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Tricker Tops WMX Round Six, Markelon Takes Points Lead

| 17 June 2015 4:31 pm

WMX Women’s Motocross Championship Series
Round 6 of 8: High Point National

Story by Shan Moore
Photos by Andrew Fredrickson
Submitted by Tami Greenhill/WomensMXHistory.com
MOUNT MORRIS, PA, JUNE 12, 2015

Mackenzie Tricker (28) went 1-1 on the day at Mount Morris to top round six of the WMX Championship Series.

Mackenzie Tricker (28) went 1-1 on the day at Mount Morris to top round six of the WMX Championship Series.

Yamaha’s Mackenzie Tricker swept both motos at round six of the Women’s Motocross Championship Series to claim her first overall victory of the season at High Point Raceway this past weekend in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. It was runner-up finisher Marissa Markelon, however, who benefitted the most from the High Point race by taking over the series points lead. After posting 2-2 moto finishes, the Kawasaki rider overtook Team Green Kawasaki’s Kylie Fasnacht in the standings, thanks to Fasnacht’s 3-6 tally and fifth-place overall finish at High Point.

Marissa Markelon (1) now sits atop the points tally.

Marissa Markelon (1) now sits atop the points tally.

Thanks to great starts, Tricker jumped into the lead early on in both motos, while Markelon worked her way into second after starting in the top three or four in each moto. Tricker cruised to two relatively easy wins, while Markelon was content to settle for the runner-up slot.

“Mackenzie was riding really good,” said Markelon, “so I just rode behind her in both motos because I saw that Kylie was having bike problems and I knew that Mackenzie was out of the points [chase], so I wasn’t worried about her winning the overall, since it wouldn’t have a big effect on the overall points.”

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With six rounds in the books, Markelon now leads the series standings with 260 points, followed by Fasnacht with 257. Meanwhile, Tricker moved into third with 217 points after taking the win, ahead of Kaitlyn Morrow’s total of 208.

“It’s kind of turning out like last year,” said Markelon. “We just have two races left, and it’s going to boil down to whichever one of us wins those races, so it’s going to be an exciting finish.”

Runner-up Marissa Markelon (left) shares some bubbles with winner Mackenzie Tricker. That’s third-place finisher Kaitlyn Morrow (right) with her own bottle of bubbly.

Runner-up Marissa Markelon (left) shares some bubbles with winner Mackenzie Tricker. That’s third-place finisher Kaitlyn Morrow (right) with her own bottle of bubbly.

Round seven will takes place on June 7 at Red Bud Raceway in Buchanan, Michigan.

For more information on the WMX Series, check out racewmx.com.

For complete results, please visit racewmx.com/pages/2015-high-point-results.

High Point National
Mount Morris, Pennsylvania
Results: June 12, 2015 (Round 6 of 8)

WMX OVERALL: 1. Mackenzie Tricker (Yam) (1-1); 2. Marissa Markelon (Kaw) (2-2); 3. Kaitlyn Morrow (Yam) (4-3); 4. Shelby Rolen (Kaw) (5-4); 5. Kylie Fasnacht (Kaw) (3-6); 6. Amanda Brown (Hon) (6-5); 7. Brinsley Dyess (Suz) (8-7); 8. Raeslee Weimer (Hon) (7-8); 9. Amber Felicio (Hon) (9-10); 10. Eden Netelkos (KTM) (11-11).

2015 WMX Championship Schedule
Round 7: Sunday, July 5, RedBud National, Buchanan, Michigan
Round 8: Friday, August 21, Ironman National, Crawfordsville, Indiana

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