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 Despite the blind rush to go racing, both Buerriers had a blast. “We rolled over on our side, got a flat and still finished in 4th place out of 10 ladies! We were then absolutely hooked on desert racing!” However there were no Powder Puff classes in the Best In The Desert series, but that didn’t stop Lacrecia.
“I raced my first BITD Pro race in 2009 and finished 4th place racing against all men,” she says. The guys asked Eric what he had done to the car to make it so fast. “Nothing,” he told them. “She’s just fast!”
GOING PRO WITH POLARIS
In 2010 the team purchased its first Polaris RZR 800. “We raced two BITD seasons, winning every race we entered in the Sportsman class and finishing in
the top 5 of all the UTVs. We stepped up to a RZR 1000 in 2015 and won the BITD Unlimited Pro Championship. We also finished 2nd in points in the BITD Production Pro 1000 class in 2016 with the same car.”
Along the way, Lacrecia picked
up 3rd in the inaugural UTV World Championships, as well as being 2x Baja 1000 finishers and 3x Mint 400 Champions. “We are now racing in the UTV Production Turbo class as part of the Polaris team.”
“I owe a lot of my success to my husband and son.” Although Eric is
crew chief and son Trevor is now racing himself, they are still #1 fans and wrench spinners come race day. “They are the very best crew in desert racing!”
IN THE BEGINNING
“When I started racing BITD, there was only one other woman who had raced a side x side before me. The year we got serious (2009) I was the only female side x side racer in the series.” Now there are several fast females competing in the series, including Katie Vernola, Corry Weller and rookie Ashley Burton. “They have a ton of talent. I
like to think that I had a small part in inspiring them to come out and race...
It isn’t easy being female in this sport, but it sure is fun seeing the look on their faces when we beat the boys!”
In addition to Eric and Trevor, there is another rock star on the Rockstar Racing team. “Along the way we picked up Emily Dobrzenski as a valued crew member and co-driver. She was working
as a tech in the ER and asked once
if she could tag along. She has stuck with us ever since. It’s nice having another female on the team and one that can help if there is ever a medical emergency.”
Although it has been a decade, Lacrecia is still as passionate as ever about racing for a reason. “It’s been 10 years of fun and I can’t imagine doing anything else when I’m not saving lives! We also continue to raise money throughout the year for breast cancer awareness and research. It’s where we started and it is still dear to our hearts. See you all in the desert!”
For more details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program, follow along on Facebook
@ https://www.facebook.com/ rockstarracing924/ v
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