with Sarah after Xgames: http://current.com/items/89163507_interiew_with_motox_star_sarah_whitmore
EXPN Women's Motocross will race at the XGAMES for the first tim
in History. Sarah Whitmore is the one of the 10 Women Pros invited
to race in a women only supercross race. Read more on ESPN's web
page about their 5 top picks to win. http://expn.go.com/expn/story?id=3492299
SHIFT SIGNS SARAH WHITMORE
- January 31, 2008
motocross is bigger and better than ever and Shift has jumped into
the fray by signing top AMA/WMA competitor Sarah Whitmore to sport
their new line of womens race gear for the 2008 season.
may be new to Shift, but shes definitely no stranger to the
brand. I have been a big fan of Shift for years and I actually
won my class at Loretta Lynns back in 1998 in Shift gear that
I bought!, said Whitmore. When I saw that Shift was making
womens gear, I knew it would be the perfect fit!
has always had a unique and aggressive style, said Shift Brand
Manager Brett Nicholas, which is why weve waited to
find a rider whos equally as energized and independent. Sarah
is the nicest girl you could meet off the track, but when the gate
drops, you better watch out because this girl knows how to twist
has numerous Loretta Lynns titles to her credit and has also
claimed several national wins in the womens pro championship.
For 2008, Sarah has made some big changes in her efforts to take
the title including a switch to Suzukis, where she will be running
#89 in honor of her Grandmother.
Joins Forces with Motoworldracing.com
Whitmore has been making strides for women and motocross for some
time, and 2007 will be no different. Although Sarah was hurt for
much of the 2006 season with a separated shoulder, she continued
to campaign for women and motocross, including being on MTVs
True Life, and ESPN Magazine. She is also a part of the recently
released DVD by etnies girl, 12 Pack.
2007, Sarah will be joining forces with the Yamaha backed Motoworldracing.com
team and pitting under their canopy and along side the teams
male riders. She will also be at each of the West coast Supercross
Lites events signing autographs and publicizing the team and its
sponsors. Joining Sarah under the Motoworldracing.com canopy will
be Girlyz sponsored Katie McGuire. So come out and meet Sarah
and her new teammate at Anaheim 1 on January 6, 2007.
Lindsey of Motoworldracing.com said, We couldnt be happier
to have the relationship with Sarah, as she is certainly one of
the sports most recognizable racers, male or female. Women
in motocross is certainly a burgeoning industry, and we feel that
it is an honor to have someone of her caliber and distinction on
the team. We are looking forward to supporting Sarah in her effort
to come back stronger than ever for 2007 and bring Yamaha a championship.
replied, I am very excited to be on the team, as I have been
riding for Yamaha forever, and the Motoworldracing.com team is going
to bring even more publicity and notoriety to women in motocross.
My shoulder is healing up nicely, and I cant wait to start
would like to thank all of her sponsors: Yamaha, Michelin, etnies
girl, Deluge Water, Scott Goggles, Alpinestars, Kicker, Ogio,
FMF, Enzo Suspension, CTi Knee Braces, American Racing, DRC Products,
Zeta, FASST Bars, Sunstar, Hinson, Boyesen, Pro Wheel, Elf Lubricants,
Acerbis, P.C.S. neck support, ZLT, Twin Air Filters, Applied, Hot
Cams, Galfer, Wiseco Pistons, Pro Clean, Engine Ice, Motorsport
Products, Carbon Fiber Works, Mototassinari, Tekbolt, Hammerhead
Designs, HRP Sports, Ultimate MX Hauler, and WINXS.
From Steve Adalcos, Sarah's agent:
Sarah and Tarrah raced on Sunday (same day as the males), during
intermission and after the last male race was over. Accordingly,
there were approximately 20,000 fans at the race.
you for the continued support, and I look forward to speaking with
you regarding 2007.
Tarah and Sarah will be at the final round of the Motocross Nationals
this weekend at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA. They will also
be bowling in the Motobowl on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, to help raise
money for the Women's Motocross Foundation, which donates money
to the various safety organizations and the Asterisk Medical Unit.
opportunity to bowl with Sarah and Tarah (separate teams) was put
on ebay to allow fans to bid. They brought in more money than most
of their male counterparts. Just another demonstration of their
May 26th 2006
Richardson's RV Race Report
AMA/WMA National Motocross
Helen - Rd. 1:
The first round of the Women's Motocross Association's (WMA) series
was held on May 13, 2006 at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, California.
It would mark Tarah's first race back to the series, since her series-ending
crash last year at round 4, where she suffered a fractured skull
and a chipped vertebrae. Two weeks prior to the race, Sarah suffered
a separated shoulder while practicing.
the gate dropped for the first moto, Sarah had a terrible start
and began in about eighth. Tarah, on the other hand, had a decent
start in about fourth. By the end of lap one Tarah was leading the
race, and beginning to pull away from the pack. Going up one of
the big uphills, she hit a rock and fell, dropping her back several
positions and finished in sixth. Tarah said, "The bike was
working well, but I was having some carburetion problems. I was
pulling away from the pack, and just made a rookie mistake. I feel
good, and my endurance is better than I thought, given I have been
off of the bike for so long."
Tarah struggled to start her bike on the hill, Sarah was charging
forward, injured shoulder and all. She began picking off rider after
rider, until she was in fourth, fighting for third. On the last
turn before the finish line, Sarah made an aggressive move to obtain
third. Sarah had this to say, "I got a horrible charge, and
just kept thinking about my shoulder. I was basically racing to
salvage points for the series, but once the gate dropped and I was
so far back, I just charged and kind of forgot about the shoulder.
On the last turn I had to make a pass for third to get on the podium,
so that is what I did. After all, it's racing right?"
the second moto, Sarah got a much better start, and was charging
forward. Unfortunately, she fell in the back section. This required
her to charge even harder, eventually fighting her way up to fifth.
Sarah ultimately received Second overall in round one. Tarah got
a horrible start and had to put her head down and charge the entire
moto. She also fell in the back section, and could only make her
way to tenth, for Ninth overall.
the day, the team had numerous fans and photographers at the team's
rig and in the hospitality area. The track is sponsored by Richardson's
RV, which ensured prime real estate in the pits. Two Wheel Tuesday
on Speed TV is airing the highlights and interviews on Tuesday,
May 30, 2006, 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (EST).
- Rd. 2:
The team trekked up to Sacramento for the second round of the WMA.
Tarah was recovering with a bout of food poisoning and was intent
on soldiering through, even though she had not eaten anything substantive
for three days prior to the race.
moto one, Tarah got a decent start and began charging, her bike
running much better at this point. She collided with another rider
and had a horrible time getting started. Eventually she got going
again, and took 11th. Sarah also had a decent start, but collided
with a rider as well. This left her fighting from the back, eventually
working her way to Sixth.
the second moto, Tarah got a much better start, and began fighting
toward the lead. In fact, she was in second place for the next two
laps before she got a flat tire. "I finally got a good start
and was charging. I was not feeling all that great physically, due
to not eating all week, but blocked that out because I was so mad
about my performance. I should be up front, and have the bike to
keep me there this year. Unfortunately, I have had a lot of bad
luck. Hopefully, all of the bad stuff is behind me, and I can come
back strong for the next rounds," said Tarah.
start in the second moto was not as good as Tarah's, as she had
a rider go down right in front of her, sending her to the ground,
and requiring her to start from the end of the pack. Sarah exclaimed,
"I was pissed. I knew my bike was running better this weekend
and I have the speed and endurance. I finally got a good start,
and someone crashed right in front of me, sending me to the ground
and putting me in dead last." Sarah charged through the pack
throughout the race and made her way to Seventh, for Sixth overall.
two rounds, Sarah sits in 6th, eighteen points back from the lead.
Tarah is currently 10th. Both vow to come back healthy and hungry
for the win. You can see the television coverage of the Hangtown
round on OLN on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. (EST).
would like to thank all of their sponsors: Richardson's RV, Yamaha,
Jayco, Next Level, Alpinestars, Michelin, Kicker, Etnies, O'gio,
FMF, CTi Knee Braces, Deluge Water, American Racing, Sunstar, Hinson,
Boyesen, Pro Wheel, Elf Lubricants, Acerbis, PPG Automotive Finishes,
P.C.S. neck support, ZLT, ECC, Twin Air Filters, Applied, Hot Cams,
Galfer, Wiseco Pistons, DRC Products, Zeta, Pro Clean, Engine Ice,
Motorsport Products, Carbon Fiber Works, Mototassinari, Tekbolt,
Fastway, Ultimate MX Hauler, and Cahuilla Creek MX.
Sarah: MSR, Girlyz, M2R, Scott, Fasst Bars, Enzo Suspension, WINXS,
Tarah: Red Bull, Oakley, 909 bars, Independent Suspension, Shoei,
BBR, JM Racing, Bithlo Motosports, AP Designs
February 8, 2006 The WMA Race schedule
January 19, 2006
Sarah Whitmore goes Mainstream!
was featured on MTV's True Life, on January 19, 2006 10:00 p.m.
Click on the link below to read the story.
will be at the remainder of the Southern
California rounds (Anaheim 2, Anaheim 3, and San Diego), along with
her WMA teammate, Tarah Gieger, to help cheer on their male teammates,
Logan Darien and Levi Reid. Logan and Levi are competing in the
West coast Amp'd Mobile Supercross Series, and are part of the Richardson's
part of the goings on at the track, Sarah and Tarah will behanding
out goodies from the rig in the Supercross pits. All are welcome
to come by and meet them and their new team for 2006, the Richardson's
and Tarah would like to thank all of their sponsors: Richardson's
RV, Yamaha, MSR (Sarah), Alpinestars, PPG Automotive Finishes, O'gio,
Enzo suspension (Sarah), Independent suspension (Tarah), Cti, Fasst
(Sarah), 909 (Tarah), Scott (Sarah), Oakley (Tarah), Shoei (Tarah),
M2R (Sarah), Girlyz (Sarah), Michelin, Etnies, FMF, American Racing
Wheels, PPHinson, Boyesen, Deluge Water, Pro Wheel, P.C.S. neck
braces, Topar, K&N, Galfer brakes, Fastway footpegs, Pro Clean,
Tekbolt, Engine Ice,
Dirt Freak, Ultimate MX hauler, SANO, Sunstar, Motosportproducts.com,
Carbon Fiber Works, and Mototassinari.
Sarah has a new sponsor Girlyz Clothing, "Fashion for the Dirt"!
They gave her an awesome helmet customized for her and while she
was in California they let her use the Girlyz hummer to transport
her bike. I think this company will be another nice fit for Sarah!
Check out this article about their hookup at Motocross.com
will now be riding for Richardson's RV for the 2006 season. Ssweeet!
Nice rigs and great people! Thanks for your support!
Check out their website to see the latest RV rigs and trailers:
Her other sponsors are:Etnies Girl,MSR Racewear, Linkincmx.com,
The Agents, Skaterade, and Kicker. And Yamaha, Dunlop, Alpinestars,
Motorex Oils, Galfer Brakes, Sunstar Sprockets, ProX Pistons &
Clutches, Topar Triple Clamps, Fastway Footpegs, TekBolt, Carbon
Fiber Works, FMF, 909, Sponsorhouse.com, Voelker Research, RMNetworks.com,
O'GIO, MotocrossAdventures.com, Dickies Girl, & Scott USA.
Media/Sponsorship Contact Info:
Steve Aldaco @ The Agents: 951-205-3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Guerra @ Yamaha 714-761-7795, Dave Casilla @ MSR 951-340-3301,
Patrice Fernandez @ Etnies 949-460-2020, Salman Agah of Skaterade