March 16, 2007
Americus - Ten years ago, Americus George Bryce introduced a Louisiana girl named Angelle Seeling to the NHRA pro stock motorcycle circuit.
Six years later, Bryce and now Angelle Sampey had won three straight NHRA season championships.
Bryce, who is co-owner of the Bryce-Smith motorcycle driven by Chip Ellis, has signed on to run the NHRA pro stock motorcycle team owned by Karl Klement this season.
Klement's driver is Peggy Llewellyn.
Who Bryce believes may be the first African-Ameircan woman driver in the history of the NHRA.
Like Sampey ten years ago, Peggy Llewellyn has virtually no drag racing experience at the professional level.
But Bryce believes Peggy Llewellyn has the same potential that Angelle Sampey did a decade ago.
George Bryce said "I think we probably may made 40 or 50 runs already this winter. She is more ready I think than some of the veterans given her rookie status."
Peggy Llewellyn right now is in the field for Sunday's elimination rounds.
She is currently 13th after two rounds of qualifying at the Gatornationals.
Americus' Chip Ellis had the fastest pass in the first two rounds breaking the seven second barrier.