Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey is forging ahead with her dragster dreams, and under her cousin Antron Brown’s AB Motorsports umbrella, she has partnered with Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) for 14 NHRA national events and select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional events . The former two-wheel standout impressed many with how quickly she found success in a Top Alcohol dragster. With just a few events under her belt, she’s already a serious championship contender.
Sampey made her A/Fuel dragster debut with the support of Mission Foods in the Michalek Brothers Racing dragster last October at Texas Motoplex, advancing to the semifinals at her inaugural race. She then drove the Samsel Racing rail at two events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, earning a No. 1 qualifier and runner-up finish.
The Cajun racer’s only regret was not trying four wheels and nitromethane sooner.
“I had such an amazing experience last year with both the Michalek Brothers and Samsel Racing, and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to continue to race in an A/Fuel dragster in 2024,” said Sampey. “I’m not going to lie, I was very nervous strapping into the dragster at Ennis [Texas] last fall, but Corey and Kyle were tremendous mentors and kept me calm and taught me so much in a very short amount of time. I really do have to thank both the Michalek and Samsel teams for making me look more polished than I was.