By Albert Vasquez
While the 2020 year was a long and rough year for most of us, it didn’t seem to slow down fellow El Pasoan, Janeth Edwards. The 35 year-old motorcycle road racer won multiple races on her Kawasaki 400 and raced her way to victory at the 2020 Formula Femme Cup in Deming, New Mexico. The racing champion conquered the Arroyo Seco Raceway, taking home the championship cup in the femme category of motorcycle road racing. Janeth has only been racing for 2 years but has been riding for most of her life.
Janeth has racing and riding in her blood. Her father was a motocross champion and Janeth feels she is following in his footsteps. She started riding when she was 6 years old and states that as a middle-child and tomboy, she has always wanted to be like her father. She seeks competition wherever she can find it, competing at tracks such as the Inde Motorsports Ranch in Wilcox, Arizona and Arroyo Seco Raceway in Deming, New Mexico. She plans on racing in other tracks in the upcoming year.
While she would love to ride for a living, riding is currently just something that she is extremely passionate about and does when she can. When she is not on her bike winning races, Janeth is busy managing the billing department of a pediatric clinic. She is also the president and founder of Biker Chicks of El Paso, an all-female motorcycle club.
As stated on its Facebook page, Biker Chicks of El Paso is an organized female sports-bike club that is made up of diverse women from all walks of life. The club encourages a positive and genuine attitude toward the community, bikers and all bike clubs. The club also supports children’s charities and actively promotes events to raise funds for children and local non-profits.
It may appear that Janeth has a lot on her plate and has her hands full with many obligations to fulfill, but she doesn’t plan on slowing down now. Her next race will be at the Inde Motorsports Ranch in Wilcox, Arizona on September 19, 2021. There are a total of three races left for the 2021 season. Janeth plans on racing in other categories next year in order to build herself a solid road racing career. She also intends on ending the year and season as the 2021 Formula Femme Cup Champion and is well on her way in doing so.