Kawasaki USA increases Women’s Motocross Association sponsorship

Published May 9th, 2007

Irvine CA – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced its role as
Presenting Sponsor of the 2007 Women’s Motocross Association, Inc.
(WMA) Championship. Top Team Green(TM) female motocross riders including
Elizabeth Bash and Tania Satchwell will participate in the six-race
AMA/WMA Women’s National Motocross Championship which gets underway May
12, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. In addition,
Kawasaki will sponsor the “largest women’s race in history” – the WMA
Cup, which takes place in November at the Cycle Ranch MX Park in
Floresville TX.



Kawasaki will be involved in the WMA Nationals and the WMA Cup and will
have a presence at all seven races. Special Kawasaki events will
include: dealer appearances by Team Green riders and special activities
within the WMA pits.



“Our relationship with Kawasaki gets stronger every year and we are
excited to continue to work with them this season,” said WMA President
Miki Keller. “Kawasaki’s commitment to women in motorcycling is strong
and by supporting the Championship and the WMA Cup, they are helping to
ensure racing opportunities for all women motocross racers.
Additionally, their Team Green program helps female racers like
10-year-old Brandy Richards all the way up to past WMA Pro Champion
Tania Satchwell.”



“The WMA race series is a unique opportunity for girls and women to
take their riding and racing skills to the next level,” said Jan
Plessner, Kawasaki Public Relations Manager. “The percentage of female
Kawasaki customers continues to grow and positive role models like
Elizabeth Bash and Tania Satchwell send inspirational messages to women
everywhere.”



The six-race series begins in Southern California and concludes in
August at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. The 2007 AMA/WMA Women’s
National Motocross Championship Presented by Kawasaki schedule is as
follows:

  • Rd 1: Saturday, May 12th – Glen Helen Raceway (San Bernardino CA)

  • Rd 2: Saturday, May 19th – Hangtown MX National (Sacramento CA)

  • Rd 3: Saturday, June 16th – Budds Creek MX National (Budds Creek MD)

  • Rd 4: Saturday, July 21st – Thunder Valley MX National (Lakewood CO)

  • Rd 4: Saturday, July 28th – Washougal MX National (Washougal WA)

  • Rd 6: Saturday, August 25th – Steel City Raceway (Delmont PA)

WMA Cup: Wednesday, November 21st thru Sunday, November 25th – Cycle Ranch MX (Floresville TX)



For additional information on race events and schedules, please visit www.wmaracing.com.



About the WMA: Women’s Motocross Association, Inc. (WMA) is an Oregon
based company dedicated to the promotion and development of women’s
motocross with an emphasis on the promotion of women’s professional
motocross and creating opportunities for women professional racers. The
WMA organizes and promotes the AMA/WMA National Motocross Championship
which determines the Women’s Pro Champion, and the WMA Cup – the
largest women’s motocross event in history. In addition the WMA works
with the media to create greater exposure for women’s motocross. All
WMA events are AMA Sanctioned.

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