RACE: SCCA DC Region raises money for MS

September 10, 2003: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America and Mazdaspeed Motorsports announced today that the Mazdaspeed Motorsports 600 to Benefit MS raised a record $20,350 for Laps to Conquer MS and the Brain Injury ...

September 10, 2003: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America and Mazdaspeed Motorsports announced today that the Mazdaspeed Motorsports 600 to Benefit MS raised a record $20,350 for Laps to Conquer MS and the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. Held over the Labor Day weekend, the event drew a record 362 drivers to Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV. The Mazdaspeed Motorsports 600 to Benefit MS was the fourth year that the annual Labor Day classic raised money to benefit MS Research.

"Everyone at Mazdaspeed Motorsports is proud to be part of the record charity drive," said Steve Sanders of Mazdaspeed Motorsports. Mazdaspeed Motorsports is responsible for managing and directing the U.S. racing efforts of the Mazda Motor Corporation. According to Sanders, Mazdaspeed Motorsports is more than the racing arm of Mazda, "Mazdaspeed Motorsports places a high value on helping grassroots racers in their community involvement efforts."

"We are simply thrilled at the support we received from Mazdaspeed Motorsports, the racers and the residents of Jefferson County," said William Radford of the Region. The Region, which holds ten events each year at Summit Point, is dedicated to being a good citizen of Jefferson County. According to Radford, "In addition to our MS/Brain Injury charity efforts, the Region holds the Annual Racing for Reading MARRS to raise funds for the South Jefferson County Public Library. We want people to know that DC Region does more than make noise in Jefferson County."

DC Region's last event for 2003 will be October 11-12 at Summit Point. For more information, contact call (304) 725-8444.

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