HSR Event Sebring, Florida

December 2013

The Department of Neurology, UCLA, thanks the drivers, fans, and volunteers at the HSR event who came together in support of Huntington's Disease (HD).  More than $30,000 in donations (and counting) have been made to the UCLA John Paul Jr. Huntington Disease Fund.  

The race had internationally acclaimed drivers Rob Dyson, John Fergus, Hurley Haywood, Roger Mandeville, Jim Pace, Brian Redman and Dorsey Schroeder.  John Paul Jr. was the youngest champion in IMSA GT series history, winning the 24 Hours of Daytona.  At the young age of 22, he became the youngest winner of the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring.  Other former race drivers are known to suffer from Parkinson's disease,  Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease - all related to Huntington's disease.    John Paul Jr. virtually joined the Saturday evening reception along with other west coast based race car drivers. 


"This is such a debilitating disease, which has taken its toll on so many of our friends and others throughout the world," said Redman, a three-time U.S. F5000 champion and the 1981 IMSA Camel GT champion who coordinated the fundraising effort.  "This is a great opportunity for many of us in the racing community to give back and help support a great cause."


"I'm proud and honored to compete in this 4-hour enduro on behalf of the UCLA Huntington's Disease Center," said Hurley Haywood, a two-time Sebring 12-Hour champion and a five-time  Daytona 24-hour champion.  "John Paul Jr. was a great competitor whom I had the privilege of racing against in the early IMSA days, and giving back to help in the research to eliminate this disease is an important goal".


"We thank Historic Sportscar Racing, Brian Redman, and all of the participants in this event raising awareness and support for HD research.  We extend our deepest appreciation to John Paul Jr., for his tireless drive and passion to improve the lives of HD patients and move our research forward," said Susan Perlman, M.D., Director, UCLA Huntington's Disease Center and Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Neurology.


 
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JLP-HD1 Race Car

The JLP-HD1 encompasses all the great 935s that John Paul Jr. raced in the 80's and beyond.