Fast Girls Invitational at AMA finale

Top women riders compete in Supermoto

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Sep. 25, 2008
Some of the fastest women on two wheels will face off against each other this weekend at the Corona AMA Superbike Finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sept. 27-28.

The Fast Girls Invitational in the SupermotoUSA series will see some of the top women riders face off in a fusion of dirt track racing, motocross and road racing. The Supermoto track is a purpose-built track that is a mix of asphalt for speed (road) racing, dirt with flat turns for flat-track racing and rollers and hits for motocross.

Rebecca Reichardt has been riding motorcycles since she was four years old and grew up around bikes as her parents owned a motorcycle shop. She has been competing in SupermotoUSA for just a year and races to ‘escape.’

“When you are on a bike racing, you can’t think about anything else,” says Reichardt. “You block everything else out and focus on the bike, pavement and passing the person in front of you.” 

Zoe Rem catches some air in Supermoto.

Kim Kridel is owner of Mammoth Motorsports in Rohnert Park, Calif., and she started
riding motorcycles three years ago. She rode in her first SupermotoUSA race last year in Reno after only one day of practice.

“I got thrown out there on the dirt and loved it,” says Kridel.

Zoe Rem always wanted a dirt bike and saved up to buy a Honda CRF150 at age 16. She grew up in New York and decided to move to northern California to pursue motorcycle racing.  Living in the Bay Area and working at Motostrano, the local motorcycle shop, was the perfect combination and to keep Rem in gear, parts and with plenty of seat time.

Rem, like Kridel, competed in her first race after one day of practice. She raced in the first Fast Girls Invitational and it was, as she says, “an ego blast” to be on the podium and get a trophy.

Race tickets are available for the Corona AMA Superbike Finale/SupermotoUSA races by calling (800) 327-SECA or logging onto laguna-seca.com. Race information is available at supermotousa.com.