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MISS SPEED RACK NORTHWEST SEASON 6: JACYARA DE OLIVEIRA!

Winner JACYARA DE OLIVEIRA, Simon Ford and Natasha Mesa. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Winner JACYARA DE OLIVEIRA, Simon Ford and Natasha Mesa. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Speed Rack Northwest Season 6 was amazing, and the ladies have definitely upped their game even more this year!

Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix. Speed Rack Founders.

Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix. Speed Rack Founders. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Founded in 2011 by New York bartenders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Speed Rack is a cocktail competition that celebrates women in the industry while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer research. Back for my 4th year as a panel judge, I am honored to be a part of this fun filled event alongside Charlotte Voicey from William Grant & Sons Distillers, Paul Clarke from Imbibe Magazine, and Tan Vinh from Seattle Times.

Speed Rack NW Season 6 Judges: From Left: Paul Clarke, Kathy Casey, Tan Vinh and Charlotte Voicey. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Speed Rack NW Season 6 Judges: From Left: Paul Clarke, Kathy Casey, Tan Vinh and Charlotte Voicey. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA

The competition was tight between the four final competitors; Jacyara de Oliveira, Natasha Mesa, Aubry Robinson and Megan Radke.

Host Simon Ford. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Host Simon Ford. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

 

Final 8 Competitors: Speed Rack NW Season 6 From Left: Halley Connelly, Aubry Robinson, Natasha Mesa, Megan Radke, Brianna Wilske, Renee Valencia, Jacyara de Oliveira and Mindy Kucan. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle, WA.

Final 8 Competitors: Speed Rack NW Season 6 From Left: Halley Connelly, Aubry Robinson, Natasha Mesa, Megan Radke, Brianna Wilske, Renee Valencia, Jacyara de Oliveira and Mindy Kucan

Congratulations to Jacyara (bartender at Rob Roy, Seattle WA) for winning the Miss Speed Rack NW title in the final round against Natasha – it was a very close race. Great big shout out to all the ladies who competed this year. You were all amazing and we are looking forward to seeing the Wild Card winner announcement, coming soon! #SpeedRackNW #BackTheRack. โ€“ Kathy Casey