Racing 2 Save Lives Takes To The Track At VIRginia International Raceway On August 11-14

Racing 2 Save Lives, a unique organization that brings together motorcyclists to help raise funds for children's charities, will visit VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., on August 11-14, for the second and final event of R2SL's 2008 season.

Founded in 2004, Racing 2 Save Lives provides motorcyclists the opportunity to safely explore the performance potential of their bikes in the controlled environment of a racetrack, but without the pressure of competition. Proceeds from R2SL are donated to a variety of carefully selected children's charities.

Over the course of four days, R2SL comprises not only on-track riding sessions, but coaching for first-time track riders, a silent auction, and celebrity guest riders. Proceeds are donated to carefully selected children's charities in the communities that R2SL visits.

"We're excited to bring R2SL to this great venue for the second year in a row," commented R2SL Executive Director Stan Foxworthy. "The VIR track offers participants the opportunity to ride their bikes at the same venue where the AMA Superbikes will compete just a few days later."

Following R2SL at VIR, on the weekend of August 15-17, the track hosts the American Motorcyclist Association Suzuki Big Kahuna Nationals race weekend. "We strongly encourage riders to make a vacation of it,"Foxworthy added. "Ride with us, then watch how the pros do it."Information and tickets for the AMA races are available at www.moto1usa.com.

R2SL Vice President Ralph Forsythe emphasized the organization's commitment to safe riding, as it offers free track instruction at all of its events, opening the door for sportbike riders of all levels to experience the thrill of track riding. "Over the years we've refined our program, and 2008 promises to be the best yet," asserted Forsythe. "Our participants, sponsors and volunteers have helped us donate significantly to children in need, and we're looking forward to continuing that tradition. The culture of safety and 'smart riding' that we promote also ensures that participants will have fun while doing a great thing for the world around them."

On-line registration for the R2SL's VIRginia International Raceway event is available at www.racing2savelives.org. For more information on participating or volunteering, visit R2SL's web site or call 303-767-RACE.

Racing 2 Save Lives is a 501(c)3 charity that operates unique track-day events for motorcyclists, with proceeds donated to deserving children's charities in the communities where R2SL takes place. Since 2004, R2SL has donated over $230,000 to charity.