Pomona II: Peggy Llewellyn final report

  Llewellyn Wraps Up Fantastic Rookie Season Peggy Llewellyn finished her championship contending, first full year on the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle circuit with a second round loss to new series champion Matt Smith at the season finale at...

  Llewellyn Wraps Up Fantastic Rookie Season

Peggy Llewellyn finished her championship contending, first full year on the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle circuit with a second round loss to new series champion Matt Smith at the season finale at Pomona, California. "It's been a learning season," said Llewellyn. "I learned what it is to run a full year on the POWERade tour and run for a championship. I experienced that all in one year.   "My weekend in Pomona started off pretty good," Peggy continued, hesitantly. "But I need to make more good, consistent passes. On my first qualifying pass, George (crew chief George Bryce) noticed that I rolled at the line a lot."   "I think Peggy exceeded everybody's wildest expectations," said Bryce. "To finish in the top four in her first full year with a brand new team, she even surprised herself."   "I was proud of myself," agreed Llewllyn. "I was able to do more than anyone thought I would. Who would have thought? I remember when I started out all over the track in testing at Valdosta."   "Everybody on my team did a fantastic job," said team owner Karl Klement. "We went as far as we could and that's the best you can do. I'm very proud of everybody on the team."   "A big 'Thank you' to George Bryce for being a phenomenal coach all season," added Llewellyn. "And to Garret Whaley and Curtis Jackson for really getting things done these last few weeks. And thanks to Karl and Kim Klement and all the sponsors for the opportunity."   "Terry Daniels, and Lou and Jeremy Pringle from Rush Racing were here this weekend, and we were very proud and happy to have them here," said Klement. "And it was great having Bob LaGuardia from Diamond Bar Choppers with us again this weekend."   "I was a pleasure to get to hang with the Rush Racing team all weekend," agreed Bryce. "All those guys were here and it was all cool."   "There were lots of spectators there and everything was great," added Klement. "We just didn't win it."   "The NHRA did a good job of pushing this Countdown to the Championship and making it as exciting as it was," said Llewellyn, who like all of the championship contenders received an added boost of publicity in the Countdown races. The San Antonio Express-News featured an article on Llewellyn that also interviewed her young niece Dayzha. "She was a celebrity at her school," laughed Peggy, who's become quite a celebrity herself. "The main thing is, I learned a lot this year. Now I just can't wait for next year to start."   -credit: pl/rr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Peggy Llewellyn , George Bryce , Matt Smith