Karma exists, according to Fujitsu V8 Supercars team Miles Racing.
The two-car Fujitsu V8 team auctioned bonnet space on its Falcon entries of Chaz Mostert and Ash Walsh at Barbagallo Raceway two months ago, raising $10,000 for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth.
La Taverna Piazza from Moama in Victoria was the highest bidder for the bonnet space at Perth, and the pizza house was so impressed with its branding, it has decided to become a full-time sponsor of the team for the rest of the season.
The Princess Margaret Hospital isn’t the only organisation that scored support from Miles Racing this year. The Premier’s Queensland Flood Appeal received a hefty contribution when it donated V8 Simulators to the Ipswich Show where all ticket proceeds went directly to the charitable trust.
And for Christmas last year, the team built a V8 Simulator for the Brisbane Children’s Hospital ‘Wonderland’ ward, so that those confined to the hospital could enjoy a little bit of the spark that we take for granted in our daily lives.
“When you look around the V8 paddock we’re a very privileged group,” Miles Racing’s team principal Wayne Miles said.
“I think it’s our duty to try and give something back to the community because there are people out there doing it pretty tough.
“These activities also have a positive effect on us as well – for one it helps give our team and drivers a true understanding of the opportunity they have in front of them and keeps them grounded.
“They also help us form a kinship with the community, whether it be through the local hospital or junior footy club, doors open and relationships develop – in fact I’m talking to another sponsor who found us through the fundraiser we held at Ipswich.”
The Simpro-backed Miles Racing team will compete at the Townsville street circuit this weekend.