Never one to do anything by halves, Meghan Rutledge, the current Australian Women’s MX champion wasted little time making her intentions known on the international stage. Meghan has quickly proven herself as a legitimate championship contender by taking the race win.
Meghan started her
Meghan secured another good start in the second moto, quickly finding herself in 3rd place. From there she fought hard all the way to a final lap sprint race where she clocked the fastest lap time of the race on her way to the win.
An excited Meghan Rutledge say’s, “I was so excited to race my first AMA race. The track was prime and I just wanted to get out there and show them the Aussie way!”
“I was happy to qualify in third and then it was time to get out there and get it done. I was disappointed to crash in the first race but I was happy with how I rode. I got a good start in the second moto and battled with Geiger for 3rd. Fiolek went down, then Patterson and the next thing I knew, I was winning an AMA race. Patterson was on a charge behind me and caught me with 2 laps to go. I held on though to take the win. It was the hardest race of my life but I did it”.
“I’d really like to thank Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green for their support. The KX250F they’ve supplied is awesome.”
In addition to Meghan’s moto win,
Meghan’s 8-1 results positioned her in 4th place for the round and series. Meghan is now looking forward to the second round of the 2012 AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Freestone Raceway,
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WMX Class Results and Standings
1. Jessica Patterson,
2. Ashley Fiolek,
3. Tarah Gieger,
4. Meghan Rutledge,
5. Sayaka Kaneshiro,
6. Kasie Creson,
7. Mariana Balbi,
8. Sara Pettersson,
9. Lindsey Palmer, Conifer, Colo.,
10. Hailey Larson, Green Brae,