Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2020 With the bulk of this strange IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season fading in the red glow of their taillights, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/BimmerWorld team headed west to Nick Galante’s home track, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The […]

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A Cautionary Tale

Fox Factory 120 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta October 15-17, 2020 The formidable Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta played host to the fiercely competitive IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge field for the second time this season, delivering yet another gritty, edge-of-your-seat race for the Bimmerworld/Racing to End Alzheimer’s team. The weekend started on a promising note. With the […]

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Double the Action, Double the Trouble

Acura Sports Car Challenge Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio September 26-27, 2020 Two nerve-racking races. Two drama-filled days. The action never let up at the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge double-header at the venerable Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the last weekend in September. For the BimmerWorld/Racing to End Alzheimer’s team, the double billing turned […]

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Trent Brown: Virtually Unstoppable

Here at Racing to End Alzheimer’s and BimmerWorld, we see racing as a lifestyle. We compete professionally but, for many of our team members, these races are the culmination of a lifetime of dedication to high performance cars, fast straightaways and burnt rubber. This week, we would like to take some time to highlight a […]

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Roller-Coaster Ride

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge VP Racing Stay Frosty 240 Sunday, September 6, 2020 The Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta track plays host to some of the greatest endurance races in the world. Nestled in northern Georgia’s gentle hills, the 2.54-mile course is anything but gentle itself. A lap on this asphalt means blind corners, sharp turns, […]

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From the Track to the Arts

The Racing to End Alzheimer’s/BimmerWorld team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who’ve come together to pursue success on the racetrack. While an IMSA championship is the ultimate goal, we love to see members of our team doing amazing things off the track as well. This week, we’d like to highlight Nick Galante, […]

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Add a name

Honor someone you love. Before our next race you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of some of the 5 million Americans and their families who, right this minute, are suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. What a great way to remember someone close to you. Your gift is […]

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A Formidable Track

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, VIRginia International Raceway Sunday, August 23, 2020 After a hard-fought race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin a few weeks ago, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/BimmerWorld team turned its sights southward, to the historic VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Set among dense, pine-laden woods, the bucolic 3.27 mile track was one of […]

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On the Road Again at VIR

On the Road Again: The Ultimate Tour for the Cure was our 4,000 mile, coast to coast fundraising celebration. We met donors, stopped at dealers, visited IMSA and drove laps at some of the greatest racetracks in the U.S.  Here we are at VIRginia International Raceway! You can add your Champion’s name before the next […]

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A Need for Speed

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Road America 120 Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Saturday, August 1, 2020 Coming off a frustrating weekend in Florida cut short due to thunderstorms, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/Bimmerworld team was relieved to find perfect racing weather on Saturday at Road America. With cool, clear skies overhead and the welcome sight of recently-allowed […]

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Back on the Track

The Advent Health 120 Sebring International Raceway Friday, July 17, 2020 Since the season opener of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona in January, unprecedented events have forced the world to confront new challenges and adapt to new realities. For the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/BimmerWorld team – and every team returning to the track […]

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Honoring Champions|Honoring Commitments

One of the reasons why we took on a 4,000 mile cross-country tour during the middle of a pandemic, was to meet up with some of our contributors so that they could see their Champion’s name on the car in person. At the Nantz National Alzheimer Center we spent some time with Bruce Mowry, owner […]

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Nick and Phil in front of IMSA

The Journey Begins

We are underway! Starting today at Daytona International Speedway, our team, led by our founder Phil Frengs and lead driver, Nick Galante, is driving across the country on a 4,000 mile road trip to fund Alzheimer’s care and research:   Please join us by making a $250 donation today. Our corporate sponsor, Legistics, will be […]

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On The Road Again: The Ultimate Tour For The Cure

The 2020 racing season started off with the most successful fundraising to date; 75 names on our car for the first race. Then COVID-19 hit and the season ground to halt. While we waited for the season to restart, we wondered: What could we do to honor our Champions, and continue to draw attention to […]

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My Champion: My Father, Dr. Alan Singer

My Champion: My Dad, Dr. Alan Singer By Meredith Singer-Moreadith Dr. Alan Singer lived by the belief that “we are our brother’s keeper.” This maxim would be reflected across his entire life. Born in Washington DC in 1942, Dr. Singer grew up an only child to working class parents. Music, theater, and reading were his passions; […]

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A season of change

Dear supporters: You may know by now that the race scheduled for this week at Sebring has been delayed until November because of the Coronavirus pandemic. And we’ve recently learned that the race at Mid-Ohio, originally scheduled for early May, has been delayed as well. While all of us are focused on COVID-19, families coping […]

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My Champion: My Wife, Jean Wilson

My Champion: My Wife, Jean Wilson By Aaron Wilson Aaron and Jean Wilson shared a love for travel and sportscar races. The couple first met in 1975 and, after graduating from the University of Dayton, they married and moved to Solon, Ohio where they raised 3 children while both working full time; Jean as a […]

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Dr. Bernard Gagnon

My Champion: My Dad, Dr. Bernard Gagnon

My Champion: My Dad, Dr. Bernard Gagnon By François Métivier François Métivier was 10 or 11 when his father, Dr. Bernard Gagnon, took him to his first race weekend.  Dr. Gagnon was a big fan of the Formula One racing circuit and as an anesthesiologist, he also worked as a track doctor at the Grand […]

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Ignas Peter Janavicius

My Champion: My Dad, Ignas Peter Janavicius

My Champion: My Dad, Ignas Peter Janavicius By Paul Janavicius Ignas Peter Janavicius emigrated from Lithuania after World War II and settled in Cleveland, Ohio where he and his wife would raise their family. While Ignas may have spent his entire career as a mechanical engineer, his passion was automobiles – especially foreign models like […]

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The Start of a New Season

The BMW Endurance Challenge Daytona International Speedway Friday, January 24, 2020 The season opener of the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona International Speedway marked the debut of an exciting new Racing to End Alzheimer’s dream team. Driver Nick Galante and BimmerWorld Racing, winners of the 2018 championship, have joined forces with driver Dillon […]

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A fitting finale

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Friday, October 11, 2019 Braselton, GA The final race of the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, had all of the drama, suspense and excitement that have come to characterize this wild roller coaster of a season. A rough start The Legistics / Racing to […]

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Bumps, Bleeds and Blow-ups

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Saturday, September 14, 2019 Monterey, CA The legendary twists and turns of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca morphed into an adrenaline-fueled obstacle course for the Legistics/Racing to End Alzheimer’s/FastMD/Speed Syndicate team at the penultimate race of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge 2019 season. Round 1 The challenges started early in the race […]

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Risk & Reward

VIRginia International Raceway Saturday, August 24, 2019 Alton, VA It was a race for risk-takers. Mother Nature, a force to be reckoned with all season long at the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, was once again throwing her weight around at VIRginia International Raceway. Practice sessions alternated between extreme heat and sudden rains – and […]

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The magic of generosity

Once again, “Violet,” our #23 Audi RS3 is being covered with names of donors’ loved ones who’ve suffered the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease.  Please help us Fund the Care and Fund the Cure. Make a $250 contribution and be part of the magic…

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Unforeseen Challenges

Road America Saturday August 3, 2019 Elkhart Lake, WI From start to finish, there was nothing even remotely predictable about the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Road America on the first weekend in August. Out of the blue The weather during practice and qualifying sessions was ideal, with no hint of trouble in the […]

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Feeling the Heat

Northeast Grand Prix Lime Rock Park, Lakeville CT July 19-20, 2019 The heat was on. With skyrocketing temperatures, a pressure-packed schedule and a notoriously finicky track, the 6th race of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge had the potential to be a scorcher in more ways than one. Sweating the strategy The Legistics/Racing to End Alzheimer’s/FastMD/Speed […]

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A Tale of Inches and Miles

Canadian Tire MotorSport Park Saturday, July 6, 2019 Bowmanville, Ontario Sometimes the true essence of a tale is in the numbers. 4 days That’s how long the Legistics/Racing To End Alzheimer’s/FastMd/Speed Syndicate team had to repair major damage to their #23 Audi RS3 (affectionately dubbed “Violet” by those who’ve come to know and love her) […]

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A Night to Remember

TORONTO — Anticipation was running high on the eve of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Sportscar Championship Race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario. But the upcoming high-stakes competition on the legendary track wasn’t the only reason for the excitement. A red-carpet movie premiere and after-party to benefit the Canadian non-profit Baycrest Foundation at Hotel […]

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A Sudden Turn of Fate

Watkins Glen International Raceway Saturday, June 29, 2019 Watkins Glen, NY Every team participating in the grueling 4-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Watkins Glen International Raceway was obsessed with the subject of tires. Running on slicks all week during dry practice runs, they were all too aware that rain in the forecast for […]

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Remember Your Champion

Who is your Champion? A parent. Grandparent? Spouse? With a donation today, your Champion can join us on the #23 Audi all season long as we Race to End Alzheimer’s. Add their name. Celebrate their life. Remember Your Champion.

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A Thrilling Transformation

This season, our #23 Audi RS3, like its predecessors, will undergo a makeover. But instead of it happening all at once, it will take place over the course of the racing season, so that those who are honoring their loved ones can see those names at multiple races. Since filling the whole car with names […]

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Weathering Adversity

Acura Sports Car Challenge — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course May 3-5, 2019 Lexington, Ohio The perfect storm. That’s what the Legistics/Racing to End Alzheimer’s/FastMD/Speed Syndicate team ran up against earlier this month. A dicey forecast The most obvious challenge was the actual weather. With intermittent rain in the forecast throughout the weekend, every team on […]

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Highlands News-Sun features r2endalz

The Highland News-Sun ran a front page article on Racing to End Alzheimer’s in March. Writer Marc Valero highlighted Nick Galante and Phil Frengs, and set up the big race at Sebring. (See our story here for the details.) You can check it out on their site via the link above, or download a PDF here: Racing […]

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That’s the Brakes

Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge March 16 Sebring, Florida There are times in racing when the simple act of crossing the finish line is its own kind of victory. For the Legistics/Racing to End Alzheimer’s/FastMD/Speed Syndicate team – plagued by major mechanical issues all weekend – the race at Sebring […]

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Track Talk: What’s new in 2019

It’s a “new year” in more ways than one for the Legistics racing team. New car. New class. New sponsors. New drivers. Not to mention exciting new developments in our Racing to End Alzheimer’s fundraising campaign. Race 1: Daytona Building on the momentum from last year’s winning season, the Legistics/Racing to End Alzheimer’s racing team […]

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Saving the Best for Last

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — It was the final race of the season: the grueling Motul Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta. Driver Nick Galante set the tone and the pace, grabbing the ST Class pole position — the team’s ninth this season — his BMW proudly sporting its Racing to End Alzheimer’s livery covered with 126 names […]

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A Song for You “Music is therapy.” Dorothy Morris attests to that, and she should know. The Fresno native has been singing professionally and thrilling audiences for years under the stage name “Lady Coco”. She counts as early influences her parents, who were both musically inclined, as well as such disparate luminaries as Sarah Vaughan, […]

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A Race to Remember

WEATHERTECH RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA, CA — When the BimmerWorld Racing team’s #81 BMW took to the track at the legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this past weekend, it was immediately obvious that something special was going on. In place of the names of the team’s corporate sponsors, the car was covered with the donor-sponsored names […]

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Keeping ‘em guessing

BISCUITVILLE GRAND PRIX,  ALTON, VIRGINIA — Thanks to a home track advantage and a healthy lead in the season’s points standings, Virginia based BimmerWorld Racing entered this past weekend’s Biscuitville Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway with high expectations. The #81 BMW 381i sponsored by Legistics, Veristor and Racing to End Alzheimer’s got off to […]

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We Are Family For Linda Kerr, the role of caregiver began when she was only five. “Mom worked full time so I helped care for my grandmother, who in hindsight probably had dementia.” Fast forward to 1997, when her dad, struggling with congestive heart failure, was given three months to live. Linda brought him out […]

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The Role of a Lifetime Eugene Glazer and Xenia Gratsos met in acting class in 1979. She had watched him do a scene and thought “What a great actor.” He had seen her enter the room and thought “What a great looking woman.” After class, she suggested they do a scene together. And they did. […]

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Street Smarts

ROAD AMERICA, ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN — It was all about strategizing on the fly in the action-packed Road America 120 on Saturday, August 4th in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The #81 BimmerWorld BMW 328i sponsored by Legistics, Veristor and Racing to End Alzheimer’s was fast all weekend. Driver Nick Galante won the pole with an average […]

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A Purple Heart of Devotion On the day he turned 17, Donald Ener enlisted in the Marines. He shipped overseas to Vietnam where he would go on to serve two tours of duty, fight in the legendary Battle of Khe Sanh, get wounded twice and be awarded a Purple Heart. But that’s only the opening […]

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The Hazards of the Bullring

LIME ROCK PARK, LAKEVILLE, CT — There are many ways to define a good race. When it comes to the short, tight “bullring” Lime Rock Park circuit (with seven grisly turns over 1.478-miles), just crossing the finish line unscathed can seem like a significant achievement. That was certainly the case on July 21st at the […]

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A celebration of 64 years of marriage At first Shirley Ahmed thought her husband was just being irritable and unreasonable. And then Hurricane Katrina hit. “We went to sleep with everything we needed and woke up the next morning with nothing.” Her sister moved them to California, but Abdullah just sat around, refused to call […]

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Daughter | Business Owner | Caregiver When Merry Reinis’ almost 90-year-old parents had a major car accident in 2013, she closed her hospitality purchasing business and stepped up to take care of both of her parents.  When her dad passed away 9 months later, she moved in with her mom, who had been diagnosed with […]

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Shifts of Fortune

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA —The dramatic first-place finish for the #81 Racing to End Alzheimer’s BMW 328i at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was a true testament to teamwork, preparation, skill – and the wild shifts of fortune that teams and fans have come to expect over the course of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season. […]

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r2endalz on TV!

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that our #81 BimmerWorld BMW took the checkered flag at last week’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada. That win, along with the previous week’s 2nd place finish, has vaulted the team into first place with only 5 races remaining […]

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Together We Made a Difference

Thanks to you, last year’s fundraising effort was a huge success! Together, we raised $43,500, 100% of which was donated equally to two deserving organizations. To help fund a cure we gave $21,750 to the Nantz National Alzheimer Center in Houston, which is conducting cutting-edge research into solving the mysteries of this devastating disease. To […]

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New tent debuts to crowds at Watkins Glen

Our Racing to End Alzheimer’s ambassador Danielle Stratton greeted fans at Watkins Glen, NY. Our tent was updated, and loaded up with caps and wristbands ready to be snatched up by the eager crowds. Danielle appeared alongside drivers Devin Jones and Nick Galante on the paddock as well, to greet attendees and talk up the […]

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A Mid-Season Sizzler

WATKINS GLEN, NY — The final weekend in June was a scorcher in upstate New York. With temps in the mid-90s on race day at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in Watkins Glen, every team in attendance knew they were in for a mind-frying, tire-melting, four-hour test of sheer human and mechanical endurance. For the […]

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Race Schedule 2018

Here are the upcoming races. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and cheer Nick and Devin on as they race to end Alzheimer’s! To purchase tickets or to find the broadcast schedule click here. June 30, 2018 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen / Watkins Glen Int’l / Watkins Glen NY July 7, 2018 Mobil1 Sportscar […]

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Is High Blood Pressure a Factor in Dementia?

MRI scans may detect early signs of brain damage caused by high blood pressure, say researchers. Damage that can potentially cause strokes that are suspected of contributing to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Vascular risk factors are thought to be a primary cause of dementia — experts call it a bigger culprit than […]

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Thank you to all our supporters!

Thanks to people like you, last year we raised $43,500 for Alzheimer’s research by replacing our race car’s corporate sponsors with the sponsored names and hometowns of 75 heroes who have been affected by dementia. Here’s a short video that shows some of the highlights from last year’s race at the world-famous Laguna Seca Raceway […]

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touching poem from a supporter

Jim Hatcher was an early supporter of Racing to End Alzheimer’s. Last season he wrote a poem that means so much to so many that we’ve decided to post it here so more of you can enjoy it. If you’ve been close to someone who’s been affected by Alzheimer’s — as a victim or a […]

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Nick Galante interviewed by IMSA

may madness in mid-ohio

LEXINGTON, OHIO — Unpredictable traffic on an unfamiliar track made for a wild ride at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race on May 5th. With five years since the last series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, some of the drivers had never raced on the highly technical 2.258-mile track – and many […]

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a bumpy ride

SEBRING, FLORIDA — Sebring International Raceway has a reputation as a rough ride. The historic track in the heart of Florida is 3.74 miles of jarring bumps and unpredictable turns. There’s not another track like it, and the two-hour IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series race in mid-March posed unique challenges for even the most […]

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off to a fast start

DAYTONA BEACH — The action-packed season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series – the 2018 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona International Speedway – took place on January 26th in Daytona Beach, Florida. For four hours, competitors in the Street Tuner (ST) class battled for strategic and power advantages on one of the racing […]

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Testing the buttons

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support from IMSA.TV

We’re excited to report that the IMSA has picked up our Racing to End Alzheimer’s campaign and has posted an article about us on their website. And of course we have the support of PGA golf star Rickie Fowler via Instagram. Traffic to our website is up and the excitement is building as racing fans […]

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riding out the storm

ELKHART LAKE, WI — Rain was in the forecast (again!) for the weekend of August 4-6 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Having won on the world famous Road America course the previous season, team RS1/Legistics/rickiefowler.com was looking forward to a repeat performance on a track normally well suited to the powerful capabilities of their #17 Porsche […]

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up against the odds

LAKEVILLE, CT — Every racetrack has its own distinct “personality” and unique quirks. Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut is the shortest course (just 1.53 miles) of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. It’s also the only track where all but one of the seven turns are right hand turns. That makes the track unusually […]

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over the border and through the woods

ONTARIO, CANADA — After the dramatic roller-coaster ride of the Watkins Glen race, the RS1/Legistics/@RickieFowler team shifted their sights north to the fast and fierce Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Third in points for the season, the team needed a good result to stay in the fight with the #56 car of Mosing […]

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a race to remember

WATKINS GLEN — After a 7-week break in the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the RS1/Legistics/@RickieFowler team was eager to attack the track at Watkins Glen International Raceway in beautiful upstate New York. Leaders in the point standings – and winners of the Watkins Glen race in 2016 – drivers Nick Galante and Spencer Pumpelly […]

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