Dallas, TexasRacers United Charitable Fund announced today its 2011 kickoff beginning at the Florida Winter Tour- Rotax Weekends. During the event, DeFrancesco Racing will have a representative (Pam Heron) selling raffle tickets throughout the first two days of the event and a drawing will be held on Sunday to announce the winner. Half of the proceeds from the raffle will go to the winner and the other half of the proceeds will go to a local child advocates program. We will also be accepting individual donations during the event in which 100% of those proceeds will go to the local child’s advocates program.

In 2010, the fund raised over $10,000 and was able to give to several charities throughout the US to include CASA (Child Advocates), United Way, Voices for Children, Pregnancy Resource Center, and Young Life. The fund will continue to be managed by Cole Glasson Racing for 2011. Hopes are to expand its reach further with the new branding campaign. Based on a model used in 2010 at the Rotax Pan American Series and Southwest Regional Cup, Racers United goal is to replicate and create a greater opportunity to give back. The target for 2011 is to raise in excess of $20,000 and reach the $100,000 per year mark by 2015.

FKP’s Bill Wright; “It’s my pleasure to allow Racers United to be associated with our program. Formula Kart Productions believes it’s important to give back to the community, and this is a great way for karting to be involved in helping those less fortunate.” For more information on Racers United, please visit their website at www.racersunited.org or the local advocates program www.gal.fl.gov For more information about the 13th Annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour kart racing series log on to their web site at www.floridawintertour.com

If you are interested in having a series involved with Racers United in the 2011 campaign, please contact Tim Glasson at 214-287-0432 or email us at info@racersunited.com . Racers United accepts your tax deductible donations via the website or via this link http://www.austincommunityfoundation.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=972&return_nd=donate

You will receive your tax deductible receipt at the time of the donation. Racers United would like to thank everyone for the generosity in 2010 and looks forward to a successful 2011.