Porterfield Seeks New Land Speed Record

Leslie Porterfield holds land speed records in several classes. She’s the worlds fastest woman on two wheels, hitting an average of 232 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Waldo Stakes, a California contractor, designed a rocket car that supposedly could hit 2,000 mph. But he’s not planning on driving- he wants Leslie to be the first woman in history to break the current 763 mph land speed record.

How does Porterfield feel about this potential opportunity? She said it best- “I have the bug. I have no idea when I’ll be done, and I don’t know if I ever will be, because I just know that I can go faster.”

When asked if she wants to go 2,000 mph if possible- “I have to say that I’m crazy enough to say yes to that question.”

Read more and watch Leslie’s interview on Fox »

Posted on January 21, 2012 in Motorcycles by