3rd Annual Charity Truckers 200 Weekend - A Great Cause !
Orlando FL 12-3-08 - Orlando Speedworld is the place to be this weekend December 5th & 6th. With just 2 days to go the third edition of the Fountain Motorsports Driver Development Charity Truckers 200 weekend is shaping up to be a good one. Twenty-five Pre-paid Truck entries are in with another 5-8 trucks who have called and may be there. The racing for Friday night is looking good as well as a good field of DAARA Antique cars is expected. 14-16 Mini-cups have given intentions of being there, and the Super-stock re-match between North & South is looking to be highly exciting, as well as the Strictly-stock bash.
Bandoleros and Legends are expecting to field some good competitive events Saturday night after the Truck race as well. The events of the weekend are to benefit Lacey Pate and her family. Lacey has been through so much in her 9 year life, and she is so strong. " My family and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the Pates for supper Monday night and just get to know them better, Lacey is my hero, that girl has more strength then most big men I know. She is a darling and she has achieved so much, and is so determined. She is not suppose to be here according to doctors, but God as worked a miracle in her life and with her determination she continues to defy the odds. She walked to us the other night to shake our hands, folks this alone is amazing as she was told she would not walk, she told her Daddy " I am going to walk" and she is. That visit confirmed to me we are helping the right family. I can't wait for everyone to meet this wonderful girl and her sister, mom and dad" stated Rick Bristol event promoter.
Friday night the event gets underway for the fans with truck qualifying at 7p.m. followed by features for the DAARA antique cars with midgets, sprints and stocks. The mini-cups take to the track next with a 40 lap Charity Championship. Things get rough and tough when the Super-stocks roll on to the track for a 50 Lap $600 winner take all event that is also a rematch between the north ( New Smyrna) and the south (Orlando) drivers. It is sure to be a dandy ! We wrap up the racing with a 30 Lap $500 winner take all bash, that will be exciting.
A pit cookout will begin at 9:30 until all racers, crews and officials are fed, accompanied with some Music from DJ Ralph Plaza. Then a charity auction follows with items from Carl Edwards, David Reutimann, Darrell Waltrip, Kurt Bush, Jamie McMurray, Kenny Wallace, Rick Crawford, Jeff Hammond and Larry Mac. Come bid on your favorite items.
Saturday things get underway with a huge autograph session with all the Truck, Bandolero and Legend drivers at 5:15 - 6:15. The pre-race ceremonies begin at 6:30 and will take time to thank great sponsors, introduce the Pate's, re-visit with the Hopkins and Helmick families and give out a couple special awards. Driver introductions will be done, then a special 2 wheel Jeep stunt will be done by Chris Morena with Mostunts Entertainment LLC, then Scout Troop 65 will present our nations colors, the national anthem with a green flag for the Biscayne Roofing Charity Truckers 200 at 7:30. The Bandoleros will run for 15 laps and the Legends 30 to wrap up the night.
General Admission for Friday is just $8 with children 12 and under free. Saturday night is just $10, again children 12 and under free. The pit pass for both days is $20. For all the info and the complete schedule for to www.carsracermarketing.com or call 407-497-0448.
All 200 Laps have been sold for the event so we know we have $2,000 for the family before we open the gates this weekend. That also means $2,000 is up for grabs in lap money for the truck racers along with nearly $1,500 in awards and bonuses.
Many thanks to all the sponsors and folks that have helped to make this event possible, we will thank them on Saturday night and you can see them in the Souvenir Program that will be on sale for just $3. There will be 50/50 raffles each night, prize raffles both nights and the 3rd Annual Charity Truckers 200 t-shirts will be on sale for just $7 each or two for $10. All the proceeds from these things go directly to the family.
During the halfway stop of the 200 lap truck race the Bandolero and Legend drivers will go through the grandstands with their helmets, we ask all to be as generous has they can. Donation jugs will be set up in the pits at the office and at the cookout for those to donate or you can give directly to Rick Bristol.
After a holiday of thanks, and looking forward to a holiday of giving, this is the time for us to do what we can to help this family. You can see a great two nights of racing, for a great cause don't miss be there. www.carsracermarketing.com