Jaybird180

Women In Wsbk Racing

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Speaking of which....whatever happened to Eleana Myers? I'd imagine she would be a contender by now.

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The most recent thing I heard was that she was having trouble raising the funding to race in 2016. It's tough to make a living as a racer.

 

Melissa Paris is another one to watch, not sure what she has lined up for 2017.

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The most recent thing I heard was that she was having trouble raising the funding to race in 2016. It's tough to make a living as a racer.

 

Melissa Paris is another one to watch, not sure what she has lined up for 2017.

I'd really hoped that she's show out more in the American National series.

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I'd thought Elena had retired...might be in an old RW news piece...never tried to search that, wonder if one can.

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I'd thought Elena had retired...might be in an old RW news piece...never tried to search that, wonder if one can.

 

The article is easy to find, here is a link:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/elena-myers-unable-to-secure-funding-to-go-racing-in-2016/

 

She doesn't say she is retiring but does say she needs to find a way to make a living. :)

 

Here is a quote from the article:

“I’m going to try to pursue a career in the industry, but it’s certainly not the end of my racing career. It’s just, I guess a little break to pay bills.” .

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I think it was the next article that lead me to believe she had basically retired...doesn't say that specifically:

 

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/elena-myers-accepts-sales-position-with-mcgraw-powersports/

 

It is not like in the distant past, the industry really has changed for aspiring young racers...not so easy.

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The sentiment I've gathered from multiple sources is that the money isn't flowing like it was prior to 2007/8 in the motorcycle industry.

 

FWIW- Cobie, you can give her a ring and see if she wants a job. If it works out I'll accept a 0.05% finders fee :-)

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The sentiment I've gathered from multiple sources is that the money isn't flowing like it was prior to 2007/8 in the motorcycle industry.

 

FWIW- Cobie, you can give her a ring and see if she wants a job. If it works out I'll accept a 0.05% finders fee :-)

 

 

Giving her a RING seems like a drastic step, don't you think? :D

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The sentiment I've gathered from multiple sources is that the money isn't flowing like it was prior to 2007/8 in the motorcycle industry.

 

FWIW- Cobie, you can give her a ring and see if she wants a job. If it works out I'll accept a 0.05% finders fee :-)

 

 

Giving her a RING seems like a drastic step, don't you think? :D

 

 

 

Ha ha ha ha....you're right! Not sure if she'd want to work UNDER Cobie. And besides, I think Mrs. Fair might take exception to that.

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I'm guessing that you guys didn't know we trained her for short while...

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My whole mission is to well, of course race. But I'm building a support team for up and coming riders/racer (female). Unless, of course if you want, anyone male can help support with any advice, gear, hotel and paddock sharing etc. My RV is open on track and race days. Website almost running. Trying to focus on finishing my racebike. AFM is right around the corner.

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