Women in Sports
Traci Cecco, the winningest woman in ATV racing with seven national women’s GNCC titles and many more podium finishes to her credit, has been recognized as a Moves magazine 2010 Power Woman.
The Yamaha rider was honored recently at an awards banquet hosted by actor Kelly Washington in New York City as a leader and role model in women’s motorsports."Yamaha congratulates Traci on being recognized as a 2010 Power Woman by Moves magazine," said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager. "Traci is a fierce competitor and a true professional, and we are proud to have her in the Yamaha family. She has elevated women’s ATV racing and continues to be a great role model for anyone in motorsports."Traci has competed for the GNCC Women’s Series championship the past 12 years capturing the trophy more years than not and never finishing out of the top three. Year after year she has gained the respect and admiration of fans, fellow racers and sponsors, and this exciting award is another symbol of everything she has accomplished.Each year, Moves magazine honors "25 influential and successful women in various fields: those who have a marked and practical influence and make a difference in real lives." The magazine recognizes women in a variety of categories including politics, finance, showbiz, television and the media, medicine, sports and fashion. Traci Cecco first found herself on an ATV when she was 10 years old. She started riding with her dad, mainly for fun. It wasn’t until she was about 16 years old that racing ATVs showed up on her radar. Back then it was because she enjoyed beating the boys."I am very competitive," says Traci. "There’s nothing better than getting out there and proving to everyone that a girl can go just as fast and ride the same tracks and trails as everyone else."These days, Traci is beating everyone – men and women – on a regular basis during the morning race of the GNCC Series. A Yamaha veteran, Traci Cecco will continue competing aboard her #202 Yamaha YFZ450X in the GNCC Series and select other ATV Cross Country and MX races across the country.