Barstow, CA (October 11, 2010)—Somehow “Powder Puff” and “Mojave Desert” do not seem to go together. But that was the case this past weekend as the Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiast (MORE) held their fifth annual Powder Puff race for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 8th and 9th. The race, which originates in Barstow, CA, consists of completing as many laps as possible during a four hour time period around the 27 mile course through the Mojave Desert.
Proceeds from the race went directly to Cedars-Sinai Ladies Breast Cancer Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. A host of corporate sponsors also chipped in with donations along with raffles and other fund raising activities for a sizable contribution.
Angie Dailey, Kathy Greaves, Michelle Huseman, and Gabriel Carpenter, using Dailey Motorsports’ truck, tag teamed to win the TrophyLite class and came in second in the Class 3000. The girls completed five grueling laps in the four hour time frame. The first 2 laps were driven by Angie Dailey, wife of Patrick Dailey and co-owner of Dailey Motorsports, with desert racer Gabriel Carpenter riding shotgun. Kathy Greaves, wife of TORC Series Pro 4 champion Johnny Greaves, took over on laps 3-5 with Michelle Huseman, wife of Rick Huseman, last year’s Pro 4 champion, serving as the co-pilot. The ladies were decked out in their husband’s racing firesuits.
This year’s event began Friday evening at the of factory outlet mall in Barstow with tech and contingency sign in. Saturday’s racing started early and went until 4 pm. Following the race there was a BBQ and live concert following along with the raffle.
“We had such a great time,” said Kathy Greaves. “The course was really rough. Michelle did a great job guiding me through the dust and keeping us on track—in other words, we didn’t get lost! Angie and Gabby were awesome—they gave us a great start by maneuvering through all the traffic and thick dust at the start of the race. That was critical to make sure the truck was 100% when we took over. I have a new appreciation for off-road racers. We had a blast and glad we could contribute and bring awareness to this worthy cause.”