Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 5, 2012) One of the highest human callings is to help those in need. To give selflessly to those whose world has been impacted by grief and strife so they might prop themselves up on and one day be able to repay society by doing the same for those who they find in need.
The Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico is earned a great reputation as a track that gives back to the community. With its involvement with the Cowboys for Cancer Research, Karsyn’s Krusaders, and the March of Dimes the Southern New Mexico Speedway has raised over $50,000 over the past two years for charity.
Looking to build on that reputation, the Southern New Mexico Speedway in association with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV, who will be at the Speedway on Saturday November 10th, will join with High Heels for High Hopes; an organization that benefits the March of Dimes to raise funds for cancer research as well as the families effected by premature births and other birth defects.
Becky Horner, who is the southern New Mexico Director for the March of Dimes, is pleased that the Speedway has chosen to help the March of Dimes, “the families that have been affected by the problems associated with premature births are very excited to be a part of this event. We look forward to a great night of racing.”
A special event for the New Mexico chapter of the March of Dimes, High Heels for High Hopes is one of two events held for the past six years as a fashion show that features local women who spend the year raising funds for the March of Dimes.
“The money that is raised will go to help research programs as well as families who have been affected by the problems associated with premature births” commented Horner. “Some of these children end up have lifelong problems and this will go to help those families and their needs.”
Spearheaded by USRA Modified driver Holly Jones, who in 2011 raised $6,000 for the High Heels for High Hopes campaign, the event will feature a Driver Auction that will incorporate the drivers who qualify for the top ten in Saturday’s A-Feature. The drivers will be lined up before the star to the A-Main and anyone in attendance will be given a chance to buy their favorite driver for charity. To give incentive to bid, the bidder whose driver wins the A-Feature will receive half of the total money raised with the other half going to the March of Dimes and High Heels of High Hopes.
According to Jones, if a driver she bids on happens to win all monies will be donated to the High Heels of High Hopes campaign.
Along with the auction, there will also be a Hot Wing Eating Contest with the potential for $10 per wing eaten in under 3:00 minuets. Holly Jones has also donated a Fire Suit and has received a donation of a Pyrotect Helmet that will be signed by the drivers.
Events at the Southern New Mexico Speedway are scheduled to begin at 6:30pm with the Grandstands opening at 5pm. General Admissions tickets are $20 with discounts for Children 11-15, Military Id, Seniors, and those with a University Id. Kids 10 and under will be admitted free of charge. The first 50 kids through the gate will receive a Goodie Bag.
More information on this Saturday’s event can be found at www.snmspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway Office at 575-524-7913.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
November 10th – Southern NM Speedway – Las Cruces, NM – Gates Open @ 5pm / Racing @ 6:30pm
Track Information: Southern New Mexico Speedway
Address: 12125 Robert Larson Blvd. Las Cruces, NM 88007
Phone #: 575-524-7913
Past Winners: Tim Crawley (9/4/1994), Danny Young (10/7/1994), Chris Ikard (2/23/1997), Jack Dover (11/12/10), Steve Kinser (11/13/2010), Johnny Herrera (11/11/11), Matt Covington (11/12/11)
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-13, Wayne Johnson-9, Brady Bacon-7, Jeff Swindell-4, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Mason Moore-1, Brad Loyet-1, Brooke Tatnell-1, Kevin Swindell-1, Justin Henerson-1, Terry McCarl-1, Jack Dover-1, Paul McMahan-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 6,300; 2. Wayne Johnson 6,203; 3. Brady Bacon 6,069; 4. Johnny Herrera 5,695; 5. Tony Bruce Jr. 5,629; 6. Brad Loyet 5,617; 7. Seth Bergman 5,230; 8. Logan Forler 5,156; 9. Gary Wright-5,015; 10. Dustin Morgan-5,000
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead:
November 9 – El Paso Speedway Park – El Paso, TX
November 10 – Southern NM Speedway – Las Cruces, NM
November 15 – Canyon Speedway Park – 45th Western World
November 16 – Canyon Speedway Park – 45th Western World
November 17 – Canyon Speedway Park – 45th Western World
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:
All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races live. Official results, points, and race notes are posted at www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @LucasOilASCS.
Lucas Oil ASCS on TV: A full schedule of tape-delayed races for the 2012 season can found at www.motorsportshour.com.
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MavTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, FSR Radiators, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News Letter. Sign up with your Cell Phone by texting ASCS to 22828.
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