Angelle Sampey, the winningest female racer in the hallowed history of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Angelle was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and found out at an early age that her passion for racing was quite fierce. By the time the diminutive beauty was six she was already winning on her dirt bike making her decision to be in beauty pageants or races quite difficult. After attending Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, Angelle began her professional career in 1996 and won her first race at just her fourth entry in Reading Pa. Not only did Angelle set the world on fire with her first win, she was also the number one qualifier and reset the National E.T. record. The winning didn’t stop there, Angelle went on to become the winningest female racer in 2001 when she surpassed Shirley Muldowney. She continues to hold the title with 42 wins under her belt along with three World Championships. Following her final season in 2008, Angelle announced her retirement from the sport of drag racing with the hopes of starting the family that she longed for. After marrying her husband, Seth Drago, her dreams were completed with the birth of their daughter Ava Jane. In 2014, Angelle received a call from a former team requesting her to fill in after their rider suddenly left. After her return to racing, Angelle won her first national event as a mom and dedicated her win to little Ava Jane. The “Wally” sits proudly in Ava’s play room under a sign that reads, “Dreams only work if you do!