Motorsports first woman Racer Angie Smith roared

LONG BEACH, Calif., Racer Angie Smith roared into motorsports records Saturday as the first female to wreck the 200-mph barrier in NHRA's Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Smith rocketed into the coveted DENSO 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle Club in the first qualifying spherical of the AAA Texas FallNationals, tearing throughout the end line at 200.89 mph in 6.809 seconds.



"My coronary heart is nevertheless racing!' stated Smith, after burning rubber in a blaze of magenta on her trademark DENSO/Stockseth Racing EBR. She thanked DENSO, which sponsors Matt Smith Racing, for issuing the challenge. "As quickly as DENSO created the club, I desired to go 200 mph. I eventually did it!"

Only 5 racers have ever crossed the 200 mph threshold in the greater than 30-year records of NHRA Pro Stock motorbike racing. Matt Smith Racing is the solely group with all its racers – husband-and-wife teammates Matt and Angie Smith and Scotty Pollacheck – in the choose group.

All three trip on DENSO top class Iridium spark plugs, as properly as many of their competitors.

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of main world car provider DENSO Corp., has championed the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and served as the title sponsor of the annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas considering the fact that 2016. This year, after NHRA resumed stay opposition following a four-month suspension to stop the unfold of the coronavirus, DENSO used to be the title sponsor of the prestigious Indianapolis U.S. Nationals in September.

For half of a century, DENSO has subsidized world-class motor sports activities round the globe. DENSO merchandise are amongst the precision authentic gear and substitute auto components extensively used by way of expert racing groups on each circuit, as properly as daily motorists on the street worldwide. 

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