Salt flat racer, motorcycle dealership owner, Foremost insurance agent, record holder and dream maker. Who is this incredible person? None other than Foremost sponsored Leslie Porterfield, the Fastest Women in the World.
Leslie holds s the Guinness World Record as the Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle and also owns and manages her busy Dallas, Texas dealership, High Five Cycles. She is an inspiration to riders everywhere and is an extremely motivated individual. It helps that she is a Foremost appointed agent and believes in our company as much as we believe in her.
Leslie started racing when she was 16 and bought an old bike from a neighbor for $200. She said she had never ridden one, but bought it, taught herself to ride and never looked back. One of her friends convinced her to attend a road racing school and she was instantly hooked! Leslie learned many things the hard way when she was younger and many people didn’t think she would be successful. But, she has become a successful rider, motivational speaker and spokesperson for a variety of companies and organizations. Not to mention, running her own dealership, she is a busy lady!
“I have an accounting background, if you can believe that! I followed my heart and am following my dreams. I tell anyone that asks to ‘go for it!’
Leslie races in the World of Speed week at the Bonneville Salt Flats every year. This race is on a naturally salty terrain where land speed racers go once a year to achieve very, very fast speeds! Whether they are racing for personal satisfaction, to break records, or for pure, crazy, fun, we love to watch it and encourage you to check it out! We look forward to seeing Leslie race this September at the Bonneville Salt Flats and can’t wait to see what 2012 brings for the Fastest Women in the World!
Check out Leslie in this special feature by ESPN!!