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Thursday
May102012

Pink. It's the New Grey

Millville, NJ (May 10, 2012)- Magnus Racing is pleased to arrive at the track this weekend with a special surprise livery… an all pink no. 44 Porsche in honor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure- Central and South Jersey.

Komen Central and South Jersey, an affiliate of the parent Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, is committed to increasing screening mammography in order to save lives through early breast cancer detection. Twenty-five percent of the affiliate proceeds support innovative national breast cancer research programs while the remaining 75% supports local programs. Serving 13 counties in New Jersey - Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Somerset - the affiliate will reach 100,000 women with breast cancer education and screening programs.

With the parent foundation having a long history of receiving “pink” support in racing, the gang at Magnus Racing have all decided to do their part by transforming the traditional grey and white livery to pink and white leading up to this weekend’s event. Ironically, it was at New Jersey Motorsports Park one year ago where the team made the transition from their original green livery to grey.

“We really enjoy taking an active role in the GRAND-AM community and this is a great cause for our team to get behind,” stated Magnus Racing Team Owner John Potter. “Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a great organization with a strong and powerful heritage, and it’s an honor that we can be a part of it. To be honest, the car actually looks pretty awesome in pink, it seems like all of our best ideas show up at this track.”

In addition to the livery, Magnus Racing will also take an active role in the weekend for the foundation. Involving themselves in everything from providing honorary VIP experiences for auction winners, all the way to auctioning off opportunities to sign the car before it goes out to race, Magnus Racing is excited to take a lead role in the weekend.

“Our team has developed a strong relationship with New Jersey Motorsports Park over the years, and I’m happy to continue that bond,” added Potter. “It seems like we run some sort of big event here every year, so it’s nice to keep to our tradition.”

Two years ago, Magnus Racing announced and executed their plans to build “Magnus Racing East” at New Jersey Motorsports Park, where the team unveiled their name and logo on a series of bouncy houses in the track’s kid zone. One year ago, the team ran a free karting event for GRAND-AM crews and drivers, with the winning team (Turner Motorsports) being awarded cash prizes.

For Magnus Racing co-driver Andy Lally, who grew up only two hours away in Long Island, New York, this weekend’s program adds the perfect compliment to his pursuit of his 100th GRAND-AM podium.

“In all my years in racing, I’ve never driven a pink car before,” stated Lally. “It’s actually really cool, and honestly very humbling to get to work with an organization like this. Our team can’t work any harder than we already are, but this definitely provides extra motivation.”

The Central and South Jersey Affiliate is also sponsoring an on-line charity auction for opportunities to wave the green flag or to participate in VIP experiences with several of the leading Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams. Michael Shank Racing, SunTrust Racing, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, Magnus Racing and APR Motorsport have donated pit crew experiences for the Rolex Series race, while Stevenson Motorsports, BimmerWorld Racing, Turner Motorsport, Roush Performance and Fall-Line Racing invite fans to join their crew for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race.

To bid on any of the fan experiences for the event, please visit the event page on the Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey website at: http://www.komencsnj.org/njmp.

Magnus Racing and the entire GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will race this Sunday at The Global Barter 250 presented by Susan G. Komen for the Cure- Central and South Jersey. Live coverage will be featured on SPEED at 1PM ET.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists the only grassroots organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage, from the causes to the cures and the pain and anxiety of every moment in between. The Komen Central and South Jersey affiliate is committed to increasing screening mammography in order to save lives through early breast cancer detection. Twenty-five percent of the affiliate proceeds support innovative national breast cancer research programs while the remaining 75% supports local programs. Serving 13 counties in New Jersey - Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, and Somerset - the affiliate will reach 100,000 women in 2000 with breast cancer education and screening programs.

Magnus Racing will continue to provide updates and coverage throughout the week via their Facebook (facebook.com/RacingMagnus) and Twitter (@MagnusRacing), as well as via www.magnusracing.com. You can also follow Andy Lally on Twitter (@AndyLally).

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