Mackenzie Tricker Finishes Second in Hangtown

AMA WMX round four podium
AMA WMX round four podium

Kylie Fasnacht swept both motos for round four of the AMA Women’s Motocross Championship.

By Hayden Gregory
AMA WMX round four podium
AMA WMX round four podium

Once again Mackenzie Tricker is proving her worth on the international stage. Another consistent round (3-2) has seen her land second at the historic track while also running third in the overall.

The Aussie girl has crept up on second placed Marissa Markelon, now trailing by just three points. Championship leader Fasnacht continues to lead from the front, winning both motos in comfortable fashion.

“I spun a little bit out of the gate and I was probably going to come out in around sixth, but I held it on a little bit longer in the first turn and came out in second behind Tricker,” said Fasnacht. “I stayed behind MacKenzie for two laps and then I was able to get the lead, and I just worked on building a lead.” 

The track was pretty rough, but I’ve been training in rough conditions, so I think that played into my favour,” said Fasnacht. “I just had a lot of fun out there. I feel really good about where I’m at right now, I just wanted to stay consistent and build a good lead before the last two rounds.”

The 10-round circuit will next hit Pennsylvania, for round five at High Point Raceway on Sunday, June 19.

Event Results:
Kylie Fasnacht (KAW) 1-1
Mackenzie Tricker (SUZ) 3-2
Marissa Markelon (YAM) 2-3
Eve Brodeur (KTM) 5-4
Amanda Brown (KAW) 7-5
Mica Diaz (SUZ) 6-8
Brittany Gagne (YAM) 9-6
Lauren Woods (HON) 8-7
Jaden Carlson (HON) 8-7
Nicole Gaudern (KAW) 11-10

Series Points Standings:
Kylie Fasnacht (186)
Marissa Markelon (162)
Mackenzie Tricker (159)
Kaitlyn Morrow (130)
Eve Brodeur (112)
Amanda Brown (107)
Brittany Gagne (98)
Nicole Gaudern (71)
Lauren Woods (71)
Jade Carlson (60)

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