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The Fifty Plus Racing Team's Miraculous Return to Endure for a Cure
On January 9-11 competitors gathered at the raceway to qualify and test their vehicles. The Fifty Plus Racing Team drivers gathered for the first time in their racing season. During a trial run, driver Byron DeFoor blows a tire that leads to a spectacular spin-rotation-inverted slide down the front straight. Following this dramatic crash, the Fifty Plus Racing comes together and re-commits to their goal.
"Too many people are counting on us," said driver, Byron DeFoor. Kevin Doran and Doran's racing engineers and mechanics stepped up to the challenge of getting the #50 back on the track.
"I am very proud of how everyone on the team is responding to the challenge," Doran said, while the clock to the Rolex 24 kept ticking. Hard work and commitment to the goal had delivered. "Awesome work! Effort equals results," said Fifty Plus Racing team leader Jim Pace when he received news of the work completed.
Rebuilt in Record Time
The #50 Riley was rebuilt in record time and the car was ready to race on January 24th. And so our drivers gathered on January 24th, ready to roll.
- Jim Pace
- David Hinton
- Dorsey Schroeder
- Byron DeFoor
"I got to drive into the darkness, and then back into the daylight," said driver, Dorsey Schroeder, 18 hours into the race. "Now if we can finish, my dream will be complete. Sore and tired, and ready for the last six hours!"
The Fifty Plus Racing team ran a great race up until hour 22 when the #50 Riley had to return to the garage with engine trouble. The Pit Crew rallied, got the car back on the track, and the Fifty Plus Racing team finished strong in 8th place in the Prototype Class. Dorsey Schroeder's dream fulfilled! Now the dream that remains to be fulfilled is to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. Join the Fifty Plus Racing team at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and help us win the race against Alzheimer's Disease.
Now the dream that remains to be fulfilled is to find a cure for Alzheimer's Diseases. The Fifty Plus Racing team leader, Jim Pace can often be heard saying: "Effort equals results!"
The race will not be finished until a cure of Alzheimer's Disease is found. The Fifty Plus Racing team endures for a cure.