Leslie Porterfield, who was recently named to the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle at over 232 mph, has been signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement to represent Bazzaz, Inc at Speed Week Aug. 14- 20, 2010 and the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats Aug. 28 – Sept. 2, 2010.
Porterfield, one of racing’s brightest stars and favored to exceed her top run of 240.382 mph, will be competing on a Turbo charged Honda CBR 1000RR built by Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda. Porterfield is thrilled to partner with Bazzaz.
Leslie Porterfield says: "They are definitely the leader when it comes to engine management and electronics for professional motorcycle racing. It’s all about performance and I can confidently say that they have the market cornered in that arena."
Joe Buxton (General Manager of Bazzaz) says: "These guys are great mechanics. They understand the importance of a properly tuned engine and what it takes to build a great race bike that will win races."
Buxton is also looking forward to increased product development and the feedback they will receive from Porterfield’s team. Buxton and the Bazzaz team will be on hand to support Porterfield as she hits the salt on August 16th, in the turbo-charged Sir Speedy Honda CBR 1000RR.
This year Bazzaz is proud to join American Honda Motor Corp along with numerous other sponsors as Porterfield attempts to set a new land speed record. Porterfield’s commitment to racing and her strength have earned her the respect of the entire industry.
Industry professionals agree that Porterfield’s achievements both on and off the track are influential in changing the field of women’s racing for year’s to come.
Porterfield is from Dallas, Texas and has been riding and racing motorcycles since she was 16. She has always loved a challenge and thrived in competitive fields usually reserved for men. In 2005 she opened High Five Cycles and her dream of setting a record at Bonneville took flight.
The road to achieving her goal was not an easy one but she never gave up. In August of 2007 she made her first attempt and was sidelined when she crashed going 110 mph. She was care-flighted to the hospital with seven broken ribs, punctured lung and concussion.
Porterfield entered the Guinness Book of World Records in March 2010 as the World’s Fastest Woman on a Motorcycle at 232 mph.
Where some would have backed away, Porterfield was just getting started. Her motto of "If it were easy, everyone would do it," had her back to the Salt Flats more determined than ever. In 2008 at Bonneville she set her first record at 209 mph on a naked (unfaired) motorcycle.
The record earned her the honor of being the first woman in Bonneville’s 61 year history to earn her "red hat" and be in the prestigious 200MPH Club. 2008 was her year with an unparalleled fastest world record of any woman on a motorcycle at 232 mph. This same event was where she first set the 1000cc production class record on a Honda CBR1000RR.
This year, Porterfield is proud to be riding the "Sir Speedy Honda" and is representing American Honda Motor Co., Bazzaz, Honda Pro Oils & Chemicals, Shoei, Ohlins, PMP, TCX, Dunlop, Apex, Worldwide Bearings, Pompis, Fieldsheer and Foremost Insurance at Bonneville.
About Leslie Porterfield
As the first woman to enter the Bonneville 200 mph Club on a conventional street motorcycle, Leslie Porterfield was recognized in 2008 by the American Motorcycle Association as the Racing Female Rider of the Year.
She earned the title as the fastest woman in the U.S. on a motorcycle when she recorded 234.197 mph at the 2008 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In 2009 she broke her record when she was clocked at 232 mph and became the fastest woman in the world resulting in her acceptance by the Guinness Book of World Records in March 2010 for her achievement.
Current or prior Motorcycle Land Speed records in 4 classes:
- FIM Mile Record Class MPS-BF 2000 at 232.522
- FIM Mile Record Class P-P 1000 at 192.930
- FIM Kilometer Record P-P 1000 at 193.077
- FIM Kilometer Record Class MPS-BF 2000 at 232.492
- AMA Record Class MPS-BF 2000 at 232.523
- AMA Record Class P-P 1000 at 192.930
- SCTA Record Class M-BF 1350 at 209.398 AMA APS-BF 1350 at 234.0
- TOP speed: 246.6mph