BESSIE AND BEYOND: WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US TO RIDE
(FEB. 25, 2021)
When asked to write about influential Black women in motorsports, the first person to come to mind is Bessie Stringfield, a legendary motorsports pioneer who rode the lower 48 states in the 1940s.
Editor's note: For Black History Month, we asked Black Girls Ride founder Porsche Taylor to tell us about some of the women of color, both past and present, who have inspired her to ride.
NHRA MOTORCYCLIST PEGGY LLEWELLYN KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 33RD ANNUAL INTERFAITH COMMUNITY PROGRAM - "LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER AS BROTHERS"
(TYLER, TEXAS, JAN. 21,2019) - - Keynote speaker, Peggy Llewellyn, is the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event. "In spite of what you look like, in spite of where you're from, you keep pressing forward," says Llewellyn.
NHRA MOTORCYCLIST PEGGY LLEWELLYN REFLECTS ON HISTORY MAKING WIN FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
(SAN ANTONIO, MAR. 13, 2018) - - In recognition of Women’s History Month (Mar. 1- 31), we recognize Peggy Llewellyn, a professional motorcyclist on the NHRA circuit and the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event, which is also a Black History fact.
World of Speed To Launch New Exhibit Featuring Woman In Drag Racing
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (Dec. 6, 2016) - World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces the newest edition of its Women in Racing exhibit, to be unveiled on Saturday, Dec 10. Women in Racing showcases women in motorsports and highlights how women's participation has grown throughout the decades. The next iteration of the exhibit focuses specifically on female drag racers.
Barrier-breaking drag racer looking to return to the track
For a person who races motorcycles at 194 mph, trying to find the money to do it some more is a cruel irony. Racing requires decisions made in micro-seconds and an adrenaline thirst that might choke most of us. And doing it on a motorcycle, as Peggy Llewellyn does, adds even more danger.
NHRA on FOX television schedule headlined by 17 live Sunday finals shows; four on Fox broadcast network
Officials from NHRA and FOX Sports have unveiled the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series television schedule highlighted by 17 live Sunday finals shows, including four on the FOX broadcast network, and eight primetime Friday night qualifying shows.
Interview with Peggy Llewellyn: The First Woman of Color in The World to Win a Professional Motorsports Event
In an interview with Women For Action, Ms. Llewellyn discusses her eagerness to further excel in professional motor racing and hopes her determination spurs the growth of equal advantages in the sport. Llewellyn explains the necessity of sponsorship to further visibility and branding. Though it’s a catch 22 she says, new talent may get discouraged. The lack of visibility prevents the necessary sponsorship and branding to nurture the growth of more women and girls in professional motor racing.
Double G Sports Interview with Peggy Llewellyn: Women's History Month
Today’s Women’s History Month Interview is with Peggy Llewellyn. Peggy is a professional Pro Stock Bike Racer. She is the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event, which she accomplished at the NHRA POWERade event in Dallas in 2007. Earlier this month, Peggy spoke to our Stephen Ur.
NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: NHRA'S RECORDS AND MILESTONES BY WOMEN
(MAR. 19, 2021)
NHRA Drag Racing is one of the most gender-inclusive sports in the world, as male and female competitors go head to head without handicaps. As the world salutes National Women's History Month in March, here's a look back at some major accomplishments by females in NHRA Drag Racing history.
Peggy Llewellyn Guest Speaker at Pop Warner 2014-15 All American Scholar Weekend
Each year, Pop Warner honors some of the top individuals in the sports industry with special awards and allows them to address the crowd at the annual Scholastic Banquet. Special guests & VIP's often stay afterwards to participate in an autograph session, available to the SCHOLARS ONLY. Stay tuned for announcements for this year's selected recipients.