Elena Myers makes Daytona history

Teenager becomes first female to win a professional race at the Daytona International Speedway

Posted: 19 March 2012
by Visordown News
Channelling Mr Daytona

ELENA MYERS made history at Daytona after becoming the first female to win a professional motorsport race at the speedway circuit.

Myers claimed her second career AMA victory in the second Supersport race at the opening round at Daytona. The 18-year-old achieved her first accolade of becoming the first female to win an AMA road race in 2010, winning at Infineon.

The American teenager was sixth in the opening Supersport race over the weekend and learning from her mistakes, she took advantage of the draft to the line on the final lap to win the second race by 0.239.

After making history she said: "I just won Daytona! Pretty crazy way to start the season. Man, I didn't think I was going to do it when I was coming down the straight, but somehow I pulled it off. The craziness of Daytona! I was hoping to get a win this weekend and I can't thank Suzuki and my team enough for doing a great job."

The next milestone for Elena is achieving her dream and making becoming the first female MotoGP rider, a small step she already made after riding the Suzuki GSV-R ahead of last year's race at Indianapolis.

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well done

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 10:59

Nice one. Look forward to seeing you at moto gp. Suzuki need to get back there.

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 12:11

Does help she's a bit of a looker, eh?

Will do wonders for MotoGP's popularity (among spotty 17 year olds)!

But seriously, well done to her, and I hope she makes it!

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 14:18

Brilliant. Well done!!

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 15:32

First! Props to one hell of a ride, Showing the Boy's how it's done with Style and a Smile !
Second! Props to Visordown for covering it and posting the pics!
Third BOOO! and Shame on superbikeplanet here in the states for completely BLOWING IT OFF !!!!!!!!!!!
Boycott SOUP Elena!!!

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 14:50

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