St. Louis SCCA to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes

St. Louis Region, SCCA and KMOX's Captain Rodger Brand Racing to Cure Juvenile Diabetes St. Louis, MO - The St. Louis Region, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is teaming with KMOX Radio's Captain Rodger Brand and Racers for Kids to raise money...

St. Louis Region, SCCA and KMOX's Captain Rodger Brand Racing to Cure Juvenile Diabetes

St. Louis, MO - The St. Louis Region, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is teaming with KMOX Radio's Captain Rodger Brand and Racers for Kids to raise money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Sunday, October 31 at Gateway International Raceway (GIR).

Two different forms of SCCA motorsports competition will be held at GIR on Halloween. SCCA amateur racers from around the country will take to the 1.6-mile infield road course for 20-lap regional club races. Soloists (or autocrossers) will compete against the clock on a pylon-marked course on the parking lot of the GIR drag strip. Racing will begin at 8 a.m. with qualifying. Autocross action begins at 10:30 a.m. Spectator admission is FREE for both events and both events will run rain or shine.

A charity "drive-around" will be held during the lunch break (at approximately noon) on the road course benefiting the JDRF. A $10 (minimum) donation per vehicle allows the occupants to follow a pace car around the road course to get a driver's-eye view of racing. All of the money collected will benefit the JDRF.

Rodger Brand is the founder of Racers for Kids, in addition to being the airborne traffic reporter for KMOX Radio, 1120 AM, "The Voice of St. Louis". He is the father of a 10-year-old son, Brendan, who was diagnosed with the disease on his fourth birthday. Brendan will ride "shotgun" in the pace car for the charity "drive-around". Rodger will compete in the autocross climbing behind the wheel of a 1979 Ford Mustang owned by Dave Whitworth, of Crestwood, MO. Brand and Whitworth will go head-to-head to see who can pilot the autocross course in the lowest elapsed time without knocking down any pylons.

"Rodger and Brendan are huge racing fans. Our region saw Rodger's dedication to Juvenile Diabetes and realized how much fun we could have raising funds and awareness for this childhood disease", said Janice Rick, the Regional Executive for the St. Louis Region, SCCA. Our members have repeatedly shown their dedication to the St. Louis area as well as their individual racing efforts. We've teamed the drive of a father with the drive of racers to make a difference for kids like Brendan."

Recently, with the help of St. Louis Region's timing and scoring personnel, Brand and a host of go-kart competitors raced 24 hours around the clock at GIR to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes. Individuals made pledges for each lap completed. They completed 788 laps and 1300.2 miles.

Additional information is available at www.stlscca.org.

The SCCA is comprised of 100 Regions and over 60,000 members nationwide. St. Louis Region, with 800 plus members, offers four forms of motorsports competition within the SCCA: autocross (single car runs against a clock on a pylon-marked "road course" generally on a parking lot), club racing (eight basic categories of purpose built racing vehicles competing on a closed road course), and two forms of rallying (road rally, using your "daily driver" on public roads at or below posted speeds and rally cross, which is an autocross on dirt).

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