The Cancer Journeys Foundation and CalClub Autocross Host the World's First Mixed-gender Team Autocross Event

October 25, 2018
Download as PDF Single Release RSS Feed
Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Email

MANHATTAN BEACH CALIFORNIA — The Cancer Journeys Foundation and CalClub Autocross made motor sports history on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, hosting the world’s first mixed-gender team autocross competition.

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 on Sunday, October 21st, 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 using its 2010 Mazda Miata NC.

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.

Under 21 male winner at the 2018 Stop Cancer Autocross ChallengeWinning times were computed using the PAX indexing system, which allows teams compete on an even basis regardless of the type of car.

Cancer Journeys Foundation president Robert Hess extended a huge “Thank You” to CalClub’s Lauren Kane-Porta for doing all of the coordination to make the event happen and to the CalClub Autocross Board for approving the concept.

The Auto Club Fontana competition was the first in the Stop Cancer Autocross Challenge series. Drivers interested in participating can join the information list on the Tour de USA website – Stop Cancer Autocross Challenge.

About the Tour de USA

The Tour de USA is a Cancer Journeys Foundation outreach program for cancer awareness within the automotive enthusiast community.

About the Cancer Journeys Foundation

The Cancer Journeys Foundation provide a comprehensive digital information center for cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. The Foundation also operates an award-nominated prostate cancer early detection system, free to everyone at

For more information, contact Robert Hess, president, at the contact information below.

SOURCE: Press Advantage [Link]

Download as PDF Single Release RSS Feed
Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Email

About Cancer Journeys Foundation:

The Cancer Journeys Foundation provides support to the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States and their families and care givers as they move through their individual cancer journeys.

Contact Cancer Journeys Foundation:

Robert Hess
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 576
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Social Media:

Additional News Releases From Cancer Journeys Foundation:

January 18, 2019Just Released: An “On-the-Go” Prostate Cancer Tracker

October 15, 2018The 8th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Raised over $7,000 for Prostate Cancer

September 28, 20182018 Tour de USA for Prostate Cancer Awareness World Record Road Rally Attempt Ends on a High Note in Los Angeles

September 25, 2018Venice, California-based Weavy sponsors the 2018 Tour de USA for Prostate Cancer Awareness

August 20, 2018Texas Governor Greg Abbott Names September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

August 20, 2018The Cancer Journeys Foundation Announces First of Its Kind Sport Car Autocross Championship for Cancer Prevention

June 06, 2018In Support of Annual Men’s Health Month, Manhattan Beach-based Cancer Journeys Foundation Announces It’s Dad’s Day Walk Along the Beach on June 17, 2018 in Manhattan Beach, California.

May 25, 2018The Cancer Journeys Foundation Honors American Servicemen and Women on Memorial Day 2018 with Inaugural Walk Along the Beach

May 10, 2018Livestream Joins as a Sponsor for the Cancer Journeys Foundation’s 2018 Tour de USA® for Prostate Cancer World Record Attempt