March 31, 2010

19 year old breaking barriers for women in motocross racing


In 2009, Fiolek became the first woman ever to be part of the Honda Red Bull factory MX team. In 2009, she won the X Games Women's Moto-X Gold Medal.

Up until last year, the Women's Motocross Association (WMA) oversaw women's motocross racing in the U.S. But now, the Women's Motocross Championship is fully integrated into the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

19 year old Ashley Fiolek says her deafness is an advantage because the loud noises of the other racers doesn't bother her.

For a video interview, go here.


  1. Wow, what a concept! Women AND men in the same competition, plus able-bodied and adaptive?