STAR-STUDDED CELEBRITY STOCK CAR RACE RAISES FUNDS AND FAN'S SPIRITS


Irwindale, California (July 23, 2011) -  In front of a standing, cheering, near-sellout crowd Saturday night, well-known TV and film actor William Fichtner went wire-to-wire in the first-ever Justice Brothers Celebrity Stock Race on Toyota Speedway's second annual "Kids Against Cancer Night".
 
Fichtner was chased to the finish line in the 15-lap celebrity main event by the other celebrity heat race winner, Frankie Muniz, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar coming on fast only a car length and a half behind the first two.  Fans, who were on their feet on the racetrack earlier to greet, meet, and get autographs from the celebrities, were on their feet again in the grandstands for at least 14 of the 15-lap race as the clebs made like seasoned stock car drivers lapping the fast Irwindale half-mile at near-record speeds.
 
Located almost in the shadow of the Hollywood sign, Toyota Speedway, with the invaluable help of associate partners like the Toyota Dealers Association, Toyota Racing, Highpoint Racing, Justice Brothers Products, DJ Racing Equipment, The Racecar Factory, King Taco, KABC7 and KTLA5, put on the first banked oval equivalent of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach's annual celebrity race over that famed city streets course.  And the fans packed the stands to see this one too!
 
Among this year's driving participants were:  Local TV news and weather people Dallas Raines, Jessica Holmes, and Mark Kriski.  Actors Fichtner, Muniz, and Gosselaar were joined by Skeet Ulrich, Kim Coates, Peter Shinkoda and Christopher Knight, along with MTV/radio personality Riki Rachtman and 17-year old pro driver Jessica Clark who drove the "Team Jessica KTLA5" S-2 NASCAR-style entry for Holmes.  Adding to the flavor of the evening, the flagman for the Indianapolis 500, Paul Blevin, took the starter's stand to give the fans (and the driver's) a master course in waving the racing colors.
 
All of the monies raised through ticket sales, contributions from the Speedway and the Dealer's Association, as well as from a silent auction of over one hundred incredible sports-memorabilia items from racing as well as from local professional sports teams such as the Angels, Lakers, and Kings, will go to support the fight against pediatric cancer.
 
"This event went over so well because of the hard work and generosity of a whole group of wonderful people," said Speedway GM Bob DeFazio.  "On behalf of our hard-working track staff I want to thank everyone who contributed so much in so many ways to this great cause and invite them all back here to participate in next year's 'Kids Against Cancer' event.'
 

Jessica Clark Racing and Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle thank partners: Justice Brothers, Racecar Factory, HotRodPartsGuide.com, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa, K&N Filters, Scribner Plastics, Allstar Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels and Star Racing Supply.

                                                                                   

Jessica Clark Racing can be found at www.jessicaclarkracing.com

 

For more information on Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle, log on to www.winners-circle-racing.com

 

About Ron Suttonís Winnerís Circle:

Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle is an established talent scout and development program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and career development for up and coming drivers focused on professional Stock Car careers. RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within a professional racing environment, into what top teams look for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program race in a variety of cars, including USAC Young Guns Focus Midgets, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Late Model stock cars and NASCAR K&N Pro Series stock cars.

 

   
 


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