Ben Albano Racing has announced the fourth annual kart race to benefit Project Yellow Light, an organization that promotes awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Greenwich teens Austen Albano, a junior at King in Stamford, Will Jeffery and Quentin McDermott, a senior and junior at Brunswick School, and Maggie Montague, a junior at Greenwich High School are organizing the race and signing up participants from high schools throughout Fairfield, Conn. and Westchester, N.Y. counties. The race will take place Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m., at Grand Prix New York, which has hosted each of the previous three years, at 333 North Bedford Road in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
Teams of 2 to 5 drivers will race to complete the most laps in the 90-minute endurance race. Entry fees of $100 per team are fully tax-deductible, and all proceeds go directly to the Project Yellow Light Hunter Garner Scholarship, thanks to the generosity of local corporate sponsors, which include Teddy’s Transportation of Norwalk, Petro Home Services in Stamford, and Fresh Green Light in Greenwich. Paraco Gas, based in Rye Brook, N.Y., is the lead sponsor for the race and has supported this event for two consecutive years. Paraco CEO Joe Armentano commented, “With over 100 vehicles on the road, we are committed to helping ensure that the roadways are safe and are pleased and proud to help lead the effort, raising awareness among teens in our area.”