‘The Fastest Woman in the World’ Leslie Porterfield Gears Up to Set New Speed Record and Become ‘The Fastest Person in the World on Two Wheels’ Aboard Her Sir Speedy Honda

August 18, 2010

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — “The Fastest Woman in the World,” Leslie Porterfield is on the Bonneville Salt Flats on her Sir Speedy Honda attempting to set new records this month and become “Fastest Person in the World on a Motorcycle.”

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Monday, Leslie set a record breaking speed of 201 mph in the 1000cc Production Class, besting the current record speed of 194 mph.

Blazing trails into the sports history, Leslie Porterfield already holds three world speed records including her current title as “The Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle,” which she earned in 2008 after reaching a speed of 233 mph in the 2000cc modified class.

Leslie’s goal is to replace the title of “The Fastest Woman in the World” with “The Fastest Person in the World.” To do that, she has to go over 254 mph in the modified class on her Sir Speedy Honda, a feat which she aims to accomplish this month at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

“I have dreamed of setting records,” said Leslie Porterfield. “Ever since I bought my first motorcycle at 16, I have believed that I would become the fastest person in the world. When I first started out, people told me I was crazy, but I was fearless and forged ahead through every obstacle, motivated by the belief that I would one day set a new world record.”

Leslie Porterfield, a Texas native, is not only a top athlete, but also an accomplished businesswoman who has turned her passion for the sport into a thriving career. With strong business acumen and a degree in accounting, she has built one of the most successful motorcycle dealerships in Texas (High Five Cycles in Dallas) where she has generated over $20 million in sales in the past 5 years.

In addition to her passion to go fast and run a successful business, Leslie is also known for her fashion savvy and designer looks which range from Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld, and Armani to Louis Vuitton. At nearly 6 feet tall with striking looks, she commands attention both on and off the track.

“We are proud to be sponsoring Leslie and her attempt at the world record,” said David Robidoux, vice president of marketing for Franchise Services, Inc. parent company of Sir Speedy. “Sponsoring the fastest rider in the world was a natural fit. As a racer and small business owner, Leslie’s competitive spirit and land speed record ambitions parallel those of our Sir Speedy business owners.”

About Sir Speedy Sir Speedy provides printing and marketing services designed to help companies grow. Products and services include traditional printing, copying and mailing services as well as value-added offerings such as web to print solutions, integrated direct marketing tools, and promotional products. Sir Speedy helps companies meet their business growth objectives from lead generation, customer retention and reactivation to brand management and more.

Sir Speedy centers are locally owned and operated and part of a worldwide network of franchise brands and affiliates that spans more than 600 locations in 13 countries. Based in Mission Viejo, California, Sir Speedy has received numerous awards and recognition including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 400, an All-star Top 300 Award, a Franchise 50 Award and a Franchisee Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review.

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