Children's of Alabama race car decorated in patients' hand prints for Porsche GT-3 Cup
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Children's of Alabama unveiled its car for the race at Barber Motorsports Park. Then, they decorated it.
Driver Roman De Angelis will be sporting a Porsche GT-3 decorated in young patients' hand prints at Saturday's race.
De Angelis is currently in the top five in the GT-3 points standings. Last year De Angelis finished 9th at Barber, at age 16, which is not too much older than the kids he'll drive for.
"It gives you a little extra motivation when it comes to racing. We're already trying to win a race against other drivers, but now we're helping to win the kids' race against cancer and all of the diseases they have," De Angelis said.
One of his "crew chiefs," Mollie Wilder, will continue the tradition. Every year, two Children's of Alabama patients are picked to be part of the race team this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
The Racing for Children's car will run at 1 p.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the Barber Motorsports Park.