AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo Partners With Pontiac and Motorati Island to Support 'Let's Race for a Cause' in Second Life for United Spinal Association

Published Jul 23rd 2007, 2:57pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Press Releases

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2007 -- announced their Let's Race for a Cause charity motorsports event in Second Life on Pontiac's Motorati Island to take place at the Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at 12 p.m. PST. Female NASCAR driver Deborah Renshaw will race in Real Life on the same day, driving the No. 112 Chevrolet at Nashville's Motorplex Speedway in support of the Second Life events. Deborah Renshaw heads up the panel of 50 expert automotive women who give car advice and tips to women on AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women.

Second Life residents will be able to participate with their own modified race vehicles as well as utilize the customized United Spinal Pontiac Solstice GXP created by Amanda Shinji, Second Life resident and custom car designer.

"Race car drivers will compete to win one of three Pontiac Solstice GXP cars and up to $5000 Linden dollars," stated Ask Patty President Jody DeVere. "Along with these prizes, contestants will receive free giveaways that include T-shirts, hats and Radio Control cars."

The Fairground Speedway event venue in Second Life is where Pontiac has claimed 112 acres in on Motorati Island and designed the most realistic car ever developed for this world, the Pontiac Solstice GXP. But Motorati isn't just about the GXP. They also have weekly events and concerts. And with Land-A-Palooza, there's no limit to what you'll be able to find on the island.

The event includes a VIP after party hosted by Wheelies Night Club in Second Life. Wheelies is owned by Simon Walsh, a Second Life Resident and entrepreneur who has cerebral palsy in Real Life, and is a very active leading disability consultant, trainer, researcher, and advocate for the disabled community in Second Life. Simon stated, "Wheelies aims to make guests feel comfortable about disability as well as dancing and just plain having a good time." The after party and awards ceremony for race winners at Wheelies will commence immediately following the racing event.

Second Life residents can donate $Linden or $US dollars directly to the United Spinal Motorsports program or through donation kiosks set up around Motorati Island and other Sims in Second Life.

Sponsors of the event include: Pontiac Motorati Life, Fairgrounds Raceway, caLLie cLine, AskPatty -- Automotive Advice for Women, Wheelies, SecondAbility, Parkade, Osprey Therian and many others.

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About United Spinal Association and the United Spinal Motorsports Program:
The mission of United Spinal Association's Motorsports program is to encourage people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in competitive motorsports. It is also to cultivate partnerships within the motorsports industry in support of the program, thus raising awareness about spinal cord injuries and disorders.

United Spinal Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Please take a moment to show your support of the United Spinal Association Motorsports program by donating here:

For more information about our Motorsports program, call 800.404.2898 ext. 239 or e-mail motorsports @

Event Info:
"Race for a Cause"
Saturday August 4, 2007
Motorati Fairgrounds Raceway on Pontiac Island
12 p.m. PST (Noon SLT)

Register for Second Life:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please contact:
Breanne Boyle
eMarketing Manager

About, Inc.:
The Ask, Inc. website, Blog and Second Life venue is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of certified female friendly dealerships across the US. is a 2007 sponsor of the No. 112 Chevrolet driven by the highest ranked professional female race car driver Deborah Renshaw, who heads up the panel of automotive expert women. is a member and 2007 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Chair of the Motorsports program, Member of the California board, on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group. is partnered with,, Arkona, Chrome Systems, Inc., Rocket City Automotive,, and Maddox Smye, LLC.

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