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How did people react when they found out your raced motorcycles? What was the reaction from your fellow competitors to your racing ambitions (pro and otherwise)? I showed them evidence that I raced against the men back home, but they made me race the powder puff first which I won and then they didnt want to let me race against the men. So in the Pacific NW, I was doing fairly decent, and I was getting some exposure in the local racing newspaper.

Were you still racing Sportsman events during the court battle? I was too old to race the Exhibition races because you had to be under 18, and I was trying to work and make as much as I could to pay for the lawsuit, because I had no idea how long it was going to go on or how expensive it was going to get. How did people at the races react to you during this period? You filed your lawsuit in 1969, and you won in Superior Court in 1970, which the AMA immediately appealed, and you finally won in the Supreme Court in fall of 1971. Its funny I took my tools and sprockets to Philadelphia. I am changing the tires, the gearing, and the chain.

It had a 21 front tire and I had to find a 19 wheel and a Pirelli tire.

Which racers did you look up to when you were considering getting a pro racing license? He was exceptional at Graham and Castle Rock, but not so much at Sidewinders. He would set people up to pass them, he never did any dirty passes. In April 1969, you turn 18 and apply for an AMA Professional license.

Kel Carruthers saw me race and said you know, I am going to train Kenny Roberts to road race, and I think you should do that at some point in time.

I had a strategic plan of what I wanted to do over the next year. He said there is a gal in NY, and she has a license already, so you should be able to get one.

When they saw that they couldnt make me look like an idiot, they asked me how I expected to pick up a motorcycle. There was a girl in New York that got her license while my lawsuit was going through! January 23, 1972 was your first pro race at an indoor in Philadelphia. They would fly me out, do a publicity junket, and race flat track at an indoor. They flew me out, we did TV stuff, radio stuff, newspaper stuff, I made the semis, but not the main.

In 1972, she received her AMA Pro Racing flat track license. With lots of help from my history colleagues Bob Herrick and Greg Pearson, we pieced together her timeline and added it to my new Historic Women in AMA Racing web page.