Young WMA Pro Ashley Fiolek has been
a busy gal in the off-season. We checked in with her to find out
what she has been up to.
Ashley: Yes, my family and I
have been working on a lot of different things and they have all
been really fun to do! I shot two different commercials (for
Honda) over the summer and those were both something very
different to do, we had to be at the set really early in the
morning and each person's was shot differently so you didn't get
to see what everyone was doing. They even plucked my eyebrows
ouch!! It was kind of funny because they didn't want me to jump
or anything on the bike because they said they would need a
"stunt" person for that! Ha, ha. (Note: the Honda commercial is
running during the Supercross broadcasts).
Ashley: I got a lot of
positive feed back on my first column, people sent me emails and
texts to my sidekick saying how much they really enjoyed it, I
even got some "handwritten" letter's that were send to the Donn
Maeda at Transworld and he forwarded them on to me. It was very
encouraging to me and made me feel pretty good!
Ashley: The competition is
great; it is so exciting to be racing all of the top women now.
It was a ton of fun to do the (AMA/WMA Drill Tech Cup) Cycle
Ranch race and race against women from all over the world. It is
amazing to see how strong the women are becoming throughout all
of motocross. It definitely motivates me more and helps me to
work harder to race against all of the women. The pro class is
looking very good for 2008! The mud races have been fun; it
would be nice to have some dry races (ha, ha) but it is all just
part of racing that we all have to go through! At the Cycle
Ranch I think most of us all had our goggles off and were sorry
at the end of the racing because our eye's hurt so bad!!
Ashley: I am still riding on
my 125's right now because my 250¹s have not come in yet. I have
ridden a few times on them out in California but I don't have
any of my own. When they get here I will start to practice on
them and then hopefully I will be doing my first race in 2008 on
a 250F. If I get lazy my dad might make me move back to a 125
(ha, ha) so I can work hard again!
Ashley: I take off a few
weeks after my last race of the year; I don't do anything but
sleep in and eat some junk food! Then after that I start back up
on training but I keep it lighter then in racing season. I eat
the right foods again and just try to keep in shape so I don't
get lazy! I was just up in Michigan for the holidays and me and
my friend Jessica went snowboarding so that helps to stay in
Ashley: The season begins in
the New Year. This is when I get my bikes, start back to regular
training and get ready for the first pro races which will be in
March in Texas for the AMA/Pro women's racing.
Ashley: I will be headed out
to California soon to do some testing with DRD when my new 250's
show up just to make sure everything is set up right. I will
also do some training/riding out there to start getting ready
for the WMA/AMA and FIM races! I am really looking forward to
all of this and I am already pretty bored with just sitting
around not riding! Ha, ha.
Ashley: American Honda,
Cernics, Alpinestars, Red Bull, Oakley, Pirellitires, Leatt,
Factory Connection, DRD, Arai, Wiseco, Braking, Kicker, and
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