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United Spinal Takes on the Track in Irwindale

Published Apr 30th 2007, 2:38pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

United_spinal_team United Spinal Motorsports committee was in race mode  April 12th at Irwindale Raceway in California to support the Redi Auto Sport Track Challenge 2007.

With solo racing events and an array of entertainment and refreshments for the whole family, the event brought a new opportunity to promote and advertise the United Spinal Motorsports " Living Life in Motion" program to the disabled community and beyond.

Img_0380 Race car driver's representing United Spinal were Clair Russell Hesselton , President of the United Spinal Association , Carol Hollfelder, Steve "Wheels" Bucaro and Justin Bonsignore and committee members supporting our drivers Devera Lynn Director of Marketing for United Spinal, myself and several cheering race fans!

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.

Img_0295 With the support of the SCCA, United Spinal members who are interested in hitting the track, will have access to many key contacts within the SCCA Family, including Jerry Lamb, a 45 year-old paraplegic United Spinal member and professional Solo driver, who will be able to provide driving and safety tips; Solo Tech Manager Doug Gil, an ASE-Certified Master Automobile Technician, who can assist with car maintenance and hand control advice; and Michael Dickerson, SCCA Region Development Manager, who can connect United Spinal members nationwide to Solo events in their area.

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

Jody_devere_v71_2 Jody DeVere
United Spinal
Motorsports Committee Chair

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