CHESAPEAKE, VA :: Long-time Langley Speedway Modified crew member Eddie Shockey was injured when a tire exploded as it was being mounted prior to a race at Ace Speedway back in August.  Now, the racing community is giving back.

The Benefit Racer’s Auction, which auctions everything from firesuits to racecars, will donate proceeds to Shockey.  The tire explosion shattered Shockey’s elbow.  He had to get a replacement elbow and skin grafts.  Since the accident, Shockey has been out of work and has not been cleared to return to work.

Shockey was a crew member for Jimmy Humblet.  A few hours after Shockey’s injury, Humblet went on to score the victory in one of the evening’s Modified races at Ace Speedway.

The auction will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 12pm at Tommy Morris’ Farm, located at 1840 Sanderson Road in Chesapeake, Virginia.

10 percent of the amount items sell for will go to the benefit fund and the auction will be hosted by a licensed auction company.  There will also be food and drinks available for purchase with proceeds going to the benefit fund and, following the auction, there will be a charity barbecue dinner.