With news of the new AMA Triple Crown, the 2013 professional women’s motocross series cutting the usual 8 race series down to a 3, there has been talk that women’s motocross may not be around for much longer. But despite this upset, the women have other things planned.
Texas motocross enthusiast, Makenzi Wassenaar, is the CEO/Team Manager for Motocross Ladies, a company that promotes women’s motocross racing on both amateur and professional levels. Located out of Denton, Texas, Motocross Ladies has grown from not only a social media marketing tool but is now sponsoring young women from around the United States that exhibit talent, strong character and leadership within her community. Makenzi is a junior at the University of North Texas studying business marketing in hope to channel her degree towards extreme sports promotions. With encouragement from her family and moto-friends at LCS Racing, Makenzi started Motocross Ladies in November of 2011 as a Twitter account that aimed towards the hardships women experience in a male dominated sport. It quickly grew away from that to a company that unites women riders from around the world through their Facebook page and website, www.motocrossladies.com. With monthly featured riders and news articles, Motocross Ladies provides a way for women around the world to be inspired, encouraged and excited to race motocross. The website also features product and company reviews that allow companies to show their support for women’s racing and, in return, encourage ladies to buy from companies that support them.
Motocross Ladies works with Texas motocross tracks, camps and events such
as Fiveight Motocross, Underground Motocross Park, AMA Women’s Cup hosted at Freestone County Raceway, Cycle Ranch and others in hope to continue to nurture women’s motocross racing. Motocross Ladies finds in incredibly important for women’s amateur racing to provide enough opportunities for women to grow so that there may be an increase in talent within the pro class. Motocross Ladies has also partnered with Bell Helmets, Renthal, MotoMingle.com, RealMotocross.com, TNT-FX and Moto-EFX to provide gear and services to the five women that make up Team Motocross Ladies, including 7 year old, Laney Maclin from Haslet, Texas. Laney and her teammates are incredibly talented young women who have outstanding race results with plans to compete on national stages such as Loretta Lynn’s, the 2013 AMA Women’s Cup and national level hill climbing and arenacross.
During the 2013 year, Motocross Ladies will sponsor events around the United States including the Girls Just Wanna Ride event located at Happy Ramblers MC in Pennsylvania. Motocross Ladies would love to involve as many Texas motocross tracks, race series and companies as possible. If you would be interested in getting involved with Motocross Ladies please email firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to follow them on their social media networks: