Elena Myers proving women can win on 2 wheels


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a blur of pink, white and blue, at speeds as high as 180 miles per hour, Elena Myers aims to prove a woman can race with the best on two wheels.

The 5-foot-3 18-year-old is on her way to becoming the most successful female in the history of motorcycle road racing. She is the only woman ever to win an AMA Pro Racing event, having done so twice, most recently at Daytona earlier this year.

Myers will conclude what could be her final season in the AMA SuperSport class this weekend in the Triumph Big Kahuna Nationals at the NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans. The California native's goal is to move up to the Daytona SportBike series next year, and dreams of one day racing worldwide in MotoGP.

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