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As is tradition when SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge heads to Road Atlanta, Chili Pepper Racing will host a variety of activities during the Petit Le Mans weekend in support of several pediatric cancer charities.
The team will welcome roughly 300 guests to their VIP hospitality area, including families from the Atlanta Scottish Rite/AFLAC Cancer Treatment Center and Children’s Hospital, the Light House Foundation and Austin Hatcher Foundation. The races will serve as a diversionary therapy for the children and families who will get a break from the day-to-day struggles that come with pediatric cancer and be able to enjoy the races from a chalet above pit lane with the perks of a 50-inch TV and gourmet food provided by the Flower Branch Yacht Club. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in flag ceremonies and pace car rides.
One child in particular will serve a very special role at the Petit Le Mans weekend. SCCA Pro Racing has named seven year-old cancer survivor Maddie as Grand Marshal for the SCCA SPEED Touring Car race. Maddie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May of 2003, but underwent her last round of Chemotherapy in 2005 and has been cancer-free ever since. Maddie attended her first SCCA SPEED World Challenge race as a guest of Chili Pepper Racing shortly after her last Chemo and has returned to Road Atlanta for the SCCA SPEED World Challenge races every year since.
Throughout the weekend, raffle tickets will be sold to win a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 and two-day Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School. Tickets cost $25.00 and can be purchased at the Vendor Village or the Chili Pepper Racing support paddock. Only 1,000 will be sold.
The winner will be drawn just before the Fourth Annual Post Petit Le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride on Sunday, October 7. The ride begins with a lap around Road Atlanta, then winds through the scenic mountain highways of Northern Georgia. Participants will be riding with some of their favorite SCCA SPEED World Challenge, ALMS and Grand-Am racing personalities.
All proceeds raised through the week”s events will go toward the Austin Hatcher Foundation and Lighthouse Family Foundation. Last year’s event raised a record $34,000.
For more information and to register for the Post Petit Le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride, visit www.chilipepperracing.org.