Sommer-Simmons thanks her team for keeping her bike, dubbed "Effie," running strong.
The 58 riders who remain in the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball arrived in Page, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with the tie for the lead reduced to 20.
Sixth place was held by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Cris Sommer-Simmons after Stage 11.
"A brutal take off in a cold rain this morning," Sommer-Simmons said on Facebook after Stage 11. "And after running out of gas three times, I made it in to Page, Arizona. Glad I carry extra gas. Thanks to Indian guys for helping me out. Ziggy and the Rinkers. You guys were the best. Bike was running too rich in the elevation so we had to lean it out. Tough day. Almost done. A few more!"
Sommer-Simmons and the rest of the riders are scheduled to arrive in Williams, Ariz., late Thursday, Sept. 22.
Ninety riders left Sept. 10 from Atlantic City, N.J., each riding a motorcycle that is at least 100 years old. The entire trip is 3,304 miles.
The race is in honor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker's record-setting 11-day ride in 1914.
For full results from Stage 11, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com.
To view the detailed schedule for the ride, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com/theroute.