Car Chix Jr. Dragster Class Debuts at Byron Dragway's Ladies Only Drag Race & Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Car Chix, the motorsports organization for women, continues to raise the bar for the rapidly growing Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Race. To continue the evolution of women in motorsports and to further enhance the future of the sport of drag racing, Car Chix will debut the first ever Car Chix Junior Dragster Class at the upcoming Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Race and Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Byron Dragway (Saturday, August 19, 2017).

Car Chix has been taking the drag racing scene by storm since 2010 with events such as the Drag Racing for Life Breast Cancer Fundraiser (formerly known as Racing for a Cure a Quarter Mile at a Time) and the Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Races. In addition to the notable Car Chix events, the organization further promotes women in motorsports through offering free advertising and promotional services, as well as resources for women in motorsports and the automotive industries.

Most recently, Car Chix earned a spot as a keynote speaker during the highly reviewed ‘Women in Motorsports’ Seminar during the 2016 Performance Racing Industry Show. Earlier in 2016, Car Chix received an award from Memphis International Raceway for ‘Outstanding Leadership in Women’s Motorsports’ and the ‘President’s Award’ from Cordova International Raceway in 2015.

“The kids are the key to the future of this sport,” says Car Chix President and Founder, Jeanette DesJardins, “By offering additional opportunities for the younger generation, we will be enabling and further encouraging the next generation of gearheads and racers.”

The debut of the first Car Chix Junior Dragster Class will take place during the Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Race and Drag Racing for Life Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Byron Dragway. The Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Race is a ¼ mile bracket race consisting of 3 other classes including: Car Chix Pro (11:49 & Quicker), Car Chix Street (11.50 & Slower) and Car Chix Bikes (All Models). The Car Chix Junior Dragster Class is an 1/8th mile bracket race for young ladies ranging from the ages of 6 - 17.

In addition to cash prizes and trophies for the first and second place racers in each class, Car Chix will be awarding several recognitions; including: Best Burn Out, Fastest MPH, Best Reaction Time, Hottest Ride and Best Dressed Back Up Boy.

The Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Race & Breast Cancer Fundraiser, presented by Other World Computing, OWC Pro It Services, Chicago Intermodal Trucking, D&M Corvette Specialists and Redhorse Performance, is scheduled to take place at Byron Dragway in Byron, Illinois, USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017. For more event information, please visit www.carchix.com.



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