THE MACHINIST

Gabrielle Hughes

At the age of 18, I started riding on a XR100 and soon incorporated a CRF250. Wanting to get into flat track racing, I bought a CRF150F in 2020. I earned second place in my first race at a local short track. Later that year I finished third place overall in my class after racing a TT, short rack, and a half mile. Racing last season motivated me to get my motorcycle and myself fully prepared for 2021. During the process, Royal Enfield threw a wrench in those plans in the best way. Instead of improving my 150cc, I will now be building a Royal Enfield INT 650.

Over the last few years, I have also been learning the basics of CNC machining. At the beginning of 2020, my boyfriend, Jeffery, and I moved a couple hours away to where he grew up. This allowed us to start a business machining flat track parts utilizing his dad’s CNC machine shop. We are now working full time in our business, Lowery Racing, which has always been our dream. I am excited to machine a lot of incredible parts to make my Royal Enfield a competitive flat tracker.

My days consist of motorcycles, machines, and my pups, and I could not imagine spending them any better.

When asked why Gabrielle was keen on being part of the BTR program she responded

“Royal Enfield’s Flat Track BUILD. TRAIN. RACE. program is giving me the opportunity to build their INT 650 into an incredible flat tracker. I will be pushing my CNC machining skills to make wheels, triple clamps, control levers, and more. Utilizing titanium, stainless, and aircraft grade aluminum, I will be pulling out all the stops to build a competitive bike. I look forward to training hard and laying it all out on the track.”

You can follow her adventures, on Instagram @Machinist_Gab and her business Instagram @Lowery_Racing.

Build

Gabrielle’s 2021 Flat Track Royal Enfield INT 650

Train

Race