John Wood- owner and driver of the Team Johnny Killmore Formula 2 road racing sidecar-  is preparing for the race of a lifetime and needs your help. On July 19th, some of the most powerful machines in the world will converge at Pikes Peak, Colorado for the 2009 International Hill Climb. Among these 1000hp race cars, diesel trucks, and vintage racers will be several classes for motorcycles, including sidecars.

The bikes are either modified motocross machines or custom-built hill-climbers with big horsepower engines. John is being given the opportunity to race as passenger on the Steve Hennessy machine, but lacks the funds to pull it off. In Johnny’s own words, “I have the money for the entry fee and enough to drive out there, but as far as eating or getting back home, I’m not sure how I’ll pull it off.” That’s why everyone at Team Johnny Killmore is pulling together and asking for help in covering the gap to get Johnny to (and from) Pikes Peak.

“I’ve said several times that to race Pikes Peak and the Isle of Man TT are the two biggest dreams I have,” says Johnny. With only about $700 needed to fill in the gap, we’re sure we can pull this off, and help Johnny to realize a dream. We’re asking for donations of any amount, from anyone able to donate.  Even an amount as small as $5.00 can put a hot meal in from of Johnny. Donations of $40 or more will receive their name on a “special  thanks” page a Donations of $100 or more will receive an autographed photo from this years race with a special thank you message.

Donations can be made via Paypal to or by going to and clicking “sponsors” then clicking the donate button. Checks can also be made payable to:

John Wood

PO box 671

Adelanto, Ca 92301

Also, if anyone knows a team from the southern California area leaving for Pikes Peak on Sunday July 12, contact us at This could drastically reduce Johnny’s fuel costs and would be of great value. Another huge help for those unable to donate would be to post this message on the internet or in a group e-mail.

Thanks to everyone for their support!

-Team Johnny Killmore

UPDATE: Just as this was heading for release, two of Johnny’s friends pledged $100 each to get Johny to Pikes Peak!!! That leaves only $500 to go! Please do what you can to help this racer live a dream!!!

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