“PINK OUT” COMING THIS SUNDAY TO UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
VERNON, NY- This Sunday May 24, the Utica-Rome Speedway will be hosting a special “Pink Out” event on their first night of a big two day weekend of racing. Those who wear pink in support of Breast Cancer awareness and the fight against the disease, a $2 discount will be given off the price of a general admission ticket or pit entry. A special bonus will also be given to any feature winner this Sunday who is wearing their pink bracelet in victory lane in support of the cause.
Life and auto racing share a lot of parallels in life and one example is Breast Cancer research. Every day, like what we do weekly with race cars, the race is on to find a cure for the disease that affects millions. For many, it isn’t about finishing first or second but giving everything you’ve got to finish the race. Sometimes, like an on track incident, life knocks you down but a pit stop where the team next you helps you return to the race reflects community. That community that rallies around a cause, to help those who need it. Breast Cancer research and racing are about winning, whether it taking the checkered flag or winning the race for the cure for cancer.
To honor those that struggle daily battle against breast cancer, have won their own personal battle with the disease, and to those who have fallen to the disease, Utica-Rome Speedway will be hosting a “Pink Out” event this Sunday May 24. For anyone who is wearing pink whether it be a shirt, hat, or bandana (must be visible), a $2 discount will be given on a grandstand ticket or pit entry. The person with the most original use of pink will win a pair of tickets for the Race of Champions Victoria 200 event held the following day on Monday, May 25. The judging will be done by the 29k Racing Team of Chris Cunningham, who competes in the 602 Sportsman division in a pink car dubbed the “Pink Lady”. The Cunningham car is proudly displays the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund logo.
For the drivers, the stakes get even higher. For any driver in any division competing this Sunday that purchases a pink bracelet for $2 at the pit shack and is wearing in victory lane after their feature win, they will receive a $100 bonus. All proceeds from bracelet sales will go to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund is committed to battling breast cancer by supporting both new and established researchers. To date, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund has awarded more than 72 research grants totaling in excess of $4 million to medical research. For more information on the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc. and their fight against breast cancer, go to www.findacure.org.
An exciting two days of racing is planned this Memorial Day weekend starting on Sunday May 24 when Donath Motor Worx presents the first visit of the season from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints plus a full show of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing featuring the Stampede Steakhouse Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Open Sportsman, and Pro Street Stocks. Gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m. Then on Monday, May 25, it will be a huge $10,000 payday for the winner of the 100 lap Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series Victoria 200 event. The 602 Sportsman will also be back in action for a combined Upstate Sportsman Alliance/GRIT Sportsman Series event that will pay $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start. Gates for Monday’s big event open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. For more information, log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315)829-4557.