Motorsport.com -- Angelle Savoie clinched her second NHRA Winston Pro Stock Motorcycle championship today in Pomona in the first round. "This is more special than last year, I just realized that I won the very last Winston championship," said a very happy Savoie. "Team Winston has been good to me and I will miss them." [Referring to the fact that Winston has pulled out of NHRA due to the new government law on advertising and promotion.]
Savoie's closest competition, Antron Brown lost in the first round and Savoie won. That gave her the championship. "I didn't expect it to be over this soon," announced Savoie when she realized she had won. "I want to thank Antron for being an awesome competitor. He will win a championship soon." Her comment proved to be true as Brown immediately congratulated her with a hug.
Earlier this season, Savoie passed the record that Shirley Muldowney had set as the winningest female driver in NHRA. Her 19th career win came at Bandimere Speedway.