RACE: Washington DC - MS benefit weekend

Mazdaspeed Motorsports saves the day for MS benefit weekend August 27, 2003: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America and Mazdaspeed Motorsports announced today that Mazdaspeed Motorsports would be sponsoring the 4th Annual ...

Mazdaspeed Motorsports saves the day for MS benefit weekend

August 27, 2003: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America and Mazdaspeed Motorsports announced today that Mazdaspeed Motorsports would be sponsoring the 4th Annual Mazdaspeed Motorsports 600 to Benefit MS. The Labor Day Weekend tradition, held at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV, is one of the largest racing events held in the Middle Atlantic. The event typically raises over $20,000 each year for the charity Laps to Conquer MS.

"I cannot begin to tell you how grateful the Region is that Mazdaspeed Motorsports is helping to support this event," said William Radford of the Region. Radford added, "Mazdaspeed Motorsports is one of the strongest supporters of amateur racing and their support of this event helps to bring closer the day that a cure is found for multiple sclerosis."

"When the Region contacted us this week about helping with this event, we agreed immediately," said Steve Sanders of Mazdaspeed Motorsports. Sanders went on to say "MS is a disease that strikes over 200 people each week in the U.S. and Mazdaspeed Motorsports is proud to be part of the effort to find a cure."

The Region had planned numerous non-race activities as part of the charity drive. On Sunday and Monday, for a $20 donation, per car, spectators will be able to take laps of Summit Point behind a pace car. Saturday evening will see a charity auction with a wide variety of items available and, on Sunday evening, The Frederick Under the Sun BMX Stunt Team will perform. Admission is $25, free for children under 12. For more information, contact call (304) 725-8444.

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