Local companies K1Speed and Dick’s MacKenzie Ford have teamed up with race car driver Brad McAllister and his Trans Am West Coast 2019 Championship winning TA2 Racing Mustang for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) fundraising and education efforts. Recently opened go karting center K1Speed, along with Dick’s MacKenzie Ford are working with McAllister, a local periodontist, to help bring awareness to the challenges of Diabetes and to support fundraising efforts for research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
The Rhom Innovations prepared K1Speed sponsored MacKenzie Ford Mustang is currently on display at the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville. McAllister will be hosting a JDRF fundraiser and “gallery speaker tour” of the current Mustang exhibition at 2pm on January 4th at the museum. The World of Speed features current and historic race cars, boats, and motorcycles that tell the story of motorsports culture. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, the museum offers visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the racing world. The museum encompasses many aspects of motorsports, including drag racing, road racing, land-speed racing, motorcycle racing, open-wheel cars, NASCAR, and hydroplanes.
McAllister won the 2019 West Coast TA2 Championship by a slim 3-point margin over Anthony Honeywell of Oklahoma by winning the recent final race of the season at Circuit of the America (COTA). The win at the famous Formula 1 track in Texas was his fourth of the season. Other wins came at Portland International Raceways, Thunderhill and Laguna Seca. The Trans Am TA2 class is reminiscent of the Trans Am Racing pony car wars of the late 60s where Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers battled for supremacy. The current series showcases close competition with these same three makes racing against each other with their 500 plus horsepower engines reaching top speeds of over 170mph and G forces exceeding 2Gs.
The recently opened K1 Speed go kart facility allows anyone 48 inches and taller to race their electric go karts. The facility also has games and food to support company and family functions to test your racing skills. When racers are ready to take on the local race track, Portland International Raceways, ProDrive is the driving school of choice for improving your skills or getting your competition license.
Dick’s MacKenzie Ford has been a long time Hillsboro business that has been involved in numerous community events and the local efforts with McAllister tie in nicely with Ford’s nationwide support of the JDRF. When it comes to Mustangs, MacKenzie Ford is the place to go!