Did you ever wonder what it’s like to own a race car team? Now you can find out through the “Join the GRAND-AM VIP Experience”—if you have the winning bid on eBay.
Whelen Racing and the Danville d’Elegance Foundation have partnered to create this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky winner. Get insider access to the GRAND-AM Rolex Series at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 7-9. The experience includes a dinner with Whelen Racing drivers Boris Said and Eric Curran, hotel accommodations and VIP pit passes. One hundred percent of the final sale price will be donated to the Danville d’Elegance Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through research and patient care. Its two primary benefactors are The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and The Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California.
Sonny Whelen, a veteran racer and Whelen team owner, and the Danville d’Elegance Foundation share a passion for cars and for curing Parkinson’s disease. Whelen is also a member of MJFF’s board of directors and of Team Fox. Led by Chris and Jim Eglund, the Danville d’Elegance Foundation hosts a classic car show each year in Danville, CA, an event that was among Team Fox’s top fundraisers last year. This year’s Danville d’Elegance is on September 15-16.
“Through our exposure in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, we have an opportunity to share our passion with an important cause,’ said Whelen. “Both Parkinson’s and racing have become a significant part of my life, and by getting our fans throughout America involved in both, we can make an impact.”