Introducing Elena Myers, AMA Pro Road Racing’s First Lady

Qualifying Friday at Barber Motorsports Park
Qualifying Friday at Barber Motorsports Park

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Birmingham, AL (WIAT)-Elena Myers isn’t your typical 19 year old girl.

After spending years out on the track, she has proven she has what it takes to race with the boys.

“My dad introduced motorcycles to me at age 8 so I have been racing for 11 years,” said Myers.  “I definitely wasn’t very fast when I got started but I fell in love with it immediately. I realized this is something I really want to do and I really want to be good at and hopefully make a career out of someday and here I am at 19 years old racing for Factory Triumph and yeah its been awesome.”
So awesome that her name is etched into the history books.
Elena became the first female to ever win an AMA Pro Road race.  She was just 16.

“It was awesome. I won my first race out at in Infineon two years prior, my first professional race.  And I had been working hard to try and get my second win and it really couldn’t have been at a better place.

That was at Daytona, another marker for her career as the first female to win any motorsports event at the historic track.

Though she is partial, Barber is another one high on her list and now the California native can call it home.

“I actually just recently moved here a couple months ago training with my Triumph teammates and it’s been awesome. Everybody is very friendly which is a little bit of a change so I am enjoying it. And minus the humidity, it’s been great.”

Unfortunately Elena’s weekend at Barber Motorsports Park has been cut short.  After an accident in qualifying Friday, she has withdrawn from both GoPro Daytona SportBike races.
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