Syck Bubblegum: Speedway’s first all female sidehack racing team

Shawnay and Heather wait for their turn to get some track time.

Shawnay and Heather wait for their turn to get some track time.

550291_163954343753687_230211534_nThe first all girl Speedway sidehack team known as Syck Bubblegum Racing (named after the Rob Zombie song) is about to wreak havoc on the Southern California speedway arena. Heather Rowe and Shawnay Aguilera will be making their debut this 2013 racing season on a classic New Zealand born sidehack with a 1980’s Kawasaki Police KZ1000 engine roaring beneath them. For Heather, formerly the “monkey” of team Superbeast Rowe, this will be her first season as the rider and for Shawnay, this will be her first season as the “monkey” or person who hangs off the back while Heather drifts the sidehack sideways through a corner.

Their KZ1000 sidehack, formerly known as the “beast” was used as a loaner bike for newbies looking to get a taste of sidehack madness through the years. But now in the hands of the girls, it has been completely rebuilt from the frame up by guess what, mostly WOMEN!!

Heather is so dedicated to speedway racing, she had Corey Miller tattoo a replica of a race photo taken of her and her husband during last year's season on her stomach.

Heather is so dedicated to speedway racing, she had Corey Miller tattoo a replica of a race photo taken of her and her husband during last year’s season on her stomach.

Syck Bubblegum Racing Info:

Riders: Heather Rowe (operator), Shawnay Aguilera (monkey)

Mechanics: Joe Jones, Rachael Maltbie

Gas tank and body painted by: Suzanna at J&S Customs

Powder coating by: B&B in Riverside, CA

Diamond plating cut and fitted by: Heather Rowe

Sponsors: motoinked.com, Six Feet Under

Tracks Syck Bubblegum will be racing at: Pirate Speedway, Costa Mesa Fairgrounds, Victorville Fairgrounds, Industry Hills Grand Arena

Heather is excited for the upcoming season. She says, “I wanted to have this all girl team to set an example for all the little girls and women in the audience to let them know they can do anything they want! Racing has nothing to do with testosterone! I think woman are better listeners and more graceful in their movements on the track because after all, you want to be smooth!!”

And when it comes to having a new monkey, Heather is confident. “Shawnay and I felt in sync out there. She’s very smooth in her weight distribution and the bike responded well to her. We still have a lot to learn and we will be learning every time we get out there. The only thing that is important to us is that everyone has fun and walks away safe from every race!”

Race Schedule, rider profiles and points standings can be found here.

Stay tuned to motoinked.com to see upcoming race photos, interviews and videos from Syck Bubblegum Racing.

Here’s a look at how the “beast” transformed to “Syck Bubblegum.”

Here are some photos from Heather and Shawnay’s initial practice runs. First race is April 13th at Victorville Raceway.

Video from Heather and Shawnay’s first practice

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