A project almost five years in the making is about to come to reality with the Road 2 Recovery Foundation joining a group of passionate Carlsbad Raceway fans and legendary athletes to build a permanent, interpretive monument overlooking the site of the famed Carlsbad Raceway. R2R will administer all the private and corporate donations to the project along with the necessary 501(c)(3) charitable donation paperwork to those donors. The foundation will retain a small fee for this work and share in any remaining donations once the monument is constructed and installed. The goal is to unveil the monument on Sunday morning after one of the two San Diego Monster Energy Supercross events in 2016.
“Our foundation is always looking for new and innovative ways to promote our mission and raise funds for injured motocross/supercross and action sports athletes. This was a natural for us,” said Anita Button, Operations Director at Road 2 Recovery “We will be able to help provide a unique, historical experience for the motorcycle and action sports community while raising additional awareness for our cause.”
The monument project was conceived almost five years ago after the release of the film The Carlsbad USGP:1980 by Pipeline Digital Media. Filmmaker, Todd Huffman, David Moates (brother of the Carlsbad USGP’s first American winner in 1980, Marty Moates) and Scott Cox of Resmarket got together to discuss initial plans for the monument with the City of Carlsbad who embraced the project. Now is the time to get it completed.
“Wow! Having the Road 2 Recovery Foundation join in with us is really special,” said Todd Huffman, director and producer at Pipeline Digital Media (PDM). “It will really give this project a shot in the arm to get completed in 2016.”
“As a Carlsbad local, having a monument like this to share racing and other memories from the raceway with my family and friends is pretty damn cool,” said David Moates. “My brother Marty would be stoked that it is happening.”
The goal is to raise an estimated $50,000 for design and construction of the monument to be completed by Feb of 2016. A professional environmental design firm will be engaged to design the monument and highlight all of the raceway’s features like the drag strip, motocross track, skateboard park and road course. A short term need of approximately $15,000 is needed to present initial conceptual drawings to the City of Carlsbad by August 3rd of 2015.
Donations can be made online by visiting:
or send checks to:
Road 2 Recovery Foundation
1042 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
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