Dan Gardner Spec Scion Racing Team Supports Autism Speaks
Team Looks to Further the Cause for Autism Awareness, Advocacy and Research
TORRANCE, Calif. - The Dan Gardner Spec (DG-Spec) World Challenge Scion Racing team is supporting Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and awareness organization. The goal is to use the team's high visibility as a platform for reaching a broad group of people in both the United States and Canada.
The team will place Autism Speaks decals on both the number 18 and the number 36 Scion tC Touring Cars for the duration of the season, and DG-Spec will also make a donation to the organization to help fund programs related to autism awareness, advocacy and research.
"Our team has been touched by this cause, and I want to ensure we are out there making a difference," said Dan Gardner, team owner and driver. "The race program is a great way to help build awareness for autism, and I can't think of a better group than Autism Speaks to help further our efforts."
The team will begin promoting autism awareness at the season opener this weekend at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. Live timing can be viewed at www.world-challenge.com and the race will be broadcast on the Versus Network on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
The DG-Spec team uses and is supported by:
- Scion-supplied OE parts
- TRD-supplied supercharger and intercooler, front big brake kit
- Jackson-Dawson Communications
- Pilot Automotive HID driving lamps
- Nitto NT-01 tires for testing
- Enkei PF01 17x8 wheels
- OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
- Dezod-supplied AEM standalone engine management, plug-and-play harness, fuel rail, injectors, end links, and stainless clutch line
- Church Automotive Testing dyno tuning
- Moton Suspension remote reservoir coilover shocks
- Vogtland springs
- DG-Spec Progress Technology rear swaybar and camber kits
- Motul brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and super coolant
- Racepak IQ3 logger dash and VNET sensors
- AEM sensors, EMS, and dry flow air filter
- Kaminari carbon-fiber roof and composite headlights
- Reflections body work
- America's Tire Co. tire mounting and balancing
- Racetech Viper head-restraint race seat and 6-point harnesses
- Centerforce clutch and low-inertia steel flywheel
- AIT carbon-fiber hood and hatch
- DG-Spec Wild Pony Motorsports-supplied camber/caster plates
- Goodridge fittings and lines
- Carbotech XP10 and XP8 brake pads
- G-Force racing suit, gloves, helmet, window nets, and other safety and crew gear
- DC Sports header
- Energy Suspension bushings and motor mounts
- HoseTechniques silicone hoses
- Tri-Mountain Racewear team gear
- NST supercharger pulley, Braille batteries, and shifter bushings
- SquareSkull designs
- Sampson Racing Communications (SRC) radio systems
DG Spec is a line of parts designed and endorsed by National Champion Scion road racer Dan Gardner. Gardner draws up the specifications for the parts himself. The parts are then tested and proven on the track. The goal of DG Spec is to provide enthusiasts with parts that have been developed on the track and that have significant performance advantages at an honest price. Parts are offered either in hardcore track trim, identical to what Gardner and his team race with, or in Gardner-specified standards more appropriate for enthusiast use on the street.
Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org) was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.