The red-hot news continues to pour out of the Star Racing NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team.
In the zMax Dragway media center Star Racing owner George Bryce and former NHRA champion Angelle Sampey-Drago announced they will again be joining forces.
Sampey-Drago will ride the motorcycle vacated by Michael Ray, who unexpectedly left the team prior to the Countdown.
“We had been trying to develop a plan to celebrate our 35 years in business,” Bryce said. “When Michael resigned I had a list of people I needed to call and update. One of those calls was to my daughter Julie, who was adamant I needed to call Angelle, and for the two of us to get back together and start practicing.”
Sampey-Drago could return as early as next week at the NHRA Fall Nationals.
“I never realistically thought I’d be back here again,” said Sampey-Drago. “When I retired seven years ago, I really thought that was it for me; especially after my little girl Eva was born. I would have bet every penny I had because I’m a mommy now. I didn’t think I would be a racer again.”