Chasing Speed. A Documentary On Leslie Porterfield On Discovery’s Velocity Channel Tomorrow Sunday April 1, 2012

35-year Leslie Porterfield is the most well known woman racing the Salts of Bonneville. Although she officially started chasing her land speed dreams only 5 years ago, ended up crashing with broken ribs and a punctured lung, since then she has broken several world land speed records.

In 2008, Porterfield broke the Production Class record achieving 232mph. In 2010 she broke the class record but was later disqualified because she had taken off a license plate bracket from the bike. In 2011 at the BUB Bonneville speed trials she broke a new world record in the 1000 cc Production Class (with very limited modifications), reaching an average speed of 200,137 mph on her Honda CBR 1000.

The documentary “Chasing Speed” follows Leslie Porterfield as she prepares with her crew for the 2011 speed record then her attempt and success at breaking her new land speed record. The TV show airs tomorrow evening April 1st on Discovery’s Velocity Channel at 10 p.m. (ET), 9 p.m. (CT)

12 Responses to “Chasing Speed. A Documentary On Leslie Porterfield On Discovery’s Velocity Channel Tomorrow Sunday April 1, 2012”

  1. 1 Ben Mar 31st, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Talk about a rare breed!! Beautiful and extremely ballsy. Gonna try to make out to bub this year. Got a crazy stroked 86″ ironhead that needs to be lightly salted.

  2. 2 Ray Mar 31st, 2012 at 10:10 am

    She’s got the guts and the looks. Will watch.

  3. 3 R. Trenz Mar 31st, 2012 at 10:19 am

    She goes fast and will go far in the racing world.

  4. 4 Vince Mar 31st, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Look up the name Trillium Muir

  5. 5 Wiz Apr 1st, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Mama told me to stay away from FAST WOMEN, like her and Laura Klock! But they are both sooo dadburn beautiful!! Hubba, Hubba, Zoom!!! Yuk-Yuk!! Wiz

  6. 6 ragsflh Apr 1st, 2012 at 8:30 am

    she can ride fast.see ya at the salt

  7. 7 The Lone Rider Apr 1st, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I would chase Leslie anywhere, but I think she is toooo fast for me 🙁

  8. 8 MotorcycleMarc Apr 1st, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Simply an extra-ordinary person…all the best to Leslie as she continues to pursue her dreams. See ya on the Salt.

  9. 9 Darin Maltsberger - Instructor @ MTI Apr 1st, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    She is an incredible racer. I have had the opprotunity to visit with her on the salt and she has taken the time to visit at length with the students I have brought to BUB the past couple of years. Leslie is very professional and passionate about land speed racing and shares her knowledge freely with anyone willing to listen. Congrats on the TV program and we will see you at BUB 2012.

  10. 10 Jody Perewitz Apr 2nd, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Congrats Leslie. It’s good to see a show bringing attention to the sport of Land Speed Racing!

  11. 11 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Apr 2nd, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    chicks on bikes rule!

  12. 12 rob Apr 9th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    She is the real deal…………………………

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