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August 13, 2014

DragonFire Races For A Reason 

A pair of true champions are racing are racing this weekend and we are declaring them the winners even before that start! DragonFire is proud to be affiliated with all of our sponsored racers and our valued co-sponsors, but Lacrecia Beurrier and Scott Kuhn are really stepping things up as they compete in a couple of extreme racing challenges with a common goal: Raise money and awareness for causes near and dear to them. 

The 2X Mint 400 Sportsman UTV Champ Lacrecia is teaming up with DragonFire's social media manager Chris Moore to tackle the longest off-road race in North America to support breast cancer awareness. Meanwhile, one of her co-sponsors, CP-Carrillo's Powersports Manager Scott Kuhn, is running the Pikes Peak Marathon to benefit the Shriners Hospitals. As tough as the Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno race may be, it doesn't quite compare to running the highest elevation marathon in the country — uphill! There isn't even enough oxygen at that elevation to keep trees alive and yet Scott will be running a full marathon.

Although he is CP-Carrillo's motorsports guy, Scott is running “America’s Ultimate Challenge” rather than driving. While no marathon is ever easy, throw in the 14,000+ feet elevation and you see the magnitude of the challenge! Since this event takes place August 17th, 2014, it means the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow team can only offer moral support from their finish line in Reno. "I thought we had it tough with 535 miles of silt, rocks and ruts, at least we will be driving rather than running," laughs Lacrecia. "Seriously, we are proud and honored to be part of CP-Carrillo's team and wish Scott the best of luck… he is going to need it!"


Lacrecia has her own reasons for racing. An ER nurse in her day job, she is sporting pink trim on her Can-Am Maverick in the Pro UTV class to help support breast cancer awareness, something she has been doing since her first powder puff race back in the day. "From my first race to the longest off-road race in North America, beating breast cancer has been the reason for racing from day #1." She highlighted the cause at the top of the podium in two consecutive Mint 400 wins… and if all goes according to plan, a Vegas to Reno win this weekend. "We drew the #1 starting spot and hopefully we will be #1 at the finish."


"I am doing this amazingly brutal run for my 3 year old son/best friend Nathan," explains Scott. Nathan was born missing a few bones in his arm, but through the help of Shriners Hospital and a few surgeries, Nathan is now a force to be reckoned with and an inspiration to all. "I picked this race because I wanted to do something extremely difficult that would test my physical and mental limits while discovering new things about myself in the process. Hopefully, in the end, maybe this will lead to someone else doing something to not only try and change the lives of others but their own lives as well."

 Scott has set up a donation website with all proceeds benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Scott can really use our support and this will help give him that little extra needed inspiration to get over the “hump," says Chris Moore. "We have two very different champions competing in totally different disciplines and both of them are doing it for a greater cause. Even before the start, we think Lacrecia and Scott are already winners."


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