Beccy Gordon is a pit-reporter and feature host for the Champ Car World Series, a VP at family-owned Rob Gordon Feed Co. and an off-road racer. She is the daughter of off-road champion "Baja Bob" Gordon, sister of NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver and off-road champion Robby Gordon and the girlfriend of racecar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Beccy was born with racing in her blood. The Gordon family has a long history in the motorsports industry which began with Beccy's great-grandfather, Huntly Gordon, who raced Indy cars in the early 1900s. Her father, "Baja Bob" Gordon entered the off-road racing scene in 1977 and never looked back. The Gordons spent countless weekends in the dirt making the desert their passion. Beccy's mother, Marlene Gordon, pre-ran the Baja 500 when she was seven months pregnant with Beccy. Her brother Robby has carried the Gordon family tradition to the masses by competing in everything from the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Baja 1000 and Paris to Dakar Rally.
Growing up, she had another passion: softball. Beccy was the youngest member to date on the USA National Softball Team and she inducted softball into the Olympics at Barcelona, Spain in 1992. Aside from softball, she was a swimsuit model for Roxy/Quiksilver for six years and also represented such clients as Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret and Speedo. Her hobbies include racing, cars, surfing, snowboarding, wake-boarding, tennis, golf and anything in the water.
Earlier this year, Beccy and several of her fellow female racing enthusiasts started the All-American Girl Racing team. Her teammates include:
- her sister, Robyn, who holds the record as the only female to have ever won the Baja 1000 overall;
- Heather Bonnani, a long time off-road enthusiast who created the concept of the all-girl race team;
- Cari Penhall, one of the most distinguished women in the off-road circle who has been tackling the grueling desert for the last 30 years chasing and supporting her racing husband, Jerry Penhall;
- Cari's cousin, Jamie Nye, who was raised in the dirt and is married to Dirt Bagz owner, Derek Nye; and
- Lori Lynch, daughter of Mission Motorsports founder, John Matherson.
AAGR is the first and only all female race team to compete in SNORE, MDR, and SCORE International Off-Road racing events, including the treacherous Baja 500 and the infamous Baja 1000. All of these ladies grew up in the desert watching their fathers,
brothers, uncles, husbands and boyfriends race. They figured it was
time for the men to help them get behind the wheel. The team is sponsored by SoBe
Beccy met her boyfriend, Ryan Hunter-Reay, in 2004 when she went to work for CHAMP and the couple has been dating ever since.
She holds a B.A. in Communications from Chapman University and currently resides in Dana Point, Calif., with her golden retriever, Razi. Her birthdate is Sept. 16, 1978.