Chili Pepper Racing, racing for the health of it


Ooltewah, TN.
July 3, 2006

Jim Osborn announced today Chili Pepper Racing is expanding their racing efforts for 2007 to include a full season in the Grand Am Cup and SPEED World Challenge Series.  “We are really excited”, said Osborn. “Along with racing our Touring car, we have built and are testing a Porsche Boxster for the Grand Am Cup Series. The Boxster will be driven by my nephew John Osborn with his co-driver to be announced. The Porsche feels really strong but I know we have some stiff competition.  We plan to debut it at Barber later this month and run a couple cup races this year in prepartion for 2007. The Knoxville, TN based LNS Motorsports will be providing trackside support for our Grand Am Cup efforts”.
The Team is also working feverishly to prepare their 2007 TC Thompson Children’s Hospital/Remote Area Medical Touring Car entrant; a Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Diesel. This marks the first Alternative Fuel Vehicle to participate in the history of SPEED World Challenge Series.  The CPR team has been working with a European based team to develop and bring this technology to the series. “We are planning to debut this car during Round 9 when we have our Petit Le Man Charity Weekend. To make this happen, we are not competing in Rounds 6,7 and 8”, said Osborn. “Although we hate to miss races, we feel the need to get this program readied for the 2007 season.  Besides, Amy Jo and I are expecting our first child in August!”
Chili Pepper Racing is currently looking for marketing partners for their Grand Am Cup and SPEED World Challenge efforts. Interested parties can contact Jim Osborn at or (423) 802-7398. Funded drivers interested in competing with Chili Pepper Racing in the Grand Am Cup Series please contact John Osborn at or (865) 802-7398. For more information on Chili Pepper racing go to


*\The Lighthouse Family Retreat is a seaside family retreat established in December 1999 to serve families caring for children with cancer. Melinda Mayton?s, founder of Lighthouse Family Retreat, purpose is to provide a place of hope and renewal to families facing fear and challenges most of us will never experience. The retreat is a way to allow the children and family to escape for a week of fun and rejuvenation. The program is designed to reconnect families, strengthen parents, bring laughter to children, and find hope in God. The vision of Lighthouse Family Retreat is to host 12 to 18 retreats

*\T.C. Thompson Children?s Hospital is part of the Erlanger Health system and is a level-one trauma center. Located in the Tennessee Valley of Chattanooga, TN. T.C. Thompson does not only serve the Tennessee area but also those living in North Alabama, East Tennessee, North Georgia and Western North Carolina. The hospital serves as a teaching facility for the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. /*

*/Remote Area Medical is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, eye care, veterinary services and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the World. The need to get medical care to people in inaccessible regions was one which founder Stan Brock knew all too well while living 15 years with the Wapishana Indians in the Amazon rain forest. His deep desire to find a way to take health care to people who had none was the seed of R.A.M.
Since 1985, R.A.M. and 21,688 volunteers have provided free health care to 245,255 patients, 59,859 animals. In those 20 years, they have provided over $20 million in health care.*/

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