Miedecke to drive his Heart out at Symmons Plains

V8 Utes Miedecke to drive his Heart out at Symmons Plains Tasmania Youngster George Miedecke aims to get his heart racing for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute at Round three of the 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series at Symmons...

V8 Utes Miedecke to drive his Heart out at Symmons Plains Tasmania

Youngster George Miedecke aims to get his heart racing for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute at Round three of the 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series at Symmons Plains, Tasmania this weekend (Friday, 29th – Sunday, 31st May).

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) addresses all forms of heart disease, and has as its major focus the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart muscle diseases.

The VCCRI strives to conduct the highest quality fundamental research into cardiovascular disease, plays a major role in disease prevention, trains cardiovascular researchers and doctors and ensures the rapid transfer of new knowledge, treatments and diagnostics to the patient.

Miedecke became associated with the Institute last year through his racing at Targa Tasmania.

"I was really proud to be helping out. At the end of last year I was lucky enough to attend the annual Cocktail party where the Institute recognises the achievements of its research scientists and ambassadors. Talking to the scientists, the people doing the work, was amazing. They really are the best and brightest and I decided at that moment to do everything I could to help them with their work - for me that happens to be promoting the Institute through my racing."

"Over 280,000 Australians of all ages suffer from heart disease. In 2000, heart disease killed more than 4 times as many women as breast cancer, and that's something we can't afford to ignore. The Institute has at its core a hunger to achieve that really impacted me and I hope that I'm able to help!"

"My sponsors have been great!" George smiled. "They are really sharing my passion with this and I feel proud to be associated with companies like these. Lubrimaxx has been fantastic to me, in fact I wouldn't even have a career without them. Country Energy are environmentally minded, and have even made my Ute races carbon neutral."

George is currently coming third in the Series and will wear the VCCRI logo on the side of his car over the weekend.

This will be his first time racing at Symmons in a V8 Ute since 2007 where he placed 6th in the round.

Miedecke will join 31 other V8 Ute drivers on the track Friday, 29th for the two practice sessions and qualifying.

Race 1 will be televised live on the Seven Network, Saturday, 30th May at 2pm.

If you can make it to the track you can check out Miedeckes #7 Victor Chang Ford BF at the following times:

Friday, 29th May Practice 1 9:10am
Friday, 29th May Practice 2 11:30am
Friday, 29th May Qualifying 9:25am
Saturday, 30th May Race 1 1:10pm
Sunday, 31st May Race 2 10:05am
Sunday, 31st May Race 3 4:00pm

Each and every dollar raised by the VCCRI goes directly towards its world class research into heart disease. Visit victorchang.edu.au to donate.

-credit: utes

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