After finishing runner-up behind series rival Jessica Patterson at the opening three rounds of the 2010 Women’s Motocross Championship series, Red Bull’s Ashley Fiolek broke the streak Saturday at the RedBud National in Buchanan, Michigan, as she led every lap of the event en route to a perfect 1-1 performance!
Admittedly down in spirits after starting the series with three straight second-place overall finishes, Ashley rolled into round number four at RedBud on a mission.
Desperately needing a moto win to gain some much-needed confidence as the WMX series reaches the halfway point, Fiolek nailed the first moto holeshot aboard her factory Red Bull Racing Honda in textbook fashion. With series rival and current points leader Patterson nipping at her heels, Fiolek dug deep as she reeled off seven perfect laps to take the moto win.
When the gates dropped for moto two, Fiolek once again wasted no time rocketing into turn one with her second-straight holeshot. In what looked like a carbon copy of moto one, Ashley battled the rutted and brutally rough RedBud circuit just ahead of Patterson from the onset.
Despite some early pressure from JP during the opening few laps, Fiolek would not be denied the overall on this holiday weekend, as pure determination drove her to an impressive overall win—her first of the series!
Behind Fiolek and Patterson, Red Bull-backed TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda pilot Tarah Gieger put in a consistent 3-3 performance for third overall on the day.
The women’s championship series now takes a weekend off before returning for round five at Millville on July 17th.