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Angie McBride NHRA Drag Bike Star teams with the Carolina Speed

March 24, 2009 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) - Carolina Speed News Release

The Carolina Speed is getting in the fast lane of National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock Motorcycle racing this year.

The Charlotte-based Arena Football team will be an associate sponsor on Angie McBride's Nitro Fish Pro Stock Buell for her Full Throttle Drag Series events, the team announced.

McBride, a King, N.C. resident, will be competing in select NHRA races. She is a rising star in the sport and looking forward to having the Speed football team on her side

"Eddie Littlefield, owner of the Carolina Speed, has been very supportive of my quest for a championship and I want to do all I can to bring a national championship to his Arena Football team in Charlotte," McBride said.

She is riding the same Buell that Matt Smith - her fiancé and teammate - rode to four victories and seven No. 1 qualifying positions last year. He won the 2007 championship. She has already put up a 6.950-second run and a top speed of 189.50 mph in the quarter mile this season. 

McBride will be signing autographs and her Nitro Fish Caroline Speed Buell will be on display from 6 to 7 p.m. before the Speed game on Saturday, April 4, at the Bojangles Coliseum.

"Arena football is fast, furious and fun," said McBride. "Not as much fun as running190 mph in a quarter mile maybe, but very close."

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