Award-winning professional drag race, Angelle Sampey —has done it again. She is no stranger to the fastest track times. Recently, fans witnessed greatness as she showcased her talent on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle, where she made history with a record-breaking performance.
The fan-fav Eagle/Vance & Hines team rider competed in the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Joined by teammates Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec, Sampey stole the show with the fastest time — breaking the fastest LiveWire time on record.
Setting New Records in Motorcycle Racing
After celebrating her 50th birthday, Angelle Sampey gave herself a present she could have only dreamed of as a kid.
Sampey covered the eighth-mile in 7.017 seconds and the quarter-mile in 11.156 seconds — topping out at over 110 mph. Imagine cruising down the track at over 100 mph. And if that’s not exhilarating enough, it should be noted that the Harley-Davidson LiveWire has a max speed of 110 mph, which means her skill set wasn’t on full display as she was slowed down by the LiveWire bike software.
For her first-ever Harley-Davidson LiveWire ride, Sampey still put on quite a show for fans — an achievement all the more extraordinary. According to Harley-Davidson, Sampey set new records for elapsed time and top speed by an electric-powered production motorcycle on a drag racing course.
After the race Sampey asserted, “Let me tell you what’s amazing. That was the first time I rode the LiveWire. I could not wait to get it on the track. The LiveWire is so easy to ride. Just twist the throttle and go, and you really go!”
Indeed, she did. Rocket fast. And for Harley Davidson it was a great pass at a bold future of motorcycles.
Pro Female Motorcycle Racers
Women now make up one of the industry's fastest-growing segments, moto riders. In 1998, only 8 percent of motorcycle registrations belonged to women, according to a recent survey conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council. By 2014, the number of female owners nearly tripled.
"As the number of Boomers and mature motorcyclists shrink and are replaced by newer riders, we could soon be looking at a solid 25 percent of motorcycle owners being female," stated Andria Yu, MIC director of communications. "We've seen with our own eyes."
Motorcycle racing and female riders has ignited more passion and discovery than ever before. The world of women's riding and motocross is transforming sports. Female riders are pushing the boundaries of motocross. Adrenaline pumping adventures. Women powering throttles.
There is just something about two wheels that cultivates inspiration. Are you rocking with Go Fast Girls (GFG)? Get on board. Let’s take it to the coveted podium.