 Kaw                50                            0                              50

Tie           Angie Keuntjes                     Kaw                50                            0                              50

7.             Tabatha Miller                    Kaw                                             45                            45

8.             Jessica Snyder                     Yam                0                              44                            44

9.             Dee Wood                            Yam               42                            0                              42

10.           Jennifer Veltre                      Suz                 40                            0                              40

11.           Ashley Boham                      Hon                34                            0                              34

12.           Erica Cook                          Yam                31                            0                              31

13.           Tarrah Johnson                   KTM               29                            0                              29 

AMATEUR 

                Name                                       Bike                Prev Pts              New Pts    Total

1.             Patty Whitehouse                      Suz                112                          35                            147

2.             Kimberly Kocher                       Kaw                93                            28                            121

3.             Dani Russell                             Yam                64                            29                            93

4.             Leah Cantrell                            Suz                40                            50                            90

5.             Sherri Stephens                         KTM                72                            12                            84

6.             April Hodges                             Kaw                80                            0                              80

7.           Lana Karnow                             KTM                34                            34                            68

8.             Lindsay Myers                          KTM                54                            0                              54

9.             Brandi Davis                             Yam                50                            0                              50

Tie           Amber Drake                             Yam                50                            0                              50

11.           Philo Petricig                             Suz                  0                              40                            40

12.           Cara Chada                               Yam                0                              35                            35

Tie           Jessye Davis                               Kaw                0                              35                            35

14.           Renee Boehrnsen                       Kaw                32                            0                              32

15.           Cherissa Loire                           Kaw                28                            0                              28

16.           Sheree Schultz                           Hon                24                            0                              24

17.           Amber Pickett                           Hon                23                            0                              23

18.           Kristina Sharpe                          Kaw                0                              22                            22

Tie           Elizabeth Logan                         Kaw                0                              22                            22

20.           Jennifer Squire                          Suz                20                            0                              20

21.           Tayler Lacey                             Kaw                0                              0                              0

Tie           Vicki Dayle Craig                      Kaw                0                              0                             

60-105CC (7-15) 

Name                                Bike                 Prev Pts              New Pts                       Total

1.             Kimberly Kocher               Kaw                131                          30                            161

2.             April Hodges                    Kaw                97                            0                               97

3.             Leah Cantrell                    Suz                42                            50                             92

4.             Lindsay Myers                  KTM              74                            0                               74

5.             Tayler Lacey                    Kaw                44                            0                              44

Tie           Jessye Davis                     Kaw                0                              44                            44

7.             Cara Chada                     Yam                0                              40                            40

8.             Cherissa Loire                  Kaw                38                            0                              38

9.             Philo Petricig                    Suz                0                              36                            36

10.           Sheree Schultz                  Hon                34                            0                              34

11.           Ritchell McEvoy                Suz                0                              32                            32

12.           Elizabeth Logan               Kaw                0                              28                            28

13.           Kristina Sharpe                 Kaw                0                              26                            26

14.           Joselyn Roseberry             Kaw                0                              12                            12

15.           Ashley Fioleck                   Kaw                0                              0                              0

Bau Re-Bounds to claim 2000 DM Sports Women's World Series MX Title

By: Debbie Matthews

In a see saw battle for the 2000 DM Sports Women's World Championship Series, which saw several different winners emerge victorious, Italian, Stefy Bau battled all the way to the series final to claim the crown in the final race of the inaugural Championship.

The series boasted nearly 100 riders, with rounds in six regions of the country. Series support ran strong with support from companies such as Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Motion Pro, Scott, VP fuels, Engine Ice, Answer, Ceet, FMF, Mothers, Maxima, Fox, Thor, Pro Circuit, White Brothers, Boyesen, Uni, Bridgestone, CTI and Tom Morgan Racing.

Round one of the series was held in Ocala, Florida at Hardrock Cycle Park. It was here that the battle lines for the series championship were drawn. 99 Pro National and World Cup Champion Stefy Bau, 99 AMA Amateur National Champion Jessica Patterson and 98 Rookie of the Year Angie Keuntjes squared off in an epic battle separated only by inches. Patterson would draw first blood, but not until being severely tested by Keuntjes and Bau. Bau, rode strong, but was hampered by an ankle injury sustained in SX, while Keuntjes suffered a flat tire, and still nearly pulled off the win over Patterson. Tiffany Reed and Heidi Cooke rounded out the top 5. Amateur action was strong as well with April Hodges and Patty Whitehouse trading wins, with Angela Ferro, Michelle Trefethen and Jackie Kelly rounding out the top 5. In Mini action April Hodges outlasted Angella Ferro and Ashley Fioleck for the win.

Round 2 was held at Lake Whitney, TX under tornado warnings and stormy conditions. This proved to be prophetic in terms of the action on the track. Bau, Holeshot moto 1 but slid to third a few corners into the race. Patterson took the point position and disappeared, while Tania Satchwell, Bau, Jacki Hudson Keuntjes and Dee Wood argued over second. Keuntjes crashed hard and dropped to seventh, with Hudson falling a few laps later. Bau remained consistant, finishing third with Satchwell pushing past Bau late in the moto to claim second. Hudson rebounded to fourth over Wood in fifth. Hudson held the initial advantage on the start of Moto 2, but at the holeshot flag, it was Patterson. Tania Satchwell stormed to the front of the pack a lap later passing Patterson after applying pressure to the AMA Champ. Patterson slid out when Satchwell dove to the inside of a slippery off-camber corner and dropped to seventh. Patterson set a torrential pace regain lost ground, her pace causing some anxious moments as her desire over rode her equipment in the conditions. After several near falls in her quest back into the lead pack, the champ wisely settled for fourth. Keuntjes, despite riding in severe pain rode to an impressive second over Bau, Patterson and Wood. In Amateur action, Kristi Myers dominated the day with a perfect score over a vastly improved Erica Cook, with Patti Whitehouse in tow. Angie Stephens and Naheed Irani rounded out the top 5, while mini action was dominated by Erica Cook with a perfect score over Elizabeth Mc Farland and Rachael Blatt.

Round 3 would go to the irrepressible Patterson. Denied at Whitney, and on home soil, the AMA champ pounded the competition into oblivion in front of the Tri Star media camera's at Pepsi-Air Dania in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, much to the delight of the partisan crowd. Moto 1 was holeshot by Patterson with Keuntjes pulling to the rear of Patterson and beginning a battle that would last for the entire weekend. As the two riders distanced the pack, only a bike length separated the warriors. With Keuntjes working the tight sections of the track and Patterson holding the advantage on the horsepower sections of the track a tight battle of cat and mouse ensued.. Keuntjes stayed close playing possum and waiting for the opportunity to strike. As they approached the front section of the track, Patterson narrowly avoided striking a lapped rider, almost going down. Keuntjes, pulled even, but Patterson was able to hold the point position. Patterson and Keuntjes blistering pace soon lapped the entire field and brought them up to the battle being waged between Amateur contenders Whitehouse and Hodges.

Entering the corner at the same time was Patterson, Whitehouse, Hodges and Keuntjes. No one offered any quarter, as each was involved in a battle for the overall in their respective divisions. Patterson got through the traffic quickest, as Keuntjes paid dearly, losing valuable time to Patterson as she became entangled in the battle between Whitehouse and Hodges. Keuntjes, once free from lapped traffic tore through the Dania sands after Patterson. Keuntjes made up a large amount of real estate and closed within a few bike lengths of Patterson when Patterson bobbled. Keuntjes was unable to pull the trigger on the national champion before motos end. Moto 2 holeshot money was again won by Patterson with Keuntjes only a bike length back, hungry for the overall. As they approached the step up, step down, Patterson and Keuntjes were wheel to wheel. Keuntjes gambled on the downhill double and hit the dirt. Keuntjes remounted and set out after Patterson. Keuntjes, nibbled away at Patterson's lead, picking up a few seconds every lap. Keuntjes was definitely making time on Patterson and closed to within a few seconds. Keuntjes got a tough break, choosing the wrong line in lapped traffic and quickly lost everything she had gained. Patterson went on to win the moto and the overall with a perfect score. Series amateur leader Whitehouse, held the advantage over Nichole Flanders, but soon the duo were trading plastic and the contact nearly sent both riders to the turf. Late in the moto Flanders crashed giving Whitehouse a comfortable lead. Whitehouse, worn from her battle with Flanders soon had her hands full with a charging Hodges. With two laps remaining, Hodges placed her Kawasaki in front of Whitehouse for the win. Whitehouse holeshot moto2 with Hodges in tow. With just one lap remaining, Hodges made her move around a tired Whitehouse, securing the amateur class win. Whitehouse may have lost the battle, but her strategy paid off at day's end as she retained the amateur points lead over Hodges, Bridgette and Jacki Kelley. The mini class winner was April Hodges over Sarah Bazin.

Round 4 graced the shores of the New England coast for the first time in the history of women's racing and the race action was intense. A large contingent of riders, hungry for an event of this magnitude to reach the eastern coast, made their way to one of the nations most beautiful tracks, the famed Jolly Roger Motorsports facility nestled in the back woods of New Hampshire. Julie Thompson., a former top ten competitor at Loretta's was just getting back into racing and was anxious to see where she stood. Thompson wasted no time sightseeing and grabbed the holeshot . Tina Biello gave chase in second with Nichol Balboni and Laura Yenik in battle formations. Suzanne Norcross slid briefly into the top five with a pass on Megan Mc Dermott, only to have Mc Dermott, return the favor. Thompson stretched her lead as Balboni moved into second dropping Biello to third, with Yenik fourth followed by Mc Dermott, Kerry Mahoney, Sonya Hall, Suzanne Norcross, Bonnie Thompson and Jocelyn Newhouse. Yenik made a move on Balboni for second, only to have Biello take advantage of the situation and pass Yenik relegating her to fourth with Mc Dermott staying close to the battle in 5th. Yenik rebounded back into third challenging Balboni for second. Moving through the pack virtually un-noticed into 4th was the YZ piloted by Sherri Hutchins, who was under attack by Mc Dermott in fifth, who was feeling the heat of the Kawasaki of Mahoney in sixth, while Biello dropping to seventh. The order remained unchanged at the finish. In the 60-105 (9-15) class Sonya Hall, who had to be encouraged to race, swept the class with first place honors, followed by Jocelyn Newhouse, Cindy Mc Dermott and Lauren Twomey.

Round 5 was held with the Sierra mountains as a backdrop at the famed Mammoth Mountain, in California. Mercedes Gonzales-Natvig shocked the regulars by posting a 1/3 finish to steal top honors over a heavy pro field. Event favorite Patterson suffered a broken bike on the last lap in moto one, carding a 13/1 which would place her in sixth by the end of the day, tightening the points battle. Keuntjes suffered the same fate both motos, dropping her to third on the day with 3/4 finishes. Candace English was riding especially well and kept Natvig honest, passing her near the end of the first moto only to fall a few turns later dropping her to fourth. English was unable to find the magic in moto 2 and finished a disappointed 5th in moto 2. Bau struggled with a 5/2 finishes for second, while Hudson picked up the pace in moto 1 to vault into second after English's fall, only to place 6th in the final, good enough for fourth overall. The Amatuer class was loaded with talent as well with Tamera Madden having a perfect day, while Kadie Garrett and Tanya Elbers and Layne Swanson each posted consistant resultsin both motos to nail down 2nd through 4th with Brenda Burson rounding out the top 5 with 5/7 scores. Tayler Lacey was brillant in the 60-105 class with a solid win over Elizabeth Bash, Elizabeth MC Farland, Connie Kaczanowski and Lindsay Myers.

The final round of the series held at Glen Helen in California would determine the champion. Only a few points separated the contenders for the crown. Glen Helen was especially important as it was a two day-four moto format so every point was vital for the championship. With the absence of series rivals Angie Keuntjes and Jessica Patterson, both who lost motors the previous week at the Mammoth event, Bau wasted little time pressing her advantage on the start of Moto 1. Bau took the Holeshot in Moto one of the two day event, followed closely by Plano Honda's Hudson, Kelly Yancey, Lynette Wosick and Kristy Myers in fifth. Bau was under heavy pressure from Hudson and Yancey, who were determined to relegate the champ to the pack. Yancey hung tight to the Bau, Hudson battle as Wosick slipped 4 seconds back. Wosick, riding a 250, was the leading the Amateur division and still holding off Rookie pro Myers. In the battle for sixth, was the rest of the Amateur pack of Alisa Wallingsford, Tamra Madden, Tamera Neitzel, Sarah Schlike, and Amber Pickett. The 60-105cc class pulled up into the thick of the Amateur battle with a battle of their own. Elizabeth Mc Farland led Tayler Lacey of Las Vegas, Nevada, briefly, but Lacey, riding flawlessly, effortlessly clearing the infield doubles and tabletops to take over the lead from Mc Farland and Brooke Campos. Up front, Bau was putting on a riding clinic. Hudson could smell blood, but was unable to force a mistake from the Team Green rider. Yancey dropped it on the hill the following lap, elevating Myers to third. Madden was on a tear closing the gap on Wosick. Following Madden were Neitzel and Schlike who were locked in a battle of their own. Mini pilot Lacey had impressively worked her way into 8th overall with the big bikes by the 1/2 way point. Late in the moto Hudson fell up the face of a jump, giving Bau breathing room to secure the win. Third was Yancey who eventually passed Wosick with an aggressive move to 4th and followed suit a few laps later on the unsuspecting Myers to claim 3rd by the checkers. Moto 2, was Holeshot by Amateur ace Wosick, Bau muscled her way into the lead with an inside move that Wosick wasn't able to match. Hudson also made short work of Wosick, chipping away at Bau's early lead. Yancey rode strong and poised in 3rd waiting for her chance to strike. Layne Swanson was having a great Moto, running second in the amateurs over Madden in 3rd, with Pickett and Wallingsford rounding out the top 5. Hudson used her mastery of the infield to close the gap on Bau and make an inside move. Bau countered, relegating Hudson back to 2nd. Hudson continued to show Bau a wheel again and again, with Bau countering her every move. Six laps into the race, Bau used lapped traffic to pull three seconds clear of the determined Hudson. Bau won the moto with a solid no mistakes moto over Hudson, Yancey and Myers. Wosick claimed Amateur bragging rights over 2nd place rider Swanson, who was able to hold Madden in third followed by Neitzel, Schlike, Wallingsford, Pickett and Denise De Vines. In mini action Lacey again showed the fast way around the track over Mc Farland, Campos and Breker.

Day two offered a clean slate, as rider's received points for both days, but trophies were awarded individually for each day. Hudson came to the line with one thing on her mindget Bau. With a new longer track, Hudson would have to match Bau's long course speed to take the win. Hudson got her wish with a Holeshot in Moto 1 on day two, with Bau getting pelted in second. Hudson hung tight, with Bau shadowing her every move. Bau, at the completion of lap one, tired of eating Hudson's roost, made the move, relegating Hudson to her customary position for the weekend. Hudson tried everything but was unable to retake the lead or seriously threaten Bau's dominance in Moto 1. Madden got a great start and was running third over Wosick, Yancey and Myers. Yancey and Myers were each giving no quarter as they battled for 5th. Pickett had a nice battle going with former women's promoter Denise Devines riding a Gas Gas for the weekend. Madden was under heavy pressure from Wosick and Yancey as Yancey pulled clear of Myers. By lap 5 Bau had stretched her lead to six seconds over Hudson. Wosick under pressure from Yancey folded under the attack as did Madden. Myers followed Yancey's cue to getting around Wosick and Madden who were followed by Swanson, Neitzel, Wallingsford, Schlike, Pickett and De Vines. At the checkers Bau held a commanding lead over a demoralized Hudson, with Yancey bullying her way into third with Myers following suit in fourth over Madden, Wosick, Swanson, Neitzel, and Wallingsford. The last motos of the weekend featured only a few changes in the pecking order for the weekend. Bau Holeshot the final moto and never looked back, while Hudson soldiered on in second followed by Yancey and Myers in the pros. In amateur action, Wosick again used the holeshot to her advantage taking the second moto overall and the overall for the weekend over madden and Swanson. Lacey made it a clean sweep of the mini division with 4 perfect motos over McFarland and Campos.

With Bau's perfect score for the double points weekend, she moved from 3rd to first in the series points and wrapped up the championship over rivals Patterson and Keuntjes. Tamra Madden used consistent scores of 2/3/1/2 to outscore all others in her quest for the championship as she took home the number one plate for the Amateurs, while Elizabeth Mc Farland rode smart with consistent 2/2/2/2's to wrap up the mini title.

2000 WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FINAL POINT STANDINGS

PRO: 1. Stefy Bau (Kaw) 220, 2. Jessica Patterson (Kaw) 176, 3. Angie Keuntjes (Kaw) 160, 4. Jacki Hudson (Hon) 158, 5. Kristi Myers (Kaw) 141, 6. Kelly Yancey (Kaw) 106, 7. Heidi Cooke (Kaw) 61, 8. Tania Satchwell (Yam) 47, 9. Mercedes Natvig (Kaw) 45, 10. Nichole Flanders (Yam) 40, 11. Tiffany Reed ( Hon) 36, 12. Candace English (Yam) 34, 13.  Dee Wood (Kaw) 32, 14. Brookie Renker (Yam) 32, 15. Aubrianna Dunn (Yam) 26, 16. Bonnie Warch (Suz) 26, 17. Sheena Patterson (Suz) 26, 18. Heidi Henry (Yam) 19, 19. Jamie Pamintuan (Suz) 19, 20. Sherri Stephens (Kaw) 12, 21.Jennifer Nelson (Kaw) 0

60-105cc ( 9-15): 1. Elizabeth Mc Farland (Kaw) 170, 2. Tayler Lacey (Kaw) 150, 3. April Hodges (Kaw) 100, 4. Lindsay Myers (Kaw) 80, 5. Brooke Campos (Kaw) 80, 6. Erica Cook (Yam) 50, 7. Elizabeth Bash (Yam) 44, 8. Angela Ferro (Kaw) 44, 9. Sarah Bazin (Kaw) 44, Rachael Blatt (Yam) 42, 11. Ashley Fioleck (Kaw) 40, 12. Connie Kaczanowski (Kaw) 34, 13. Sonya Hall (Yam) 25, 14. Jocelyn Newhouse (Suz) 22, 15. Cindy Mc Dermott (Yam) 20, 16. Autum Breker ( Hon) 18, 17. Lauren Twomey (Yam) 18, 18. Kristy Myers (Kaw) 0

Amateur: 1. Tamara Madden (Suz) 168, 2. Patty Whitehouse (Suz) 131, 3. Layne Swanson ( Yam) 118, 4. Tamera Nietzel (KTM) 98, 5. Lynette Wosick (Yam) 97, 6. April Hodges (Kaw) 97, 7. Alisa Wallingsford (Yam) 80, 8. Bridgette Kelley ( Kaw) 71, 9. Jacki Kelley (Kaw) 67, 10. Sarah Schlike (KTM) 60, 11. Amber Pickett (Suz) 57, 12. Denise DeVines (Gas Gas) 52, 13. Kadie Garrett (Kaw) 44, 14. Erica Cook (Yam) 44, 15. Tanya Elbers (Suz) 40, 16. Angela Ferro (Kaw) 40, 17. Angie Stephens (Hon) 36, 18. Michelle Trefethen (KTM) 34, 19. Naheed Irani (Yam) 32, 20. Brenda Burson (Kaw) 30, 21. Amy Rogers (Yam) 29, 22. Cera Horn (KTM) 29, 23. Christine Nance (Hon) 29, 24. Julie Thompson (Hon) 25, 25. Nichol Balboni (Suz) 22, 26. Carloe Franks (Yam) 20, 27. Tiffany Smith (Yam) 20, 28. Lauren Yenik (Hon) 20, 29. Michelle Johnson (Yam) 18, 30. Tracy Toscano (Yam) 18, 31. Sherrie Hutchins (Yam) 18, 32. Megan Mc Dermott (Yam) 16, 33. Laurie Schipper (Suz) 15, 34. Gale Webb (Kaw) 15, 35. Kerri Mahoney (Kaw) 15, 36. Jerri Reeves (Kaw) 15, 37. Tina Biello (Yam) 14, 38. Elizabeth Bash (Yam) 13, 39. Stacy Bremner (Yam) 13, 40. Suzanne Norcross (Kaw) 13, 41. Bonnie Thompson (Hon) 12, 42. Dawn Flagg (Hon) 11, 43. Devon Olson (Hon) 7, 44. Maria Gonzalez (Kaw) 5, 45. Heather Matthews (Kaw) 4, 46. Sherri Cruse (Yam) 4, 47. Monica Drake (Hon) 0, 48. Tina Handelin (Yam) 0

TOTAL RIDERS FOR SERIES 87

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