The No. 5 KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering Alfa Romeo Gulietta TCR will be carrying the colors of the Bahamian flag in this weekend’s Michelin Pilot Challenge round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, in support of disaster relief from Hurricane Dorian.
The Caribbean island nation was devastated last week by the Category 5 hurricane, which has left thousands of homes destroyed and without power and communication, among other essential resources for survival.
With the help of driver Tim Lewis Jr., the two Florida-based teams have partnered with Convoy of Hope, a non-profit faith-based humanitarian organization, to help provide relief packages to those affected.
The team has asked race fans to text “ALFA” to 68828 to make contributions.
As of Sept. 9, more than 89,000 meals, 475 water filters and 23 plane loads of products totaling 147,000 pounds of relief supplies have been delivered to four communities in the Bahamas by Convoy of Hope.
“We have received a pledge to match dollar-for-dollar every penny raised, up to $5,000, and we are confident that with the help of our racing community,” said Louis Milone of TMR Engineering.
“We will make a huge difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian.”
Lewis will again be joined by Roy Block in the No. 5 Alfa this weekend, with Ryan Nash joining Alexandre Papadopulos in the team’s sister No. 3 entry for the penultimate Pilot Challenge round of the season.