WHAT: LAPD Mission Area Racers Panel Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: LAPD Mission Area Police Station 11121 North Sepulveda Boulevard Mission Hills, CA 91345
WHO: LAPD Captain Todd C. Chamberlain, Commanding Officer, Mission Area LAPD Captain Leland G. Sands, Commanding Officer, Mission Patrol Division Deputy City Attorney State Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, 39th Assembly District Pastor Aaron Schwartzbart, MOTORGOSPEL Ministries Eric Lotz, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) John Mueller, National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Doug Stokes, National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Dean Case, Mazda Motorsports Neil Newman, film & television producer
WHY: To educate the community with a panel discussion on the dangers of street racing versus racing on a track with safety gear and guidelines.
DETAILS: Sponsored by MOTORGOSPEL Ministries in cooperation with the LAPD Mission Area, this innovative Racers Panel Discussion will be moderated by Aaron Schwartzbart. After 28 years as a rocket scientist, Schwartzbart left the space program to devote full time to his charity MOTORGOSPEL Ministries. With degrees in physics and theology, Schwartzbart is a 3-time champion race car driver and an ordained minister.
All are welcomed to attend this unique dialogue. It is especially important that we hear from those who are currently in street racing groups or have interest in car clubs. We are optimistic that we can work together to find a solution (such as a legal San Fernando Valley drag race) to save lives that are currently lost to illegal street racing. We want to offer sound options and gather input from you to enhance public safety while understanding the legal needs from street racers. All lovers of the sport are encouraged to attend.
MOTORGOSPEL: Ministries in partnership with LAPD Mission Area are working to make the streets of the San Fernando Valley safer for everyone.
For more information about this panel discussion, please contact Sergeant Evy Arocho, LAPD-Mission, Community Relations Office at 818-838-9860.