Monday, June 7, 2010

NF Hero Races in Soap Box Derby

Great article on NF Hero Kevin Martin's Racing4Research fundraising effort with his soap box derby car.  Check out the awesome CTF livery on his racer.  Great work helping us to Fuel The Cure, Kevin!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

LENOX Tools to honor the life of NF Hero Pete Dingeman at New Hampshire NASCAR race

LENOX Tools, Richard Childress Racing, and Jeff Burton will honor the life of NF Hero and LENOX Extra Mile Hero Pete Dingeman at the NASCAR Sprint Cup LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 27. 

In recognition of Pete's heroic efforts on behalf of CTF and NF research, a decal honoring Pete will be placed on the No. 31 paint scheme, and the 2010 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 will be dedicated to him

Friday, February 12, 2010

#14 CTF GT3 is now an official Fathead!

Fathead has created an official Fathead wall graphic of the #14! Fathead is donating a quantity of the #14 wall graphics to CTF and ALL profits from the sales will go to CTF - so BUY ONE TODAY!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Giving Thanks

It will be few more days until we have a final total for this year's Racing4Research fundraising effort - we're still adding up the money raised from our race day parties and awaiting checks that are in the mail.

In the meantime, we need to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the remarkable people that made this year's Racing4Research effort a reality. First, and foremost, thanks to team owner Gordon Friedman and his amazing crew from Autometrics Motorsports.  Gordon opened his team to CTF and we immediately felt like we were home.  The team did an amazing job on the #14 Porsche GT3 and we finished the 24-hour race for a second straight year - a pretty remarkable feat in the endurance racing world.

Thanks to Frank Resciniti, our crew chief for the second straight year (and they guy who deserves a lot of credit for getting us to the checkered flag again!)  Frank is a huge supporter of R4R and our NF Hero families and his determination and commitment to our program is evident in every lap we completed.

Last, but hardly least, we need to thank our amazing drivers.  These are the guys that take the energy and strength from our NF Hero families and translate it into keeping the car on the track for 24 straight hours.  Red-eyed and weary, our drivers gave everything they had to make sure that our families had a car on the track at the end of the race. Daniel Graeff, Glen Gatlin, Seth Thomas, and Ron Yarab - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Final Stats

The Children's Tumor Foundation #14 finished 15th in class and completed 611 laps which, I do believe, is a new record for the Racing4Research team! Many thanks to everyone for following along, for raising much needed money for NF research and for your race day parties throughout the country.  We'll let you know the final tally when we know but whether we got to $300,000 or not we have ensured that a great deal of funds will be put in the hands of some of the best reseachers in the world to help find treatments and a cure for neurofibromatosis, and that's what we're all about.

More pictures, video and some final thoughts on the race tomorrow, thanks again to everyone, hope you enjoyed the race!

Less than 15 Minutes Left!

And just moments ago the Children's Tumor Foundation #14 car went over 600 laps! The car's battered and there's duct tape all over it but it's still running along.  We're 15th in class and Ron Yarab, a doctor who sees patients with NF, is behind the wheel to bring it home!