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|Nitro Tire is the proud
sponsor of the Racing For
Life Off Road Team
Welcome To Racing For Life. We are a group of offroad
enthusiasts who are dedicating 2006 to raising awareness and
charitable donations for the Scleroderma Foundation and the
Lance Armstrong Foundation. The year is highlighted by the
RFL team competing in the SCORE Baja 1000, traveling the
entire length of the Baja Peninsula in November.
Sturgis, South Dakota
August 7-13 2006
On October 4, 2005, Julia Lynn Filanc passed away from
scleroderma and lung cancer at the age of 50. Her brother, Jim,
is the team captain for the Racing For Life Offroad Team. Julie's
wishes included that donations be made to the Scleroderma
Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Jim has
dedicated 2006 to raising awareness for these two worthy
charities in her name and encouraging everyone to give often.
"Our race team wants to dedicate this year to her and the
thousands of other people affected by these diseases. So with
this tour and at every race we take part in this season we want to
teach people about these diseases and raise money to fund
research and outreach programs."
|The Julia Lynn
See The Julia Lynn at the rallies across the
U.S. Financing and bike preparation courtesy
of KTM USA and 3 Brothers Racing.
|Julia Lynn Filanc
June 17, 1955 -- October 4, 2005
|Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
November 15-18, 2006
Please click the foundation logos to donate or volunteer directly on line.
RACING FOR LIFE DAILY UPDATE
Today a couple got married on the Wolfman Jack Stage. Reciting their vows in front of 3,000 drunk bikers, I suppose, added to
the memory of this special moment. Anyhoo, they completed their vows with the bride promising to wash his Harley every
Saturday. A few Harleys went full throttle during the ceremony in hopes of getting him to reconsider. Well, love is blind and I'm
sure they will survive Sturgis still married.
A Fallen Soldier
In an update from yesterday's report on a fallen soldier, we learned that Tracy Lee Melvin was killed in the line of duty in Baghdad
just two evenings ago. His sister, Kim Kowis, had just learned about his passing only an hour before. Stff Sgt. Melvin was 31 and
a member of the 26th Infantry. He always dreamed of serving his country in the Army. He had re-upped twice and was on his third
tour of duty. His passing was deeply felt by his family. We're proud. We love him. We're gonna miss him," said Kim. Our thoughts
and prayers go out to you, Kim and family.
There was another patriotic moment when former US soldiers
went on stage to sing the military anthems and say a few words
about their duty to America. A really touching moment.
The Daily FAN VIP Raffle
There is no fan VIP raffle on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday we return
to the Miller Lite Stage at 7:45 PM for the raffle of two FAN VIP Tickets to
Joe Walsh and Ted Nugent. Rock on! See ya there!
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of, if not ‘the’ largest gatherings of motorcycle enthusiasts in the world. The Rally occurs every
August in the Black Hills of South Dakota, home to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse National Memorial and Devil’s Tower Monument
to name a few of the area’s most recognized ‘icons’. The 2006 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 7th – 13th, celebrates the 66th
year of the event that has become known to motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the world as the “Granddaddy of ‘em all”.
CLICK HERE to see our travel plans and where you can find us each day.
|Kim Kowis and Ophie at the
Racing For Life Booth.