Daniel Demaras, driver of the No. 12 PRO / Intrepid / Briggs & Stratton kart has joined the “Racing to End Alzheimer’s” family to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.
Young Daniel recently attended the IMSA SportsCar race where he saw ‘Violet’, the No. 23 “Racing To End Alzheimer’s” Audi RS3. Co-driven by two-time Michelin Pilot Challenge champion Nick Galante, plus Daniel’s former driving coach James Vance. Demaras was inspired that the team dedicated their entire rolling billboard not to advertising beer or selling insurance, but rather, for raising awareness for Alzheimer’s research. Daniel decided that he wanted to help.
While piloting his kart in kart races at Goodwood Kartways and Mosport Kartways doesn’t give Daniel the same exposure to the thousands of fans who attend IMSA races, Demaras believes that the karting community will support his idea.
Racing to End Alzheimer’s (R2endALZ) fundraising goal for 2019 is $150,000 and Daniel has made it his personal goal to raise $1,500 himself; exactly 1% of R2endALZ’s annual fundraising target.
“As a racer, you have to be pretty selfish. You’re fighting for inches on the track, tenths of a second. If you give another racer any space, they’ll pass you. Off the track however, it’s a totally different atmosphere. In the karting paddock, we help each other out…whether it’s your friend, teammate or sometimes a complete stranger. If someone needs a hand, another racer is willing to lend it. I believe that Racing to End Alzheimer’s perfectly captures that spirit, by making sure that 100% of all funds donated reach research hospitals, displaying a total commitment to funding the care and funding the cure.”Daniel Demaras
Demaras Racing will be announcing several fundraising events over the next six weeks, in hopes of reaching it’s $1,500 fundraising goal before the penultimate round of the IMSA series at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna on September 15th, 2019.
To help Demaras Racing reach it’s fundraising goal, visit: http://www.r2endalz.org/demaras/