12/29/11 - Gleason – Lap of Strength / Curtis Boivin 19b

 This weekend Alishya “AJ” Kreager is proud to be a part of this weekends Lap of Strength to honor one of ice ovals fellow racers.  As some of you are all aware of Pro Champ driver Curtis Boivin #19B entered the CPTC finals in Beausejour, Manitoba on December 4th just like every other race, focused and determined. He left the race unlike any other he had ever entered and now his fellow racers are pulling together to support all of his recovery efforts.

 After a very scary accident, Curtis was airlifted to a Winnipeg hospital where he remains in critical care with head injuries. His condition is slowly improving but it will take years of help to bring Curtis all the way back.

 Curtis’s good buddy and fellow Champ racer Nick Van Strydonk knew he wanted to help. Nick went to work designing a special #19B decal that would be sold as a fundraiser with all of the proceeds going to the Boivin family. Nick’s plan has grown into the “Lap of Strength” scheduled to kick off the opening of the Ironwood Pro Vintage Snowmobile Olympus. So with that being said a few of us have came up with our plan on doing the same this weekend in Gleason on both Saturday and Sunday. What the plan is that any team the buys the $5 sticker and displays it on their sled will be allowed on the race track for the national anthem/parade lap in a way to pay tribute to one of our ice racers. For those of you who still need the 19B stickers, Team AJ 86 will have them available Friday afternoon and throughout the entire weekend at the track in our race trailer.