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Lacy Jones—Enduro Racer!
Tyler County Booster - April 2009
It is often surprising to discover that folks you have known or seen around town have some interesting “other lives.” Local resident Lacy Jones is not your average school teacher. This aide at Colmesneil Elementary is a teacher by day, cashier at Elijah’s Cafe in the evenings and a dirt bike racer by weekend. Lacy started riding at age 5 and has not stopped since. Being one of two girls and children of parents that both ride and race motorcycles, Lacy and her sister Ginger did not have a choice but to grow up riding dirt bikes! Lacy raced throughout high school, got a volleyball scholarship to play volleyball in college and then returned to racing after college. Riding and racing have taken Lacy all over the United States and the world. Her most recent major accomplishment was being a member of the three woman team that won the first ever Women’s World Cup in an event that is called the International Six Day Enduro that was held in Chile in 2007. Being selected for this team alone is a great accomplishment since each country can only send one women’s team. The ISDE can be compared to the Olympics. Each country sends teams to compete in this prestigious and historical event. Locally Lacy has won several Women’s championships and placed in the top three in men’s classes for the year in the Texas State Championship Hare Scramble Series. Her favorite events are enduros and hare scrambles. Lacy currently races National Enduros, local enduros, and hare scrambles when she can, but is currently focused on trying to qualify for this years International Six Day Enduro that will be held in Portugal this year. Lacy will have to qualify at the Leadbelt Qualifier in Missouri this month or the Idaho City Qualifier in Idaho at the end of May. Lacy plans to finish out this school year as an aide in Colmesneil and hopefully obtain a full time teaching position in the fall. Until then, she plans to keep working and saving as much money as possible to be able to go to this years ISDE.