Source: Southern Automotive Journal
This coming March 8 and 9, Chris Volvo in Marietta joins more than twenty other teams in a quest to earn racing glory and benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia (UCPGA). The Miller Lite Charity Grand Prix Race at Road Atlanta is being produced by UCPGA for the third straight year. This year marks the second time that Chris Volvo has been a race sponsor. Its sponsorship helps to support the charity’s program for more than 1000 Georgians of all ages, with developmental disabilities.
Race Cars Scaled for Fun
The weekend event simulates the excitement of road car racing and allows amateur drivers to experience the thrill of challenge of performance racing. Each car is a 1/3 scale replica of those raced in the Indy 500. They feature a 6 HP Tecumseh 4 cycle engine with a recoil start. The chassis is composed of tubular steel with a one-piece fiberglass body, and a automatic centrifugal clutch with a chain drive sprocket.
Race team sponsors personalize their cars with their logos and may enter their car annually. The two-day event features team practices, tune-up clinics, time trials, heat races and speciality races. The experience of each six-member team includes a pit stop, tire change and driver change.