Grand Prix New York (GPNY) will host the Second Annual 90-minute endurance race to benefit Project Yellow Light, an organization that promotes awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
Greenwich High School senior Ben Albano, the 2013 MAZDASPEED Challenge Summer Series Champion and 2012 Rookie Of The Year, along with his brothers Addison, a junior at Brunswick School, and Austen, a freshman at King, are organizing the race and signing up participants from high schools throughout Fairfield, CT and Westchester, NY.
The race will take place on April 25 at 7 p.m. at Grand Prix New York, 333 North Bedford Rd. in Mt. Kisco, NY.
The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. States have taken up the cause and are putting tougher laws in place to discourage distracted driving.
Connecticut State Rep. Fred Camillo, who was recently appointed to the Distracted Driving Prevention Task Force, commented, “This is a great way to help raise awareness within the teen community of the dangers of distracted driving. This event, in coordination with the nationally recognized efforts of Project Yellow Light, is complimentary to what we are doing at the legislative level here in Connecticut. It is a perfect marriage, and Ben’s credibility as a professional race car driver gives him a unique voice among his peers.”
As many as 20 teams of 2 to 5 drivers will race to complete the most laps in the allotted time, competing for prizes which include seats in the Skip Barber Teen Safety and Survival School. Entry fees of $100 per team are fully tax deductible, and all proceeds go directly to Project Yellow Light, thanks to Grand Prix New York and generous corporate sponsors: Teddy’s Transportation, Fresh Green Light Driving School, Allstate - The Wright Insurance Agency, LLC, Petro Heating and Air Conditioning, Gerber Group, Skip Barber Racing School and Aux Délices Foods.
To sign up to race, or for more information, contact:
Ben Albano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Addison Albano at email@example.com
Austen Albano at firstname.lastname@example.org.