Ashley Fiolek leads at Hangtown Garth Milan/Red Bull Photofiles

The Women’s Motocross Championship began its 2010 campaign on Saturday, with plenty of action going down at The Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California.

Sporting the bold number one plate on her Honda Red Bull Racing CRF250R, defending series champ Ashley Fiolek finished the day in second overall with 3-2 moto finishes.

A crash in moto 1 threw a slight damper on Fiolek’s plans to kick off the series with a win, but the always happy and optimistic Florida native was satisfied to escape the opener with second-place points. 

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Behind Ashley in the overall standings for the day, TLD/Red Bull/Honda’s Tarah Gieger took a very impressive second-place finish in moto 1, but slipped to sixth in moto 2 after a poor start, ending her opening round campaign with a third overall.

After spending much of last season on the sidelines due to injury, Gieger was stoked to get out of Hangtown healthy and with some solid championship points under her belt.

The pair now eagerly awaits round number two at the Freestone National in Wortham, Texas on June 5th.


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