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In Honor of Women's History Month
We Salute Peggy Lewellyn

Peggy Llewellyn, of Jamaican American and Mexican American descent, is the first black woman to win a professional motorsports event, racing at the NHRA POWERade event (Dallas) in 2007 and earning an appearance in the inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1, finishing  in the POWERade top five standings where she recorded her post-career-best time and speed. Peggy competed as a professional motorcyclist in the Pro Stock Bike Class for three year ; she ran an abbreviated season in 2008 where she advanced to the semifinals in Denver, finishing the season qualifying five of six races. She sat out the 2009 season due to lack of sponsorship. Peggy is scheduled to return to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series in 2010. We look forward to her return.

Peggy was Named Female Athlete of the Year by The Elements of a Champion Foundation for displaying extraordinary character on and off the racetrack, Peggy is dedicated to her community by being actively involved with the Women's Sports Foundation Go Girl Go! program and independently promoting the sport of motorcycle racing, physical fitness education, and following dreams to young girls.

also serves as the celebrity spokesperson for Divas For A Cure,
a unique national service-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of Black and
Latina women, who ride motorcycles across country to increase awareness and
raise funds to support a cure for breast cancer throughout the year and participate in their signature fundraiser, Divas For A Cure Breast Cancer Motorcycle Run.

Video - Peggy Llewellyn 2007

(video taken from YouTube)

Click Here to read a personal message from Peggy about her 2010 racing season.

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(Information for this story was taken from www.peggyllewellyn.com)

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