CAR CHIX GRUDGE MATCH COMING TO NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA (May 28, 2019) – Car Chix, the premier motorsports organization for women will debut ‘Car Chix Grudge Match’ during the NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway May 31st and June 1st. The ‘Car Chix Grudge Match’ will feature Georgina Buckley and Lea Ochs racing head-to-head in a best two out of three competition. Car Chix will also be sharing the stage with drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney, the Honorary Grand Marshall of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals.
“The invitation to participate at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals with Shirley Muldowney is truly an honor.” stated Jeanette DesJardins, President and Founder of Car Chix, “We look forward to delivering an unforgettable show and we believe the NHRA Route 66 Nationals Car Chix Grudge Match sets the stage for us to present additional opportunities for women in motorsports.”
Georgina Buckley races her 2005 Mustang out of the Buckley Motorsports shop in Lake Villa, Illinois. A veteran of Drag Radial competition, Buckley earned top 10 points finishes in NMCA’s Drag Radial category in 2011 and 2012, then did the same with the Midwest Drag Radial Association in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Georgina Buckley held the title for the fastest woman on X275 drag radials. Georgina is also the only known woman to have earned a NHRA Wally on drag radials at the NHRA Unleashed event at Milan, MI in 2011.
Buckley’s Mustang, ‘Big Bertha’ is powered by a 582 BBC with a Fastlane Nitrous system and is equipped a 158 Powerglide Trans and Mark Micke shifter, Racepak data logging, Racetech seat, Jack Vanover Spec converter, Weld Wheels, Menscer Shocks, Mickey Thompson Pro Bracket tires. Sponsor support comes from RageWraps, Chicago Intermodal Trucking, JLO Competition Motors, Classic Autobody, ATD Transmissions, Menscer Motorsports, PXP Raceawear, Racetech USA, MJE Performance Unlimited, Holeshot Parts & Performance, Spaghetti Menders, Cordova International Raceway and Hyperformance Motorsports.
Lea Ochs, also known as, “Lead Sled Lea” calls Whitewright, Texas home. The Ochs Performance shop is where her 1978 Ford Fairmont Wagon, known as ‘Lead Sled The Resurrection’ was built. Racing in the No Prep world, Lea Ochs earned her first win at the March 2017 Doomsday No Prep event at Northstar Dragway in Denton, TX claiming True Street/Outlaw Street honors, becoming the first female to win a no prep event on a small tire and in a door slammer car. In 2018, Ochs took first place in the Annual Car Chix Women in Motorsports Contest and participated in Drag Week. Drag Illustrated Magazine also honored Ochs as one of 2019’s ‘Hottest Women in Drag Racing’.
Lea’s Fairmont is powered by an Ochs Performance LS 427 with Brian Tooley prepped cylinder heads, cast intake, and spec’d cam; a Nitrous Outlet Interspooler, and Precision Turbo and Engine Turbo Charger. Power is transferred by a Mr. Wendell’s built Powerglide with Sonnax internals, a Pro-Torque billet bolt together converter or a Freakshow Performance billet converter, depending on the powerplant being run. Sponsor support comes from Ochs Performance, Sonnax, 2JMFab, Brian Tooley Racing, Ignite Racing Fuel, Pro-Torque, Freakshow Performance, Mr. Wendell’s Motorsports, Concept Performance, Nitrous Outlet, Precision Turbo, Billet Specialties, JayFab, Bonnie and Clyde Audio, Callies Performance Products and Dart Machinery and J&M Fab & Kustoms.
Drag racing legend and women in motorsports trailblazer, Shirley Muldowney will be serving as the NHRA Route 66 Nationals honorary Grand Marshall and will be helping to call the action of the Car Chix Grudge Match. Muldowney placed 5th on NHRA’s 50 Greatest Drivers list in 2001 by virtue of her 18 NHRA national event wins in Top Fuel with the first coming at the 1976 Springnationals, the first for a woman in the category. In 1977 Shirley became the first woman to earn a Top Fuel World Championship, repeating in 1980 and 1982.
The Car Chix Grudge Match takes place Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st during the NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Attendees are encouraged to use promo code: CARCHIX19 when purchasing tickets at Route66Raceway.com. For every ticket sold using the CARCHIX19 promo code, $5 will be donated to Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that raises awareness and funds for families and non-profit entities that assists in those battling cancer.
For more information about Car Chix or the Car Chix Ladies Only Drag Races, powered by: Other World Computing, OWC Pro IT Services, Crank It Media, Chicago Intermodal Trucking, Speedwire Systems and Redline Motorsports, please visit: www.carchix.com.