Gidley Podiums Petit Petit

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petit_petit_1_resize.jpgRolex Grand-Am series star and Muscle Milk extreme athlete Memo Gidley
helped his Team Sebring to a podium finish in the 8th Annual Petit
Petit Go Kart Challenge race on September 22nd. This annual charity go
kart race is held to raise money for the Motorsports Ministries, an
organization that attends all Grand-Am and ALMS races to support the
drivers and their families over the race weekends.


petit_petit_1_resize.jpgRolex Grand-Am series star and Muscle Milk extreme athlete Memo Gidley helped his Team Sebring to a podium finish in the 8th Annual Petit Petit Go Kart Challenge race on September 22nd. This annual charity go kart race is held to raise money for the Motorsports Ministries, an organization that attends all Grand-Am and ALMS races to support the drivers and their families over the race weekends. 

“Over the years, I have become good friends with Richard Anderson who runs the Motorsports Ministries organization and his partner Dan Lacy,” said Gidley. “Even though I do not follow any one type of religion, I do like them both as friends and appreciate what they and the Motorsports Ministries organization does for the drivers and families at race tracks all across the country… they are good people.”

For this race, Memo was recruited once again by team sponsor John Gorsline of Gorsline Insurance to drive alongside Andy Lally and David Murray.  “I really like driving for John because he is so intense about winning,” said Gidley. “I keep telling him it is time for him to step up and be a real team owner!”

This race is unique because teams can buy black flags and other penalties or favors for themselves if they donate more money to the Motorsports Ministries organization.  At one point during the event, one team actually paid to have the entire field black flagged, minus their kart, for two laps.  “You can’t get too caught up in winning when these kinds of silly negations go on,” said Gidley. petit_petit_2_resize.jpg

“Really, I do this race because of the lack of any corner workers with black flags, the good tight racing, and the occasional bashing session that comes with a three hour go kart race on a slick track with a bunch of racers.  But for the record, I swear I never bumped anybody!”

Memo will also stay on hand this weekend to support his sponsor, Team Muscle Milk, and owner Greg Pickett who will be racing his new Porsche RS Spyder P2 prototype in the Petit LeMans race.  “I have raced and finished on the podium at this race in numerous cars from the Panoz Prototype, to an MG P1 car for Highcroft Racing, to the Muscle Milk Lola that I raced for Greg last year,” said Gidley.  “I would have loved to have been able to race this year but nothing really came together.  But I am happy to be here to support Greg and his team running the Muscle Milk car, and hope they win.”