2008 Women’s AMA Motocross Association Champion and leader of the 2009 AMA Women’s National Motocross Championship, Ashley Fiolek has been nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award. Ashley is one of four nominees for the award of Best Female Action Sports Athlete.
The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports performances for the prior calendar year. The 18-year-old female, deaf motocross champion faces snowboarding’s Torah Bright, skiing’s Sarah Burke and surfing’s Maya Gabeira for the prestigious award.
“I found out I was nominated just last night and I was so pumped” remarked Ashley. “I am up against some tough action sports women. I am proud to represent the sport of motocross for the award.”
The Female Action Sports ESPY will go to the athlete with the most online votes from fans. All fans of Ashley and motocross are encouraged to vote at http://www.ESPYS.tv. The awards will be presented Wednesday evening, July 15 at a show hosted by Samuel L. Jackson in downtown Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast Sunday, July 19 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN