Montecalvo and Jeannette fly the flag for Camp Boggy Creek
Frankie Montecalvo and Gunnar Jeannette will have a legion of new fans for their TUDOR United SportsCar Championship PC class assault in 2014 after teaming up with Camp Boggy Creek - the Florida-based camp for seriously ill children.
|No. 52 Camp Boggy Creek ORECA PC|
Starting from this week's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Montecalvo and Jeannette's' PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA PC car will appear in Camp Boggy Creek livery for the remainder of the 2014 season.
The tie-in with Camp Boggy Creek came through team partner Bayshore Recycling's desire to highlight a worthy charity for the 2014 season. The decision to form the partnership with Camp Boggy Creek is thanks to the late, great Paul Newman.
The legendary actor and racer founded Camp Boggy Creek in 1996 with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. The Eustis, FL facility is part of the SeriousFun camp network which was also founded by Newman.
Jeannette made his professional debut in 2000 driving a Porsche at the Rolex 24 driving with Newman. He drove a number of races with the acting great early in his career including several with liveries promoting camps for sick children.
The Camp Boggy Creek PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports livery was unveiled at the camp on Friday with a number of former camp attendees revealing the new livery with Montecalvo and Jeannette.
The American young sports car stars made their return to US competition after spending the past two seasons competing together in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.
They made their debut with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Michael Guasch and David Cheng - finishing fourth. Guasch will join the team for this week's Sebring event.
Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.