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September '18

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64 THE SHOP SEPTEMBER 2018 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ n response to the rapid growth of its annual Ladies Only Drag Race held at Byron Dragway, Car Chix—a motorsports organization for women—is holding three Powered by Women events in 2018. The Car Chix Ladies-Only Drag Race Series kicked off with a Battle of the Sexes competition in June at Great Lakes Drag- away in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Women raced women in the early Car Chix class rounds, and then the winners took on win- ners from the regular bracket race program, competing for cash prizes, trophies and sponsored gifts from VP Racing Fuels and Lucas Oil Products. The second event of the season is the fifth annual Car Chix Ladies-Only Drag Race and Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Byron Dragway on Aug. 18. Women will compete in a bracket race program to raise money for the All About Me program at Rochelle Hospital in Rochelle, Illinois. In addition to cash prizes and trophies, Car Chix will be awarding several recog- nitions, including: Best Burnout, Fastest MPH, Best Reaction Time, Hottest Ride and Best Dressed Back-Up Boy. All event attendees have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items provided by drag rac- ing's stars, manufacturers and sponsors, with proceeds also going to Rochelle Hos- pital's breast cancer programs. To close out the season, Car Chix will debut Car Chix Outlaw—a heads-up, 1/8th-mile run what ya brung drag race at Cordova International Dragway in Cor- dova, Illinois on Oct. 13. Car Chix has been bringing awareness to women's involvement in drag racing since 2010 with growing attendance at events such as the Drag Racing for Life Breast Cancer fundraiser and the Car Chix Ladies-Only Drag Races. The organization further promotes women in motorsports by offering free advertising and promotional services, men- torship programs and free resources for women in motorsports and the automotive industries. Supporters include: Other World Com- puting, OWC Pro IT Services, Crank It Media, Chicago Intermodal Trucking, Speedwire Systems, Redline Motorsports and Redhorse Performance. This article originally appeared on THE SHOP's website and in our daily eNewsletter. Learn more at theshopmag.com. 'Ladies-Only' Drag Racing Events Revving Up I \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ONE MORE THING... Car Chix has been bringing awareness to women's involvement in drag racing since 2010 with growing attendance at events such as the Drag Racing for Life Breast Cancer fundraiser and ladies-only drag races.

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