Way To Go, Girl! Racing for a Cause

Women riders doing amazing things

Sharing Her Racing Passion

Thank you Laura Carpenter for sharing your new passion for racing with those who may want to follow in your tire tracks, that is, moving from the street to the track. Laura is a 37-year-old mother of two from Everett, Washington, who wrote us at WomenRidersNow.com to say she just started racing and is writing about her experiences in a series of race reports that shes posting on her Web site, pappawheelies.com. Best of luck in your new exciting adventure, Laura! Be sure to log on to Lauras Web site to see what a beginner racer goes through.

Shes Racing To Save Lives

Way to go to Laurel Allen, senior editor of Road Racer X magazine, for getting on her motorcycle and riding to raise money for a childrens charity organization. Even more kudos to Laurel for making her way into our Way To Go Girl! section a second time! Laurel is riding in a mid-April track event called Racing 2 Save Lives. Pledge money she raises goes directly to the charities. She says, “Even small amounts like $5 and $10 add up quickly and are much appreciated. Anything over $50 gets you a receipt good for tax deductions.”

She adds, “Anyone who pledges will be thanked by name in my coverage of the event, and if youd like your organizational affiliation mentioned as well, no problem. For more information about the event itself, please visit www.racing2savelives.org. Thanks Laurel. Weve done our part and pledged some money towards your efforts.

She Must Be Doing Something Right

Amy Holland, founder, publisher, and editor of Friction Zone, a popular free motorcycle magazine distributed in 665 places/dealerships in the west is expanding her magazine to the east coast this spring. “We were doing well here in the west and had looked into the magazines that were available in the east and thought we could provide something good for riders in the eastern states,” says Amy.

Amy, a motorcycle safety instructor, started Friction Zone in 1999. She grew the magazine to 33,000 copies distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The eastern edition of Friction Zone is distributed to 516 places in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In the highly competitive world of magazine publishing, Amy obviously has the formula right.

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