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Melissa Paris   » rider bio

Birth date February 18, 1983
Birth place Concord, California
Hometown Oceanside, California
Height 5-5
Weight 115
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Melissa Paris

Career Highlights

2013 - Made 13 starts in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike competition, earning a season-best 10th place finish in the Daytona 200. Raced for MPH Racing Honda.    

2012 - Competed in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, making evelen starts and placing 40th in the standings.

2011 - Competed in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, finishing a season-high 16th place at Miller.  Raced for HT Moto Yamaha.

2010 - Contended the majority of the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship, earning 30th overall and finishing as high as 15th. 

2009 - Competed in nine rounds of AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, earning a best finish of 21st in the Daytona 200, the highest finish for a female rider in the history of the event. Sustained a broken leg at VIR but a quick recovery had Paris back on her race bike before the end of the year.

2008 - Competed aboard a Honda RS250 in USGPRU and CCS.  Claimed two pole positions, two podiums and one win with USGPRU. Won the CCS National Lightweight GP championship at Daytona.

2007 - Competed in the WERA National Endurance series, winning two races.  Claimed four other podium positions.  Also placed third at the USGPRU/AMA 125GP event held at Miller Motorsports Park.

Early Career - Began racing at age 21, only one year after learning to ride a motorcycle.


  • Cardo Systems, Inc.
  • Clearwater Lights
  • Cortech
  • Dunlop
  • GoPro
  • Harley-Davidson
  • KYMCO
  • MotoBatt
  • Racersites
  • Saddlemen
  • Sunoco
  • Vance and Hines