2009 Powder Puff Desert Race
October 10, 2009
Ok, if you’re a desert rat you’ll get what I’m talking about…if not, check it out – here’s a crash course! Desert racing is a completely different sport from your pavement races and dirt track events. Most think Baja now for longer races, mostly due to BLM and land issues.
There are still some US desert races that run a longer race loop such as SCORE’s Primm 300 and BitD’s mega-sweet Parker & Vegas to Reno events in Nevada and Arizona. But, travel and entry fees are much on everyone’s minds going racing.
As today’s economy has dictated where racers go race – long time “smaller” promoters like MORE, MDR, SNORE have continued to see good car counts and are absolutely great venues for good old fashioned, grassroots racing. Following the “best bang for your buck” idea, these are the events you need to try!
This year’s MORE Powder Puff race is an excellent example. With a sea of pink crew shirts and race car paint schemes excited ladies only drivers and co-riders showed up in anything and everything they could borrow, beg or…well, you know just to make the race.
Very much a family affair, off-roaders have always had a big heart and love their sport. Benefiting the Cedar Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Center - moms, sisters and daughters wore the fire suits, helmets and gloves today. The guys did the crewing duties for the weekend!
Tons of excitement during Staging
Profile of a 1600 Race Buggy
Remember Baja Bugs? They’re alive and well!
Vintage racer, but it’s all in having fun
Great Light Covers!
Trust me…we have suspension
For those unfamiliar with desert racing, here’s how the pre-runner craze first started!
You don’t see these Pit Boards in NASCAR!
More VW Baja’s
This is not Vintage
Old school racers out there – Pit Sign or Skid Plate??? (oh yeah, great decal placement!)
Who says UTV’s are for hunting?
No fair! Windows up means A/C on!!!
On the other spectrum, Class 11 is as LIMITED as you get…stock everything! But, they finished and are all smiles – congrats!
How did those get on the bumper???
Who’s catching who?
Time to cruise the desert! Bring 4 of your best friends…
Finishing is half the battle, isn’t it?
This is not a pre-runner.
*** Special thanks to everyone at Jefferies Racing. I had a great time, thanks for the hospitality! ***
Even with some down time on their 3rd lap, Mindy and Jenna finished 9th out of 20 in class. The truck looked good!
So Jenna, what happened?
Did I mention fun for the whole family? After the girls took the finish flag, cool mom Mindy tends to her next generation racer…
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See you at the races!