Leslie Porterfield to Compete on a Sir Speedy Honda

The world's fastest woman on a motorcycle at over 232 mph, Leslie Porterfield, has been signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement to represent Bazzaz Speed Week Aug. 14- 20, 2010 and the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats Aug. 28 - Sept. 2, 2010. Porterfield will be competing on a turbocharged Sir Speedy Honda CBR 1000RR built by Al Lamb's Dallas Honda.

"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,"
Porterfield said in a statement for the press.

"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,"
said Joe Buxton, General Manager of Bazzaz.

Buxton also expects increased product development and feedback from Porterfield's team, as she tries to set a new land speed record.

In 2008 at Bonneville she also set her first record at 209 mph on a naked motorcycle, becoming the first woman in Bonneville's 61 year history to earn her "red hat" and be in the prestigious 200 mph Club. This same event was where she first set the 1000cc production class record on a Honda CBR1000RR.

This year, as she rides the Sir Speedy Honda, she will be representing not only Bazzaz, but also American Honda Motor, Honda Pro Oils & Chemicals, Shoei, Ohlins, PMP, TCX, Dunlop, Apex, Worldwide Bearings, Pompis, Fieldsheer and Foremost Insurance at Bonneville.

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.
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