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K&N's Jenna Jefferies and Defending Champion Shelby Reid Win M.O.R.E Off-Road Race for the Cure

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Reid and Jefferies discussed competing in The Race for the Cure at the beginning of the year, and once they landed some sponsors they made it official.
Reid and Jefferies discussed competing in The Race for the Cure at the beginning of the year, and once they landed some sponsors they made it official.
Women drivers and team owner's wives and daughters, female industry leaders and celebrities - all came together for the 6th Annual Powder Puff Off-Road Race for the Cure. The female-only event was presented by Mohave Off-Road Racing Enthusiast (M.O.R.E.), in Barstow, California, in a show of support for a great cause; Breast Cancer Research.
Jenna Jefferies said that once her and Shelby Reid landed their first jump, and saw they were in clean air, the nerves were all gone.
Jenna Jefferies said that once her and Shelby Reid landed their first jump, and saw they were in clean air, the nerves were all gone.


2010 overall champion, Shelby Reid teamed up with K&N's, Jenna Jefferies, and successfully defend her Unlimited Class 1 victory. Reid is a highly skilled and experienced driver, competing on a regular basis in the M.O.R.E. Series, as well as in BITD (Best in the Desert Racing Association). "I was really excited to ride with her," said Jefferies, "but I do have to say I was also a little nervous."

Jefferies has been around off-road racing most of her life. "I have done this race twice before with my sister-in-law, but those are the only races I have been in," adds Jefferies. Although she's been on some fast runs with her brothers in the past, this was her first ride as co-pilot, responsible for navigating the race, and she proved to be on top of her game.

Reid and Jefferies got off the line in their unlimited heat at noon, and it was a clearly an adrenaline-check start. Instead stomping the gas-peddle and charging, they first had to cruise at 35mph through the mandated speed zone. Then at mile-one the race was on.
Shelby Reid made it back-to-back wins at this year's 6th Annual Powder Puff Off-Road Race for the Cure.
Shelby Reid made it back-to-back wins at this year's 6th Annual Powder Puff Off-Road Race for the Cure.


"We passed the first car within the next mile, and then another," said Jefferies. "We finally passed the fourth car by race mile five and then it was just us and clean air. That was an awesome feeling. We hit our first jump and as we landed I just smiled, from then on my nerves were gone. At the same time, I realized that Shelby is quite the driver!"
The team of Reid and Jefferies definitely plan on coming back in 2012 to defend their title.
The team of Reid and Jefferies definitely plan on coming back in 2012 to defend their title.


As they started their second lap Reid and Jefferies were informed that the second place car was about a minute behind them, and they were closing. "Shelby and I decided that we didn't need to worry about the cars behind us; we needed to focus on ourselves, and what was ahead of us. About a quarter through the third lap we were informed that the second place car had rolled (everyone was okay), and the next car was about nine minutes back. Shelby kept driving her pace and I made sure we stayed on course, the car temperatures stayed where they needed and that she obeyed the speed limits."

Reid and Jefferies decided to team-up for this event after attending races together over the past year or so. Reid and Damen shared driving duties last year and Casey preps her car for each race and helps out in the pits. "We talked about running it together at the beginning of the year, and were able to get some sponsors to help support us, so we signed up," explains Jefferies. "And we definitely plan on doing it again next year."

Jefferies has been working for K&N for over 12 years, and for the past six years she has been the National Accounts Manager. "It is a great job. I get the opportunity to help grow sales, as well as get our products into some of our top accounts stores and warehouses. I also get the opportunity to travel quite a bit and attend several shows/events. It has allowed me to really get to know the industry and realize what a great industry this is."

"It was definitely exciting winning the event, but it gives you chills when you see all of the people out there supporting breast cancer, and you hear the stories of the lives that were lost to this awful disease," continues Jefferies. "It is a great feeling to be part of this event and to raise money that goes towards better research, which helps to save somebody's life in the future."

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