AND DAVID’S HOUSE GROWS
With the second annual Ricky’s Race For Kids at Twin State Speedway,
Claremont, NH., fast approaching, the interest and support from local
business’s and race fans for the October 4, True Value Modified Racing
Series event, has been strong. “The response has been incredible,” said
Donnie Miller, brother of the late Ricky Miller, who passed away in 2004.
“All 112 laps have sold out, three weeks before the race, forcing us to come
up with an alternative plan.”
With the support of Claremont’s own Sean Bodreau, a former winner
with the TVMRS, anyone who wanted to sponsor a lap can still be involved.
Miller explained, “Sean has offered his race car and for the price of a lap,
$25, anyone can have their name or business on his race car the day of the
race. He furthered, “They’ll be afforded the opportunity to have their
picture taken with the car and be a part of pre-race ceremonies right on the
speedway,” said Miller.
Many local merchants, in both New Hampshire and Vermont, have
contributed raffle prizes with all proceeds going to David’s House. Miller
stresses they’ll be something for everyone to take a chance on winning. “We
have 18 holes of golf, wheel alignments, dinner certificates, Wii Systems,
department store and bank certificates, Boston Red Sox and N.E. Patriot
jackets, and even a Dale Earnhardt life size stand up.” said Miller.
Drivers and car owners have the chance to help David’s House.
Long-time racer Mike Douglas Sr., owner of the #23 race team has pledged a
$50 contribution from his team’s earnings on race day while Bodreau will
post $100 from his prize money to the cause. In fact the Douglas team has
issued a challenge to all race teams to do the same.
Pro Stock driver Kevin Bolduc has accepted that challenge. He’s
donating $50 from his winnings in the Saturday race at Twin State, October
3. “It can be any amount and by any race team, not just the modifieds. It’s
open to any driver or race team that wants to donate to David’s House,”
This year’s race will also honor the late Donnie Ayer and the late
Kirby Monteith. Both drivers, popular and successful, died last year. Ayer
served as the honorary starter for last October’s event.
Located in Lebanon, NH., David’s House is a home-away-from-home
that offers support for families with children receiving treatment through
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in New Hampshire.
The Twin State race will be the first of three races to wind up the
2009 season for the True Value Modified Racing Series. A heated point battle
between Jon McKennedy, Rob Goodenough, and Rowan Pennink, will insure a new
series champion. McKennedy has already visited victory lane earlier this
season at Twin State.
Source: John H. Spence
/ True Value Modified Racing Series