NHRA Driver
Angelle Sampey
Sampey
  • Date of birth:
    August 07, 1970
  • Hometown:
    Mathews, La.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Star Racing Buell
  • Crew Chief:
    George Bryce
  • Career Wins: 41
    PSB: 41
  • Career Final Rounds: 68
    PSB: 68
  • Career Best E.T.:
    6.871
  • Career Best Speed:
    194.21
Career Highlights
  • 2014: Announced her return to competition, reuniting with Star Racing for limited run end of this year and all of 2015
  • 2008: Finished in Top 5 for 12th straight year; Had 12-year streak of winning at least one race per season snapped; Advanced to two final rounds
  • 2007: Set national record for elapsed time at 6.871 seconds in Englishtown; Finished in the POWERade top five for the 11th consecutive season out of 12 years on tour; Won one of four final-round appearances
  • 2006: Set national record for elapsed time at 6.939 seconds in Reading; Finished in the POWERade top five for the 10th consecutive season; Won three of four final round appearances; NHRA’s winningest female with 40 career victories
  • 2005: Won two of three final-round appearances; Was the No. 1 qualifier in Houston; Finished in the POWERade top five for the ninth consecutive season; NHRA’s winningest female with 37 career victories
  • 2004: Won four events in six final round appearances; has finished in the Pro Stock Motorcycle top five for eight consecutive seasons; her 35 wins is the most ever for a female driver in NHRA history and the second most in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle history
  • 2003: Earned three wins in six final round appearances; has finished in the top five of the Pro Stock Bike standings for seven consecutive seasons; her 31 career victories is third in Pro Stock Bike history and 12th among all NHRA pro racers
  • 2002: Won her third consecutive NHRA Pro Stock Bike championship becoming just the second rider (Matt Hines) to win three consecutive titles; Tied Shirley Muldowney for most NHRA series championships earned by a female competitor; Led the two-wheel category in wins, final-round appearances and had the low elapsed time at nine of the 14 national events; Set the Pro Stock Bike national E.T. record; Established an NHRA record with 46 consecutive first round wins - a streak that began at Brainerd in 1999 until the season finale at Pomona
  • 2001: Became the winningest female in NHRA history, surpassing Shirley Muldowney’s 18 wins; Won her second consecutive NHRA championship; Became fourth rider in Pro Stock Bike history to claim multiple championships; Her seven victories in one season are the most ever by a female competitor in NHRA history
  • 2000: Earned first NHRA championship, joining Shirley Muldowney as the only females to win an NHRA title; Collected five wins in eight final-round appearances; Led her category in wins, final rounds and No. 1 qualifying positions; Runner-up to Antron Brown in the Pro Stock Bike bonus event at Indianapolis
  • 1999: Went 5-2 in final-round appearances, finishing second in the season standings; Finished only eight points behind Pro Stock Bike title winner Matt Hines
  • 1998: Runner-up in Pro Stock Bike all-star event; Runner-up in the Pro Stock Bike bonus event at Indianapolis
  • 1997: Competed in first full-schedule of events; Won all-star invitational; Advanced to semifinals in first appearance in the Pro Stock Bike specialty race at Indianapolis
  • 1996: Made her NHRA debut at Denver and advanced to the semifinals after qualifying fifth; Claimed her first win in her first final-round (Reading) Ñ the fourth NHRA event of her career; Finished seventh in the standings despite not competing in the first six events of the season

Personal
  • Husband: Seth
  • Daughter: Ava
  • Height/weight: 5´0´´, 100 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Mixed martial arts
  • Notable: Her 41 wins are the most ever for a female driver in NHRA history and the second-most in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle history (Dave Schultz, 45)

 
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