By Brian Liskai, PRess Release from Fremont Speedway’s website
Race people take care of others.
Simple and to the point.
The tornado that devastated Oklahoma this past week effected thousands of people and the race fans of Northwest Ohio are stepping up to help.
This weekend is a big event at Fremont Speedway. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car teams will compete in a double-header on Saturday and Sunday. And, not only is the Second Annual Kick-It Kickball Tournament going to be held to raise funds for childhood cancer research, but the track has teamed up with several race teams and businesses to help the victims of the tornado.
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart and Steve Mox of TSM Logistics, along with Chuck Bills of Ohio Logistics and Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call of CH Motorsports – owners of 4 time UNOH All Star Champion Tim Shaffer – are working together to provide transportation to deliver items to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
“We have had several race teams and fans from the Oklahoma area visit Fremont Speedway over the years and we want to help them get back on their feet. We have seen how that tornado has impacted so many lives and we know our fans and race teams are looking for a way to show we care. We will have a trailer at the track this weekend to collect items to be delivered to those people. Those folks are some pretty resilient people in Oklahoma and we know all they need is a helping hand and we will show them the race community is there to do just that,” said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.
A trailer will be located at the track to collect non-perishable items such as toiletries, bottled water, work gloves, tarps, rebuilding supplies, laundry items, coolers and cleaning supplies like buckets, gloves, dust makes, trash bags, flashlights, tarps, shovels and rakes and blankets. And please don’t forget the pets – pet food, treats and other supplies are also needed.
“A huge thank you to Tony Stewart and Steve Mox, Chuck Bills and Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call. They called right away and asked what they could do to help. We are just asking for the fans to stop at the store and pick up an item or two to help out,” said Farmer. “And if any race teams would like to donate some t-shirts I’m sure the race fans impacted by this tornado will wear them proudly.”
Of course race fans can also make monetary donations to the American Red Cross.
For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or like Fremont Speedway on Facebook and follow the track on Twitter.