“I wanna be the Danica Patrick of two wheels,” says 27 year old Shelina Moreda, the diva who is taking the AMA world by storm.
Moreda, who started by riding at quite a young age on her parents’ dairy farm, got her first dirt bike at the tender age of 12 and a Kawasaki street bike at age 18. The transition from riding up and down the California coast with her buddies to racing on a track has been fairly seamless, she states.
Moreda is one of only three women in the Pro American Motorcycle Association SuperSport circuit. Her tools of trade in races are a Yamaha R6, a Brammo electric bike and a Harley-Davidson. Her professional career started 3 years ago where she became the first woman to race an electric bike at the international level and in the AMA Vance & Hines XR1200 series. Also, she was the first woman to race at the Indianapolis Speedway. Quite an outstanding CV, we say!
Her source of inspiration is her father Don Jr, who raced cars and dirt bikes and introduced her to motorcycles and racing. Moreda states that her driving force has been the support and encouragement provide by her fans. Model good looks and friendly, easygoing nature have helped her score sponsors like GoPro cameras and Brammo bikes. Her goal is to be a part of the top 10 in SuperSport in the AMA, and she would love to have a shot at the Daytona SportBike class in 2013.