Lacrecia with her Can-Am Commander
When she’s not starting I.V.s or checking vital stats, local registered nurse Lacrecia Beurrier is doing something a lot more fun. She’s winning big UTV off-road races.
The desert racing season kicked off last month at the historically brutal Parker (Ariz.) 250 Race Track. Located on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, Parker is the ultimate proving ground for desert UTV racing. Long-time sponsored driver Lacrecia Beurrier, RN, CFRN, age 44, races for Rockstar Racing, part of Rockstar Custom Motorsports of Lake Havasu City. This two-time Mint 400 champion pilots a Rowdy Dawg-built Can-Am Commander 1000 UTV like a pro.
From Iowa where she grew up riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles and waterskiing, Lacrecia moved to Utah for high school while her parents relocated to Las Vegas.
“With my parents gone, I learned how to survive on my own. How to chop wood, take care of farm animals and I worked hard to make ends meet,” she says.
At the age of 23, she decided to follow her parents to Las Vegas and attend college. She received her RN degree from Clark County Community College in Las Vegas in 2000.
Lacrecia and her husband opened an off-road fabrication shop, Rockstar Custom Motorsports in Lake Havasu City in 2006. As the shop flourished, she continued to work in critical care at the local hospital and as a flight nurse on a medical helicopter. Her proudest moment was a rescue mission from Lake Havasu to Cancun. “There was an American girl down there that had been badly injured on a tour bus. We flew down in a Cessna Conquest and brought her back to San Diego. She was never so happy to see Americans! I was very proud that I was able to go down and bring her home.”
She’s passionate about honoring the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. In her first charity race, the MORE Powder Puff Race For The Cure, in October 2008 in Barstow, Calif., she competed in support of breast cancer awareness, finishing in fourth place despite a flat and a rollover.
In 2012, in Las Vegas, she competed in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400. Her team won the Sportsman UTV and was fourth overall out of approximately 30 UTV’s in the competition. In 2013, Lacrecia and her team came back to win Sportsman UTV for the second and finished fifth overall out of approximately 30 UTV’s.
She will compete at the top level of desert racing when the 2014 Mint 400 returns to Las Vegas in March. Lacrecia and her Team DragonFire will be unveiling a brand new, faster UTV – the new 2013 Can-Am Maverick sponsored by Dragonfire Racing, Ride Now Powersports, Can-Am, Rockstar Racing, Muzzy Racing, Lonestar Racing, Rugged Radio, and Rowdy Dawg Racing.
In addition to off-road racing, Lacrecia enjoys driving on sand dunes, local riding, RC cars and boating on Lake Havasu.
She is a true champion, both on and off the track.
To learn more about the pink ribbons she wears, click on www.komen.org; see rockstarcustomz.com for more details about Lacrecia’s career.