LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2018 – When non-profit Drive Toward a Cure reached out to car clubs and groups nationwide in support of April’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month, not only did NCM Motorsports Park raise its hand high to show that ‘driving has never meant more’ but chose Easter Monday (April 2nd ) for its own “Drive Toward a Cure Day” track event as a kick-off to the meaningful month. The Bowling Green, KY facility will be offering a full day of touring laps for all marques –including convertibles that are often excluded from on-track activities – from 9am – 4pm, with no helmets necessary. Each entrant will enjoy unlimited touring laps on the 3.2-mile course with the ability to explore above-highway speeds. To register, visit www.drivetowardacure.org/drive-toward-a-cure-track-day-2018 .
“We’ve been creating opportunities for car aficionados to enjoy their vehicles while raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s since 2016,” said Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure. “And while teaming with the NCM Motorsports Park allows drivers to go one step further in pushing their own enthusiasm to the limits on track, it also provides us an expanded audience whom we can inspire to help find a cure.”
Pollack, a multi-decade automotive industry professional, expanded awareness for Parkinson’s Disease within the car community after her own mother passed away from the disease’s challenges in 2006. While working with Maserati North America in 2008, Pollack created an opportunity for America’s First Formula One World Champion, Phil Hill – also challenged by Parkinson’s and a dear friend of the marque – to celebrate his 80th birthday among automotive media in what unfortunately was to be his last on-track experience. With his son Derek at the wheel of a Maserati MC12, Hill’s last drive later became an inspiration for Pollack to take on the cause at a higher level.