Accessible Racing Event: Friday, June 13

Disabled Drivers to Race against Able Bodied Drivers

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Friday, June 13 dozens of able bodied and disabled people will meet for the first ever motor sports autocross race event. The event begins with driving and course instruction on a skid pad and autocross course in the morning culminating in a final runoff featuring Accessible Racing Drivers vs. Peddle Pushing All Stars in the hand controlled modified Accessible Racing racecar. Individuals will advance from North Andover to the final round of competition to be held at White Mountain Motor Sports Park nestled in the White Mountains of Woodstock, NH, which will take place on Friday afternoon.

When:

  Friday, June 13, 2008: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where:

1600 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA

Contact:

Brian Hanaford, www.accessibleracing.com; Phone: (603) 412-7069;

email brianhanaford@aol.com

The five disabled drivers who will participate in the Accessible Racing Driving Experience are Madonna Long from Pennsylvania who is a T-4 paraplegic; Domonic Corradin from California who was paralyzed in a car accident in 1994; Ian Brown from New York who is a paraplegic disabled veteran; Kimberley Barreda from Montana who is a double above-the-knee amputee; Colleen Macort from Alabama who is a past runner-up in the Ms. Wheelchair competition; and Amy Malgren from Colorado who is a T-10 paraplegic.

Able bodied racers will include Veronica Gonnello, Abilities Expo Show Manager and Accessible Racing Board Member; Jay Gratton, a national certified racing instructor with the Porsche Club of America and Sports Car Drivers Association; Sean Siff a licensed national Sports Car Club of America race car driver; Larry Maloney, NASCAR Camping World Series competitor; and Doug Hurst, former NASCAR touring series competitor from Rockland Mass. Corporate America Peddle Pushers include representatives from Granite State Plasma Cutting, Wal-Mart store managers of Amherst NH, Independence Technology DEKA Engineers (inventors of the IBot wheelchair and Segway) & Road Sides Stories film crew.

Never before has an event like this been staged to benefit Veterans, Civilians, Able Bodied and Persons with disABILITIES. Able bodied drivers can register for the event at www.accessibleracing.com. Registration is $1,000. The event is sponsored by Accessible Racing of New Hampshire, who modifies race cars to meet the needs of the physically challenged. Abilities Expo is a PROUD SPONSOR of Accessible Racing.

Contacts

Abilities Expo
Amy Riemer, 978-475-4441
amy@riemercommunications.com

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