NCM’s ‘lunchtime lapping sessions’ will be held at VIR for approximately 45 minutes during the lunch hour and will be limited to no more than 50 entrant vehicles. All laps will be parade style – paced, but not slow! – and are open to all makes and models, including convertibles. Passengers are allowed, and there are no helmet requirements. The full $50 will support Drive Toward a Cure as a tax-deductible donation.
Matt Busby, head of track operations for NCM, has been the catalyst in aligning his organization to Drive Toward a Cure and taken the extra steps to extend outreach to all regional Corvette club members, as well as the local community. “It’s seems that in today’s times nearly everyone knows someone attached to Parkinson’s Disease,” said Busby. “And if we can encourage further awareness through our events and involvement, we’re on the right track.”
Busby noted that racing legends like Phil Hill, Sam Posey and David Love were among the millions challenged with Parkinson’s, and believes that by building awareness within the car community will create opportunities to raise the bar in funding research, supporting patient care, and bringing the search for a cure closer to reality. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s.