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.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
"Just wanted to make a big shout out to what Motocross Ladies is doing for our sport. In 2012, they sent out a tweet asking people to reply where they're from. Thanks to that tweet I met one of my best moto ladies, Sarah Stauffer #987. Without that tweet we may never of met because she wasn't sure if she was even going to race. After some convincing, she came to the next race and the rest is history. So thank you for everything you do! Keep up the good work."
- Cara Dadswell #144 Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Motocross Ladies was created to fit a need... the need for someone to speak, listen and create change on behalf of women's racing around the world. Women's motocross racing IS NOT a dying sport and that is what the many people working behind the scenes at Motocross Ladies lives to prove each and every day.
Motocross Ladies have a dream. A dream where one day we can line up on a gate and be seen as equal athletes. Where one day our industry, the one we have poured our hearts, futures and pocket books into, will support us in such a way where we can make a living doing what we love. But how do we get there?
Between events such as the Women's MX Cup, ride days for women, mass marketing, and time we can turn this boat around! It's all about awareness! Girls ride too! Our future is a bright one and it will take each and every one of us to make it shine brighter than it ever has.
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 and later received her AMA WMX Professional license in 2014. 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.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
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.
Today, Motocross Ladies sits as the number one interactive social media avenue for American women’s motocross racing. MXL reaches thousands and thousands of people a day through this website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Motocross Ladies’ top interactive countries include the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, France and the United Kingdom and is translated into over 15 languages daily.
Welcome to Motocross Ladies, where women from around the world are united with the same passion for motocross. From wins to loses, scrapes 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!