Welcome to Motocross Ladies, where women from around the world are united with the same passion for motocross. From wins to loses, cuts and bruises, we are shining a light on women’s motocross racing on both amateur and professional levels… one race, one track, one rider at a time!
Where we began:
Motocross Ladies started out as a Twitter account, Fall 2011 reaching to women riders who experience the difficulties of competing in a male dominated sport. However, as 2012 began, Motocross Ladies began to receive an overwhelming desire from women around the world to have a company that acts as a voice from a commonly ignored market to the motocross industry.
In 2012, Motocross Ladies pushed away from a simple Twitter account, and began the journey to become a well-known group of women that promotes women’s motocross. Reaching out to women from every level of riding, Motocross Ladies strives to give attention to the girls who are dedicating their lives to a sport that’s industry hasn’t exactly dedicated to them. Through featured riders, articles about health and exercise, fun monthly competitions and constant feedback from the motocross community, Motocross Ladies is off to a strong start at getting these women the attention they deserve. Not only that, but Motocross Ladies works with companies that support women’s motocross through marketing and advertising services.
ABOUT OUR OWNER
Makenzi Wassenaar is from Dallas, Texas and business graduate from the University of North Texas. Between drag racing and motocross, Makenzi has been surrounded by the racing community since she can remember. Her first bike was a 1986 Honda Z50 when she was three years old. Makenzi hopes that through Motocross Ladies, women from around the world will be encouraged and motivated where they too can find a home in the sport of motocross. That they may grow into strong women who not only love motocross, but love The Lord.
ABOUT OUR MANAGER
Amanda Sokalski is from Chesterfield, Michigan and has been a part of the motocross community for many, many years. Her dedication to the sport all started with her family’s support early on with her older sister, Ashlee Sokalski – who passed away due to injuries sustained in a crash at Loretta Lynn’s in 2010. Despite this tragedy, Amanda has pushed through her own fears and has made her own career and story out of professional motocross racing. She has competed on the AMA WMX Pro Circuit for two years now, finishing top ten overall within her first year. Amanda was on Team Motocross Ladies for three years where she served as team captain.