Westminster's Cassie Webb Takes 2nd in Women's Arenacross World Finals
Cassie Webb beats out top women racers at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Toyota AMA Arenacross
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Oct. 23, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY – The world’s top amateur arenacross racers competed for world titles at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on October 12, as the Amateur Arenacross World Finals showcased the future of supercross. Cassie Webb, a sophomore nursing student and Exemplary Achievement Scholar at Westminster, took second place in the World Finals beating out nearly 20 of the world’s top women racers.
Despite a broken arm and undergoing major shoulder surgery just three months prior to the race, Webb held her own during the grueling, fast-paced competition. After coming off the start in fourth place, she worked her way up to second in the final six laps.
“It was really nerve-wracking,” said Webb. “There were so many people…it was crazy going into a race where not knowing anyone else other than the four girls from my region.”
The 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open draws 400 of the nation's best amateur riders who qualified by competing in four different regions this past year. As the #1 women’s racer in the Western U.S. Region, Webb qualified to compete at the U.S. Open by beating out racers in California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. The top five women racers received an invitation to compete in Las Vegas.
“I was really surprised to take the podium with an injured shoulder, but it was a great experience to race and win against some of the best,” she said. “I’d like to thank my sponsors for all of their continued support throughout the year, as well as my mom and dad.”
Arenacross is a fast, highly competitive sport where athletes race high-performance off-road motorcycles on man-made dirt tracks. For the results of the Rockstar Engery Drink U.S. Open, visit http://www.ussx.com/news/axresults08.asp
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