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7/20/2010

RICKY'S RACE FOR DAVID'S HOUSE
SATURDAY AT CANAAN


When race fans and competitors assemble this weekend at Canaan Fair Speedway, Canaan, NH, two people will be remembered for the impact their lives had on those around them, and the impact they still continue to have today.

Ricky Miller passed away at age 34 from injuries suffered in a racing accident. David Cyr passed way at age 5 after a three-year battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Neither family knew each other. In the last two years they have bonded for the same cause.

This weekend their families, friends, and supporters will team up to honor Ricky and Davidís memory and to benefit Davidís House in Lebanon, NH, Davidís House is a home-away-from-home that offers support for families with children receiving treatment through Childrenís Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

A special two-day event has been planned for Friday and Saturday, July 23 & 24, all to benefit Davidís House. Last year the family of Ricky Miller presented a check in the amount of $10,012. This year they hope to surpass that amount.

Friday, Gateway Motors, White River Junction Vermont, will host a pre-race day pit party featuring a car show from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM. On display will be Modified Racing Series cars, Canaan Fair Speedway cars, antique racecars, street cars & trucks, a live broadcast with KIXX 100.5 Radio, prizes and giveaways.

Fans will also have the opportunity to enter raffle drawings to win $1,000 cash, tickets to this seasons, New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL game, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game this fall, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at NHMS-Loudon in September.

On Saturday, Canaan Fair Speedway, Canaan, NH, will present the third annual Ricky Miller Memorial 112, featuring the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti AutoMall.Com. A strong field of competitors from throughout the northeast is expected to enter. To date, eight different winners in nine races have visited victory lane.

Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT., a two-time winner (2006 & 2007) at Canaan, takes a 17 point lead into Saturdays race over 2009 series champion, and 2007 Canaan winner, Jon McKennedy, E. Chelmsford, MA, and a 26 point lead over Dwight Jarvis, Ascutney, VT, a 2004 winner at Canaan and a former series champion.

Additional entries expected include Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, PA, Jack Bateman, Canaan, a winner at his home track in 2006, Jacob Dore, Sanford, ME, local favorites, Sean Bodreau, Claremont, NH, and Joey Jarvis, Ascutney, VT, Kenny Barry, Preston, CT., Mike Douglas, Jr, Auburn, NH, and rookie contenders, Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA, and Max Zachem, Preston, CT., to name a few..

Saturdayís special race program starts at 5:00 PM.
For additional prize information log on to www.rickysraceforkids.com
Or race information at www.canaanspeedways.com

Source: John H. Spence Sr. / Modified Racing Series
Posted: July 20, 2010

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