For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. Ends The Tire Rack One Lap of America 20th Overall in the NJMP Subaru WRX STI
Media, PA, May 14 - Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc. (LCMS), driving a Subaru STI Pace Car loaned by New Jersey Motorsports Park (www.njmotorsportspark.com), finished the April 30th - May 8th The Tire Rack One Lap of America (OLOA) 20th overall (OA), of the 68 entrants, and 3rd OA in the 10 car Mid Priced Sedan class.
The Laps to Conquer MS drive to end MS competed in the 2010 The Tire Rack One Lap of America (www.onelapofamericia.com). The 68 OLOA teams traveled 3,500 miles through 17 states in 8 days. It started and finished on The Tire Rack skid pad in South Bend, IN-11th (Wet) & 15th (Dry) overall. The OLOA had 18 timed events at: Road America, WI-26th & 24th-Mid America Motorplex, IA-23rd & 21st-Hallett Motor Racing Circuit-18th & 18th-Tulsa Raceway Park, OK-61st & 7th (tie)-Gateway International Raceway, IL-20th & 17th-Mid Ohio Sports Car Course-20th & 21st-New Jersey Motorsports Park-24th & 29th-and Nelson Ledges Road Course, OH-15th & 33rd.
"My driving team-husband David Teal and son Wayne Hickman-were thrilled to compete on the tracks with the Subaru STI," says Fay Teal, team captain. "We were very competitive overall and in the Mid Priced Sedan Class." This was the 22nd OLOA for LCMS and the 24th for Fay Teal. "We'll keep competing until there is a checkered flag for a 1 Lap win or an MS cure," says Teal. It was the 21st OLOA for David Teal and 5th for Wayne Hickman.
Dominion Title Services, Inc. (www.dominiontitleservices.com), of Vineland, NJ, returned for the 13th year as primary sponsor. Other corporate sponsors included: Audubon Environmental Inc., of Shamong, NJ; and Sunoco Performance Fuels - since 1989 - (www.sunocoinc.com) of Marcus Hook, Pa. Additional support comes from the Westbrook-RockHill Foundation, Matt's Automotive Service and the Friends of LCMS.
Fay and David Teal, of Media, PA, started Laps to Conquer MS, Inc., in 1989; to increase multiple sclerosis awareness through motorsports after Fay was diagnosed with MS. "I was very involved with motorsports all my life and was getting my competition license," remembers Fay Teal, "but, the MS diagnosis stopped that. Now I use my motorsports passion to combat MS and find a cure."
Since 1989, LCMS has raised over $165,000 for the National MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org) while driving over 195,000 miles in the pursuit of the checkered flag for MS. Although the primary focus is MS awareness, "I am pleased that LCMS has collected this much," remarks Fay Teal. "But until the checkered flag waves for MS, LCMS drives on toward the cure." The drive has taken LCMS through 46 of the continental United States during 21 OLOA's.
Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system affecting both young and old. MS affects more than 400,000 people in North America. The disease usually starts between the ages of 20 and 40 years with an average age of onset around 30. MS affects more women than men. Although no one can predict when, or if, there will be a cure for MS; there is much reason to be hopeful about the future. The ongoing advances in research (funded mostly by donations) including the areas of immunology and autoimmune diseases, are occurring at a faster rate than ever before and continue to add to our understanding of how MS works and progresses.
All OLOA and display costs are met through corporate sponsorship, allowing the donations and contributions made to Laps to Conquer M.S to directly benefit people living with MS. Donations to the drive to end multiple sclerosis may be mailed to: Laps to Conquer MS, Inc., P O Box 94, Lenni, PA 19052-0094.
For more information, check www.lapstoconquerms.org, call 610-566-4795, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.