Meet Dempsey Racing Drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 5
The $40 package salutes the Dempsey Racing No. 40 and No. 41 Mazda RX-8 GTs, and for each ticket sold the Homestead-Miami Speedway Foundation will donate $20 to the Dempsey charities (photo courtesy: John Harrelson, Getty Images Sport)
Dempsey Racing, the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing, and the Team Seattle guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital again have partnered with Homestead-Miami Speedway on a fund-raising ticket package for the March 5 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami.
The $40 package salutes the Dempsey Racing No. 40 and No. 41 Mazda RX-8 GTs, and for each ticket sold the Homestead-Miami Speedway Foundation will donate $20 to the Dempsey charities. The package is available by calling (866) 409-RACE or visiting HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/Dempsey and includes:
● Ticket to the Saturday, March 5 Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway
● Exclusive group meet-and-greet on race day with competing Dempsey Racing drivers
● $20 donation to Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing and Seattle Children’s Hospital
● Paddock Access to driver garages
● Dempsey Racing-autographed team hero card
March 5 will be a welcome return to Miami for Dempsey Racing’s No. 41 team, as it captured its first-ever podium finish (3rd) at Homestead-Miami Speedway at last year’s Grand Prix of Miami. The No. 41 team enters the 2011 Grand Prix on the strength of a 4th-place finish in the GT division of the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series—the highest season tally for Dempsey Racing since joining the Rolex Series full time in 2008.
“Miami’s been good to Dempsey Racing and good to me, personally,” said lead-driver Dempsey. “I netted my first-ever Top 10 finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and I’m grateful for the reception I get from South Florida race fans when I come down this way. It was at last year’s Grand Prix of Miami that we first did this—a meet-and-greet with fans so gracious in supporting the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing and Seattle Children’s Hospital—and it was a pretty neat experience to host them in our Drivers’ Meeting Room for a wide-open question-and-answer session.”
“It was really something to watch Patrick and all the Dempsey Racing drivers connect with fans in a very intimate setting just prior to last year’s Grand Prix of Miami,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “They were talking motorsports, Miami and movies in a unique up-close-and-personal setting just before we dropped the green flag. We’re honored to do it again prior to the March 5th Grand Prix of Miami, and thankful to Dempsey Racing and the fans so gracious to contribute to a great cause.”
The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing aims to provide the highest quality of education, support and wellness services to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and communities touched by cancer. Dempsey’s mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997 and successfully treated, but the disease returned twice. She underwent a second and third treatment, and today enjoys a healthy life.
“Cancer has affected all of us, including my family,” said Dempsey, who funds the center alongside donor contributions. “It’s a rough journey for anyone, but the funds we raise help alleviate a little of the struggle by providing reliable resources to help patients, family members and the caretakers. And until we find a cure for cancer, it will remain a priority for me to try and assist those who are afflicted.”