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Peggy Llewellyn is the first black woman in the world to win a professional motorsports event. She finished in the 2007 Powerade Top Five standings where she recorded her post-career best time and speed. At 5-foot-2 and 115 pounds, the San Antonio native was introduced to two-wheel motorsports by her father, Eugene, who owns a cycle shop in her hometown. After family vacations where siblings raced against one another, she latched on to her brother’s pit crew in 1994. Shortly after, her father helped her build a custom bike – a GS1150  – for herself.

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