American Honda is proud to announce that two-time WMA Women’s Motocross Champion and two-time X Games Gold Medal winner Ashley Fiolek will be racing once again in 2011 with the American Honda Racing factory team. Fiolek will join American Honda Racing teammates Trey Canard and Josh Grant and will campaign for a third WMA title in 2011 on Honda’s CRF250R.
After a successful amateur-racing career that saw her win 13 amateur national titles and more than 100 races, Fiolek made her full-season professional racing debut in 2008, winning the AMA/WMA Women’s Motocross Championship in her first attempt and garnering unprecedented mainstream and enthusiast media coverage. She followed up that success with much more: joining the American Honda Racing Team in 2009, she secured the WMA Championship for the second year in a row and also earned a gold medal in the highly popular X Games competition. After finishing 2010 as runner-up in the WMA series and collecting X Games gold once again, this year she will vie for another WMA title and compete in the 2011 X-Games competition plus other select events. In addition, Fiolek recently penned “Kicking Up Dirt,” a book documenting her efforts to overcome her deafness and become a champion in the demanding sport of Motocross.
American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe said, “Ashley’s commitment to racing and her strength have earned her not only the respect of Honda but the entire industry. Her achievements have really helped elevate women’s racing to a wider audience.”
“Being able to race Motocross professionally on the factory team at Honda has been a dream come true for me,” said Fiolek. “I can’t thank American Honda enough for providing me this continuing opportunity and I look forward to working with Erik and the whole American Honda Racing team once again.”
For more information on Ashley and the American Honda Racing team, go to www.hondaredriders.com. To meet Ashley in person as well as the other members of the American Honda Racing team—Trey Canard and Josh Grant—stop by the American Honda Racing team transporter at Anaheim 2 on February 5, 2011.