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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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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