All-American Girl Racing Wins SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 (Amanda Drenning, Heather Bonanni, Beccy Gordon, Robyn Gordon) ORANGE, Calif. -- Sept. 10, 2006-- All-American Girl Racing captured a second consecutive win in Primm Valley...
All-American Girl Racing Wins SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300
(Amanda Drenning, Heather Bonanni, Beccy Gordon, Robyn Gordon)
ORANGE, Calif. -- Sept. 10, 2006-- All-American Girl Racing captured a second consecutive win in Primm Valley Saturday during the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300. Despite two flat tires and a driver change, the girls were first to the finish line and captured class victory. Their last win in Primm was April 2006 at the MDR Buffalo Bill's 400.
"Today was awesome," said driver Robyn Gordon. "We are proud to bring home another win for All-American Girl Racing and SoBe Life Water. The course was extremely rough; however the car was absolutely flawless thanks to the hard work of Travis Fletcher and our entire team. Starting dead last stuck us behind several slower cars and it was tough to manipulate through their dust. I was worried it would slow us down too much, but our lap times were very impressive. The only thing that slowed us down was changing the flat tires in the pit. Honestly, I didn't even know they were flat while I was out there. My co-driver, Amanda, did an amazing job navigating for the first time."
The SoBe Life Water 2-seater buggy finished its 2 laps (148 miles) in 3 hours, 39 minutes, 46 seconds with an average speed of 40.406 mph and a top speed of 91 mph. Sisters Robyn and Beccy Gordon shared driving duties while co-drivers (passengers) Amanda Drenning and Heather Bonanni navigated the rough terrain. Driver Kate Sutton was scheduled to participate, but a last minute illness kept her on the sidelines for this event.
"Navigating for Beccy was an amazing experience," said Heather Bonanni. "Being a navigator for the first time was nerve-wracking at first, but the minute Beccy took off after the driver change, I immediately felt confident in her driving abilities and comfortable sitting next to her. She is a great driver and really impressed me on how she handled such a rough course. I'll sit next to her any day!"
This year's SCORE Primm 300 was slated as one of the toughest courses in series history marking the girls' victory an impressive run. Of 168 official starters, there were only 86 finishers.
"This race is dedicated to Lou at SoBe," said Beccy Gordon. "Without his belief in our team and our abilities, we would not be here. We also need to thank everyone that has stood behind us, our sponsors, family and friends. This win solidifies our place in this sport. We are out here to have fun, compete and most importantly win. I'm so proud to finally receive a BFGoodrich Winner's hat! Off to the 1000 we go..."
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