by BJ & Cindy Cavin
ORLANDO, FL- Racers, race fans, and a lengthy list of unselfish sponsors and contributors, came together for the fifth time this past weekend for the Annual Charity Truckers 200 at Orlando Speedworld, all in an effort to raise funds to assist families in need due to serious illness. Three families were selected from a long list of worthy recipients, each with a family member whose medical expenses have created financial hardships.
Promoter and race organizer Rick Bristol, made it a point all weekend to emphasize that although the event was about racing, the real reason for the effort was to help those in need, and many of the race’s finishers heeded those words and donated their winnings back to the cause. In all a grand total of $22,343.00 was raised, which translates to $7,446.66 going to each family from this year’s event. (more…)