Buffalo, NY: Elena Myers made history today, becoming thefirst woman in AMA Pro history to win a professional motorcycle race at Daytona International Speedway. The 19-year-old from Discovery Bay, CA, took the win in the ten lap AMA Pro SuperSport race after a race-long battle with three other riders. And she won in a big way, taking the lead on the final lap and leading out of the chicane, a move that rarely pays off. Meyers powered to her win on the all-new Buffalo-made D211 GP-A tire.
“It was a phenominal race,” said Myers. “I stayed up there earlier and led a little bit, then stayed behind to see if I could catch back up. I knew I had the bike to lead on the last lap. My team gave me a great machine and I’m happy to get a win for them. I was crying like a baby the whole cool-down lap. It was a great feeling. That’s why we come out here and do what we do—to stand on top of the box.”