Race team to aid in search for missing Long Beach girl. Revolution Motorsports brings unique program to California. DETROIT -- April 8, 2002 -- This weekend's Long Beach Grand Prix will be full of the usual pomp and circumstance, but one team in...
Race team to aid in search for missing Long Beach girl.
Revolution Motorsports brings unique program to California.
DETROIT -- April 8, 2002 -- This weekend's Long Beach Grand Prix will be full of the usual pomp and circumstance, but one team in the popular Trans-Am Series will be involved in a different race --- this one against unseen competitors.
Revolution Motorsports, along with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) recently announced the continuation of their unique partnership designed to locate missing kids through exposure on the racecar and in the media. Last season, the team experienced unprecedented success when a 7-year old Michigan girl, featured on the hood of Driver Don Sak's (now Revolution Motorsports) car at the Detroit Grand Prix, was returned to her father thanks to tips from a race fan that led authorities to Mexico where the child's had been taken.
"What an awesome feeling to see the smiles on their faces," commented Sak. "I am so proud to have been associated with such a wonderful experience. The 2002 season will be great with the new program and the chance to help even more families."
The 19th edition of the popular California street race is the first of 12 scheduled events in the 2002 Trans-Am Season. Revolution Motorsports starts out the year by assisting the local authorities in looking to solve a frustrating missing persons case. In 1999, 17-year old Erika Limon (now 19) was last seen outside of her home in Long Beach. The 5'-5", 110 lb girl has not been seen since. Long Beach Police have not been able to turn up many leads in this case and hope to learn more after putting the word out this weekend. Erika was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean shorts and blue tennis shoes. Anyone who might have information in this case is asked to call the NCMEC at 1-800 -- THE-LOST or The Long Beach Police Juvenile Division at 1-562-570-1448.
"This case has been a frustrating one for us," said Long Beach Police Detective Tracy Pratt. "Frankly, we are elated to have the team coming through to assist us in turning up more leads in this case. I look forward to the race and working with Don Sak and the entire Revolution Motorsports team."
Revolution Motorsports competes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Cup. The Long Beach event is April 14, 2002 at 3:45 PM (local time). All events are to be televised nationally on CBS or The Speed Channel (formerly Speedvision). The Trans-Am Series is the oldest form of American sports car racing. You can find out more at www.trans-amseries.com. Visit the NCMEC at www.missingkids.com.
For complete driver biographies and information on Revolution Motorsports, please visit www.GoRevolution.com and www.bobbysak.com.
ERIKA LIMON Age Now: 19 years DOB: mar-25-1983 Eyes: Brown Missing: jul-22-1999 Height: 5'5" - 165 cm Sex: F / Hair: Brown Weight: 110 lbs - 50 kg
Erika was last seen at approximately 6:45 p.m. on July 22, 1999. She was in front of her residence on North Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach, California. She was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean shorts and blue tennis shoes.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Long Beach Police - Juvenile Division