SSM, Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation news 2009-05-13

SAM SCHMIDT MOTORSPORTS AND SAM SCHMIDT PARALYSIS FOUNDATION KEEP BUSY DURING OFF DAYS INDIANAPOLIS -- Though the track has been silent at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since just after 6 p.m. on May 10th, Sam Schmidt Motorsports and the Sam...

SAM SCHMIDT MOTORSPORTS AND SAM SCHMIDT PARALYSIS FOUNDATION KEEP BUSY DURING OFF DAYS

INDIANAPOLIS -- Though the track has been silent at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since just after 6 p.m. on May 10th, Sam Schmidt Motorsports and the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation have been enduring a busy few days. Indy 500 Practice resumes on Thursday at noon, with live video available on indycar.com. The public can keep tabs on the race team via its Twitter site: www.twitter.com/ssm99.

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Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation to Celebrate and Raise Funds During Annual Gala Alex Lloyd and Firestone Indy Lights Teammates to Visit Local Hospital Pink Lloyd Snaps Up His Personal Domain Bia, Hunch, Gusty, and Wade Test at Milwaukee

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation to Celebrate and Raise Funds During Annual Gala On Wednesday night, beginning at 6 p.m., the Ritz Charles in Carmel will play host to the annual "Racing to Recovery" Gala benefitting the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. The public is welcome with tickets available at the door costing just $125. Dress is cocktail attire with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails available. More than 20 drivers and several other Indy Racing League notables are confirmed to attend the event which will feature a silent auction, live auction, and many other special surprises for attendees in what has become the biggest fundraiser for the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation.

Alex Lloyd and Firestone Indy Lights Teammates to Visit Local Hospital On Thursday night between 6:30 and 8:30, Sam Schmidt Motorsports drivers Ana Beatriz, Gustavo Yacaman, and Wade Cunningham will visit the Riley Hospital for Children at Methodist Hospital and take part in their Indy 500 Party. They will be joined by IndyCar Series driver and Sam Schmidt Motorsports teammate Alex Lloyd. The four will sign autographs for patients and their families.

Pink Lloyd Snaps Up His Personal Domain

Alex Lloyd has endured more than 10 days of parading the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a pink driving suit and racing a pink car. Though shy at first, he's embraced the persona and his new nickname, "Pink Lloyd." In fact, he registered the domain pinklloyd.com and looks to launch a site celebrating his sponsor HER Energy in the near future. He said, "I'll wear pink for the rest of my career if it means I can get in a race car. We're working hard to make this more than a one-race deal as well. Hopefully, this can just be the start of 'Pink Lloyd.'"

Bia, Hunch, Gusty, and Wade Test at Milwaukee After Sam Schmidt Motorsports parked the #99 HER Energy CGR/SSM Racing machine on Sunday night, they left town on Monday morning to take part in a private test at the Milwaukee Mile on Tuesday with their four Firestone Indy Lights drivers. Though times were not made public, all four left pleased with their tests, and most importantly, everyone on the team kept their noses clean in an already busy month for the race crews.

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Sam Schmidt , Alex Lloyd , Wade Cunningham , Gustavo Yacaman