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Rocco's Story

  • Please take 4 mins to watch Rocco's story. 
Complacency in the Medical Heath field failed our son and family. Don't be a victim know the symptoms and ask your Doctor. How do you know my child has the FLU? You didn't take a simple finger prick Doctor? Are we going to do a blood test?  "Check Don't Guess"

Drive 4 Diabetes Awareness

June 24th, Florida State Oval Dirt Series

 June 10th at Florida Dirt Motor Speedway has been rained out and rescheduled for June 24th.
#DFDA will be having an exciting and busy weekend as Lacy will be racing in back to back races one on Dirt then asphalt. Heather will be making her racing debut at Ambassador Speedway for the oval asphalt powder puff Ladies race. It's going to be hot and fast. Lacy finished clean and learned a lot from her previous race and we found some speed but Lacy has plenty more to unleash this next race. I asked Lacy if she had anymore speed in her kart and she confirmed she does so we will go back to the track and see what she has for the big one the  #FDCS State Florida Dirt Championship Series Race.    
 Rollin Dirty Race Engines has donated a NEW body and we will Debut it at her next race June 10th for the #FDCS State Florida Dirt Championship Series Race at Florida Dirt Motor Speedway and #FOAS June 11th for the Florida State Oval Asphalt Race at Ambassador Speedway in Wimauma Fl. 

Thank you  Frank George Rollin Dirty Engines for your continued support
Be sure to watch us on facebook LIVE TBD look up the name Brent Kuehl for the public LIVE CAST of the race.  Thank you for your support. 


Rollin Dirty Race Engine Shop

 Ambassador Speedway

 Florida Dirt Motor Speedway

DFDA Home Run Hitting Contest

August 16th, 2017 Lakewood Ranch High School , Florida Starting at 5:30pm

 Format as follows:

All participants will receive a Culver's Value basket meal voucher $8 value Thank you Steve Lynch and Culver's for your support.

Event held on East field (the field with the shorter fence) on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at Lakewood Ranch H.S. Fields. Start time 5:30 pm giving us 1 1/2 hours to complete this event. We will start on time

 If you are late and we have completed round 1 you can not enter unless you pay a “By-Pass” Donation of $100 to Drive for Diabetes Awareness you shall then be allowed to enter round two bypassing round 1.

2 players from each REGULAR SEASON team, presumptively selected by REGULAR season manager. Max 8 hitters we can not exceed due to time constraints.

 Wood bat with an option of paying upgrade donation of $100 to use a Metal bat (after all, this is a fundraiser for Drive for Diabetes Awareness, Inc. 

New baseballs will be used. 

Pick your own pitcher or we may have a pitching machine TBD 

Round 1 you will get 10 swings. Top 4 (plus those making the “By-Pass” donation) move on to round 2 If no one hits a HR then we will count hitting the fence in the air to move players on to 2nd round. 

Round 2 you will get 5 swings. 

Top 2 go to round 3 

Round 3 is 5 swings 

Cost to enter is $10 per player.  (Additional donations accepted.) 

Winner gets a Bat from the league. 

Be sure to visit Drive for Diabetes Awareness Website and watch the 3 min video you can help save a life you just have to know the symptoms and ask your Doctor questions. No one in our family had Diabetes yet it struck our family and we wanted to do something to warn others of this deadly disease. Thanks for taking the time to learn something I wish I had known more about I may have been able to save my son's life, Rocco.  

If we could get a head count prior to Wed that would be great. Reply by email or confirmation from your manager it would help greatly.

Special thanks to Manatee Adult Baseball League for assisting in this special event.

Direct all questions of event and sign up  to Brent Kuehl 941-447-5929

Special Events

Iracing Simulator Charity races:

Join us on or watch live on Youtube or Twitch. Events will be posted 

Iracing Simulator Charity races:

Join us on or watch live on Youtube or Twitch. Events will be posted 

Karting Florida State and Local: Dirt and Asphalt

Events to be posted as we prepare for 2017

Karting Florida State and Local: Dirt and Asphalt

Events to be posted as we prepare for 2017


  Join us and Volunteer your time for Diabetes Awareness Help save a Child's life.


  Join us and Volunteer your time for Diabetes Awareness Help save a Child's life.

What you need to know


What is Type 1 Diabetes

  Type 1 diabetes (T1D, insulin-dependent or juvenile) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. With T1D a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin. Although the causes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body’s own defense system (the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with T1D must inject insulin several times every day or continually infuse insulin through a pump.  


Diabetic Ketoacidossis

  While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle.

There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and – at present- nothing you can do to get rid of it.   

  • Extreme Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Sudden Vision Changes
  • Drowsiness, Lethargy
  • Fruity, Sweet Odor on Breath
  • Stupor/ Unconsciousness.
  • Heavy Labored Breathing
  • Increased Appetite


Knowing the warning signs for Type 1 diabetes could save a life.

 Education about the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes is critical because Type 1 can easily be mistaken for more common illnesses, such as the flu, and misdiagnosis can have tragic consequences. As many as 3 million Americans may have Type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S. Knowing the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes can save a life. Please share what you’ve learned with everyone.  



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 By supporting Drive for Diabetes Awareness, you play a pivotal role in helping diabetes awareness that helps, prevents, supports and ultimately educates others about diabetes and its complications. There are many ways you can help! Drive for Diabetes Awareness, INC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

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