Paint The 1/4 Pink Charity Race For Breast Cancer
“Paint The ¼ Pink” is a charity all female motorcycle drag race to raise money for “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation” that will be held July 21-22 at the MIROCK Bike Fest.
In July of 2011 the race track temperature was over 100º, ten women dressed from head to toe in their race leathers competed in the first Paint the ¼ Pink Event with nothing to gain from it other than the satisfaction of supporting an event for Breast Cancer Awareness. Some of the ladies selflessness was evident; they came from near and as far as Florida, and Atlanta just to show their support! Whitney Grant was crowned the 1st Queen of the ¼ Pink that stifling day in July. Fast forward to January 2012 after numerous contacts via telephone and e-mail the ¼ Mile will be painted Pink once again. On July 21st-22nd, 2012 some of the fastest females in Drag Racing will be competing in the 2nd annual Paint the ¼ mile Pink event to be held at the MIROCK Bike Fest in Budds Creek, MD
With this years’ event we would like to take time to get to know the extraordinary women that will be competing. Each week we will highlight a different lady and provide a brief insight into the individuals past, present, and future goals.
This week we feature : Lea Martinez
I am a wife, and mother of two beautiful children. Samantha who is 22 & my son V.J. who is 14. Racing is in my blood. My father used to race pro stock cars when I was a child. My brother and my step sister raced motorcycles. So it was always something I knew I wanted to do. I moved to Florida in 2004, and went through a lot of changes in my life. I was 37 years old when I first learned how to ride a motorcycle, 6 months later I was not only riding, I was learning how to drag race.
Future ambitions :
To continue to grow as a drag racer. To keep raising awareness for breast cancer through my racing, and help others in any way that I can. To become a full time professional drag racer.
My bike is a 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa
Goals for this season : My goals for this season are to attend as many races as I can. Win as many as possible, and to represent my sponsors to the fullest!
Why are you part of this event : I am a part of this event because it is personal for me. I am a 2 & 1/2 year Breast Cancer Survivor !! I want to be a part of this event to represent for all of the survivors out there, those still fighting their battle, and for those who have lost their battles. I am a SURVIVOR forever changed Fighting to the End !!