Tuesday, April 11, 2006
AAGR WINS the SNORE Buffalo Bill's 400 In Their Debut
All-American Girl Racing (AAGR)won in their first off-road race driving the SoBe Life Water class-10 car to victory at the Buffalo Bills 400 in Primm, Nevada.
“I never thought this ‘crazy’ dream we had seven months ago would turn into a reality,” said Heather Bonanni, driver and team co-owner. “It’s bigger and better than I had ever imagined. I am so lucky to be on a team with such a great group of women. I would like to thank everyone who helped with our program for their hard work and most importantly for believing in us.”
AAGR, along with help of the "Pit Lizards," witnessed a nearly flawless day. The ladies are thrilled by their early success and now have their next goal: The Baja 500.
Less than two months ago, AAGR was formed by Heather Bonanni, Kate Sutton, Jamie Nye, Cari Penhall, Lori Lynch, Beccy and Robyn Gordon. All of these ladies grew up in the desert watching their fathers, brothers, uncles, husbands and boyfriends race. They figured it was time for the men to help them get behind the wheel. Last weekend their dream became a reality as they competed in their first race and grabbed the victory.
SoBe Life Water will partner with AAGR as the team’s official refueling beverage. AAGR is the first and only all-female race team to compete in SNORE, MDR, and SCORE International Off-Road racing events, including the treacherous Baja 500 and the infamous Baja 1000.
Special thanks to: Brian Burgess, (especially for the CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Sobe Life Water, BFGoodrich, Vision X, Penhall Fabrication, Robby Gordon Off-Road Wheels, Mission Motorsports, Fat Performance, Dirt Bagz, Young Gun Powder Coating, Oakley, Beard Seats, Beam Designs, Caltime, McKenzie's, Donnie Smith Plumbing, Killer Dana, Jerry Penhall, Bob Gordon, John Bonanni, Derek Nye, Louie, Scott, Ted, Skylar, Amanda, Jenna, Chris, Mike, our families, friends, supporters and anyone and everyone that cheered for us! Thank you is not enough.