Traci Lenig Cecco joins Penland Brothers Racing

Penland Brothers Racing proudly announces the newest team member, Traci Lenig Cecco (Checko) Traci joined riders Mike Penland and Scott Kilby for a winning day at GNCC Round 5 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. All three riders finished 1st in their classes with Traci finishing 2nd overall!

Traci and her husband Rick Cecco hail from Shamokin, Pa. They both race but due to the grueling GNCC schedule only rarely do they get to race each other in local harescrambles. Traci started riding quads in 1987 and racing in 1997. Since then she has quite a winning record with 24 National wins, 2 GNCC Championships and currently in the points lead for a 3rd. Joining Team Penland was an exciting opportunity while at the same time Traci was concerned about staying focused on winning races and doing her best to represent her sponsors.

After watching the race at Loretta’s, focus does not seem to be an issue! Having known Mike and Morris over the last few years racing and knowing their reputation and presence and getting to know Scott more recently, made the decision to join the team a very easy one.

Traci’s thoughts about the level of competition in the Women’s Class -“Very competitive - Everyone wants the championship. I have won it for the last 2 years, so I know that they are hungry to take it away from me. I have had some of the best races of my career so far this year, and I hope they keep coming.” How does it feel to be the one to beat by both men and women for those Overall rankings? “Feels great.

I am meeting new people and friends at every race. Spectators are yelling and cheering me on - "Let's go Traci" throughout the whole racecourse. They know who I am and support me - It is a great feeling.”

When asked why they chose Traci, Morris Penland responded that he, Mike and Scott all felt that Traci would be a true asset to Penland Brothers Racing not only because of her very strong winning record and talent, but also due to the family based team Traci and Rick have put together. The professional attitude and integrity both on and off the track combined with the same hard charging must win riding style shared by Mike and Scott made this an easy choice. The mechanic in Morris also noticed fact that Traci’s quad is always spotless and in perfect shape prior to each race!

They also commented that adding the top rider in the Women’s class helped round out the team by moving into other highly competitive classes as Team Penland expands.

Traci is very proud of her existing sponsors as well as excited about the ones coming on board as the newest member of Team Penland – Maxxis, Douglas Wheel, PEP, Fullbore, Moose, Smith, Shoei, Penland Brothers Racing, Klotz Lubricants, Dura Blue, TAG Handlebars, Outerwears, Protect, No Toil, Wiseco, Cometic, Cycra, Pro Clean, Motion Pro, Baldwin Motorsports, Zing, PRM, Clarke, Dunlop Pad, Sunoco, Pro Artworks, TC Racing, Lonestar, Sprocket Specialists, and as always, room for more.

Author Notes:

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