A group led by a Jacksonville daddy and also boy won the 19th annual Jacksonville Grand Prix– a six-hour go-kart endurance race Saturday that is a major fundraiser for Spina Bifida of Jacksonville that consistently attracts professional racers nationwide.
End Alzheimer’s Kart Racing composed of Bill Slupski and his son Alex, both of Jacksonville, as well as their good friend Perry Herndon of Atlanta conquered heat, humidity and also difficult competition to win the race at the North Florida Kart Club 103rd Road Sports Complicated.
The expert auto racing team stands for nonprofit Alzheimer’s Organization, Central/North Florida in the race. Based in Jacksonville, the team has actually elevated regarding $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association during both years the Kart Racing racers have been connected with the organization.
” While the auto racing is enjoyable, we delight in supporting good reasons even more,” Slupski said.
JKL Racing ended up second– 15 seconds behind End Alzheimer’s– while Team Red Stripe 1 remained in 3rd area in the endurance go-kart race.
Advertised and also run by Stamina Karting, the Jacksonville Grand Prix considering that 2003 has been just one of the biggest fundraising events for not-for-profit Spina Bifida of Jacksonville. The race has actually Kart Racing elevated concerning $150,000 to assist children with the abnormality as well as their households.
The event is considered a “fixture event” on the kart auto racing calendar– annually attracting a sold-out field from throughout the country, the racers stated.
Focusing on the summer solstice, the association’s Longest Day Campaign raises money to assist pay for Alzheimer’s research in addition to solutions for people as well as their family members.
” For us with the Alzheimer’s Organization, it’s not simply the cash. We want to raise money Kart Racing however we also wish to raise understanding regarding the disease,” Slupski stated.
Alzheimer’s statistics are astonishing, he claimed.
” 6 million individuals currently in America are coping with Alzheimer’s. More individuals pass away from Alzheimer’s than heart disease,” he claimed including that 1 in 3 seniors pass away with Alzheimer’s or an additional dementia. “People just don’t recognize the influence of the illness.”
Alex Slupski shares his father’s enthusiasm for racing and also for locating a treatment for the condition.
He started kart auto racing when he was 14 years old but his love of auto racing goes back to when he was a toddler. At 21, he’s amongst the veteran racers.
” Racing has belonged of my life given that I was little. When I was 2 or 3 I mosted likely to the track at Daytona with my papa. It’s been something that both people have actually done together for a truly long period of time and it’s a terrific task that we share,” Alex Slupski stated.
When he became old adequate to drive, Alex Slupski stated he and his papa made racing something they did with each other.
Additionally, both father and also kid work in the racing sector. Alex Slupski is a filmmaker for Sunday Group Management, a public connections firm for motorsports. Kart Racing His papa services a staff in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Obstacle series, usually doing fuel for Stoner Car Care/Automatic Competing and their Aston Martin automobiles.