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Patterson Breaks into Win Column AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross at Washougal WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 27, 2008) -- Defending series champion, American Honda/Honda of Houston/Fox Racing/Bad Boy Energy Drink's Jessica Patterson, took her...

Patterson Breaks into Win Column
AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross at Washougal

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 27, 2008) -- Defending series champion, American Honda/Honda of Houston/Fox Racing/Bad Boy Energy Drink's Jessica Patterson, took her first win of the 2008 season in round four of the six-race AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki. After finishing second in the weekend's first moto, Patterson capitalized on a great start in moto two to take the moto win and overall victory.

American Honda/Red Bull/Alpinestars rider and series points leader Ashley Fiolek came up short in her bid for a fourth straight overall win, but finished second overall after taking the victory of moto one and the runner-up spot behind Patterson in moto two.

Yamaha, Jayco, Etnies, FMF, Answer Racing's Tarah Gieger continued her season turnaround, rounding out the overall podium. She opened the weekend with a fifth-place run in the first moto and put in a determined ride during moto two to finish third.

"I'm glad to finally get up here," said Patterson. "It's been a tough season so far but my team found something that we've been missing all season during the break. I think it's exactly what we needed to turn things around."

The AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki returns to action for its penultimate round on August 23-24 in Southwick, Mass. The series is also sponsored by: Honda Rider's Club of America, Dunlop Tires, Alpinestars, The Original Pink Box, Thor MX Gear, Drill Tech Drilling and Shoring, Team Powermadd, Polisport, Bad Boy Turbo Shot and ZLT Racing.

AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki
Washougal Motocross Park -- Washougal, Wash.
July 26-27, 2008
Round 4 of 6

AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship (Moto Finish)

1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 2-1
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 1-2
3. Tarah Gieger, Vero Beach, Fla., Yamaha, 5-3
4. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Kawasaki, 4-5
5. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., Suzuki, 8-4
6. Alisa Nix, Ukiah, Calif., Yamaha, 7-6
7. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 3-12
8. Tatum Sik, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 6-10
9. Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 9-8
10. Aubriana Dunn, Temecula, Calif., Honda, 12-9

AMA/WMA Women's National Motocross Championship Points

1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 187
2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 153
3. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., Suzuki, 139
4. Tarah Gieger, Vero Beach, Calif., Yamaha, 124
5. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 120
6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Kawasaki, 119
7. Tatum Sik, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 109
8. Alisa Nix, Ukiah, Calif., Yamaha, 105
9. Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 87
10. Ayla Cabus, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 78

For full results, log onto www.wmaracing.com.

-credit: ama

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