Fast Lady Lacrecia Beurrier Draws #1 Starting Position For Vegas To Reno
CHANDLER, AZ – August 6, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Vegas to Reno is renown as the longest off-road race in the United States… and it is equally notorious for being almost impossible to pass on. Good thing that DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow racer Lacrecia Beurrier drew the #1 starting position that puts her on the starting line ahead of 40 other UTVs! Spanning 535 miles of “fun” — at least that is how race promoter Casey Folks describes the course — the race is set to go off on Friday, August 15.
“We have had some bad luck this season, so it is about time I won the lottery for Vegas to Reno,” laughs Lacrecia. “I have always wanted to tell some of the boys to eat my dust… and now I can,” claims the 2X Mint 400 Sportsman Class champ who stepped to the Pro ranks this season to compete with the big boys of the sport. “We learned a lot from ending up on our lid twice at Silver State 300 and really are looking forward to doing better this time out.” Not to mention keeping it right-side up!
Drawing the #1 starting position is key to doing well in a point-to-point race like Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno, but maybe even more important is not suffering any mechanicals. “This race is known for the fact that you often outrun your chase team,” explains Lacrecia. “Pit strategy and reliability are critical factors. Our Can-Am Maverick already has plenty of horsepower on tap to keep everyone else eating our dust!”
“We were always fast enough, but sometimes you need to be able to slow down in order to go faster, which was our downfall at the Silver State 300,” says co-driver Chris Moore. “Beefed up brakes and the great starting position should be the 1-2 punch we need to knock out the competition. Although Lacrecia normally doesn’t like to start up front, this is the one race where she really is willing to break trail.”
A new wrap from Wolf Graphics and some magic elixir from Mothers Polish should keep the Can-Am looking good all the way to the finish. “We totally rebuilt the car after the brake issues and subsequent crashes at the Silver State,” adds crew chief Eric Beurrier. “Now the Maverick looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside… and works even better.” For an insider’s view of just how much work has been done to the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow Maverick, check out this video:
Lacrecia would like to thank all her sponsors, including Bell, BS Sand, Bulldog, Can-Am, CP-Carillo, DragonFire, Elka, EPI, ITP, Mothers Polish, Muzzy’s, RideNow, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For more info about The Vegas to Reno, click on http://www.bitd.com
ABOUT LACRECIA BEURRIER
This two-time Mint 400 winner races for a reason — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car last October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing For The Cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and powderpuff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title… proudly running the ribbon and pink trim for both her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu, Arizona. DragonFire, Can-Am and RideNow are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. See http://rockstarcustomz.com for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.