The 2018 Stop Cancer Autocross Challenge
Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California, October 21, 2018
The Cancer Journeys Foundation and the Sports Car Club of America made motorsports history on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
In partnership with CalClub Autocross, the Cancer Journeys Foundation held the world’s first mixed-gender team motor sports event, the 2018 Stop Cancer Autocross Challenge at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
The goal of the Stop Cancer Challenge series is two fold: 1) to get women and men working together to reduce cancer deaths through screening and early detection and 2) to bring more women into motorsports.
Of the 98 drivers who competed in the overall competition, 32 drivers formed 16 mixed-gender teams and competed in three age categories. The teams competed in cars across all types, from historic Morgan roadsters to Porsche Caymans. The Cancer Journeys Foundation competed in our wonderful Mazda Miata.
The first place team in the Open Age Category won in a 2006 Porsche Cayman S, with the second place driving a 2016 Miata ND. The third place team drove a 2010 Corvette GS.
The Under 21 team won in a Cosmic Mercury while the >130 Age Category winners were a husband and wife team driving a 1966 Morgan Plus 4.
Winning times were computed using the PAX indexing system to let the teams compete on an even basis regardless of the type of car.
The Cancer Journeys Foundation extended a huge “Thank You” to Lauren Kane-Porta for doing all of the coordination to make the event happen and to the CalClub Autocross Board for approving the concept.
One of our lady competitors drove her first-ever autocross race on Sunday and loved it. Click this link for the Final Results.
You don’t need a special race car to compete in autocross. You can use your daily driver. You also don’t need a race license. You simply need a valid state driver license.
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The wonderful members of the Morgan Club sponsored and organized the event.