Spec MX-5 Challenge Series regular, South Region’s Don Squirek who is currently 2nd in the Drivers’ Standings, received the news of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. He has decided to race for charity to bring awareness and raise money for the National MS Society:
“About one week after my first series podium at Roebling, I ended up having to spend a week in the hospital, which many tests later, was found to be multiple sclerosis (MS). I was able to make a full recovery from that attack, and start treatment to ensure future attacks are very rare to non-existent. So I will happily be back, and ready to race in time for Sebring!
While in the hospital I came across a charity event hosted by iRacing for the National MS Society, The Peachtree Three . It is a 3hr multi-class race at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Thursday July 14 at 8pm est. The race will also be broadcasted on Racespot’s YouTube channel.
Because the Peachtree Three is designed to raise money for charity, a number of purchasable advantages will be made available to teams in exchange for donations to the National MS Society. Teams can issue a drive through penalty to another competitor for $350, while teams can call a caution (limit 2) for $500 and a caution with a wave around (limit 1) for $1,000.
I’ve signed up with my team, Puresims Esports, to race and as such our team is trying to raise money for the National MS Society. Thanks to the opportunity I have of driving a car in the Spec Mx-5 Challenge, I can offer the donation perk of being able to get your name or a brief message on my car for the remainder of the season, when you donate $75 or more through my donation page.
This is a cause close to my heart as both my mom, and now myself, have been diagnosed with MS, so if you have the means any little bit helps!”