First Woman Races Indy Motor Speedway
Alabama State Trooper Lucy Still made history in December 2015 when she became the first woman State Trooper in Alabama motor unit’s 80 year history to join the state’s motor unit, patrolling state roadways on a motorcycle.
Leslie Porterfield is now a well-known name in motorcycling. She holds the Guinness record as the fastest woman in the world on a motorcycle. She managed the average speed of 232.522 mph on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 2008.
In the 1930’s Ilse Thouret was considered a star motorcycle
Congrats to Shelina Moreda who placed 20th out of a 30 rider starting grid in her first race during AMA XR1200 series, Indy, Saturday 26 August. Fantastic to see her do so well while dealing with the pressures of representing so many firsts! Not only is she the first female to race in the XR1200 series, but Shelina Moreda became the first female in the track’s 100 year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to race on a motorcycle!
First Female In 100 Year Track History
Riding with AMA race number 93, Shelina commented leading up to the race date – “I am very excited to be a part of this huge race, and to not only be the first female to race in the AMA Pro XR1200 class, but the first female ever in the 100-year history of the track to race on a motorcycle at Indy! My father is a huge fan of the Brickyard, and we were naturally excited about racing at a track that has strong ties to the dairy industry”.
Racing now for just two years, she was born and raised on a dairy farm. Her parents still own and operate both a conventional dairy, along with an organic ranch, and Shelina helps out on the ranch often. Shelina was the District 3 Dairy Princess in California. Shelina underlines the fact that she is a 5th generation Dairy Farmer and 4th generation racer. She further expressed that she was honoured to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track tying both her loves of racing and dairy farming together!
Much success for AMA XR1200 race 2 on Sunday!