- Racing Dreamz Mission -
Racing Dreamz gives children and youth the opportunity to learn important life lessons and live their dreams from behind the steering wheel of a dirt track race kart or an asphalt race kart. Today’s economy and the challenges faced by families may seem overwhelming at times. For children and youth with special needs, such as illness, developmental delays, or those whose lives are surrounded by the chaos of economic and social problems, these challenges may seem even more insurmountable. The opportunity to reach a dream may seem like a distant star to these kids. When your life is a daily struggle to deal with hunger, uncertainty, therapies, medications, bullying because they are “different”, and poverty, that dream may even slip from their memory.
Racing Dreamz strives to provide a path as well as the venue in which to enlighten children ages 6‐18 by introducing them to the joys and responsibilities of racing. We use racing to provide direction by giving back an opportunity to live a dream or discover a new direction in life.
Using racing simulators, we introduce our “dreamers” to on and off road racing; building their eye hand coordination, ability to make decisions, and self‐confidence. When they are ready, half‐scale off road racing buggies and Sprint Karts will teach team building and mechanical skills related to constructing and maintaining the vehicles. Our program serves the entire family. We help them examine their own skills and talents and encourage them to contribute them toward the program and their child’s team. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and others are already volunteering for specific duties and building their own sense of self‐worth.
Our newest program, the Disabled Veterans Program is helping vets who have a dream of competing in motor sports. Our program hopes to help the vets gain confidence in themselves, their abilities and further their outlook in life through participation in different forms of motorsports activities. Our program relies on vehicle donations to build acceptable cars for competition and track use. For your donated vehicle, we can issue you an IRS tax deductible receipt for for the Fair Market Value of the vehicle(you may set FMV). Plus Racing Dreamz will issue a "Statement of Use", indicating, for your tax purposes, that we plan on "using" your donated vehicle in our Programs. Along with the deductible receipt and Statement of Use, an IRS form 1098-C will be issued to you for your tax filings. We will NOT sell your vehicle if it is road worthy and safe. It does not have to be competition "teched", just safe. The three competitions we plan on using the vehicles in are AutoX, RallyX and Hill Climb events.
A 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization
Always searching for innovative ideas, we purchased a small auto manufacturing company, and we are planning on building the Uforia, a customizable race vehicle which will be safe, fast and fun.
Provide performance track vehicles to disabled veterans, giving them an exhilarating experience at some of the nations top road courses. Out of this world fun!
Ben Jones - Founder & Board Member
4 1/2 yrs in U.S.A.F; Stationed as Medic at the MacDill AFB Hospital. Duty station was in the Resource Management Office (budget) which also served at the Command Post for the Medical Squadron. Achievements: Signed letter from Pres. Jimmy Carter for saving the AF hundreds of thousand of dollars. Transportation Industry: From billing to interim terminal manager. 16 1/2 years experience in the operations and management; Consultant: to Papa Johns Pizza, Knoxville TN. Helped establish customer base. Technical Help Desk for 2 separate internet service providers. Both dial up and DSL. From this, he gathered a team to build their own internet service. Owned and Operated: several small businesses from Lawn Care, Off Road Buggy Dealership, and fuel additive business with distributors in the US, Australia and Taiwan. Host: of Bedo's Buggy Talk radio program- 30 live shows with over 25,000 listeners. Co-authored: the Childrens book - The Adventures of Rodeo Duck
Gary Horneck - Leader, Southern Chapter (Alabama-Georgia)
Gary is the Graphic Designer for Racing Dreamz, Uforia. Founder of Octane Therapy; track adventures for our wounded warriors. Racer, wrench turner, doer of good. A full bio…
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Racing Dreamz is based in Mountain City, Tn. (Johnson County)
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The Bill Ross and Todd Murray youth off road karting and veterans racing programs are dedicated to their memory. Both motorsports enthusiast and great guys.
Both, sadly missed.
- Dedicated to our old friends Bill Ross & Todd Murray -
William W (Bill) Ross