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2012 Women’s AMA National Motocross – Lake Elsinore – Round 8

Published September 8th, 2012

Lake Elsinore MX

Ashley Fiolek wins the 2012 AMA National Women’s Motocross Championship today! Women’s World Motocross Champion Chiara Fontanesi wins the race.

It was a battle between Jessica Patterson, Ashley Fiolek, and Tarah Gieger all season long. And today, the 2012 championship was going to be decided at the final round. Patterson came into the event leading Fiolek and Gieger …

Qualifying: Ashley Fiolek is first with 3:10:580. And FIM Women’s World Motocross Champion Chiara Fontanesi is second – 3:10:773! Third is Tarah Gieger, then Mariana Balbi, Taylor Higgins, and Jessica Patterson (3:13:957) out of 31 participants.

Moto 1 – FIM World Motocross Champion Chiara Fontanesi surprised a lot of people, passing early leader Ashley Fiolek, and leading most of the moto. Right now, we are not quite sure who won. It looked like Chiara stopped just before the finish line, literally handing the win back to Ashley Fiolek. However, the scoring right now shows that Chiara Fontanesi has won this 15 minute plus one lap moto, Fiolek second.

The points chase tightens up now as the women have one more moto in their season. Third thru tenth in this race – Mariana Balbi, Jessica Patterson, Tarah Gieger, J Strong, S Pettersson, T Higgins, A Pearson, and H Larson.

Moto 2 – Chiara Fontanesi proves the first moto win was no fluke, as she wins this seven lap race handily over Mariana Balbi. Fiolek is third … then Higgins, Gieger … and Patterson finishes 26th!

Fontanesi wins the overall, and, Ashley Fiolek is the 2012 AMA Women’s National Motocross Champion!

Overall Results:

  1. Chiara Fontanesi 1/1 – YAM
  2. Mariana Balbi 3/2 – HON
  3. Ashley Fiolek 2/3 – HON
  4. Tarah Gieger – 5/5 – HON
  5. Taylor Higgins – 8/4 – HON
  6. Jacqueline Strong – 6/6 – KTM
  7. Alexah Pearson – 9/7 – KTM
  8. Lindsey Palmer – 12/8 – KAW
  9. Sade Allender – 11/9 – HON

Point Standings:

  1. Ashley Fiolek – 317
  2. Tarah Gieger – 302
  3. Jessica Patterson – 298
  4. Mariana Balbi – 269
  5. Jacqueline Strong – 236
  6. Sara Pettersson – 223
  7. Alexah Pearson – 175
  8. Kasie Creson – 174
  9. Sade Allender – 170
  10. Amanda Brown – 142

2012 Women's AMA National Motocross - Lake Elsinore - Round 8 - Photo 1 of 2

Chiara Fontanesi

2012 Women's AMA National Motocross - Lake Elsinore - Round 8 - Photo 2 of 2

Ashley Fiolek – National Motocross Champion!

 

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