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Michelle DiSalvo Michelle DiSalvo

First woman to win an AMA professional dirt track national title.

Born in Butte, Montana in 1973, Michelle DiSalvo is the daughter of a professional racer and has been raised around motorcycles. She started racing amateur events in 1985 and turned pro in 1991, earning Expert status in 1995. In 1998, she earned AMA national number 97 and began to compete in the Harley-Davidson Sportster Performance Series. In 2000 she was top rider in the series, becoming the first woman to earn an AMA dirt track national championship title. DiSalvo is a technician at Modesto Harley-Davidson and builds and maintains her own racing engines.