It has always been the dream of Ryan Oehler to pursue his passion of racing at the highest levels of professional motorcycle drag racing. The Illinois racer will have his opportunity when he competes in The Star Racing Riders Challenge April 20-21 at the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Florida.
Ryan is one of 25 motorcycle drag racers who are competing to be the teammate of 3-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey at the NHRA national event in Atlanta May 15-17th. Angelle is the winningest female in NHRA history and races for one of the true legendary teams, Star Racing.
Star Racing, owned by George and Jackie Bryce, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the motorcycle racing business and created The Challenge to give back to the sport they love. One deserving entrant will win the opportunity to race a Star Racing prepared NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, that travels down a quarter mile in under seven seconds approaching 200 MPH, as a teammate to Angelle. The 25 participants are divided into three groups with two from each group advancing to the finals that will take place on April 22-23rd in Gainesville.
“We are excited to have Ryan as part of the competition,” stated Star Racing owner George Bryce. “He is a talented racer and we are looking forward to seeing how he will do in the competition. Ryan and the other riders will not only compete on our motorcycles, but will take part in public speaking and interviews to see who can best represent our team both on and off the track and ultimately win The Star Racing Riders Challenge.”
I got a chance to meet George and Angele in Gainesville at the NHRA race,” added Oehler. “It is going to be amazing being mentored by George Bryce and Angelle Sampey and to have the chance to race as a teammate with Angelle would be life changing. I can’t wait to get to Gainesville and start the challenge.”
For more information on The Star Racing Riders Challenge or Ryan Oehler and his journey, please call Rolfe Schnur at 954-224-8661.