The racing family proved themselves to be a mighty family on Saturday night as they came together to help raise funds for Terry Evans — the Late Model driver who passed away last week after being hit by a drunk driver on Friday July 21st.
The CARS Tour series racing at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina and Greenville Pickens Speedway in Easley, South Carolina each held separate fundraisers for Evans the newly formed “The Racing Brotherhood Foundation” created in his honor.
In a post on The Racing Brotherhood Foundation’s Facebook account, Myrtle Beach Speedway General Manager Steve Zacharias announced the two fundraiser totals.
Chris Ragle who manages the CARS Tour presented Zacharias with a check for $4,079.06 in money that was donated by drivers, teams and fans during the evening’s Throwback 276 event. On the same night at Greenville Pickens Speedway, Anthony Anders and his staff had the drivers go through the stands to take up money for Evans which totaled $5,027.
The two fundraisers donated a total of $9,106.06 in memory of Evans and to go toward his medical expenses and other expenses incurred by his lengthy stay at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Zacharias was grateful for the generosity of all involved noting how the racing family really comes together in a time of need.
“Please take a minute to see what kind of sport this is,” stated Zacharias in a Facebook post. “That in a families time of need hundreds of miles apart two separate groups of people said I may not know him personally but he’s one of our own and I will help.”
Zacharias and Myrtle Beach Speedway will be holding a fundraiser for Evans and The Racing Brotherhood Foundation this Saturday August 12th during Bell & Bell Night at the races. $5 from every ticket purchased will go to the foundation as well as money raised from a TV giveaway courtesy of fellow competitor Matt Cox.
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