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[pic=left]http://www.planet-9.com/gallery/files/6/3/9/body_rightrail_speedometer_static_z.png[/pic] Planet-9.Com pledges support for Cayman racing effort and Every Lap Counts! - As many here are aware, BGB Motorsports will be campaigning 2 Caymans at Daytona this weekend in the Fresh from Florida 200. Our members may not be aware that BGB is also supporting the Every Lap Counts charity foundation this weekend with its Caymans and 997 driven by our own Guy Cosmo. Planet-9.com has pledged its support for Every Laps Counts and now you can too by clicking here: Every Lap Counts You can choose to donate on a per lap basis or with a fixed pledge. (If you pledge please fill in "Planet-9.com" in the Country text entry box)

More information on the effort has been supplied by Grand-Am:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2010) - With one victory and more than $10,000 in pledged donations so far, Every Lap Counts (ELC) - a global fund raising effort supporting charitable causes for children through major international endurance auto races - will continue this weekend at the Rolex 24 At Daytona where four race cars will compete for Every Lap Counts in two races at the "World Center of Racing."

The new charitable initiative moved off to a winning start two weeks ago in the fifth Anniversary Dubai 24 Hours where the No. 112 El Salvador Impressive/SPEEDCOM Communications/Marcos Racing International BMW 120D won its class while garnering over $10,000 in pledges from donors around the world. Every Lap Counts picks up again at Daytona this weekend where the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley Daytona Prototype of Brian Frisselle, Michael Valiante, Mark Patterson and NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger will support the cause in the featured Rolex 24 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race. Three BGB Motorsports Porsches will also race in support of ELC in Friday's Fresh From Florida 200 Inaugural GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series race. Per-lap pledges will be based on the total number of race laps completed by all four race cars in both races and donations can be made now at Every Lap Counts.

"I am so proud of everyone that worked so hard to get Every Lap Counts off to a winning start in Dubai," said Toto Lassally, SPEEDCOM Communications CEO, ELC Founder and one of the No. 112 BMW's winning drivers. "This entire project has taken so much time and energy but to leave Dubai with a victory while also raising more than $10,000 for some special children around the world makes it worth it. We are off to a good start and I want to thank everyone at Michael Shank Racing and BGB Motorsports for keeping the Every Lap Counts drive alive again this weekend in Daytona."

The No. 6 Ford Riley is expected to contend for the overall Rolex 24 win on the 3.56-mile Daytona road course.

"I know I join my teammates in saying it's an honor to race for Every Laps Counts in our Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley," said Frisselle, who is also joined racing brother Burt in hosting the annual Frisselle Brothers' Mini-Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Jan. 27, during GRAND-AM Day at Camp Boggy Creek. "We can't wait to compete in the Rolex 24 but the fact that we can now race in support of Camp Boggy Creek and some other children around the world that can use some much needed help makes it even more special."

All three BGB Motorsports race cars will be competing in support of ELC. The team's No. 23 Porsche Cayman S driven by Keith Carroll and Duncan Ende is entered under the EveryLapCounts.com banner, along with the team's No. 38 BRM Watches/PerformanceDrink.com Porsche Cayman S of Steve Jenkins and Craig Stanton and the No. 83 PerformanceDrink.com/BGB Motorsports Porsche 997 of Stewart Tetreault and Guy Cosmo. BGB Motorsports principals John Moore and John Tecce, have already committed up to $5,000 in matching pledge funds and a challenge has been made to other GRAND-AM team owners to show similar support.

The No. 112 BMW victorious in Dubai raced in the competitive D1 (Diesel 1) class and Lassally was joined by Jim Briody, Hal Prewitt and Marcos Racing International owner and accomplished Dutch driver Cor Euser. This weekend's racing schedule starts with the Fresh from Florida 200 on Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, with the featured Rolex 24 starting at 3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 30, and running 24 hours straight until the same time on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Through Every Lap Counts, ELC allows donors - through per-lap or single amount pledges - to support either Camp Boggy Creek, the El Salvador Chapter of the Padre Arrupe Foundation or both worthwhile causes through a 50/50 pledge option. Located in Florida, Camp Boggy Creek is a member of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps that provides a traditional camping experience for children suffering from chronic and life threatening illnesses. The Padre Arrupe Foundation is one of the leading organizations gathering relief funds for children and other victims who lost their homes and more during last year's catastrophic storm-driven landslides the swept through Verapaz, El Salvador.

Camp Boggy Creek is the Official Charity of GRAND-AM while SPEEDCOM Communications is entering its fourth year as the Official Communications Supplier of GRAND-AM.

Headquartered in Daytona Beach with additional corporate operations around the globe, SPEEDCOM Communications is the world leader in motorsports radio and communications systems and also offers a related line of high-performance products and accessories for companies and competitors in all facets of the motorsports industry.

SPEEDCOM principals also gain first-hand experience on race tracks around the world and frequently test and develop in competition the latest communication products and components in such demanding races as the 24H Dubai and the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Only by racing with and using what it sells to competitors around the world can SPEEDCOM know first-hand the demands placed on its equipment in race conditions.

In addition to its flagship headquarters in the heart of the "World Center of Racing" in Daytona, SPEEDCOM also maintains corporate offices in Spain and Holland. SPEEDCOM products and technology are distributed globally throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, France and New Zealand. Check out SPEEDCOM at New: Racing Radios, Raceceiver, Race Scanners, Hans Devices, Scanners, Scanner Headsets, Headsets, Motorola Two Way and more by Speedcom Communications..

For information on Camp Boggy Creek visit www.BoggyCreek.org or call 866-Go-Boggy (462-6449).
 
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