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Battery Tender - MCM Racing Crown Royal 200 Preview Battery Tender-MCM Racing is happy to announce the return of team and series favorite Diego Alessi to the cockpit of the ...

Battery Tender - MCM Racing Crown Royal 200 Preview

Battery Tender-MCM Racing is happy to announce the return of team and series favorite Diego Alessi to the cockpit of the #21 Battery Tender Pontiac GTO-R for this weekends' Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. "I am happy to join Matt's team again. We had great results last season, and look forward to racing at Watkins Glen. The car was very quick there last year where we were very competitive" states Alessi.

Joining the Italian sportscar veteran in the car is Webster, NY based John Weisberg. John is also a sportscar veteran in his own right having won several races and championships in IMSA Lites, SCCA Spec Miata and others to his credit. Weisberg will be racing this weekend to raise funds and awareness for Rochester, NY based Hillside Children's Center. Fans can log on here to donate for the children on a straight donation or on a pay for each lap completed basis: www.hillside.com/Donate/Glen.htm

Hillside Family of Agencies, of which Hillside Children's Center is an affiliate, is one of the largest non-profit agencies in New York State and has been a cornerstone of the Rochester, NY, community for more than 170 years. Dating back to its founding in 1837 as Rochester Female Association for the Relief of Orphans and Destitute Children, Hillside Children's Center has now been serving youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders for decades. Services include therapeutic foster care, adoption, residential, day treatment, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities, preventive, independent living, and school-based services.

The team is also very proud to announce new sponsor REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. for this weekends' event. For more than 30 years, REDCOM has specialized in the design and manufacture of innovative telecommunications products noted for their quality and reliability. REDCOM products provide customers with state-of-the-art public and private network systems, ISDN systems, integrated TDM and VoIP systems, transportable systems, programmable systems, and test equipment. Thanks to a generous contribution from Weisberg, 20 kids from the Hillside Children's Center will attend the racing event as part of an organized field trip. "Having the Hillside logo on the car will give the kids who are attending the race a direct connection to the action on the track," said Weisberg.

Team Owner Matt Connolly states; "This is a great cause that the Battery Tender team is happy to jump on board with. We are really hoping to drive a lot of awareness to the Hillside group and have the Grand Am fan base get behind with the lap-by-lap donations to support the children".

-credit: mcm racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Alessi Diego , Matt Connolly