WMX Women’s Motocross Championship
Courtesy of Jen Kenyon/MX Sports and Tami Greenhill/WomensMXHistory.com
MORGANTOWN, WV, FEB. 3, 2015
MX Sports Pro Racing, along with the AMA and participating race organizers, have announced the 2015 Women’s Motocross Championship schedule and supplemental rules. The eight-round WMX Series will begin in March with three of the nation’s premier Amateur motocross events before making its highly anticipated return to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship weekend, with five of the rounds taking place one day apart from a Pro Motocross National.
Additionally, the WMX Championship is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new website, RaceWMX.com, which features exclusive information regarding the Women’s Motocross Championship and its athletes.
The 2015 WMX Championship once again kicks off alongside Daytona’s Bike Week festivities in March with the sixth annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross on the historic grounds of Daytona International Speedway. Following the season opener in Daytona, the WMX will headline two premier Amateur motocross events, with the Freestone Spring Championship on Saturday, March 21, and the California Classic at Glen Helen Raceway on Sunday, April 12.
“The WMX competition gave a real boost to these three Amateur events in 2014, and we look forward to hosting the premier women athletes once again next season,” said MX Sports director Tim Cotter.
The remaining five rounds of the WMX Championship will take place in conjunction with select rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The WMX will race a two-moto format on the premier National motocross tracks either one day before or one day after the National.
Round four of the WMX Championship will take place on Friday, May 15, alongside the opening round of the Pro Motocross schedule with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California. Additionally, the WMX will be showcased on the Sunday after the Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway, and the Friday before the High Point National in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
The penultimate round of the WMX Championship will take place during one of the biggest and most festive Pro National weekends of the year, with the RedBud National. The WMX will take to the RedBud National motocross track on Sunday, July 5, to cap off the July Fourth Weekend in Buchanan, Michigan.
Finally, a WMX Champion will be crowned on Friday, August 21, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, alongside the Pro Motocross Championship finale at the Ironman National.
“The 2015 WMX schedule gives the premier women’s motocross athletes a great opportunity to be a part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship’s local media campaign, alongside the men’s teams,” said Jeff Canfield, director of racing for MX Sports Pro Racing. “Pro National weekends are more than just Saturday’s racing, and we’re excited to host the WMX at five rounds.”
Riders must meet the WMX eligibility criteria in order to hold a license in 2015, and all licensing must be completed prior to participating at the event. Please refer to the WMX Eligibility and Criteria before applying for a WMX license.
2015 WMX Championship Schedule
Round 1: Sunday-Monday, March 8-9, RCSX Daytona, Daytona Beach, Florida
Round 2: Saturday, March 21, Freestone Spring Championship, Wortham, Texas
Round 3: Sunday, April 12, California Classic, San Bernardino, California
Round 4: Friday, May 15, Hangtown Motocross Classic, Sacramento, California
Round 5: Sunday, June 7, Tennessee National, Blountville, Tennessee
Round 6: Friday, June 12, High Point National, Mount Morris, Pennsylvania
Round 7: Sunday, July 5, RedBud National, Buchanan, Michigan
Round 8: Friday, August 21, Ironman National, Crawfordsville, Indiana
The WMX Championship will kick off March 8 and 9 with the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway.
For more information, please visit the official website at www.RaceWMX.com or follow Race WMX on www.facebook.com/racewmx and Twitter @RaceWMX.