Charlotte, NC – 01/22/2014 – LeeAnn Shattuck (a.k.a. “The Car ChickTM”), co-owner of Women’s Automotive Solutions® and co-host of the internationally syndicated America’s Garage Radio Show has been recruited to drive for a woman-owned race team (Eagle Racing) in the 24 Hours of LeMons (yes, that’s spelled correctly) race at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on February 1-2, 2014.
The 24 Hours of LeMons is a grueling, 24 hour endurance race on one of the most prestigious road courses in America. Isn’t that the “24 Hours of Le Mans“? Nope. It’s “LeMons“, as in “lemons”. What’s the difference? The 24 Hours of LeMans involves multi-million dollar Porsches, Ferraris and Prototypes piloted by the top professional race car drivers in the world. The 24 Hours of LeMons involves $500 pieces of junk decorated like parade floats and driven by morons (many of whom are also professional race car drivers). The 24 Hours of LeMons is a series of endurance road races held around the country each year to raise money for Speedway Children’s Charities.
Samantha Bickford, owner of Eagle Racing, recruited Shattuck to drive for her team after seeing Shattuck race at Virginia International Raceway in November, where Shattuck was the celebrity driver at a Mini Cooper event. The team, nicknamed the “Cherry Bombs”, features three women racing drivers, including Shattuck and Bickford, and two men. The drivers will trade out in two hour shifts to complete the challenging, two day race.
“I am so honored to have been selected for the Eagle Racing team,” said Shattuck. “They race smart and have a history of consistency and success.” Endurance racing will be a new challenge for Shattuck who has been involved in high performance driving and racing for nearly 25 years, including road racing, Auto X, Legends racing, dirt track, ice rally and drag racing. “Endurance racing requires a completely different driving style and focus,” notes Shattuck. “You have to curb your competitive urges and drive to preserve both the car and the driver.”
Shattuck is sponsored by Woodie’s Auto Service & Repair, a local family-owned company with eight locations around the Charlotte area, and by the Grapevine Wine Shop & Wine Bar in Baxter Village, Fort Mill, SC.
Visit http://www.CarChickRacing.com/ to learn more.
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