Legendary American sportscar driver Tony Adamowicz finds himself in the middle of significant medical and financial fights. The Can-Am, Trans-Am, F5000, and IMSA racer from New York was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma – brain cancer – earlier in the year, and his recovery was recently complicated by a seizure that has compounded the challenge he faces.
The other major concern for the 78-year-old, who will need full-time medical assistance going forward, involves the mounting bills from a costly year of medical procedures and hospital stays, and the budget needed to provide care for Adamowicz in the years ahead. His family started a GoFundMe.com campaign with a goal of raising $25,000 to relieve the immediate financial burden. [https://www.gofundme.com/TonyAdamowicz]
Among Adamowicz’s many motorsports accomplishments, he earned the 1968 Trans-Am Under 2-liter championship, the 1969 F5000 championship, and placed third at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. As one of the most versatile road racers of his day, his services were secured by Ferrari’s North American Race Team (N.A.R.T.), by Nissan for its factory GTO and GTP programs, and he shared cars with fellow legends Sam Posey, John Morton, Bob Tullius, and Chuck Parsons in a professional career that spanned 1966-’89.