- Jamie Astudillo became the first female to earn a podium in MotoAmerica competition when she finished third this past April in the second of two Junior Cup races at Road Atlanta.
- Born with a hearing impairment, Ashley Fiolek was the first female to earn a factory ride, with Honda in 2009. She won the Women's Motocross Championship four times.
- Shelina Moreda was the first woman to race a motorcycle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Covergirl model has also raced in China, Europe, Japan, and Qatar.
- Ex-MotoAmerica Superbike racer Elena Myers was the first woman to win a professional race of any kind—the 2012 AMA Pro SuperSport event—at Daytona International Speedway.
- Melissa Paris was the first female to qualify for an FIM World Supersport race. She also competed in the FIM Endurance World Championship and tested a Yamaha MotoGP bike.
- Angelle Sampey is the winningest female in professional motorsports history. The Louisiana native won 41 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle races and three championships.
- Shayna Texter is the only woman to win an AMA Pro Flat Track main event. The popular Pennsylvania native is credited with 15 victories, including the recent Black Hills Half-Mile.
- Valerie Thompson is the world's fastest female motorcycle racer at 328.467 mph. An eight-time land-speed record holder, she survived a 343-mph crash earlier this year.