September 07, 2011 // Franchising.com // MISSION VIEJO, CA — Sir Speedy, Inc. recently announced it will sponsor Leslie Porterfield, "The fastest woman in the world on a motorcycle," for a second year. Shortly after the announcement, Porterfield set two new records at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. First, at the mid-August Speedweek event, she rode a Honda CBR1000 to a remarkable 197mph. Then, at the BUB Speed Trials, held August 27-September 1, she broke the production 1000cc class FIM/AMA world record, taking the same bike to a blistering 200.137 mph. It was the first time a bike of this kind has had a record over 200 mph. Her next event is the Top Speed Shootout, Sept. 19-24. Says Leslie, "Having Sir Speedy's support for a second race season is fantastic! I am looking forward to setting new world records and making history in Land Speed Racing aboard the Sir Speedy Honda racebikes."
"Leslie is a true professional and an ideal representative for our brand," said David Robidoux, Vice President of Marketing for Sir Speedy, Inc. "Her positive spirit and drive for excellence align well with the values we hold as an organization. We wish her luck and hope to see her break records at all of her 2011 speed attempts."
Leslie Porterfield holds a Guinness World Record as the fastest woman in the world on two wheels, having reached 232.5 mph in 2008. This year Leslie will ride four motorcycles in four different classes, all of which will be painted Sir Speedy's signature red and adorned with the Sir Speedy logo. Leslie's progress can be followed at www.facebook.com/PorterfieldSirSpeedy.
Sir Speedy provides printing and marketing services designed to help companies grow. Products and services include traditional printing, copying and mailing services as well as value-added offerings such as web to print solutions, integrated direct marketing tools, and promotional products. Sir Speedy helps companies meet their business growth objectives from lead generation, customer retention and reactivation to brand management and more.
Sir Speedy franchises are locally owned and operated and are part of a worldwide network of franchise brands and affiliates that spans more than 600 locations in 13 countries. Based in Mission Viejo, California, Sir Speedy has received numerous awards and recognition including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 400, an AllStar Top 300 Award, a Franchise 50 Award and a Franchisee Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review.