MotoVixens was founded in 2012 by Carol T. Carpenter and started as a resource website for women riders, a specific group of the riding community where information seemed lacking for those who wanted to improve their skills, confidence and safety. Since its inception, they have become a track event organization that focuses on rider education (men and women) from beginners to racers providing the safest environment (limited riders per session) with elite coaches and instructors.
In 2015 they partnered with Jason Pridmore of JP43 Training bringing his expertise to the PNW to coach at their events along with Caroline Olsen and Michael Gilbert, current MotoAmerica racers. MotoVixens is passionate about giving back to their community through events with the military, sponsoring their local race organization WMRRA, sponsoring/promoting their sport to other industries (mixed martial arts aka Fight Night), sponsoring local and national racers.
Their mission is to provide you with the most beneficial track event you've ever experienced, provide valuable insight and a resource to continue learning and improving during your journey to your goals. Most of all, it's about having fun!
In June of 2019, we went to The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton WA to ride our first time with MotoVixens - and our first time at The Ridge. We attended some of their classroom sessions, got towed by some instructors, did an interview with Marcel Irnie (see our other video), got on their lean machine, and interacted with both Carol Carpenter (owner) and Troy Cook (lead instructor). In this interview, Carol tells us about MotoVixens and we share some of our first experiences.
Meet Carol at MotoVixens June 2019 Track Day - 6:20 minutes
Both Carol and Caroline had a great discussion with the guys at Northwest Road Racing Podcast - NWRR Podcast Episode 29 48:20 minutes
We went to The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton WA to ride with MotoVixens in June and July 2019. The second visit we attended JP43 training with Jason Pridmore and his team. I am a 56 year old guy that is pretty slow, but willing to show this comparison for visitors to see the initial difference with experience and some training. The top left view contains one lap with the rear mounted camera, and the top right contains one lap with a front mounted camera.
Comparison Video - 3:55 minutes
On 07/05 and 07/6/2019 I attended JP43 Training with Jason Pridmore, Caroline Olsen, Wyatt Ferris, Spero Benias, and Oliver Kho.
As usual, the MotoVixens crew rolled out the red carpet. Tech is done at your pit, drawings for quality prizes, instructors and marshals rounding the track looking for someone in need of assistance, and checking in to make sure the experience is great. And unique for this event was Paulson's Kawasaki supplying brand new Ninjas that we could test ride on the track!
When I was planning my 2019 schedule, I highlighted the July 4th weekend at The Ridge two day event with MotoVixens where we were going to get to hangout with Jason Pridmore. I attended his classroom training riding my Yamaha R3 spent every hour on the track, then in the classroom with Jason and his JP43 crew. After the two day event, I interviewed Jason where we talked about his motorcycle instructing background that started at the age of 16 with his dad's school in the 80's working with Honda, then the Star motorcycle school he did with Suzuki, and eventually starting his current JP43 training school. We talked about his history training the US Armed Forces, how he structures his classroom trainings, his one-on-one training day with one of the NorthWest stars (Jeremy Coffey), how he connected with The Ridge and MotoVixens, and his desire to help get sport back back to where it used to be.
Jason Pridmore Interview 17:19 minutes
See more photos and related videos in our RDR Jason Pridmore Profile page
MotoAmerica pro racer Caroline Olsen was instructing with Jason Pridmore and we talked about her road from Norway to the US, how things are going this year in MotoAmerica, hiccups along the way, instructing with JP, and her relationship with MotoVixens. "The dude was half assin' throttling it" she said about how you can easily see things reviewing video when you get off the track.
Caroline Olsen Interview - 15:17 minutes
Caroline on the NWRR Podcast Episode 29 48:20 minutes
See more photos and related videos in our RDR Caroline Olsen Profile page
I talked about my experience with JP43 in detail on segment 2 of the NWRR Podcast Episode 23 39:02 minutes
While at this two day track day event with MotoVixens, I met Marcel Irnie. He is well known on YouTube for interviewing and vlogging while he races. He also combines these techniques to provide motorcycle training on tracks throughout the United States and preparing to go abroad. Photo by Who is Dane? Photography.
Marcel Irnie Interview - 7:19 minutes