Northridge, Ca -The Off Road Support/Kawasaki of Simi Valley/4-Strokes Unlimited woman’s team of Rily Ellinger and Megan Blackburn took to the dirt this weekend and captured two podiums at round two of the AMA/SRT National Hare and Hound Championship!
Ellinger, on board her Ed Villanueva-prepped KX250F took first in the Woman’s A class after a physically demanding race-long battle with last year’s series champ Maggie Pearson. “We went back and forth the whole race. Maggie is fast, and I had to stay on my toes to keep ahead of her.” Ellinger explained after the race.
Check out Rily’s post-race interview on the NHHA Racing YouTube Channel or by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMVd7komRyE
Blackburn took off on the second line with the Woman’s B class and finished a respectable 3rd. “My bike ran great today, Ed and the team have been working non-stop the past two weeks to have our bikes ready for round 2. I can’t thank them enough for everything that they, and all of our sponsors are doing for us.” Blackburn said after the event
The one-of-a-kind women’s team enjoyed a lot of press this weekend as Mark Kariya conducted an interview for an upcoming American Motorcyclist Magazine interview on Woman and off-road motorcycling. Look for Rily Ellinger, Megan Blackburn and the Off Road Support team in an upcoming issue of the AMA’s American Motorcyclist Magazine, which hits newsstands later this month.
“I am really proud of these girls this weekend, they rode hard and represented the team well. I need to really thank the guys at Kawasaki for all of their help. Reid Nordeen and Jeff Decker came through with help for the motors, and John Lundgren from KSV got us bikes as quick as possible to be ready for round two.” Steve Argubright- Off Road Support
The Off Road Support/Kawasaki of Simi Valley/4-Strokes Unlimited team heads to Idaho for round three of the series on March 23rd.
Off Road Support is sponsored by Kawasaki of Simi Valley, 4-Strokes Unlimited, Maxima, FMF, BRP, IMS, Fastway, Pro Moto Billet, Fasst Co., Fly Racing, TBT Racing, Rekluse, Leatt, Maxxis, Acerbis, Rev Designs, Pro Taper, MSR, Bell Helmets/Motorcycle Superstore, Von Zipper, and Decal Works.