Vance & Hines announced today that Angelle Sampey will ride the company’s new four-valve Suzuki-powered race bike in the 2021 NHRA Camping World series. The team’s quest for the championship in 2021 partners Vance & Hines with global food producer Mission Foods.
A three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) champion, Sampey’s 43 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle wins make her the NHRA’s top female athlete. Additionally, she carries the fourth most wins in NHRA PSM history. Moreover, in 2019 and 2020 Sampey raced for the Vance & Hines’ Harley-Davidson-sponsored team.
Sampey will be among the first to ride the recently announced Vance & Hines four-valve Suzuki-powered machine. The new engine features a modernized top-end which provides increased valve lift and reduced mass in the valve train. The 1850cc motor delivers nearly 400 horsepower. It’s also paired with a custom chassis developed using data from thousands of runs in NHRA competition.
“I’m so excited to be part of the Vance & Hines team again this year,” said Sampey. “This is a first-class company that gives me the best bikes I’ve ever ridden. I’m feeling really good about what we can accomplish together this year. “
“We’re happy to be working with Angelle once again,” said Vance & Hines President & CEO, Mike Kennedy. “Vance & Hines is in a wonderful position right now. We’ve got one of the top riders in the sport aboard our outstanding new equipment and we have Mission Foods as our new Team Partner. I couldn’t have hoped for anything better as we go into the 2021 season.”
Vance & Hines: Team with a Mission
Multi-billion-dollar company Mission Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of best-selling tortillas and wraps, joins as a sponsor of the team. The food giant shows its passion for motorsports with sponsorships in IndyCar, AFT and GT3 racing. It also now enjoys relationships with both Arrow McLaren SP and V & H.
“Terry Vance and I have talked about putting together a race team. I was overjoyed to get his invitation to work with Angelle and the Vance & Hines crew,” said Juan Gonzalez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Foods. “NHRA has a great tradition and loyal fan base, we can’t wait to see our brand and products at this year’s NHRA races.”
The team also features the brilliant yellow and red Mission Foods logo on its members, bikes, and transporter. You’ll seem it at all scheduled Pro Stock Motorcycle events for the 2021 season. The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season starts in mid-March at the Gator Nationals in Gainesville FL.