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Old 12-01-2015, 04:40 PM   #1
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Ethan Gillim Chasin' A Dream Foundation to Support Next-Generation Motorcycle Racers


Roadracers JD Beach (left) and Hayden Gillim (right) have announced their support of the Ethan Gillim Chasin' a Dream Foundation. The foundation offers product- and training-related scholarships to young racers, and is initially targeted for amateur dirt track racers aged 4 to 16. Current scholarships include helmets and riding schools, and applicants are asked to send their resumes to

The text of JD Beach's press release follows:


(OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY) Champion road racers JD Beach and Hayden Gillim have teamed up to help fund the “Ethan Gillim Chasin’ A Dream Foundation” in support of future professional motorcycle racers.

Competitors on the racetrack and fast friends and live-in training partners off the tarmac, Beach and Gillim will initially target amateur dirt-trackers ages 4-16 with product- and training-related scholarships.

Multi-time AMA Amateur National Champion Ethan Gillim suffered fatal injuries in a racing accident in May, 2007. Gillim, 10, was the second cousin of champion motorcycle racing brothers Tommy, Nicky, and Roger Hayden.

Beach, 24, is the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion. Gillim, 20, won the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport title. Both Beach and Gillim grew up racing flat track and continue to compete in that discipline on a professional level.

“First and foremost,” Beach said, “we want to improve rider safety. To that end, 10 percent of all funds raised each year will go to the Roadracing World Action Fund for the purchase of airfence.

“Second, we want to grow interest in and support for amateur and professional motorcycle racing. Racing has given Hayden and me a lot in life, so we want to help grow the sport we love.”

Current scholarship items include: Johnny Lewis 10 Training Camps, American Supercamps Motorcycle Technique Schools, and Arai VX-Pro3 and Bell Moto9 helmets.

Beach and Gillim request applicants email résumés to “As we grow each year,” Beach said, “we will be able to select more riders. If you aren’t picked for 2016, don’t get discouraged. Try again the next year.”

For additional information, contact Beach at 270/925-3835 or

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