High speed indoor go-kart track to host police fundraiser | Events
SPRINGDALE, OH (FOX19) - Full Throttle Indoor Karting is set to host a fundraising event for the Police Unity Tour in Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 20. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness for officers killed in the line of duty. The Tour also raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. Elliot Cumbow of the Springdale Police Department has taken the lead in organizing the 2012 Kart Pursuit race.
Featuring both an afternoon and evening event, each race will be a grueling one-hour long endurance race pitting ten teams of 3 drivers against each other. Many departments from around the Tri-State will be fielding teams, including Springdale, Cincinnati, Indian Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio State Troopers and more.
The Police Unity Tour was organized in May of 1997 by Officer Patrick Montuore in hopes of raising awareness of officers killed in the line of duty and honoring their tremendous sacrifices. The events at Full Throttle Indoor Karting on March 20 will be hosted at 1pm and 6pm. Each department team will have three members competing in a one-hour endurance race with professional LeMans-style driver changes and pit stops.
Reaching speeds up to 40 miles per hour on the 14-corner indoor track, the officers will put their driving skills to the test to see who can come out on top. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Police Unity Tour and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.
The races will be open to the public for spectators to come enjoy watching the racing action unfold.