Breast Cancer Research for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center the Focus of All Girl Racers

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An all ladies race at Barstow, California raised money netted close to $100,000 for the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Powder Puff Race for the Cure is an annual hard core off-road racing event where all proceeds benefit the institute.

Kydal and Heather Hays
Kydal and Heather Hays
The Powder Puff Race for the Cure raised money for breast cancer
The Powder Puff Race for the Cure raised money for breast cancer
The goal is to race for three hours and finish as many laps as possible.
The Legend runs with K&N products The Legend runs with K&N products

Kyndal Hays was the driver for Patelli Motorsports, her co-driver was Heather Hays. “Kydal had a baby boy only five days before the race,” said Patelli Motorsports owner Jim Patelli. “A lot of ladies at the race were surprised to see her there and told her she must be crazy. She drove our 1957 Chevrolet sixty miles and three laps to raise money for cancer research.”

Patelli calls his 1957 Chevy, The Legend. “We’ve run that car at the Baja 1000 and SCORE races,” he said. “We also use K&N Engineering products. We raced in Pahrump, Nevada and were stuck in the silt for four hours. Our car was a mess and covered with the mud and the silt. When we looked at the engine it was still running clean thanks to K&N.”

The Legend also finished in second place out of 130 entries at the Powder Puff Race. “It was not about winning,” said Patelli. “It was for a good cause.”

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