Leading up to the season opening IndyCar round in St. Petersburg, is a very special racing event. Each year, Sebastien Bourdais (the Formula 1, IndyCar and IMSA veteran) helps organize a Pro-Am kart race, and charity auction, in support of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida. IndyCar racers like Alex Palou, Felix Rosenqvist, Pato O’Ward and four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais (who now races IMSA Prototypes) go head to head in go-karts against sponsored amateurs.
To raise funds, the racers donate signed items and memorabilia, to help fans loosed up their purse strings for a good cause. Over the past 10 years, more than USD $1,000,000 has been donated for patient care equipment at the hospital, plus the Kart 4 Kids Relief Fund which provides support for staff, patients and families.
This year, several items from Canadian IndyCar veteran Dalton Kellet are up for auction. We hope that race fans show their appreciation for the recently retired Kellett by bidding up his items in a big way!