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Women’s History Month Interview Series: Pro Stock Bike Racer, Peggy Llewellyn

Peggy Llewellyn is the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event.

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.



Stephen Ur: When did you start motorcycling? What age?
Peggy Llewellyn: 7 years old
SU: Who/what got you into it?
PL: My dad, Eugene owned shop in SA TX, had motorcycles instead of dolls
SU: What has been the biggest challenge of motorcycling?
PL: Finding funding
peggy3SU: Have you won any trophies?
PL: Won in 2007 Dallas Event
SU: What is your favorite sports movie?
PL: Secratariat
SU: If you could dinner with any three celebrities, dead or alive, who would they be and why? 
PL: Selena ’cause she lived close by, down to earth, family-orientated, always wanted to be like her, always kept fans near, Oprah ’cause she loves to talk and would love to ask her anything about how she was able to overcome setbacks, Denzel Washington ’cause he’s from SA
SU: March is Women’s History Month. What legacy do you hope to leave, not only in your career, but as a woman?
PL: Hard work pays off, never give up

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