Austin Hatcher Foundation to Partner with Turner Motorsport For Fundraising Auction at Lime Rock Park

Auction Part of Tradition-Rich Northeast Grand Prix IMSA Racing Weekend


CHATTANOOGA, TENN.  (July 19, 2017) – Turner Motorsport, one of the most established organizations in American sports car racing, will team up with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer for a fundraising auction on Saturday at historic Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut.

The auction will take place at 1.15pm after the autograph signing during the Northeast Grand Prix event weekend at the famed road-racing circuit, which celebrated 60 years of operation in April. The International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will compete on Friday andSaturday. The Austin Hatcher Foundation, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is an official IMSA “Proud Charity.”

Turner Motorsport, based in Amesbury, Massachusetts, fields the No. 96 BMW in the WeatherTech Championship and is currently fourth in the season point standings for teams in the GT Daytona class. Turner Motorsport has won a number of national sports car championships; off-track, the organization has been the leading source in the United States for BMW high-performance parts and accessories since 1993; it also offers one of the largest BMW performance tuning facilities in North America.

“The people at Turner Motorsport have embraced our cause,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “Turner is a quality group that we’re proud to be associated with for this weekend and the future.”

This weekend will mark the latest in a season-long series of at-track auctions that benefit the foundation. At-track auctions typically offer items such as photography, paintings, used sports car parts and other racing-related memorabilia for fans’ bids.

Throughout 2017, the Austin Hatcher Foundation is commemorating its first decade of operation. The foundation began in 2006 and prior to its IMSA Proud Charity status, it was the Official Charity of the American Le Mans Series. As part of the commemoration, the foundation is amid its “Five for Ten” fundraising campaign that has resulted in a number of a 10-year commitments by donors.  The organization’s “building a foundation for the future” platform is centered on continuing and expanding programs that benefit those dealing with pediatric cancer and its lasting effects.