In 2019, Demaras Racing put their support behind Racing to End Alheimer’s, by organizing fundraisers for the charity. In the years since, Phil Frengs and the R2ENDALZ crew have continued their mission. A unique entity in professional motorsports, R2ENDALZ races a ‘rolling billboard’ for Alzheimer’s awareness. After competing with the No.23 Audi RS3 and No. 36 BMW M4 in the past, this season they’re returning to their roots, racing the No. 22 Porsche in the IMSA series in 2022. Here’s a recent press release.
Team Hardpoint is adding an IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series Porsche to its roster for 2022. It’s a return to the Michelin Pilot Challenge for Hardpoint, who completed a partial season in the 2020 seires before focusing on the WeatherTech Championship. In 2022, the car will be driven by Nick Galante and Sean McAlister.
The No. 22 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 will carry the purple livery of Racing to End Alzheimer’s, an organization started by motorsports fan and Legistics CEO Philip Frengs. R2ENDALZ gives 100 percent of donations to Alzheimer’s-related causes, raising awareness and funding research. This is the sixth season for the Racing to End Alzheimer’s program, and the first with Team Hardpoint.
Galante joins Hardpoint as a two-time series champion in 2016 and 2018, while McAlister earned a 2018 class championship in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Hardpoint’s Pilot Challenge program is housed in the same Virginia International Raceway-based shop as the No. 99 GridRival Porsche 911 GT3 R piloted by Rob Ferriol and Katherine Legge.
More information on the Racing To End Alzheimer’s program can be found at www.r2endalz.org/ Donations are accepted in any amount, but a donation of $250 allows supporters to see the name and hometown of a person effected by Alzheimer’s on the livery of the No. 22 Porsche for the remainder of the season.