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Car Racing for Local NonProfits


Car racing enthusiasts are likely familiar with the Le Mans: a 24 hour endurance race of high performance automobiles held each year in France.


Nearly two decades ago a Cape version of the famed race began, The Seaside LeMans. The local race is four hours long and consists of teams driving go karts, but it’s not just for fun: since its inception the Seaside LeMans has raised 6.5 million dollars for local non profits. Host Kathryn Eident talks with several guests in The Point studio about the Seaside LeMans, and some of the organization the race supports. 

The Guests on the program are as follows: Kelsey Ellis, Event Director of the Seaside Le Mans, DeWitt Davenport, CEO, The Davenport Companies and founder of the Seaside LeMans, and Matt Pitta, Director of Communications for The Davenport Companies.




Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.