Pirelli World Challenge donates Long Beach race fines to charity

Over $40,000 goes to four foundations.

WC Vision today announced the fines handed down for penalties assessed at Long Beach have been collected and donated to four charities/foundations. A amount in excess of $40,000 has been distributed to the Road Racing Drivers Club Safe is Fast campaign, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the SCCA Foundation and Project Peanut Butter.

"As a collective group, drivers and teams included, we were disappointed by some of the on-track behavior exhibited at Long Beach," said Scott Bove, President and CEO, WC Vision. "The silver lining though is that we get to move in a positive direction with monies being donated to four very worthy charities/foundations."

"We at the Road Racing Drivers Club are honored to have been selected to be one of the beneficiaries of the penalties assessed at the Pirelli World Challenge race in Long Beach earlier this year. The funds we are receiving will allow the Safe is Fast driver development program to continue to help improve driver skills through its tutorials, which should benefit the sport," said Bobby Rahal, President of the Road Racing Drivers Club.

"Project Peanut Butter is the charity chosen by StopTech's VP Sales & Marketing Mark Cornwell to honor the memory of their daughter Madison," said Greg Gill, General Manager/VP Marketing, WC Vision. "Mark and the team at StopTech have been great partners to the series and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cornwell family."

For more info

For more information on The Road Racing Drivers Club, Safe is Fast campaign, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, SCCA Foundation, and Project Peanut Butter, visit safeisfast.com, specialops.org, sccafoundation.com and projectpeanutbutter.org/donate.

GT and GTA drivers head to the Motor City for a showdown on the streets of Detroit and Belle Isle. Twenty-eight drivers will compete in the Cadillac V-Series Challenge presented by the Metro Detroit Cadillac dealers, part of the Detroit/Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend, May 29-31. Drivers will compete in Rounds 10 and 11 of the championships. Watch Round 11 live from Detroit on CBS Sports Network Sunday, May 31, at 12 noon Eastern.

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Series PWC
Event Long Beach
Track Streets of Long Beach
Article type Breaking news
Tags cadillac, chevrolet, long beach grand prix, rrdc, scca