Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Welcome to Laps for Muscular Dystrophy!

Laps for Muscular Dystrophy is a network of professional racers across Canada & the USA who donate $1 from every lap they lead in support of those living with Muscular Dystrophy.

The main objective of Laps 4 MD is to help make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that weaken the body's muscles.


Laps for Muscular Dystrophy Supporters


NASCAR Pinty's Series

Canada's Best Racing Team who races in the Nascar Pinty's Series is a long time supporter of Laps4MD. In 2016 their drivers included Josh Collins, Kevin Poitras, Robin Buck, Larry Jackson and Joey McColm. We are so excited to have Canada's Best Racing Team's support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada through Laps4MD. Please join Canada’s Best Racing Team on Facebook & Twitter today!

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Gary Klutt races in the NASCAR Pinty's Series. After winning Rookie of the Year in 2015 Gary Klutt is excited to compete in his second full season with Pioneer Family Pools as his primary sponsor. We would like to encourage you learn more by visiting him online at gary-klutt.com and on Facebook at Gary Klutt. You can also join him on Twitter at @GaryKlutt

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Cayden Lapcevich driver of the number 76 NASCAR Pinty's Series Dodge, is the 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion. Cayden also won rookie of the year during this dream season. We are so excited to add Cayden as a supporter of Laps4MD. Cayden says he loves supporting a great cause and we are so happy to have his support. Please Follow Cayden on Twitter @CaydenLapcevich and on Facebook by (Clicking Here)


Oval racing has no secret for David Michaud. After racing in the ACT and PASS series, he jump in the NASCAR Pinty's series with his own car. Last year at Antigonish, he replaced #NPS Sunset only winner Alex Tagliani in the #18 car. Join Michaud Autosport on Facebook by Clicking Here You can also follow David Michaud on Facebook by Clicking Here


Trans Am Road Racing Series



Canada's Best Racing Team also supports Laps 4 MD in the Trans-Am Road Racing Series. Drivers for this season include Kevin Poitras, Ron Keith & Martin Barkey. We are so excited to be a part of Trans-Am Racing with Canada's Best Racing Team. And we thank them for all their support.


Loshak/Stark Racing will join in support of Laps for Muscular Dystrophy during the 2016 Trans Am Racing Series season. We are so excited to add Lawrence Loshak of Loshak/Stark Racing to our list of supporters and look forward to working together in support of those affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Look for the #5 Chevrolet Camaro TA2 Trans Am Series race car on track in 2016. Make sure and join Loshak/Stark Racing on Facebook by (Clicking Here) today!

Brian Kleeman is a professional road racer currently driving the #07 Ford Performance Mustang Boss 302 in the Trans Am Series. Brian also raced in the Pirelli World Challenge Series and IMSA CTSCC series with Nissan Motorsport. Follow Brian on Instagram @ScreaminKleeman and Facebook @BrianKleeman or visit his website at BrianKleeman.com

Pirelli World Challenge Series

Martin Barkey races in the Pirelli World Challenge Series piloting a KTM X-BOW GT4. We are so excited to be working with Martin to help enhance the lives of over 50,000 Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy. Visit Martin at www.martinbarkeyracing.com & Follow him on Twitter at @martinbarkey


Global Time Attack Pro Series


Kevin Parlett is the driver of the #44 BC Racing Infiniti G35 in the Global Time Attack Pro Series. Kevin has been racing his entire life and recently crew chief in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. For more information visit KParlettRacing.com or follow him on social media @kparlettracing

Maritime Parts for Trucks ProStock Tour


DJ Casey of Flemming Motorsports/Casey Racing is a Professional Race driver from Nova Scotia who participates in the Maritime ProStock Tour. We look forward to working with DJ and we are so thankful for his support. Please follow him on Twitter at @Casey_Racing and on Facebook by Clicking Here


Nascar Whelen All American Series

Erica Thiering is a race car driver from the Province of Alberta and will also be supporting Laps 4 MD. Erica is a Six time NASCAR Whelen All American Series champion. We are so happy to have Erica join in support of Laps 4 MD. Please give her a quick follow on Twitter at @EThiering and on Facebook at Erica Thiering Racing

Canadian Touring Car Championship

Kyle Tasker is a professional racing driver from Ontario, Canada determined to move up through the ranks of North American auto racing. Kyle makes a great addition to the growing list of Laps 4 MD supporters due to his passion for racing. Make sure and Follow Kyle's journey on Facebook at KyleTaskerMotorsports & on Twitter @Kyle_Tasker You can also visit him online at http://www.kyletaskermotorsports.com/ 

Scott Nicol, a race driver from the Canadian Touring Car Championship will be supporting Laps4MD in 2016. Look for Scott who currently races with Velocity Motorsports Club.

Formula 1200 - Challenge Cup Series

Matt Garwood currently competes in the Formula 1200 Series with FEL Drives, OffAxis Paint and Vallis Motor Sport. In 2012 Matt won Rookie of the Year honors and in 2015 took home his first drivers Championship. We are so excited to have Matt supporting Laps 4 MD again in 2016. Matt says"It is a honour to support and represent Laps4MD throughout the conclusion of this year and in to the 2016 racing season. Laps4MD has been helping people with Muscular Dystrophy and I am thrilled to lend a hand" Make sure and join Matt on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MattGarwoodRacing You can also follow Matt on Twitter at @MattGarwood31

Rob Murray currently races in the Challenge Cup Series which is a Canadian/American Formula Vee race series. Rob says: "I am proud to support a cause that helps so many Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy while enjoying my passion for racing." Please follow Rob at @Racinrob98 and on facebook on the team RBM Motorsports page by (Clicking Here)

Canadian Superbike Championship

Ben Young will be supporting Laps 4 MD in 2016 racing in the Canadian Superbike Championship piloting a BMW Motorrad Canada S1000RR Superbike. Young says; “Its an honour to help support Laps 4 MD and their efforts to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders.” We invite you to join Ben on Twitter at @Benyoung_86 and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing


Tomas Casas is a professional motorcycle racer in the Canadian Superbike Championship. An accomplished racer who was named the 2015 Pro Rookie of the year. We are so excited to add Tomas as a supporter of Laps4MD. You can follow him on Twitter at @TomasCasasRacin on Instagram at Tomas.C_46 and on Facebook at TomasCasasRacing

Kris Garvie will compete in the 2015 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard his Mikeymoto.ca backed Honda CBR1000RR. In 2014 Garvie placed 3rd in the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike class and was 5th in the Mopar Canadian Superbike division. Kristopher Garvie says: “I’m stoked for the upcoming season! Being able to join in as a supporter of Laps 4 MD is truly something special. This season I will be focused on leading laps and fighting for podiums." Make sure and follow Kris on Twitter at @KrisGarvie

Professional Flat Track



Braden Vallee, is Professional Flat Track racer from Kitchener Ontario. Braden

will be riding his first full pro season in 2016. He will be racing in the DTX Expert class on his personal Honda CRF450's, as well as the Open Expert class on the J&G Racing Xr750's. He will also be going after the #1 plate in Canada as well as racing select AMA Pro races, being one of only a few Canadians to do so. Please visit Braden of Facebook at Facebook.com/ValleeRacing 


Super-Stock

Kendra Adams is 16 years old and has been racing for 3 years! She races a Mini-Stock at Sunset Speedway, and is moving up into Super Stock full time in 2016. Kendra is excited to be working with Laps 4 MD and we are so thankful for her support. Make sure and join Kendra on Facebook at KendraAdamsMotorsports & on Twitter @2KendraAdams You can also visit her online at www.kendraadamsmotorsports.com  


Mini Stock

Taylor Thring, is 17 years old and races the #55 Mini Stock out of Flamboro Speedway. 2016 was her first rookie season in the division. Prior to this year, Taylor raced Go-Karts for the Waterloo Regional Kart Club for 7 years. Taylor says; "I am so excited and honored to support Laps4MD. I look forward to help making a difference for those who are affected." (Photos by  Debbie Jo Zardo)

Late Model

Brittney Gresel is the driver of the Sauble Falls Racing #81 Limited Late Model race car. We are so happy to add Brittney to the list of racers supporting Laps4MD. Brittney says she is excited to be supporting such a great cause. Please follow her on twitter at @BGres81 and on Facebook by (Clicking Here)  

Grant Brown races in the Big 8 series based in the Midwestern US, but mainly runs at Elko Speedway in Elko, Minnesota. He began racing at age 5, now fifteen years old he is an accomplished racer. Winning a championship in 2012 in a bandolero, 2015 in the Powerstock division, and the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Division IV Championship. He is also a 2 time UNOH Youth Achievement Award winner and has received scholarships to UNOH due to winning the award. We are so happy to add Grant to our list of supporters.  

Drag Racing

Just one year after becoming a drag racer in 1997, Jessica Bacon won an NHRA Wally at the 1998 Jr. Nationals at Indy. She has continued her success as a drag racer, winning many large events across the northeast. Since receiving her Top Dragster licence in 2002, Jessica has teamed up with her father, Brett, to compete at local events.  As a hands-on father-daughter team, the Bennett-Bacon racing team prides themselves on their many best engineered awards they have received throughout the years, as well as the multiple championships and events they have won.  They have recently upgraded their race car to run in the Top Dragster class and are looking forward to the winner's circle next season. In honor of her brother who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy many years ago, Jessica has volunteered to donate for every round the Bennett-Bacon Father-Daughter Race Team wins! Follow Jessica at @BBRacing188


CSRA Snowcross Series










Karkoulas Sisters Racing-KSR is an all-female snowcross team of 3 sisters competing in the CSRA snowcross series! We are so excited to have their support and can't wait to follow along with their career. Please join them on Facebook by (Clicking Here) on Twitter, Instagram and online at kracing.ca to learn more!

International Conference of Sports Car Clubs

Drew Thibodeau from BC races in the International Conference of Sports Car Club series. Drew says; "I am excited to join in support of Laps 4 MD and look forward to supporting the efforts of Muscular Dystrophy Canada." 

Dirt Track Racers

Photo by Rod Henderson
Shelby Mills races out of Brighton Speedway located in Brighton Ontario, Canada. She is excited to have the opportunity to support Laps 4 MD again during the 2016 race season. She says; "As a nursing student, and now as a nurse I wanted to incorporate that part of me into my racing. Supporting Laps4MD allows me to continue to participate in the sport I love but also help people and raise awareness for a great cause." We are so thankful for Shelby's support. We encourage you to follow Shelby Mills Racing on Twitter at @Shelbs78 and on Facebook at Dirty Fast Racing today!
Riley Raynard is 17 years old and he has been racing since he was 14 at his hometown track is Estevan Motor Speedway in Estevan Saskatchewan, Canada. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 4, despite this Riley has continue to pursue his dreams. In 2014 he won 4 feature races along with the "2014  Ken Schrader Real Racer" award. As someone living with MD Riley says; "It means everything to me to help raise more awareness for this disease and I am happy to represent people that have MD." We invite you to join Riley Raynard Racing on Facebook by Clicking Here
Leevi Runge is 17 years old and has been racing for over 4 years, in 2012 was named the rookie of the year scoring 2 feature wins and track runner up in 2014. He is also a friend of fellow Laps 4 MD supporter Riley Raynard and ever since Riley's diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy he has always tried to help him out any way he can. Most of all he wants to be there as his best friend. Leevi says; "I aim to support Laps 4 MD for my friend and for everyone affected by Muscular Dystrophy." You can join Leevi on Facebook at Doc Jr Racing at www.facebook.com/DocJrRacing
Dallas Rice started racing in 2006 after his dad retired from racing. That year he had just graduated high school and raced IMCA hobby stocks for 4 years. He had multiple feature wins and two runner up positions in the championship. In 2010 bought an IMCA modified which is the class he currently races in. Dallas races in Minot & Mandan North Dakota. He also races in Jamestown during the Dakota classic modified tour. He wanted to become involve in supporting Laps 4 MD when he saw Riley posted about it. Also his girl friend niece Kenzie is affected by MD and he has always wanted to help out in some way. You can follow Dallas on Facebook by clicking here
Riley Emmel started racing when he was 14 in a modified at the Estevan Motor Speedway in Saskatchewan. He won his first A-main when he was 17 in Estevan. He also did a lot of racing in Iowa and also raced a midget for a year in Indiana and also raced in the Chili Bowl in 2013 with Keith Kunk Motorsports. Riley wanted to join in support of Laps 4 MD since Riley Raynard is one of his good friends who he see's at the race track every race weekend. We have to thank T.H.P - Tyler Hagen Photography for providing us with the photo.

DIRTCar Sportsman Division

Adam Leslie, 26, from Port Colborne Ontario races weekly at Humberstone Speedway in the DIRTCar Sportsman division. Adams is going into his tenth season of racing. Make sure and join him on Facebook at
facebook.com/Lesliemotorsports15/ and on Instagram & Twitter at @adamleslie15 

OSCAAR Midgets

Wally Wilson has raced in many series including participating in the Canadian Rookie Karting Championship at Erbsville Kartways for 7 seasons, along with Goodwood Kartways for 2 seasons. That is 9 season in karting with around 95 wins, most of which he started on pole and led all 15 laps of the race. Wally now races OSCAAR Midgets and this will be his second season with the series. He says; "This season I am committed to win my first championship in any series, obviously to do that I need to lead a lot of laps, which is why I believe partnering with Laps 4 MD make a lot of sense this season." We look forward to working with Wally and encourage you to join him on Twitter @WallyWilson69 on Facebook by (Clicking Here)


iRacing Online Series


Justin Laxton from Over Drive Graphics also supports Laps 4 MD in the iRacing online series. Justin does a great job of helping us raise awareness within the online racing community. You can follow Justin on Twitter at @JustinLaxton
Evan Posocco races in the CFRL and other leagues on the iRacing.com service, in his #13 LSRTV Chevrolet in support of LAPS4MD. Since a young age, being a native of Toronto, Evan has volunteered in various events in support of Muscular Dystrophy research and is an avid supporter of the cause in which he has been personally effected by with the loss of family members. He is also a lead commentator on LIVE sim broadcasts featuring TV like coverage of iRacing events, with LiveSimRacingTV who is also on his cars. You can follow Evan on his broadcast work at livesimracing.com

Lawnmower Racing

Rakoske Family Motorsports is a lawnmower racing team based out of Schoharie, NY. Yup, lawnmower racing. Lawnmower racing is a unique, fun and family friendly form of motorsports. We campaign 2 different tractors in the Capital District Lawn Mower Racing Organization. Rakoske Family Motorsports is is the CDLMRO 2014 Big Block Stock Champion, and looks to add 2 more Championships to their resume in 2015. For more info on us, and what we do follow us on Twitter: @TeamRFM and give our Facebook page a like: www.Facebook.com/RakoskeFamilyMotorsports

We encourage you to learn more about Laps 4 MD by following @LAPS4MD on Twitter and on Facebook at facebook.com/Laps4MD. You can also learn more about Muscular Dystrophy Canada's mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders at facebook.com/muscle.ca and on Twitter at @MD_Canada. To learn more about the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the USA please visit: www.facebook.com/MDANational and on twitter at @MDAnews today!


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Laps for Muscular Dystrophy is a network of professional racers who donate $1 from every lap they lead in support of those living with Muscular Dystrophy. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Laps 4 MD launches in the US benefiting MDA

Laps for Muscular Dystrophy launches in the US benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Photo Credit: Chris Clark Photography
Oshawa, Ontario Canada – March 22, 2016 – The motorsport-focused charity effort Laps for Muscular Dystrophy (Laps 4 MD) is excited to announce the addition of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the USA to their list of charities they will be supporting in 2016. This marks a great opportunity for American racers, teams and their fans to join in support of Laps 4 MD at race tracks and special events across North America.

With growing support for Laps 4 MD across Canada and now the USA, supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association gives US racers the opportunity to make a difference in communities across America. Supporters of Laps 4 MD in the USA donate $1 for every lap they lead benefiting the MDA. The MDA is fighting every day to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitating diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

In 2015 Laps 4 MD entered the US racing scene with Canada’s Best Racing Team who currently competes in the Trans Am Road Racing Series. In 2016 Laps 4 MD added Loashak/Stark Racing who also competes in the Trans Am Series to their list of supporter based in the USA. Laps 4 MD is also supported in the USA by Ron Keith, Brain Kleeman, Kevin Parlett, Jessica Bacon, along with Justin Laxton, Grant Brown, Dallas Rice, Evan Posocco and Rakoske Family Motorsports.
  
Laps 4 MD has many supporters racing across North America to help improve the lives of those affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Launching into the US by supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association is a huge step in growing support of the efforts of Laps 4 MD in 2016. This will enable Laps 4 MD to have achieve its goal to have a positive impact on the lives of those living with Muscular Dystrophy across Canada & now the USA.

To keep up-to-date on Laps 4 MD throughout the year visit; www.laps4md.blogpsot.com,www.facebook.com/Laps4MD, and on www.twitter.com.Laps4MD and www.instagram.com/Laps4MD 

For more info on the Muscular Dystrophy Association visit: www.mda.org 
To join in support of Laps 4 MD in Canada or the USA visit: http://laps4md.blogspot.ca/p/contact_22.html

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Laps4MD meets up with Matt Garwood at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Matt Garwood with Laps4MD founder Brad Miller
Over the weekend we had the opportunity to meet up with Laps 4 MD supporter Matt Garwood at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Matt currently competes in the Formula 1200 series and his season has been off to a great start already. Recently Matt announced he will be a test driver with PowerStory.ca Racing in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. In 2015 Matt sure has a lot of well deserved opportunities coming his way. 
Matt Garwood's Formula 1200 race car
 When ever possible we love to be at the track cheering on our supporters. Having the opportunity to meet up with Matt Garwood over the weekend was a great experience. He is a true profession and we are so thankful for his support of Laps 4 MD. One thing we can see is that sponsors who support Matt's efforts gain a professional race driver that does a great job of representing any brand. We believe that Matt's future in racing is bright and we can't wait to see what lies ahead for this very talented race driver. 

We truly feel honored to be working with racers, promoters and fans who support our effort to make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy.

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