SHELINA MOREDA #93

SHELINA MOREDA #93

Moreda races in AMA Pro SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. In 2011, competed with HOG Racing in the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, becoming the first female motorcycle racer to compete at the historic circuit.

Career Highlights

I was the first female to compete at the international level on an electric bike with the FIM. I was also the first female to ever race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a motorcycle and the first female to compete in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson series.

Interview

Events Currently Competing in
Vance & Hines Harley Davidson series, FIM eRoadracing, Supermoto USA, AFM, PCDTX

Racing Background
I’m an American Girl so I was naturally drawn to racing the American Motorcycle, the Harley Davidson. I’ve been around Harley-Davidson for my entire life, so it was a no brainer for me to join the series. The bikes look awesome, I knew the racing would be close, and it’s going to bring in a whole new fan demographic.I started racing only 5 years ago with the goal to go pro. I finished 3rd overall in the regional Afemme Championship my novice year and got my Pro license immediately. I competed in the AMA Pro Supersport series until this year, when I stepped up to the Harley class. I race Electric motorcycles with Brammo at the international level with the FIM.I started racing only 5 years ago with the goal to go pro. I finished 3rd overall in the regional Afemme Championship my novice year and got my Pro license immediately. I competed in the AMA Pro Supersport series until this year, when I stepped up to the Harley class. I race Electric motorcycles with Brammo at the international level with the FIM.

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
When I start braiding my hair, I want time with just me and my Harley. I’m going over the track in my head, having a moment with my bike, and focusing on what we are about to accomplish.
In putting on my gear, I have to shake my boots out to get any little pebbles out, and my left boot has to go on first.

What is one of your favorite racing memories?
Every race I seem to have a new favorite racing memory… Competing at Indy as the first female ever to race there has to be at the top of the list, but I think even more was my very first Pro race. Pucho Bagnis let me race one of his bikes, and not only did I qualify, I moved up ten places in the finishing order from my starting spot. A huge accomplishment for me as a beginning racer and the start of my career.

What motivated you to get started racing?
I grew up watching the AMA races and idolized racers like the Bostrom Brothers, Aaron Yates and Steve Rapp. I always wanted to be out there competing with them. I rode on the street and built my skills there and I just decided I was going to chase my dreams and set some high goals, and I was going to follow them as far as they would take me.

Who are your Role Models?
Eric Bostrom has really played a live part in being a role model for me. I’m lucky enough to be racing on his team on my Parker Brammo electric bike, and he is teaching me a lot about racing, riding, and mentality. My dad is another strong role model for me, he told me since I was little that I could do anything I put my mind to, and that life is nothing without goals. He took me riding and let me tag along with him my whole life. He is a dirt racer, and super fast. He never knew what he was starting when he helped me buy that first dirtbike :)

Are you involved in any programs outside of racing to promote motorsports?
Yes, I represent my teams at events across the United States and in Europe including motorcycle shows, airshows and charity events. I also organize and instruct at “Fast Girls Camps” if you want to get involved or find out more about our next school, you can check it out at www.ShezRacing.com