Madison, WI (January 22, 2018)
Sixteen-year-old Roman De Angelis has signed on to drive with Kelly-Moss Road and Race (KMR) the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series for the 2018 season.
De Angelis, the IMSA Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama Gold Cup class champion, will be moving up to a Platinum Cup car for the 2018 season. He will be sponsored by Medical Properties Trust (MPT) to benefit Racing for Children’s which is a national charity that supports children with cancer who are sick and hospitalized at Children’s of Alabama.
Racing for Children’s, which leans on the popularity of motorsports, uses its distinctive position within the racing world to bring attention and funding to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, which is based at Children’s of Alabama.
De Angelis expressed excitement at not only this new racing prospect but that fact that he will not only be racing for himself.
“I’m looking forward to a new car and a new team,” said De Angelis. “Racing for Children’s is a huge opportunity for me and I really appreciate MPT and Children’s of Alabama helping me. I’m really motivated because now I’m not only racing for a Championship, I’m racing for these kids.”
For years, KMR has been recognized for developing young champions in Porsche and other series competition. The season has already blasted off for De Angelis after he won he season-opening race for the IMSA Prototype Challenge at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 6 with a nearly five-second lead.
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