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Laguna Seca: Chili Pepper Racing race notes

CHILI PEPPER RACING HOBBLED BY PRACTICE DAY CRASH BUT ADVANCES 21 POSITIONS ON RACE DAY TO RECEIVE THE SUNOCO HARD CHARGER AWARD AT LAGUNA SECA. MONTERY CA, After a practice day incident hobbled the famous "red hot" Chili Pepper racer, ...

CHILI PEPPER RACING HOBBLED BY PRACTICE DAY CRASH BUT ADVANCES 21 POSITIONS ON RACE DAY TO RECEIVE THE SUNOCO HARD CHARGER AWARD AT LAGUNA SECA.

MONTERY CA, After a practice day incident hobbled the famous "red hot" Chili Pepper racer, the dedicated crew scrambled to ready the #24 TC Thompson Children's Hospital/Remote Area Medical BMW 325ci for the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car finale at Mazda Speedway Laguna Seca. "In this series missing any track time is tough" said Crew Chief John Osborn. "The competition is so close that it is essential to get all the experience and data you can... but time was the limiting factor..The crew worked through the night. We missed qualifying and weren't sure that we were going to make the race. We had some last minute help from the Bimmerworld guys that was key. Not making quailfying , we had to start from the back of the field which gave Jim the opportunity to drive it like he stole it--..and he did! We started 38th and finished 17th! We gave him the best car that we could"

Chili Pepper Racing would like to thank SCCA PRO Racing, the 2005 Crew (Amy Jo, John, Laurie, Dereck, Derek, Mark), Autosport Development, and marketing partners Road Atlanta, The Race Site.com, Sports Car Revolution, Bimmerfest.com, and Kennedy Wealth Management for making the 2005 season great for Remote Area Medical, TC Thompson Children's Hospital, and the families and friends of The Light House Family Retreat. We look forward to making the 2006 year even better.

*Remote Area Medical is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, eye care, veterinary services and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the World. The need to get medical care to people in inaccessible regions was one which founder Stan Brock knew all too well while living 15 years with the Wapishana Indians in the Amazon rain forest. His deep desire to find a way to take health care to people who had none was the seed of R.A.M. Since 1985, R.A.M. and 21,688 volunteers have provided free health care to 245,255 patients, 59,859 animals. In those 20 years, they have provided over $20 million in health care.

*\The Lighthouse Family Retreat is a seaside family retreat established in December 1999 to serve families caring for children with cancer. Melinda Mayton's, founder of Lighthouse Family Retreat, purpose is to provide a place of hope and renewal to families facing fear and challenges most of us will never experience. The retreat is a way to allow the children and family to escape for a week of fun and rejuvenation. The program is designed to reconnect families, strengthen parents, bring laughter to children, and find hope in God. The vision of Lighthouse Family Retreat is to host 12 to 18 retreat sessions annually, serving 12 families per retreat session. /*

*\T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital is part of the Erlanger Health system and is a level-one trauma center. Located in the Tennessee Valley of Chattanooga, TN. T.C. Thompson does not only serve the Tennessee area but also those living in North Alabama, East Tennessee, North Georgia and Western North Carolina. The hospital serves as a teaching facility for the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. /*

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