Skirts and Scuffs Announces New Leadership

The all-female contributor website,, will begin the 2020 racing season with new leaders on the pit box. Katy Lindamood of Ashland, KY, founder/editor-in-chief, will be turning the leadership role over to two existing contributors: columnist Courtney Horn of Talladega, AL, and staff photographer Debbie Ross of Charlotte, NC. Horn will now serve as executive manager. Her co-director Ross will now serve as lead photographer.

Although Lindamood is stepping away from the site, she anticipates doing a guest article from time to time. “I’m excited for the future of Skirts and Scuffs and know with Debbie and Courtney at the helm, the dream that began 10 years ago will stay alive," Lindamood said. "I look forward to what this talented group of women have planned for this upcoming season, and as always remain indebted to our team for the passion and friendships they shared with me during my tenure.”

Horn and Ross echo Lindamood’s enthusiasm. “I’m very humbled and excited about taking on this challenge and leading the team alongside Debbie," Horn said. "I have enjoyed learning from Katy since joining the team and hope to apply everything she’s taught me to expand Skirts and Scuffs for years to come."

"It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Skirts and Scuffs team," Ross said. "I look forward to working hand in hand with Courtney. I also wish to express my utmost gratitude and appreciation to Katy, who took a chance on me in the beginning. I hope I continue to make her proud."

Horn joined the Skirts and Scuffs team in 2016 and writes the Trackin’ Trucks column as well as a monthly column titled Cool Down Laps, which recaps the on-track and off-track activity throughout all three national series.

Born and raised in Talladega, Horn earned an associate’s degree from Central Alabama Community College. In addition to writing for Skirts and Scuffs, Horn manages her own blog site titled which focuses on auto racing and college football.

Ross joined Skirts and Scuffs in 2011 as the first staff photographer. She was born in Boston, MA, and later moved to Dallas, TX. Ross has been taking photos since she was 8 years old. In addition to her avid interest in photography, she also earned a graduate gemologist degree and worked in the jewelry industry until retiring in 2016. She has been a regular photographer at her two home tracks, Texas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, since 2011.

Launched in Fall 2009, Skirts and Scuffs is a racing website that was created by Katy Lindamood, a longtime fan who grew increasingly frustrated that female fans were marginalized as being only interested only in attractive drivers or following the sport only because the men in their lives did. Staffed by female volunteer writers, editors and photographers from across the United States, Skirts and Scuffs includes race coverage, breaking news, fact-based opinion pieces, and interviews with drivers, as well as a number of original columns.

Primarily focusing on the three top-tier series of NASCAR, Skirts and Scuffs has ventured into IndyCar and Formula One on occasion. The site’s motto is, “If there's a storyline there, we'll write about it, post to Facebook about it, or tweet about it.”

Just like the millions of women who are dedicated to the sport of auto racing, Skirts and Scuffs is followed by fans from all walks of life who share a passion for racing that is unparalleled.

To learn more about Skirts and Scuffs or to inquire about opportunities to join the team, email Courtney Horn at or Debbie Ross at, visit or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at @SkirtsandScuffs.

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