Monday, October 9, 2017

Welcome to Laps for Muscular Dystrophy!

Laps for Muscular Dystrophy is a network of professional racers across Canada & the USA donating $1 from every lap they lead benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the USA.

Our Mission:
To help make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by Muscular Dystrophy.

What is Muscular Dystrophy?
A rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. Over time, those with Muscular Dystrophy may lose the ability to walk, speak and ultimately breathe. For some individuals, the disorder is fatal.

Laps for Muscular Dystrophy Supporters

Canada's Best Racing Team - NASCAR Pinty's Series
Canada's Best Racing Team who races in the Nascar Pinty's Series is a long-time supporter of Laps4MD. Please join Canada’s Best Racing Team on Facebook & Twitter today!

Gary Klutt - 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 and on Facebook at Gary Klutt. You can also join him on Twitter at @GaryKlutt

Cayden Lapcevich - NASCAR Pinty's Series
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

Loshak/Stark Racing - Trans Am Series
Loshak/Stark Racing will be joining in support of Laps for Muscular Dystrophy again in 2017 in the 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 2017. Make sure and join Loshak/Stark Racing on Facebook by (Clicking Here) today!

Canada's Best Racing Team - Trans Am Series
Canada's Best Racing Team also supports Laps 4 MD in the Trans-Am Road Racing Series. 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.
Brian Kleeman - Trans Am Series
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

Martin Barkey - 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 & Follow him on Twitter at @martinbarkey

Scott Nicol - Canadian Touring Car Championship
Scott Nicol, a race driver from the Canadian Touring Car Championship will be supporting Laps4MD in 2017. Look for Scott who currently races with Velocity Motorsports Club.

Valerie Chiasson - Porsche GT3 Cup Canada
Valerie Chiasson is a dedicated business woman, when she's not travelling the globe fulfilling her own business and racing commitments you'll find Valerie in Mont-Tremblant, Qc, Canada at home next to a wonderful race track! With a successful career touching every sphere of the motorsport world, from karting to GT and prototype, ValĂ©rie has made history as the first female driver to climb on the podium of the Canadian Grand Prix. She is a respected and much-liked person in the crazy, dynamic world of racing. To learn more please visit Valerie at as well as on FacebookTwitter & Instagram today!

Ben Young - Canadian Superbike Championship
Ben Young will be supporting Laps 4 MD in 2017 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 by (Clicking Here)

Tomas Casas - Canadian Superbike Championship
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 Facebook at TomasCasasRacing

Treyten Lapcevich - APC United Late Model Series
Treyten Lapcevich started racing quarter midgets at 4 1/2 years old & had countless feature victories along with 4 QMA National Grand feature wins. At 10 he made a few starts in a mini stock at the end of the season. The next season he ran his first full year in a mini stock at Sunset Speedway. With 4 feature victories, became the youngest champion ever at Sunset Speedway and in Ontario. At 12 he ran his first full season in a Super Stock at Sunset. At the end of the season he had accumulated 2 feature wins and finished third in points along with scoring rookie of the year. He was also the fast qualifier at Sunsets Velocity and Peterborough's Autumn Colours Classic. This year will be his first year in the APC Pro Late Model Series! We are so excited to have Treyten supporting Laps4MD in 2017. Join Treyten on Facebook by (Clicking Here) & please give him a follow on Twitter @TreytenL

Wally Wilson - OSCAAR Pro Midget & OSCAAR Modified
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)

Erica ThieringNascar 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

Angevaare Motorsports - Time Attack
Angevaare Motorsports is a father-son amateur race team from Peterborough Ontario. Brad Angevaare, 22, driver of a supercharged Mazda Miata will be competing in multiple Time Attack series this upcoming season. These race series include CSCS, Miata Cup Challenge, and Ontario Time Attack. Follow the Angevaare Motorsports journey by liking their page on Facebook or following them at @angevaaremotorsports on Instagram.

Kevin ParlettGlobal 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 or follow him on social media @kparlettracing

Marc Dillmore - Global Time Attack
Marc Dillmore is 43 years old and lives in Phoenix Arizona. Marc says; “I've been driving with NASA for two years and just started racing with Global Time Attack this year. I have LGMD2I. It's been a dream of mine to race for more than 30 years. It wasn't until I was misdiagnosed with ALS that I decided that I'd better start doing things I want like racing. Fortunately for me it wasn't ALS. nevertheless, LGMD2I is still taking my body from me but I refuse to give up. I believe that a life without cause is a life without effect and so giving what we can to help others is extremely important. I look forward to being a part of Laps4MD.”
Jessica Bacon - 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

Matt Garwood - Challenge Cup Series
Matt Garwood currently competes in the Formula Vee Challenge Cup Series with his Matt Garwood Racing / FEL #31 FV. In 2012 Matt won Rookie of the Year honors and in 2015 took home his first drivers Championship. Matt followed that up with another impressive 2016 Championship, a season filled with multiple races won and laps led. We are so excited to have Matt supporting Laps 4 MD again in 2017. Matt says; "It is a honour to support and represent Laps4MD throughout the conclusion of this year and in to the 2017 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

Rob MurrayChallenge Cup Series
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)

Rob Murray - Ontario Legends Series
Rob Murray also supports Laps4MD in the Ontario Legends Series. We are so thankful for his support of 50,000 Canadian's with Muscular Dystrophy.

Shelby Mills - Brighton Speedway
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! Photo by Rod Henderson

Kyle Tasker - Pro Late Model
Kyle Tasker races in the Pro Late Model class at Brighton Speedway. Kyle 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  
Ryan Thompson - Sportsman Class
Ryan Thompson races the #33 Camaro in the sportsman class at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Ryan placed 6th overall in the 2016 season and secured his first feature win. "It's a true honour to help support Laps 4 MD any way I can. We have so many people who help the team and I want to give back any way we can." Ryan said. Please follow Ryan on Facebook by (Clicking Here) on Twitter @ElementsRacing and Instagram @elements_racing33

Grant Brown - Elko Speedway
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. Give Grant a follow on Twitter @RealDeal14B

Riley RaynardEstevan Motor Speedway
Riley Raynard 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 RungeEstevan Motor Speedway
Leevi Runge has been racing for over 5 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

Taylor Thring - Mini Stock
Taylor Thring
, is 18 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) Please join Thring Motorsports on Facebook by (Clicking Here)

Brittney Gresel - 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)  

Karkoulas Sisters Racing-KSRCSRA 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 to learn more!

DJ CaseyMaritime Parts for Trucks ProStock Tour
DJ Casey of 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

CTech MotorsportThe Online Racing Association (TORA)
CTech Motorsport are a sim race team that compete in many online racing championships. CTech Motorsport was originally founded in 2012 & competed in various iRacing championships before becoming part of the TORA network. Currently CTech Motorsport consists of seven members with plans to grow the virtual team in the future. CTech Motorsport currently run under the title of Virtual Pirtek Racing (VPR) To reflect being officially sponsored & supported by Pirtek UK / Pirtek Racing. Join them on Facebook & Twitter and at

Blair Wickett - Pro Late Model
Blair Wickett is 19 years old and has been racing since 2011. He currently races Pro Late Models at Flamboro speedway. Please give him a like on Facebook at today!

Riley EmmelEstevan Motor Speedway
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 sees at the race track every race weekend. 
Dallas Rice -  IMCA Modified
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
Johnny Paradzinski - Mini Stock
Johnny Paradzinski has been racing for a year and is from Alliston, Ontario. His home track is Sunset Speedway. His achievements in 2016 include – Sunset Speedway Mini Champion, Mighty Mini Rookie of the Year, Most Checkered flags, NASCAR division 4 Track Champion & NASCAR Division 4 10th overall. Please join him on Facebook by (Clicking Here)

Adam LeslieDIRTCar Sportsman Division
Adam Leslie, 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 and on Instagram & Twitter at @adamleslie15 

Braden ValleeProfessional Flat Track
Braden Vallee, is Professional Flat Track racer from Kitchener Ontario. Braden will be riding his first full pro season in 2017. 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

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