SCC: VIR: Bodymotion Racing Friday notes

Bodymotion Racing Returns to VIR supporting The Salvation Army and their Hurricane Relief Efforts Alton, VA- The Grand Am Cup Series returns to the picturesque Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the final round of the 2005 Grand ...

Bodymotion Racing Returns to VIR supporting The Salvation Army and their Hurricane Relief Efforts

Alton, VA- The Grand Am Cup Series returns to the picturesque Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the final round of the 2005 Grand Am Cup season. This weekend also marks the return of the Bodymotion Racing #21 Porsche 997. The team returns with a rebuilt car after a shunt at Mid-Ohio that caused the team to miss the Phoenix race. Michael Ellis, Wayne, PA, will miss this weekends event and Colin Dougherty, Charlottesville, VA, will sit in for him this weekend.

"The team wishes Mike Ellis a quick recovery and we welcome Colin into the team this weekend as a driver," stated team owner and driver Michael Bavaro, Colts Neck, NJ. The team with the "Never Quit Attitude", has put over 300 man hours into getting the #21 back on track for this weekend. The familiar "Tiger livery" is not on the car this weekend. The team along with the BMS Group, LLC has formed a partnership with The Salvation Army, to help support the hurricane relief efforts in the Gulf States.

"The entire Bodymotion Racing Team and all of our sponsors are pleased to support The Salvation Army this weekend," said Bavaro. The team hopes after running most of the year in the top ten in the team points, to have a strong race. A big "Thank You" goes out to all of the sponsors of the #21 car for their support in 2005; Teresa's Café Italiano, CDOC, Scheider & Nelson Porsche, Torco International, SSF Imported Auto Parts, Cyntex Performance Tuning, Fikse USA, Seaboard Welding Supply, Sikkens, Bosch, JRZ USA and OMP. The BMS Group, LLC is actively pursuing a major team sponsor for the 2006 season. For more information, visit www.burrismotorsport.com.

The Salvation Army responded immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita serving the immediate needs of survivors by providing shelter, food, water, ice, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products. Over 600,000 people have been served in at least 30 states. The following information represents the Southern Territory's fifteen states and the District of Columbia as of October 3, 2005.

* The Salvation Army has served 2,161,545 hot meals, 3,366,500 sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

* The Salvation Army has 150 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), 10 Field Kitchens, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals per day (each), (Including 7 Southern Baptist Kitchens) in the many areas infected.

* The Salvation Army has distributed 38,986 Cleaning Kits (broom, bucket, mop & detergent) and 64,886 Food Boxes (groceries).

* The Salvation Army has ministered through Pastoral Care to 164,510 individuals.

* The Salvation Army has registered and begun helping with 175,474 Social Services Cases.

* The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) has received over 60,000 inquires and has found 15,593 survivors.

* Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers have served a total of 459,046 hours.

* The Salvation Army has assisted a total of 556,112 individuals

For more information go to www.salvationarmyusa.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check to your local Salvation Army earmarked for disaster relief. 100% of your donation will be used only for the Hurricane Katrina response.

-bmr-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Michael Ellis , Colin Dougherty
Teams Bodymotion Racing