Winchester Auto Soquel Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2010 Off-Road Racing Season

APRIL 16, 2010, Soquel, Calif. — Winchester Auto Soquel announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November 2010.

‘We love racing and we’re longtime supporters of local race teams,” said Winchester Auto Soquel manager Mark Froling. “We understand that people are looking for good prices and good advice and we’re proud to be teaming with Desert Dingo Racing.”

Desert Dingo Racing campaigns a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. The team is the official World Diabetes Day off road race team and works with the International Diabetes Federation to raise money for diabetes education and awareness programs. Two Desert Dingo team members have Type 2 diabetes and several other team members have a history of the disease in their families. The team makes the car available for public events and distributes thousands of hero cards with the warning signs of diabetes printed on the back in English and Spanish.

“We’re doing nine races this season and that means we’re going to be breaking a lot of parts,” said Desert Dingo crew chief Richard Palasik. “Mark and his team at Winchester Auto help keep us in the running and we really appreciate their support.”

The team finished the 2009 race season third in class is ranked third in the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) racing series in the Stock Bug class, and completed 182.5 miles in this year’s Baja 1000. The team resumes racing this month with a short course race hosted by the Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) in Rancho Cordova.

About Winchester Auto
Winchester Auto Parts is the largest chain of independent Auto Parts Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 30 years of experience, we know what our customers want…service – price – availability. For more information, visit us online at http://www.winchesterauto.com .

About Desert Dingo Racing
Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley who campaign a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. They are the official World Diabetes Day off road race car and the team raises money for diabetes education and awareness programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. To learn more, visit http://www.desertdingo.com

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