Haywood enters kart race for Spina Bifida

Hurricane Hurley Haywood enters Spina Bifida benefit. After you have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, the Daytona Rolex 24 Hours five times, the 12 Hours of Sebring twice and collected several national championships along the way, some...

Hurricane Hurley Haywood enters Spina Bifida benefit.

After you have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, the Daytona Rolex 24 Hours five times, the 12 Hours of Sebring twice and collected several national championships along the way, some might say that you have reached the pinnacle of your career, but not Hurley Haywood.

In a move guaranteed to add polish to those impressive statistics, "Hurricane" Hurley Haywood has filed an entry for Brumos Racing in the prestigious, inaugural Gran Prix of Jacksonville to Benefit Spina Bifida, April 5, at the 103rd Street Sports Complex.

Haywood's entry is just the latest in a bevy of corporate entries in the 6-hour kart race to benefit the important charity working to fight this debilitating childhood disease. With international driving teams checking in from as far away as Portugal and domestic competitors from New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and elsewhere, the race promises to be an exciting affair but one with a double payoff, winning a trophy and helping stricken kids.

The race is open to up to 6 drivers per team and organizers are accepting individual entries as well as complete teams. It's an opportunity for encouraging corporate team work, having a different kind of family reunion or getting together with friends and racing buddies while enjoying a competitive afternoon racing go karts and learning some of the real requirements of motor racing. A $500 tax deductible donation goes to the Spina Bifida Association of Jacksonville for each Team entry and $100 for each individual entry.

EnduranceKarting.com is providing the karts and race organization duplicating an event they accomplish up to 17 times a year at facilities across the eastern half of the U.S. The kart track at the 103rd Street Sports Complex is a challenging, city-owned facility with banked turns and a long straight providing thrills and racing opportunities galore. A Race School is being offered at the track Friday to give those with limited motor racing experience an opportunity to get up to speed.

With space for only 28 teams in the starting field, the entry list is filling fast. To reserve a place in the same starting field with world-class humanitarian racing champion Hurley Haywood's team, and help polish is long reputation, go to EnduranceKarting.com or call the Spina Bifida Association at 800 SOS KIDS ext 3686.

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Series Charity , Grand-Am
Drivers Hurley Haywood