Monday, October 9, 2017

LAPS FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY RACERS

Martin Barkey IMSA
Martin Barkey races in the IMSA GS Racing Series driving the MBRP Exhaust GT4 Ford Mustang. Martin is also racing in the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series with co-driver Shea Holbrook. We are beyond excited to be working with Martin Barkey to help enhance the lives of over 50,000 Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy. We encourage you to learn more about Martin by visiting www.martinbarkeyracing.com and be sure to give him a follow him on Instagram at @martinbarkey

Canada's Best Racing Team - NASCAR Pinty's Series
Canada's Best Racing Team who races in the Nascar Pinty's Series is a long-time supporter of Laps4MD. Helping to support our Meet & Greet BBQ's for families affected by Muscular Dystrophy. We encourage you to visit Canada’s Best Racing Team at cbrteams.com as well as on Facebook at CBRTinc & on Instagram at @CBRTeams today! 

Ashley Sahakian
Ashley Sahakian is 22, going on her 3rd year of race car driving. Ashley joined her brother in the CTCC series in 2017, with the goal of finishing in top 5. In her first year of Pro racing, she accomplished her goal and came 4th overall in the GT Sport division. She had 1 3rd place podium at her home track in Quebec. In 2016, she won the title of third rookie in the Nissan Micra cup and had several rookie podiums. Aside from racing, Ashley also took home the title of Miss Quebec Globe 2015/2016. Follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleysahaks today!

Gary Klutt NASCAR Pinty's Series
Gary Klutt is a long-time supporter of Laps4MD, who won Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Pinty's Series in 2015. We are so excited to have Gary Klutt working with Laps4MD raising funds benefiting over 50,000 Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy. We encourage you to visit garyklutt.com and to give him a follow on Instagram at @GaryKlutt

Cayden Lapcevich 
Cayden Lapcevich - 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion & the 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series Rookie of the Year. Cayden is a proud supporter of Laps4MD and we are so happy to have his support. Please Follow Cayden on Twitter @CaydenLapcevich and on Facebook Today!

Ben Young - Canadian Superbike Championship
Ben Young will be supporting Laps 4 MD in 2018 racing in the Canadian Superbike Championship piloting a BMW Motorrad Canada S1000RR Superbike. Young says; “Its an honour to help support Laps 4 MD and their efforts to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders.” We invite you to join Ben on Twitter at @Benyoung_86 and on Instagram @BenYoung_86 today!

Tomas Casas - Canadian Superbike Championship
Tomas Casas is a professional motorcycle racer in the Canadian Superbike Championship. An accomplished racer who was named the 2015 Pro Rookie of the year. We are so excited to add Tomas as a supporter of Laps4MD. You can follow him on Twitter at @TomasCasasRacin & on Facebook at TomasCasasRacing

Matt Garwood - Challenge Cup Series

Matt Garwood currently competes in the Formula Vee Challenge Cup Series with his Matt Garwood Racing #31 FV. In 2012 Matt won Rookie of the Year honors and in 2015 took home his first drivers Championship. Matt followed that up with another impressive 2016 Championship, a season filled with multiple races won and laps led. We are so excited to have Matt supporting Laps 4 MD again in 2018. Matt says; "It is a honour to support and represent Laps4MD throughout the conclusion of this year and in to the 2018 racing season. Laps4MD has been helping people with Muscular Dystrophy and I am thrilled to lend a hand" We would like to encourage you to learn more by visiting Matt online at www.mattgarwoodracing.com and like his page on Facebook at Matt Garwood Racing You can also join him on Twitter at @mattgarwood31

Rob Murray - Challenge Cup Series
Rob Murray currently races in the Challenge Cup Series which is a Canadian/American Formula Vee race series. Rob says: "I am proud to support a cause that helps so many Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy while enjoying my passion for racing." Please follow Rob on Twitter at @Racinrob98 and on Instagram by (Clicking Here)

Treyten Lapcevich - APC United Late Model Series
Treyten Lapcevich started racing quarter midgets at 4 1/2 years old & had countless feature victories along with 4 QMA National Grand feature wins. At 10 he made a few starts in a mini stock at the end of the season. The next season he ran his first full year in a mini stock at Sunset Speedway. With 4 feature victories, became the youngest champion ever at Sunset Speedway and in Ontario. At 12 he ran his first full season in a Super Stock at Sunset. At the end of the season he had accumulated 2 feature wins and finished third in points along with scoring rookie of the year. He was also the fast qualifier at Sunsets Velocity and Peterborough's Autumn Colours Classic. This year will be his first year in the APC Pro Late Model Series! We are so excited to have Treyten supporting Laps4MD. Join Treyten on Facebook by (Clicking Here) & please give him a follow on Twitter @TreytenL

Taylor Thring - Mini Stock
Taylor Thring, races the #55 Mini Stock out of Flamboro Speedway. 2016 was her first rookie season in the division. Prior to this year, Taylor raced Go-Karts for the Waterloo Regional Kart Club for 7 years. Taylor says; "I am so excited and honored to support Laps4MD. I look forward to help making a difference for those who are affected." Please join Thring Motorsports on Facebook by (Clicking Here) & on Instagram today!

Connor James
Connor James is 20 years old from Bradford, Ontario. He is the driver of the #4 OSCAAR modified and the #4 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series which he won Rookie of the year in, in 2017. Connor says; “RJR and I are looking forward to supporting Laps4MD starting in 2018. We are honoured to be on board to try and help make a difference for those living with Muscular Dystrophy.” You can follow Connor on Instagram at @connorjamess4 today.

Grant Brown - Elko Speedway
Grant Brown races in the Big 8 series based in the Midwestern US, but mainly runs at Elko Speedway in Elko, Minnesota. He began racing at age 5, now fifteen years old he is an accomplished racer. Winning a championship in 2012 in a bandolero, 2015 in the Powerstock division, and the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Division IV Championship. He is also a 2 time UNOH Youth Achievement Award winner and has received scholarships to UNOH due to winning the award. We are so happy to add Grant to our list of supporters. Give Grant a follow on Twitter @RealDeal14B Photo by December Orpen Photography

Wally Wilson- OSCAAR Modified & Outlaw Midget
Wally Wilson has raced in many series including participating in the Canadian Rookie Karting Club at Erbsville Kartways and Goodwood Kartways for 9 seasons with around 95 wins and many Laps led! Wally moved on to the OSCAAR Midgets in 2015, where he was consistent and finished 17th in final standings as well as winning the Iron Man award for his determination throughout a season full of adversity! In 2016, he became the first driver in OSCAAR history to compete for two championships in the same season finishing fourth in the OSCAAR Midget standings and was awarded Most Sportsmanlike Driver, and second in the inaugural OSCAAR Pro Midget season, on top of a successful season Wally added the hard charger award to his resume in not only the Midgets but the Pro Midgets as well! Then in 2017 he made the jump to an OSCAAR Modified where he would get one top 10 finish and end the season 10th in final standings! ”After the last two seasons being a success, I’m looking forward to my third season partnering with Laps For Muscular Dystrophy! It’s such an honour to have the decals on my cars, as well as wear the shirts!” Be sure to give Wally a follow on Twitter @WallyWilson69 on Instagram @wallywilson69 and on Facebook at WallyWilson Racing

Angevaare Motorsports - Time Attack
Angevaare Motorsports is a father-son amateur race team from Peterborough Ontario. Brad Angevaare, is the driver of a supercharged Mazda Miata will be competing in multiple Time Attack series this upcoming season. These race series include CSCS, Miata Cup Challenge, and Ontario Time Attack. Follow the Angevaare Motorsports journey by liking their page on Facebook or following them at @angevaaremotorsports on Instagram.

Kevin Parlett - Global Time Attack Pro Series
Kevin Parlett is the driver of the #44 BC Racing Infiniti G35 in the Global Time Attack Pro Series. Kevin has been racing his entire life and recently crew chief in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. For more information visit KParlettRacing.com or follow him on social media @kparlettracing

Marc Dillmore - Global Time Attack
Marc Dillmore is 43 years old and lives in Phoenix Arizona. Marc says; “I've been driving with NASA for two years and just started racing with Global Time Attack this year. I have LGMD2I. It's been a dream of mine to race for more than 30 years. It wasn't until I was misdiagnosed with ALS that I decided that I'd better start doing things I want like racing. Fortunately for me it wasn't ALS. nevertheless, LGMD2I is still taking my body from me but I refuse to give up. I believe that a life without cause is a life without effect and so giving what we can to help others is extremely important. I look forward to being a part of Laps4MD.”

Riley Raynard - Estevan Motor Speedway
Riley Raynard has been racing since he was 14 at his hometown track is Estevan Motor Speedway in Estevan Saskatchewan, Canada. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 4, despite this Riley has continue to pursue his dreams. In 2014, he won 4 feature races along with the "2014 Ken Schrader Real Racer" award. As someone living with MD Riley says; "It means everything to me to help raise more awareness for this disease and I am happy to represent people that have MD." We invite you to join Riley Raynard Racing on Facebook by Clicking Here

Kyle Tasker - Pro Late Model
Kyle Tasker races in the Pro Late Model class at Brighton Speedway. Kyle is a professional racing driver from Ontario, Canada determined to move up through the ranks of North American auto racing. Kyle makes a great addition to the growing list of Laps 4 MD supporters due to his passion for racing. Make sure and Follow Kyle's journey on Facebook at KyleTaskerMotorsports & on Twitter @Kyle_Tasker You can also visit him online at http://www.kyletaskermotorsports.com/

Leevi Runge - Estevan Motor Speedway
Leevi Runge has been racing for over 5 years, in 2012 was named the rookie of the year scoring 2 feature wins and track runner up in 2014. He is also a friend of fellow Laps 4 MD supporter Riley Raynard and ever since Riley's diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy he has always tried to help him out any way he can. Most of all he wants to be there as his best friend. Leevi says; "I aim to support Laps 4 MD for my friend and for everyone affected by Muscular Dystrophy." You can join Leevi on Facebook at Doc Jr Racing at www.facebook.com/DocJrRacing

Karkoulas Sisters Racing-KSR - CSRA Snowcross Series
Karkoulas Sisters Racing-KSR is an all-female snowcross team of 3 sisters competing in the CSRA snowcross series! We are so excited to have their support and can't wait to follow along with their career. Please join them on Facebook by (Clicking Here) on Twitter, Instagram and online at kracing.ca to learn more!

Brian Kleeman - Trans Am Series
Brian Kleeman is a professional road racer currently driving the #07 Ford Performance Mustang Boss 302 in the Trans Am Series. Brian also raced in the Pirelli World Challenge Series and IMSA CTSCC series with Nissan Motorsport. Follow Brian on Instagram @ScreaminKleeman and Facebook @BrianKleeman or visit his website at BrianKleeman.com

Jessica Bacon - Drag Racing
Just one year after becoming a drag racer in 1997, Jessica Bacon won an NHRA Wally at the 1998 Jr. Nationals at Indy. She has continued her success as a drag racer, winning many large events across the northeast. Since receiving her Top Dragster licence in 2002, Jessica has teamed up with her father, Brett, to compete at local events.  As a hands-on father-daughter team, the Bennett-Bacon racing team prides themselves on their many best engineered awards they have received throughout the years, as well as the multiple championships and events they have won.  They have recently upgraded their race car to run in the Top Dragster class and are looking forward to the winner's circle next season. In honor of her brother who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy many years ago, Jessica has volunteered to donate for every round the Bennett-Bacon Father-Daughter Race Team wins! Follow Jessica at @BBRacing188

Erica Thiering - Nascar Whelen All American Series
Erica Thiering is a race car driver from the Province of Alberta and will also be supporting Laps 4 MD. Erica is a Six-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series champion. We are so happy to have Erica join in support of Laps 4 MD. Please give her a quick follow on Twitter at @EThiering and on Facebook at Erica Thiering Racing

Elliot Racing
Elliot Racing based in Enfield, Nova Scotia and fields a 1970 Ford Cortina which he started road racing in 1971. Gerald Elliot has been involved in Motorsports for close to 50 years. Elliot Racing consists of Gerald and his son Mark who took over driving duties from his father many years ago. It is great to add Elliot Racing as a supporter of Laps 4 MD especially since Gerald is living with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. His motto is; “It may slow me down but won't stop me." He also says; “Motorsports is what gives me a reason to get up in the morning and keep on trucking.” We encourage you to visit Elliot Racing by (Clicking Here) where you can also learn more about their vintage Ford Cortina GT-2 race car.

Johnny Paradzinski - Mini Stock
Johnny Paradzinski has been racing for a year and is from Alliston, Ontario. His home track is Sunset Speedway. His achievements in 2016 include – Sunset Speedway Mini Champion, Mighty Mini Rookie of the Year, Most Checkered flags, NASCAR division 4 Track Champion & NASCAR Division 4 10th overall. Please join him on Facebook by (Clicking Here)

CTech Motorsport - The Online Racing Association (TORA)
CTech Motorsport are a sim race team that compete in many online racing championships. CTech Motorsport was originally founded in 2012 & competed in various iRacing championships before becoming part of the TORA network. Currently CTech Motorsport consists of seven members with plans to grow the virtual team in the future. CTech Motorsport currently run under the title of Virtual Pirtek Racing (VPR) To reflect being officially sponsored & supported by Pirtek UK / Pirtek Racing. Join them on Facebook & Twitter and at http://www.virtualpirtekracing.com/

Loshak Racing - Trans Am Series
LoshakRacing will be joining in support of Laps for Muscular Dystrophy again in 2018 in the Trans Am Racing Series season. We are so excited to add Lawrence Loshak of Loshak Racing to our list of supporters and look forward to working together in support of those affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Make sure and join Loshak Racing on Facebook by (Clicking Here) today!

DJ Casey - Maritime Parts for Trucks ProStock Tour
DJ Casey of Casey Racing is a Professional Race driver from Nova Scotia who participates in the Maritime ProStock Tour. We look forward to working with DJ and we are so thankful for his support. Please follow him on Twitter at @Casey_Racing and on Facebook by Clicking Here

Shelby Mills - Brighton Speedway
Shelby Mills races out of Brighton Speedway located in Brighton Ontario, Canada. She is excited to have the opportunity to support Laps 4 MD. She says; "As a nursing student, and now as a nurse I wanted to incorporate that part of me into my racing. Supporting Laps4MD allows me to continue to participate in the sport I love but also help people and raise awareness for a great cause." We are so thankful for Shelby's support. We encourage you to follow Shelby Mills Racing on Twitter at @Shelbs78 Photo by Rod Henderson

Valerie Chiasson - Porsche GT3 Cup Canada
Valerie Chiasson is a dedicated business woman, when she's not travelling the globe fulfilling her own business and racing commitments you'll find Valerie in Mont-Tremblant, Qc, Canada at home next to a wonderful race track! With a successful career touching every sphere of the motorsport world, from karting to GT and prototype, Valérie has made history as the first female driver to climb on the podium of the Canadian Grand Prix. She is a respected and much-liked person in the crazy, dynamic world of racing. To learn more please visit Valerie at www.valeriechiasson.com/ as well as on FacebookTwitter & Instagram today! Photo by Lambert Production

Brittney Gresel - Late Model
Brittney Gresel is the driver of the Sauble Falls Racing #81 Limited Late Model race car. We are so happy to add Brittney to the list of racers supporting Laps4MD. Brittney says she is excited to be supporting such a great cause. Please follow her on twitter at @BGres81 and on Facebook by (Clicking Here)

Blair Wickett - Pro Late Model
Blair Wickett currently races Pro Late Models at Flamboro speedway. Please give him a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PolarblairRacing today!

Dallas Rice -  IMCA Modified
Dallas Rice started racing in 2006 after his dad retired from racing. That year he had just graduated high school and raced IMCA hobby stocks for 4 years. He had multiple feature wins and two runner-up positions in the championship. In 2010 bought an IMCA modified which is the class he currently races in. Dallas races in Minot & Mandan North Dakota. He also races in Jamestown during the Dakota classic modified tour. He wanted to become involve in supporting Laps 4 MD when he saw Riley posted about it. Also, his girl friend niece Kenzie is affected by MD and he has always wanted to help out in some way. You can follow Dallas on Facebook by clicking here


Kyle Lockrow
Kyle Lockrow, has competed in ASA Cars, INEX Legends Cars, NASCAR Late Models, ChampCar Endurance Racing, & tested ARCA Racing Series Cars over the course of his career. With the support of family & friends, Kyle is hoping for great things in his future. Already Kyle has racked up 3 Top-5 Finishes; 8 Top-10 Finishes; 1 Pole Position. He was also 18th Fastest out of 60 Cars at 2014 ARCA Racing Series Daytona Annual Pre-Season Test in December 2014. As well as Finishing 5th in the Garden State Classic Late Model Event in June 2014. Even Finishing 10th in the INEX National Qualifier in June 2014. Be sure to and follow Kyle on Twitter @KLockrow on Instagram kyle_lockrow & Facebook at Kyle Lockrow Racing