Erica Ortiz (HorsepowerHeels)



Huntsville, AL

HorsepowerHeels's Favorite Sports:

Football, Motorsports, Auto Racing, Roller Derby, Track & Field, Volleyball

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Who says Horsepower & Heels don't mix?!? All things relating to Women in Motorsports.

Fighting the Good Fight: Women in Racing
In early 2007, I picked up a book that would light a spark within me about what I believe is missing for women in motorsports. She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know The book addresses strategies on how women can ...[Read on]
Sex sells, or does it? Courtney Force controversy examined.
Nothing like a little skin to get the controversy rolling.    This one I’ve had my eye on since it was announced, waiting anxiously to see what reaction it generates. Bold and Artful or Distasteful? The Body issue is a yearly projec...[Read on]
Women in Racing Twitter List
One of the great things about Twitter, is that it allows conversation to roll between racers and fans alike. Over the years, I’ve tried to organize a Women In Motorsports Twitter list, that allows followers to subscribe to and suppor...[Read on]
New Feature: AIM HIGH book
A few months back, I had the wonderful honor of being interviewed by book author Laura Contreras-Rowe for a book project she was working on called AIM HIGH: Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic and Latina Women. The interviewed lasted hours, where I talke...[Read on]
Inspiration and feeling blessed
Its easy to lose perspective when we get wrapped up in daily life.Lately, I've been in the dumps about the state of my racing program and my extended sidelined status. I know that its been tough for a lot of folks with the current economic situation, and ...[Read on]
Pro Mod now NHRA Professional Category
The long, hard fought battle has finally been won.For 9 long years, Pro Mod racers have begged, pleaded, borrowed and stole to gain the acceptance of the NHRA as a professional category, only to be shunned aside as a mere exhibition class. Popular across ...[Read on]
Racing: US National history tarnished
The Big GO is to drag racing what the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 are to our roundy-round companions in racing. It is the single biggest weekend of the season, and one where tradition and competition run second only to emotion of the participants.One of ...[Read on]
Guest on Pit Crew Conversations BlogTalk Radio
Today, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Parent Driven School's Pit Crew Conversation Blog Talk Radio Show.Parent Driven Schools is an organization that believes parents are the solution to the education crisis in our country. The group gives parents...[Read on]
Twitter for the Racing Crowd
One of my favorite social networking tools is Twitter. I've been using it for a couple of years now, and although I first thought it was rather odd and didn't "get it", I've realized the myriad of different usages for the service, and how they can be cust...[Read on]
Congrats to the Force Girls
You know, nitro Funny Car driver Ashley Force-Hood has been having a heckuva year. She's won several events, led the points chase, been to a handful of finals.... Girl is on Fire. (not literally. That would be BAD.) Love it.But there are 2 more Force girl...[Read on]