AMA Superbike: Auction for Rett Syndrome
Pat Clark Motorsports is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for fans to own a piece of history as the gear of AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike class racers Chris Clark and Ben Bostrom will be auctioned to benefit Rett Syndrome.
The special edition leathers and bodywork with new livery from their motorcycles will make their AMA Pro race debut at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca round of the series and be auctioned on eBay the following week.
Pat Clark Motorsports is in its initial year of competition in the top level AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike class and is home to AMA Horizon Award winner Chris Clark as well as 2008 AMA Pro SuperSport Champion Ben Bostrom.
As an official Yamaha satellite team, Pat Clark Motorsports has produced immediate results with three podium finishes to date plus added an extra bit of excitement to an already thrilling 2010 race season.
Some race fans may recognize Rett Syndrome from the “Race4Rettmx” charity event at Loretta Lynn’s begun in 2006 by multi-time AMA Amateur National MX Champion Kevin Foley and family to benefit Rett Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder which affects his daughter, Emma Foley.
Rett Syndrome is the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. It strikes at random in early childhood, affecting little girls almost exclusively. Currently there is no treatment beyond supportive care, however recently Rett Syndrome was reversed in mice giving hope that a cure can be found to help the girls and women with Rett Syndrome. First recognized only 25 years ago, the prevalence of Rett Syndrome equals that of Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s and ALS but is vastly under funded in comparison to those disorders.
Ron Heben (Pat Clark Team Manager) says:”Being that Laguna is a phenomenal event, Pat Clark wanted to do something special. Being able to produce a special edition of our team bodywork and riders leather designs while being able to donate all of the proceeds to Rett Syndrome is really special. Thanks to Yamaha and our team sponsors for supporting Pat Clark Motorsports in this special interest. Good luck to those Ben and Chris fans, there will be some very cool items to add to one’s Motorsports collections.”
The gear will be available for auction on eBay the week of July 26, 2010, and the winners will be recognized at the Virginia International Raceway round in Alton, Va., on Aug. 14-16, 2010.
To learn more about this auction and Rett Syndrome, please visit www.race4rettmx.com.