Meet the Horsepower & Heels Staff dedicated to bringing you the latest news, stories, and resources on women of motorsports.
Horsepower & Heels Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Erica Ortiz is the founder of HorsepowerandHeels.com and and strong advocate of women in motorsports. A veteran both behind the wheel and behind a torque wrench, Erica brings over 10 years of experience navigating the male-dominated motorsports arena from the female perspective. She is also an accomplished drag racer, campaigning the Twin Turbo Pro Mod that gave birth to the Horsepower & Heels movement.
Social: @HorsepowerHeels Email: [email protected]
Contributor, ‘Heel Clicks‘
Living and breathing all things auto, Kelly Morris has been turning wrenches with her dad since she was fresh out of diapers at their family run garage located in Hanford, California. Currently building a track-focused 1982 Mercury L Capri, during her downtime Kelly is involved in several social media platforms that support women’s initiatives in the motorsports.
Taylor Hyatt has been involved in club based road racing as far back as she can remember, but has a passion for all things racing. There isn’t a weekend that goes by that you won’t find her at a racetrack interviewing, volunteering or putting social media to work. Taylor has previous on-air experience supporting women in motorsports and continues to do so in her writing.
Contributor, Truck & Tractor Pulling
Mackenzie LaRue is a 23 year-old student from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. She competes in the sport of truck and tractor pulling with her super modified two wheel drive truck called Child’s Play. Mackenzie has grown up in the sport as her dad has been driving for over 30 years. She is passionate about motorsports and loves to see more women getting involved!
Social: Facebook – LaRue Pulling
Eddie Maloney is a longtime supporter of Women in Motorsports. He is a 16 year veteran of Drag Racing and Photography. Currently a NHRA/SFI Silver Tech at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and track photographer, he also serves as Photographer/Tech for NMCA, NMRA, and NMCA West. His internationally-published photography work can be viewed on his website, http://www.fasteddiesimagery.com
Email: frick187 @ gmail.com
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