Meghan Rutledge Wins 2011 Australian Womens MX Championship
16 year old Meghan Rutledge has won the 2011 Australian Women’s MX Championship at Coolum in Queensland.
Meghan Rutlidge Wins 2011 Womens MX Champs
16 year old Kawasaki rider Meghan Rutledge has won all five motos at the 2011 Australian Women’s MX Championship at Coolum, QLD to be crowned the Australian Champion in her maiden year in the Senior ranks.
Rutledge, from Picton, NSW rode her KX250F superbly in the extremely wet and muddy conditions to hole-shot and win five from five motos. Rutledge was so dominant at Coolum, she led every lap of every moto, posting a winning margin of more than 1 minute in some races.
An excited Meghan Rutledge says, “I’m stoked to win, I can’t really put it any other way. I’m speechless.”
“I didn’t expect to be as dominant but after the first race when I won by a fair bit, I just wanted to win every moto by as big a gap as I could.”
“Huge thanks to the guys from Monster Energy Kawasaki for all their help, especially my mechanic Ben for all that he did.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team manager Troy Carroll says, “Rutledge is just on a different level. She’s an amazing rider and the whole team congratulates her. It was a pleasure for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team to be at Coolum helping the Kawasaki riders at the Australian Women’s MX Championship”.
Rutledge will now enjoy two weeks holiday in QLD that will include training and riding time with Monster Energy Kawasaki at the team’s headquarters in Toowoomba. Rutledge continues her preparation for the upcoming Monster Energy SuperX Championship where she will compete, probably as the only female entrant, in the Under 19s class.