Erin Hunter-Sills

Land Speed Racer

Erin Hunter-Sills, land-speed racer and AMA and world record holder, was the 2014 AMA Female Racer of the Year.

That title is one  of the AMA’s highest competitive honors, recognizing riders from each of the two categories of national championship competition—AMA National Championship Series and AMA Grand Championships—as well as a rider from ATV competition. AMA members vote on AMA Athletes of the Year.

“I am incredibly honored, primarily to represent all of the women in the room,” Hunter-Sills said. “I’m honored not only to represent our half of the species, but the sport of land speed motorcycle racing, where women and men race against each other, which I think is genuine and puts us on equal footing regardless of gender."