Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland
On Saturday May 15th 2010 16 year old Elena Myers permanently etched her name in the history books of motorcycle road racing with the first ever AMA Professional Road Racing victory for a female rider. Elena from Discovery Bay, California, won an exciting and extremely popular victory at Infineon Raceway during the West Coast Moto Jam AMA Pro Racing SuperSport event.
Elena who started racing at the age of eight was impressive right from the off, and quickly progressed by the age of eleven to riding a 125cc GP bike for the first time and won on it at the first attempt.
This year she moved up to the AMA Pro 600 Supersport Championship where she has again shown herself to be a mature and determined class act by being competitive from the very first race of the year at the Daytona International Speedway where she scored a pair of seventh place finishes aboard her Lucas Oil/RoadRacingWorld.com/RMR Suzuki.
Over the next two rounds she then took fourth and fifth place finishes, and now at Infineon, an emotional Elena moved to the top step of the podium, the first female winner in the history of AMA Pro Road Racing.
“I’m just on another planet right now,” said Elena, who'd just attended her high school prom a few weeks ago and was competing in her first-ever professional race at Infineon Raceway. “The race went really good for me and some people made mistakes and I took advantage of it. It’s great to be at the top of the box. I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet.”
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