Leslie Porterfield Named The 2008 AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year

12/04/2008 @ 1:27 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off

Leslie Porterfield Named The 2008 AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year leslie porterfiled salt flat hayabusa

At 32 years of age, Leslie Porterfield is officially the fastest female motorcyclist in America. During this summer at the International Speed Trials, Porterfield broke the top mark for women with a record pass of 234.197mph on a 2000cc Suzuki Hayabusa. Read more about Poterfield’s other two records after the jump.

 

In addition to her 234mph record, Porterfield broke two other records, with a speed of 209mph on a naked Hayabusa, and 192mph pass on a production class CBR1000RR. Porterfield also holds the distinction of beingthe first woman to enter the Bonneville 200 mph Club on a conventional “sit-on” motorcycle.

Talking about her accomplishments, Porterfiled stated:

“Setting three land-speed records was something that took a lot of determination and hard work; especially after coming back from my horrific accident last year at the Salt Flats,” said Porterfield. Last year, Leslie was airlifted when she wrecked-out at 110 miles per hour. She suffered seven broken ribs, a punctured lung and was knocked out…I am very fortunate to have a really great crew and friends and family behind me. I truly love motorcycles and the people involved in motorcycling. It is a special honor to get this award and to be acknowledged with so many other great riders.”

In her non-landspeed breaking time, Porterfield owns High Five Cycles, a successful used motorcycle dealership located in downtown Dallas.

Source: TwoWheelBlog

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