August 06, 2014
| WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE [0Comments]
Lacrecia Hits The Jackpot For Vegas To Reno
Nothing like winning the lottery or hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas or Reno! That is exactly what DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow racer Lacrecia Beurrier has done by drawing the coveted #1 starting position for the upcoming Vegas to Reno race. Not only is the longest off-race in the United States notorious for being tough to pass on, it is also dusty! Lacrecia's lottery win puts her and co-driver Chris Moore on the starting line ahead of 40 other UTVs on Friday, August 15!
Adding to the challenge is the fact that the 535 mile race is a point-to-point race, so pit logistics become an issue. As tough as The Mint 400 was, it still circled back to a main pit… no such luck for V2R. "This race is known for the fact that you often outrun your chase team," says Lacrecia. "Pit strategy and reliability are critical factors. Fortunately our Can-Am Maverick already has plenty of horsepower on tap to keep everyone else eating our dust!"
The 2X Mint 400 Sportsman Class champ, Lacrecia stepped to the Pro ranks this season to compete with the big boys of the sport but suffered some tough breaks in the past couple races. "We learned a lot from ending up on our lid twice at Silver State 300 and really are looking forward to doing better this time out." Not to mention keeping it right-side up!
Team DragonFire was plenty fast enough, setting fast times at The Mint 400 and the Silver State, but sometimes you need to be able to slow down in order to go faster. Failed brakes and a faulty fuel pump were the team's downfall at the Silver State 300, both of which have been totally rebuilt for V2R.
Fresh fluids from Royal Purple, new tires and wheels from ITP and the team is ready to rock and roll! A new wrap from Wolf Graphics and some magic elixir from Mothers Polish should keep the Can-Am looking good all the way to the finish.
"We totally rebuilt the car after the brake issues and subsequent crashes at the Silver State," adds crew chief Eric Beurrier. "Now the Maverick looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside… and works even better." For an insider's view of just how much work has been done to the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow Maverick, check out this video:
Lacrecia would also like to thank all her sponsors, including Bell, BS Sand, Bulldog, Can-Am, CP-Carillo, DragonFire, Elka, EPI, ITP, Mothers Polish, Muzzy's, RideNow, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For more info about The Vegas-To-Reno, click on http://www.bitd.com