Racing Community Comes Together To Support Lost Racer And New Charityby Press Release August 16, 2017 0 comments
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Saturday night was a celebration of the life of Terry Evans at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Evans was a longtime racer at the track who tragically lost his life after being involved in an accident on his way home from a day of practice at the track. The medical bills for his treatment are going to be huge so the racing community came together on Saturday night to help the family and also plant the seeds of a foundation that will carry on Evans’ legacy for generations to come.
Saturday night’s racing at MBS was sponsored by Bell & Bell Buick GMC, a big supporter of the race team Evans worked with at the track. Their nights at the speedway are always a popular event and the added celebration of Terry’s life brought even more people to the facility. The event also brought in racers from across the Southeast to compete in six different divisions of racing. Over 100 cars competed in the races on Saturday night.
Prior to the races the speedway did a ‘pass the helmet’ during the driver meet and greet on the track. Every driver turned their helmet upside down and fans threw in any thing donations their hearts could stand. Some drivers went through the stands as well for those fans who chose not to hit the track for the driver interaction. As opening ceremonies began drivers took their helmets to the Evans family and the financial support was remarkable.
The track also held a 50/50 raffle and a second raffle for a 40” Smart TV donated by 2016 track champion Matt Cox and his sponsor Aaron’s. The 50/50 raffle brought in more than $1,000.
After a long night of great racing the donations from the helmet pass, the 50/50 raffle and the television raffle were pooled together. The generosity of the racing community was nothing short of amazing. A total of $13,433.52 cents was taken in throughout the day and night. The Evans family and The Racing Brotherhood Foundation are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support by friends and strangers alike who share the common bond of racing.
About Myrtle Beach Speedway – The Myrtle Beach Speedway, originally named Rambi Raceway, was built in 1958 and is located 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The speedway is a semi-banked asphalt oval track that is 0.538 mile in length.The NASCAR Cup series competed at the Speedway from 1958 through 1965. The NASCAR Busch Series (now the Xfinity Series) raced at Myrtle Beach Speedway from 1988 to 2000. Currently the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race on Saturday nights from February through November. The track also runs other racing classes including Late Model Charger, Super Trucks and Mini Stocks. The speedway is home of the Myrtle Beach 400, IceBreaker 200, Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Racing Experience, Horry County Fair, TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Tour, NOPI Nationals, Myrtle Beach Nationals, and Hippie Fest.
About The Racing Brotherhood – The Racing Brotherhood is a 501(c) charitable foundation that was established after the untimely passing of Terry Evans. Evans was a racer at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The foundation was created to help offset medical expenses incurred by Evans family during his battle for his life. The ultimate goal of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to the families of racers who are faced with expenses resulting from accidents.
Source: Myrtle Beach Speedway
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