We can’t say for sure but this likely a first: a motocross racer featured in Vogue magazine. Fact-checking aside, we’re proud to report three-time Women’s Motocross Champion Ashley Fiolek will be the subject of a four-page feature in the upcoming April issue of the noted fashion magazine.

The feature looks at how Fiolek finds success on the track while facing the challenge of being deaf in a sport where hearing is important.

Fiolek, the 2008, 2009 and 2011 WMX champion as well as the first female racer to ever sign to American Honda‘s factory team, has garnered much media attention in the past, from both industry circles as well as the mainstream.The attention has helped raise not just her own profile, but those of the sport and hearing disability as well.

The Vogue magazine feature will help in that regard, with an estimated circulation of 1.2 million copies per issue.

[Source: Honda, Ashley Fiolek (Facebook)]