Racing for Children’s is revved up and ready to reveal their racecars for the upcoming 2023 race season, including a special entry during the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix weekend, April 29-30.
Established by Birmingham area motorsports enthusiasts almost fourteen years ago, Racing for Children’s holds to its mission of raising awareness and research funds to help every child win their race against childhood cancers and blood disorders.
Each year this organization champions the cause of kids being cared for by Children’s of Alabama with the support of the community, presenting sponsor Medical Properties Trust and team partner Kellymoss, Inc. by hosting a fundraising dinner and a weekend of special events at Barber Motorsports Park. Additionally, the group funds hospital and center programs to support children through many aspects of their journey and provides special days at the track throughout the year for the children and their families to enjoy.
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2:30 pm CT – directly in front of Barber Motorsport Museum – the 2023 Honorary Racing for Children’s Crew Chiefs will join their RFC drivers Riley Dickinson and Michael McCarthy to reveal their brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 race cars. Both cars and drivers will be competing in the 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup North America race series, a total of sixteen races.
Each of these cars feature unique handprints and signatures of children in treatment at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s, which treats more than 90 percent of all Alabama children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. Both drivers have been committed to the Racing for Children’s cause for more than two years and are actively involved in independent fundraising efforts. They both take great pride in the relationships they have developed with kids through these experiences.
Following the press conference, the honorary crew chiefs and drivers will spend time together in the museum before taking hot laps on the Barber Motorsports Park track. From there, the drivers and cars head directly to Sebring International Raceway. The first green flag of the season drops March 16 at 8:15 am ET.
Every lap raced and every championship flag waived inspires kids to win their battle with cancer.