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Dorothy Rowe Dorothy Rowe

Achievements:
First woman to enter in winner's circle at an AMA national race.

Born in Hawthorne, California, in 1960, Dorothy Rowe began riding motorcycles at the age of 5 on family outings in the desert. She began her amateur career at the age of 12, and turned pro at the age of 16. As a Junior ranked rider, Rowe acquired an ex-Randy Goss Harley-Davidson XR750. Though Rowe never became a professional Expert, in 1979 she became the first woman to enter the winner's circle at an AMA national race, finishing second in the Junior class at San Jose, California.