Kingdom Racing Announces Ministry Outreach Plans for 2011
Kingdom Racing is an IndyCar race team with a unique mission: To Deliver God‘s Word through Motorsports. Their goal is to reach a million men for Christ through motorsport racing.
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In May of 2008, Kingdom Racing made history as the first faith-vision team to ever compete in the 100-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Now, Kingdom Racing announces its Fan Outreach lineup for 2011.
Events in the planning stage include Indianapolis, Texas, New Hampshire and Las Vegas. This will mark Kingdom Racing‘s fourth year and will combine several races and ministry outreach events.
These Outreach Festivals will take place during the IndyCar race weekends that will feature Kingdom Racing‘s race entrant. The team is once again partnering with national Christian Ministries and local Churches at each track.
“Through these efforts, Kingdom Racing intends to reach thousands of people in 2011 with the good news of Jesus Christ,” said spokesperson Richard Jackson.
Kingdom Racing will also sponsor the Centennial 500 Breakfast to be held on Saturday May 28, 2011 at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“We are delighted to announce that Kingdom Racing is the first sponsor for the Indianapolis 500 100th Anniversary Breakfast,” said George Del Canto, owner and founder.
The exclusive breakfast event is being organized by the Indy Racing Ministry and Campus Crusade for Christ.
The breakfast will be held on Saturday May 28, 2011 from 8-9:30am at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jack Arute will emcee the event, honoring numerous drivers, teams and owners from the past and present.
The program will also feature a spectacular multimedia presentation of racing history, celebrity appearances, personal interviews from race legends and highlights from unique past performances.
Bob Hills, the Indy Racing Ministries Director and Chaplain along with John Hursh from Campus Crusade for Christ, came up with the idea for an Indy 500 Breakfast in 2007.
The breakfast will be modeled after the Superbowl breakfasts that have been successfully held for the past 22 years. The purpose of the program is to capture the glory days of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on its 100th year anniversary.
According to the ministry website www.kingdomracing.net , Kingdom Racing is a story about God and how He uses everyday people to accomplish His kingdom building.
“We are an IndyCar race team with a unique mission: To Deliver God’s Word through Motorsports,” the ministry states on its webpage.
“In 2008, Kingdom Racing made history as the first faith-vision team to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500 mile race. To date, we have 3 years of race performance along with IZOD IndyCar driver Davey Hamilton.”
|Kingdom Racing Driver Davey Hamilton|
Kingdom Racing driver Davey Hamilton’s racing career almost ended on June 9, 2001 following a devastating crash at the Texas Motor Speedway.
After 21 operations and two years of rehabilitation, Davey returned to Indy Car racing at the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 in May 2007 and finished 9th. Davey’s strong faith and determination to once again race in the 500 were instrumental in securing a partnership with Kingdom Racing.
In February 2009 Davey and Kingdom Racing formed an Indy Lights Racing Team with Brandon Wagner as their driver. The Indy Lights Team competed in 7 races in 2009 and planned to run the entire 2010 Indy Lights schedule.
Since 2003 Davey has also been the preferred driver of the Indy Racing Experience, a two-seater style Indy Car in which fans can take rides in at various tracks throughout the United States.
“I have really enjoyed the two-seater and every time I get in the car I think about how good it feels and how comfortable I am behind the wheel,” said Davey, who attributes a large part of his comeback to his participation with the Indy Racing Experience. Davey continues to drive for this program.
Davey also provides driver analysis for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for all Indy Car Series Races. During the 2007 and 2008 Indy 500 mile races Davey provided a unique in car analysis of the race from the cockpit of his race car.
“Together, we have run 3 consecutive Indy 500 mile races along with other races across America. Kingdom Racing has also established relationships with key national partners and ministries such as Man in the Mirror, Creation Museum, Fiesta Mart Inc., Athletes in Action and Campus Crusade for Christ,” the website states.
“Our unique outreach program combines exciting IndyCar races along with top Christian entertainment provided at trackside fan festivals. Our goal is to use IndyCar races as a platform to reach 1,000,000 men and women for Christ!”
Kingdom Racing was formed by George Del Canto, a Houston businessman with absolutely no connection to racing except that as a young boy Del Canto was an avid race fan.
But never in his dreams did he imagine that one day he would combine his passion for auto-racing to serve Christ. But God did.
“The Lord has given us the IndyCar field to sow, and we intend to do so in a manner worthy of His name,” Del Canto said. Kingdom Racing is a true testimony of how God uses ordinary people to achieve the extraordinary…all for His glory!” Del Canto states.
The ministry quotes Hebrews 12:1, “Let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” as its scriptural inspiration.
For more information about the Indy 500 Breakfast as well as sponsorship opportunities for this event please visit: www.indy500breakfast.com
Media Contact: Cristina Del Canto,