2010 AMA Women’s Motocross update

Just under two months removed from the conclusion of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, MX Sports Pro Racing has already turned its attention towards 2010, making a number of improvements in the program.

One of the first things to get a make-over is how WMX racers earn and score a prestigious national number. The new WMX national number selection process will assign national numbers based on final point standings from the previous season, rather than allowing riders to randomly choose their numbers, which was the case in 2009 and prior.

The new rule is stated as follows:

Riders participating in the 2009 WMX race season will be assigned numbers based on final championship standings. Riders not participating in the 2009 WMX race season may request numbers. Numbers 100-119 are reserved for visiting international riders.

"MX Sports is excited to help continue growing the Women’s Motocross Class," said Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Director Jeff Canfield. "By changing the national number process to an assignment-based system rather than selection, we hope to make it easier for everyone, especially the fans, to identify the riders."

Below are the final standings from the 2009 Women’s Motocross Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship and the coordinating assigned national numbers for the 2010 season:

Position Name 2009 Points 2010 National Number

1

Ashley Fiolek

350


1

2

Jessica Patterson

345


2

3

Sherri Cruse

258


3

4

Sara Price

237


4

5

Elizabeth Bash

217


5

6

Vicki Golden

192


6

7

Sarah Whitmore

185


7

8

Mariana Balbi

170


8

9

Penni Cyrus

157


9

10

Jacqueline Strong

148


10

11

April Zastrow

102


11

12

Tatum Sik

101


12

13

Ashley Boham

98


13

14

Kimberly Kocher

81


14

15

Sayaka Kaneshiro

80


15

16

Alyssa Fitch

80


16

17

Jackie Ives

79


17

18

Tarah Gieger

70


18

19

Nicole Madsen

68


19

20

Hailey Larson

60


20

21

Danielle Sawicki

50


21

22

Julie Anne Parizek

40


22

23

Allison Vrba

39


23

24

Tressa Rau

39


24

25

Heidi Cooke

33


25

26

Haruna Masu

31


26

27

Jessica Smith

29


27

28

Lindsey Scheltema

27


28

29

Ayla Cabus

24


29

30

Lindsey Palmer

23


30

31

Taylor Miller

20


31

32

Krisa Sweeney

16


32

33

Samantha Farr

16


33

34

Brittany Gagne

11


34

35

Lauren Volentir

10


35

36

Katelyn Crowley

9


36

37

Christina Reed

9


37

38

Vanessa Florentino

8


38

39

Kristine Wright

7


39

40

Elissa Grzincic

4


40

41

Jennifer Mead

4


41

42

Maria Forsberg

2


42

In addition, MX Sports has announced that 250cc two-stroke motorcycles will be eligible for competition in the WMX Class for the 2010 season. The class engine displacement will be 122-250cc.