Mission Godstone Ranch Motorsports, a Texas 501(c)(iii) non-profit corporation is raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR campaign as a result of our desire to see motorsports contribute more to our daily lives and be more than simply a sport. We are using the allure of professional motorsports racing as a means to support and to promote awareness of a charitable concern. 100% of all net proceeds are used to benefit a chosen public non-profit.
Background Godstone Ranch Motorsports (GRM) was created in October 2009 from artist Karen Garrett's 25-year vision of a God-centered place for artistic expression by Karen and her husband John McCutchen II. Initially using her God-given gifts for those in need, Karen’s creative entrepreneurial spirit and John’s 2008 return to professional racing prompted the couple to switch gears and harness the allure of professional motorsports to benefit a charity. Thus, Godstone Ranch Motorsports was born. With personal ties to the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease, the GRM team works tirelessly to promote the importance of heart health awareness and giving back to the community.
A dynamic group of individuals with diverse talents, each team member uses his or her God-given gifts to make an impact for the greater good. A world-class sculptor trained at the renowned James Surls Lawndale School at the University of Houston, Karen's gifts of teaching and artistic expression have been voiced through many charitable endeavors during her career. John's talents for marketing and fundraising, combined with his athletic abilities behind the wheel, bring success and exposure on and off track. A distinguished driver with numerous wins to his name, John applies the same fervor to racing as he does towards his philanthropic endeavors. Davy Jones, John’s racing teammate from 2010 - 2013, is one of the most celebrated drivers in American auto racing history. With his record-breaking career highs and finesse on the track, Davy’s star power and belief in the mission of Godstone lent credibility to the team from its inception. Now, Godstone Ranch drivers can count Grand Am Rolex champ, Paul Edwards, superbike champ, Scott Russell, and sports car standout, Jason Hart, as just a part of their impressive driver alumni!
Update In 2012, GMS expanded its core group to include Mica Mosbacher, a noted philanthropist and activist in Texas and on the international level, to head up Godstone’s off-track event programming. Mica and her late husband, the former Secretary of Commerce Bob Mosbacher, were deeply involved in philanthropy. In addition to her charitable activities, Mica also serves as the Honorary Consul General of Iceland, where she works to bridge cultures with meaningful dialogue and action. She is also a frequent public speaker on a variety of topics. The team encourages others to celebrate the champion in all of us, and to use our God-given talents to achieve our unique purpose in life.
Ambassador of the Heart, Ally Babineaux, joined the team in 2011. After years of battling the debilitating effects of cardiomyopethy, Ally was just 23 and at death’s door (again) when a heart transplant became available. Dubbed the Bionic Bride by People magazine when she married her college sweetheart, Mike, while still fitted with a battery operated mechanical LVAD pump. Ally was installed by the board as Godstone's Ambassador of the Heart. Ally provides living proof of the advances cardiovascular treatment has made due in large measure to research funded by activities such as racing for a cause. She is deeply spiritual and helps others through motivational speaking.
Godstone Ranch Motorsports is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR program.EIN: 27-1088962 Effective IRS Exemption Date: October 9, 2009