Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|FREE MH Decals by MAIL!|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|12-03-2015, 11:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Ethan Gillim Chasin’ A Dream Foundation Supports Next-Generation Motorcycle Racers
MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach and Hayden Gillim
MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach and Hayden Gillim, winner of the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport title, have started a charity foundation to support young flat-trackers as well to fund general rider safety initiatives. The Ethan Gillam Chasin’ A Dream Foundation is in the name of Hayden's brother Ethan who lost his life racing flat track at age 10. JD continues to run Ethan's number 95 in his honor. The following is the announcement from Team Beach:
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 email@example.com. “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Ethan Gillim Chasin' A Dream Foundation to Support Next-Generation Motorcycle Racers||NewsBot||Industry News||0||12-01-2015 04:40 PM|
|Motorcycle Safety Foundation Launches iTunes U Courses||darranwil||General Discussion (Moto Related)||1||03-11-2014 05:05 PM|
|VoloLights - Next Generation Motorcycle Brake Light?||cyon||General Discussion (Moto Related)||7||05-15-2013 09:14 AM|
|Oak Hill Report - Ethan Gillim benefit trackday||nutmegchoi||Taking it to the Track||22||06-26-2007 09:25 AM|
|Ethan Gillim Benefit Fund Track Day||Moody||Taking it to the Track||8||06-15-2007 10:37 AM|