The courage to achieve a dream cannot come without knowing that there is some sustainability of funding.
At this time, with gratitude, I would like to thank my sponsors for the 2015-16 season. Without their support, it would not be possible for me to continue track driving through the end of this year. Please take a moment to check out their good works in the community through their websites (links below). If you see go to their Facebook page, please give them a “Like”!
And, most of all, please ensure that their good works continue by giving them your patronage! Thank you!
Awesome Without Borders
Fast Driver Mom is honored to be selected as a 2015 Awesome Without Borders Grant recipient. Without the support of AWB, the board of directors, and Ruth Ann Harnisch, the HPDE at Indianapolis Motor Speedway would not have been possible. Even beyond the grant itself, the trajectory of Ruth Ann’s gender-stereotype breaking professional career, the unconditional support, and personal guidance she spontaneously and generously offered me are gifts of inspiration.
An excerpt from the website:
“In early 2013, The Harnisch Foundation — which has been practicing creative, progressive, downright unusual grantmaking since 1998 – fell in love with its ideological counterpart, The Awesome Foundation. (Basically, our peas found their carrots.)
“The Awesome Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.” To date, 106 chapters have been established in over 25 countries, with 1000+ projects funded.”
European Performance, Raleigh, NC
Jimmy Ellison and his team provide outstanding marque-dealership level services as non-dealership costs. They will honestly appraise your vehicle’s needs and will stand by their word. Call them and ask for Jimmy or Tolga. All my cars, (daily drivers Mercedes and BMW) and the track cars (Porsche 911 and Miata) have been in their trusted hands for the past four years.
The Digital Chassis, LLC
Brad Moyer’s team are renowned for their exacting standards and excellence in tackling the most puzzling automotive syndromes. Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and Audi enthusiasts from several neighboring states will make the drive because it’s worth it. If you have any questions or would like to have your car looked at, please visit Brad at his shop.
JM Autoperformance of Doraville, GA
Javier Mendoza is one of most respected master Ferrari and Porsche technicians nearby to Road Atlanta. Please seek his team’s assistance for track-side support at Road Atlanta and at Atlanta Motorsports Park. You will be glad you did!
Carolina Banner, Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Christopher “Jeep” Cross runs one of the foremost sign and graphic design establishments in the Durham/RTP area. His logos are emblazoned on over 500 local businesses, and his expertise in the field is renowened among locals. In addition, he is efficient, creative, timely, and will work diligently to make sure you are satisfied with your products. Give him a call, and tell him FDM sent you.
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Ayesha is a high energy, interesting and inspiring woman! I met her at Indy – we shared a garage. I had a minor health issue and Ayesha came to the rescue offering medical information, empathy and support. She gives ‘gutsy” new meaning! I love her “can do” attitude and her ability to ask for help but try to do things for herself! She is a sweet, highly intelligent, caring woman who embodies so many qualities I admire and aspire to! I couldn’t have asked for a better garage assignment – I had the BEST neighbors!! I hope our paths cross again – at a track or otherwise!
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Dear LadyLambo….you know I could not have gotten through the weekend without you. And I agree with your philosophy: “NeedMoreGarage”
As my mentor Swami said to me once: “Track friends are the best friends!”