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Bikers can add another name to the list of female riders to invite on the next road trip with the latest magazine appearance from NHRA Pro Stock Motorcyclist, Peggy Llewellyn.
Interested riders can look for Llewellyn in Heart & Soul magazine, hitting the magazine racks for August and September. She shares her workout regimen, which helps keep her fit and fast on the quarter mile track.
“A feature in Heart & Soul magazine is such an honor for me and the sport of NHRA drag racing,” says a flattered Llewellyn. “I love to share my fitness routine, which allows me to stay in shape in order to handle the bike, which is like a missile going down the track at 190 mph in 6 seconds!”
Professional motorcyclist Peggy Llewellyn is the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event. Winning at the NHRA POWERade Dallas 2007, she earned an appearance in the inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1, giving her a finish in the POWERade top five in standings where she recorded her post-career-best time and speed.
The three year professional motorcyclist 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 but fans can look for her on the track for the 2010 NHRA season as Llewellyn will ride for her own professional motorsports team.
And her latest magazine appearance allows Llewellyn to explain why having the rider in running order as well as the motorcycle in NHRA Pro Stock Racing is important.
“It allowed me to explain that being in tip top racing form is not only about the physical aspect, but exercise also helps the mental aspect of my job in order to compete at an optimum level,” she notes.