AC/DC’S BRIAN JOHNSON COMPLETES ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA FOR “HIGHWAY TO HELP” CAMPAIGN

Brian Johnson with Carlos de Quesada and Jim Pace after his last stint
Brian Johnson with Carlos de Quesada and Jim Pace after his last stint

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Daytona, FL (January 30, 2012): Last weekend, AC/CD lead singer Brian Johnson, along with Fifty Plus Racing, Predator Performance and Alegra Motorsports, successfully completed the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of the “Highway to Help” campaign to raise funds and awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

An avid car and racing enthusiast, Johnson competed in the race as part of the Chattanooga-based Fifty Plus Racing team, which also included Chattanooga businessman Byron DeFoor, former Rolex 24 overall winners Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Jim Pace, and former Rolex 24 class winner Carlos DeQuesada.

Throughout the race, the team encouraged fans to text “2232” to 501501 to donate $10 to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Highway to Help was also promoted through a 24-hour radio campaign supported by Clear Channel and Chattanooga’s Rock 105.

Fans across the world responded to the call, raising support and awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation, an organization that provides therapy and other services for families affected by pediatric cancer.

“Highway to Help has been a huge success,” said Jim Osborn, co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “The awareness and funds raised through this campaign would not have been possible without the generosity of Brian Johnson and the entire Fifty Plus Racing team and we are extremely grateful to have the support of the racing community and AC/DC fans all over the world.”