Laura Klock grew up in rural Wisconsin surrounded by motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. Laura not only loved the freedom of riding, she loved exploring how machines worked. Laura and her brother spent many hours taking apart and repairing engines. Laura’s parents divorced when she was young and her father loved motorcycles and stock car racing. As young girl, many of her weekends were spent at the racetrack or in the garage working on race cars. Laura thrived in this environment and this was the time she felt closest to her father. Laura continued riding motorcycles as a young woman, at a time when very few women were riding.
“I remember standing at the starting line and my husband Brian saying to me, now honey if you go 80 MPH its OK, my first pass was 137.575 MPH!”
In 2006 Laura gained attention in the motorcycle community by set a national land speed record of 143.659 MPH racing a customized Harley-Davidson road glide. In 2008, she broke her own record with a speed of 153.906. Laura achieved her personal best of 196.797 MPH in the fall of 2011.
Photo courtesy of Not Stock Photography, John Jackson