The 8th Annual Lupus Grand Prix endurance kart race is being held at Goodwood Kartways in Stouffville, Ont. on October 3, 2015. Teams of four drivers raise money to determine their starting position for the race and all of these funds go directly to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Lupus Clinic where 60-70 new cases of Lupus are diagnosed in children and teens each year. On May 28, 2013, the Hospital for Sick Children recognized the over $50,000 in contributions made by the Lupus Grand Prix with a wall plaque on their Donor Wall. Race over to lupusgp.ca for more information.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when an individual’s body's immune system attacks it’s own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Team sponsor Human 2.0 is a sports medicine, rehabilitation, performance and movement centre located in Ottawa, Ontario who will soon be launching Basic Mobility for Athletes and Basic Mobility for Motorcycle Racers programs. Their goal is to empower people of all ages and abilities to take charge of their own health and wellness by providing education and training in functional fitness, prehabilitation, and active recovery modalities. Human 2.0 president Chris Raynor, MD is a sports orthopaedic surgeon and certified sports medicine specialist with a passion for motorsports. Learn more at: www.humantwopointzero.com/
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Ben Young spent this past season racing south of the border in the MotoAmerica Supersport championship where he earned his first MotoAmerica podium at Road America along with several top 5 finishes this season as well as two podium finishes at home in Canada during a one-off race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
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Although Kris Garvie ran select races this season in the 2015 MOPAR Canadian National Superbike championship he’s no stranger to the podium finishing in the top 5 in the 2014 Canadian National Pro Superbike and Sportbike Championship point standings as well as being a former RACE Superseries Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike Champion.
(Website http://krisgarvie.wix.com/kris-garvie-racing )
Trevor Daley, a former Kart and Formula BMW USA Championship racer returns to his karting roots for this weekend’s Lupus GP race. In 2014, his pro sophomore year, Daley finished 2nd in the Mopar CSBK Pro Superbike Championship. When Daley is not racing he’s doing custom work at his very own “OneSpeed Chop Shop” in Mississauga.
(Website: http://www.onespeedchopshop.com )
Tomas Casas was born in Bogota, Colombia and has made Canada his home. He’s a former motocross racer with a few Colombian championships to his name. In Canada he’s achieved a HondaCBR250 Championship and the Amateur Sport Bike Championship. This season he finished 5th in the Pro SportBike class and 7th in the Pro Superbike Championship achieving the 2015 Pro Rookie of the Year award.
(Website: http://www.tomascasasracing.com )
Fans and followers are asked to donate to Team Human 2.0 drivers to give them a fighting chance on the Lupus GP starting grid but to also give those affected by Lupus a fighting chance and to provide them with the support they need.