Jessica Patterson holds the overall points lead, but remains only three ahead of rival Ashley Fiolek after two rounds.
Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Jessica Patterson took the Moto 1 win in Women’s Motocross at Freestone. Reigning Women’s MX champion Ashley Fiolek of American Honda took second and Kawasaki Team Green’s Meghan Rutledge finished in third place. Honda rider Kasie Creson held down fourth position and Jaqueline Strong rounded out the top-five finishers aboard her KTM.
Patterson took the lead from Fiolek early on in the race and held her position through the moto. Fiolek remained uncontested in second, over eight seconds ahead of Rutledge. Tarah Gieger came off her bike while in third place. She fell back to seventh and struggled to remain in that position to the finish.
Fiolek took the win in Moto 2. Patterson took second with a final-lap pass of Rutledge, who’d held the number two position through much of the race. The Kawasaki rider settled for the final podium position and was followed by Tarah Gieger in fourth, though the Honda rider was over 23 seconds behind Rutledge at the checkers. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Sayaka Kaneshiro rounded out the top-five.
Jessica Patterson remains in the points lead after splitting moto victories with Fiolek at Freestone, the Honda rider was able to keep the gap at three points between first and second. Rutledge bumped Gieger down to fourth place after posting her 3-3 finish. Kaneshiro remains steady in fifth place.
Freestone Women’s Motocross Results:
1. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 2-1
2. Jessica Patterson (Suzuki) 1-2
3. Meghan Rutledge (Kawasaki) 3-3
4. Tarah Gieger (Honda) 7-4
5. Sayaka Kaneshiro (Honda) 6-5
6. Kasie Creson (Honda) 4-8
7. Jacqueline Strong (KTM) 5-7
8. Mariana Balbi (Honda) 8-6
9. Sara Pettersson (KTM) 9-9
10. Sade Allender (Honda) 12-10
11. Brianna DeGray (KTM) 11-12
12. Amanda Brown (Honda) 15-11
13. Alexah Pearson (KTM) 14-13
14. Sarah Whitmore (KTM) 13-14
15. Lindsey Palmer (Kawasaki) 10-30
2012 Lucas Oil Women’s Motocross Series Points:
1. Jessica Patterson, 91
2. Ashley Fiolek, 88
3. Meghan Rutledge, 78
4. Tarah Gieger, 72
5. Sayaka Kaneshiro, 65
6. Kasie Creson, 61
7. Mariana Balbi, 55
8. Jacqueline Strong, 48
9. Sara Pettersson, 46
10. Lindsey Palmer, 32