The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season comes to a close this weekend with a new champion set to be crowned at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.
To celebrate what has been a fantastic season Firestone the official tire supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series have announced that they are making a donation of $20,000 to four charities divided up equally ($5,000 each). The charities are:
- The Wilson Children’s Fund
- The Indy Family Foundation
- The Dan Wheldon Foudation and Alzheimers Assocation
- The USAC Benevolent Fund in memory of Bryan Clauson
Director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports, Lisa Boggs commented by saying:
Championship weekend is a perfect time to reflect upon and celebrate everything that has happened over the past season, The motorsports community is one big family and it’s a privilege to be a part of it. We wanted to take the opportunity afforded by this weekend to honor those individuals who embodied the spirit of racing and their legacies that live on through all of the great work these organizations do to help others.