Are there any black drag racers?
Antron Brown (born March 1, 1976) is an American drag racer, currently driving the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He is known for winning 2012, 2015 and 2016 Top Fuel championships. Antron is the sport’s first Black American champion.
Are there any female motorcycle racers?
Female motorcycle racers are very few and far between. Over the years there have been many successful ones, but they all fly under the radar. To date, one of the most notable female names in racing is Maria Costello. Everyone that competes in the TT, whether male or female, is a nutter.
Who is Destiny Spurlock?
Dystany’s journey started at the age of 17, as a mere spectator of racing. She started racing on a Suzuki and in 2010 she fell in love with all things BMW. Now, she races her favorite Bike, an S1000RR, and she has served as an Ambassador for the BMW Brand. At the age of 21, Dystany moved to Arena Car Racing.
Where is Rickey Gadson from?
Gadson knows that his name and his sport – motorcycle drag racing – aren’t famous among the masses in his native Philadelphia.
Who was the first black female drag racer?
“Mean” Billye Jean Dent Armstrong, has been around drag racing since the late 1950s. Armstrong was most comfortable inside her ’67 Chevy SS Chevelle. This history blazing woman in the 1960’s became the first Black woman to compete in a nationally televised major IHRA event.
How many times has Angelle Sampey won the NHRA motorcycle championship?
She won the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship three times (2000-2002). Since her debut in 1996, she has earned an all-time class record 45 top-qualifier awards and 42 event victories, the most wins for any female in both NHRA competition and professional motor sports as a whole.
Where did Shirley Roque start her drag racing career?
Shirley Roque embraced the newly popular sport of drag racing in the late 1950s, as a teenager in Schenectady, New York, where she met and married local hot rodder Jack Muldowney.
How old was Mr Flournoy when he started drag racing?
The world has come a long way since Mr. Flournoy, was drag racing. At 70, he still builds cars and engines in the Los Angeles area and is a noted expert at running nitro Funny Cars. Mr. Flournoy drag race from 1959 to 1976.