DRIVE / ORW Grand Prix 9-19-09

dwasser

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We are extremely happy to announce Off Road Warehouse (ORW) as the title sponsor for our September 19th race.

The ORW Grand Prix presented by DRIVE will be a two heat format with averaged times from both heats deciding the winners. Classes will be split up into groups based on normal average speeds and will run on an 11 to 13 mile course. This race will feature the PRO 1600 group and is a points race for all classes.

As part of their sponsorship package ORW will be providing event t-shirts to all entrants, volunteers, and registered media and will be hosting a post race BBQ on Saturday night. ORW will be providing the food and drinks for the BBQ and we have a special group that will be cooking the food and asking for donations for a worthy charity. We’ll announce more details about the BBQ and the charity as things get firmed up.

ORW will also have their chase truck on site Friday night at Tech to help anyone with minor issues that can be fixed on the spot. (d-rings, tie wire, minor welds, etc.)

The ORW contingency awards are being doubled for all classes at this race and they are working on an extra special prize for the PRO 1600 class winner.

Entry fees for this race only are being reduced! DRIVE paybacks and bonuses will remain the same.

Pro - $420 or $380 if you register and pay in full by 2:00 PM 9-5-09
Sportsman - $300 or $260 if you register and pay in full by 2:00 PM 9-5-09
Trophy Kart - $40 or $30 if you register and pay in full by 2:00 PM 9-5-09

More details coming soon.

We want to thank ORW as well as our other title sponsors for taking a chance with a new series. We greatly appreciate your confidence in us. We also want to thank all of the contingency sponsors that have been supporting the series and the racers.

2009 inaugural season race title sponsors so far:
TROPHYLITE
Race-Dezert.com
FiberwerX
ORW

2009 inaugural season contingency sponsors (in alphabetical order)
AGM
Amber Racing Services
Amsoil / High Desert Oils
beardesignz
Bilstein
Clarks Motorsports Imaging
Elite Auto
FiberwerX
Fox Racing Shox
Howe
King
Major Performance
McKenzies
Mendeola
ORW
PCI
Powder1
ProComm
Race Ready Products
RacerX
RB Components
Sand Syndicate
SIGNPROS
Sway-A-Way
Trackside Photo
TrailGlow
Trophylite
US Wheel Repair and Polishing
VisionX
Weddle
Zoomlenz4u.net

In addition we want to thanks the media (in alphabetical order)
CandC
JD Films
Kartman
Mwilsonphoto
Pinned TV
TNT
Trackside DurkaDurka
Zoomlenz4u.net

I know there are others but we don’t have paperwork on you, but thank you.

Last but not least want to thank all the racers and volunteers!

We are looking forward to a great race and another fun weekend in the desert.
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LukeMcMillin

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Cool stuff. Sounds like a good race! I will be out there watching.
 

tmathews

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Awesome !!! Can't wait til September 19th !!! and for more details of the ORW Grand Prix !!
 
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I will be out there watching.
I remember when we were in Jr. High; we snuck into the neighbor's pool one night and went Skinny Dipping with some girls from school. My best friend was worried about getting busted, so he "just watched". Come jump in the "Pool" Master Luke - it is much more fun!:D
 

LukeMcMillin

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Nah, can't do it, sorry. I already have too many races on the schedule anyway. Barstow in July, V to R, 1000 and MDR.
 

1BAJA03

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Okay now lets start getting everyone to start signing up. We got 2 awesome courses to choose from, didn't want to be trying to find a course in the middle of August when its 120. Was nice in the desert a couple of days ago on the bike.
 

TreyP

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Has this race been changed to a differant date or is it still on for the 19th?
 

Tundranation

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Dang this race cant get here soon enough :eek: this downtime between races is killing me !! :D:D
 

M.Harvey1600

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this was posted in the general discussion:

Drive/ORW Grand Prix Sept. 19th charity dinner-

Thanks to the hard work of Mike Harvey we have lined up our charity organization for the post race BBQ at the ORW Grand Prix. ORW is graciously going to be providing the food and drinks for the event. DRIVE will set up the equipement, and Mike and his fellow students from Cal Poly Pomona State University will be cooking it all up and collecting donations.

"The group that will be preparing the meal is a group of students from Cal Poly Pomona State University. We pride ourselves on bettering our lives while helping out the lives of others. We donate time and hold charitable events to help the community as a whole. I felt that it would be a great way to help the desert racing community, which I love immensely and am a member, and its surrounding community by giving back to worthy a cause. If all goes well with this event i would like to hold larger and more profitable events. this is just a stepping stone for future endeavors." .......Mike Harvey



The charity in which we will be raising money for is YouthAIDS. YouthAIDS and its Parent Philanthropy PSI(Population Services International) are working in more than 60 countries around the world to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially among the world's most vulnerable, young people. Youth Aids approach stresses self-empowerment and healthy decision-making among youth, including the use of effective health products and services such as HIV counseling and testing. Our approach targets and educates at-risk youth groups through a variety of ways, including the use of music, television and SPORTS, peer education and community mobilization.
With a $10 contribution, PSI is able to provide one youth with a year of necessary health products, services and valuable health education to help educate and protect them against HIV.

In the United States
• Roughly one million people are living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.
• Since the start of the AIDS epidemic, 1.5 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than 524,000 have died of AIDS.
• At least 40,000 people are infected each year.
• African Americans account for 48% of new HIV infections.
• AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34 and HIV rates among Hispanic women are increasing.
• The number of women living with HIV has tripled in the last two decades.
• At least half of all new infections are among people under the age of 25.
• Washington, DC has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States - one in 20 people are living with HIV or AIDS.

Global
• 33.2 million people now live with HIV or AIDS.
• In 2007, approximately 2.5 million people were infected with HIV.
• Every day, over 6800 people become infected with HIV - almost five people per minute.
• 5700 people die from AIDS every day.
• One child dies every minute.
• 15 million children around the world have been orphaned by AIDS, losing one or both parents to the disease.
• Every fifteen seconds, another person age 15-24 becomes infected with HIV/AIDS.

Most people living with HIV are unaware they are infected. Knowing their status is critical in preventing the spread of HIV.
Without a cure, education and prevention are the most effective ways to stop the spread of HIV.
-It is this prevention and education in which PSI and YouthAIDS is trying to achieve.

YouthAIDS is a global initiative of PSI working in over 60 countries to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS and to educate and empower young people to protect themselves against the disease.
 

M.Harvey1600

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I felt that it needed to be in the DRIVE discussion as well:

please come out and support our cause... this is going 2 be a great event and the volunteers that will be preparing the meal will also be volunteering at checkpoints, road crossings, start finish and scoring during this DRIVE racing event... i am very proud to be apart of this event. for those that have volunteered in the past there's no better feeling than knowing that u have done something to help out the lives of people less fortunate than yourselves.

please come out DRIVE is a great organization and are in it for its racers as well as the surrounding community...
even if you are not racing you should come out and spectate, DRIVE is some of the best promoters out there
lets get as many racers out there and race with DRIVE they are here to stay, and of course help out with the charity event....

Thank you so much for reading,
Mike Harvey
 

ultrablew

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This is awesome Mike! I am looking forward to the race even more now! It always makes me all "girly" emotional when events like this take place and I am lucky enough to participate. Sounds like a great time for a great reason!
 

dezertgirl

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I'm IN!! Let me know what I can do to help guys :D I can get down to PC early on Friday for contingency if needed and help with whatever on race day :)
 

ultrablew

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I can already hear the countdown clock...tick tock, tick tock....!
 

ultrablew

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I'm IN!! Let me know what I can do to help guys :D I can get down to PC early on Friday for contingency if needed and help with whatever on race day :)
YEAH! Glad you're gonna make it! You are such a big help. If you want a place to stay just say the word. ;)
 

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YEAH! Glad you're gonna make it! You are such a big help. If you want a place to stay just say the word. ;)
WORD!! :D :D :D

That would be awesome Alicia! Thank you-I think I will take you up on your offer if you have the room :) Safer than sleeping in the back of my truck in the middle of the desert ;) LOL

I'm so excited!!
 

ultrablew

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WORD!! :D :D :D

That would be awesome Alicia! Thank you-I think I will take you up on your offer if you have the room :) Safer than sleeping in the back of my truck in the middle of the desert ;) LOL

I'm so excited!!
You're In...
 
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