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Charlie Kimball heads to California to help family battle wildfires

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Earlier today, Charlie Kimball and his wife Kathleen headed to Southern California to assist Kimball’s family in their efforts to battle wildfires that have affected several areas of Southern California, including Ventura County, where Kimball grew up and where his family currently still resides and operates a family ranch.

While Kimball detailed that his family is safe, they may need to evacuate because of the severity of the fires, which have grown substantially since first breaking out earlier this week.

“It’s terrifying seeing the glow of wildfires cover your hometown, especially with so many family members and friends in Ventura County right now,” Kimball said of the fires. “It makes it even harder to be far away, feeling helpless. Thankfully and most importantly our families are safe, but it’s still so devastating to know their farmland is being destroyed. I know it’s a strong community and everyone is coming together to help out.”

Kimball also posted information on his twitter page detailing how people can help relief efforts for everyone affected by the fires.

Additional information about how to help relief efforts can found be on Kimball’s website.

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Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.