The CNAF will be at Scotia Speedworld on Friday night with information on their foundation as five divisions of race cars battle. On track this week are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, Toursec Lightning cars, Strictly Hydraulics Legends, Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks and the Affordable Fuels Sportsman. Adult admission is just $15.00; Youth (8-15) are $5.00 and children 7 and under are free...all summer long! Tickets are available at the gate on race day (cash only). Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM with racing action slated to get underway at 7:00 PM.
“KIDS RACE was started in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness” said the President of the CNAF, Tina Fougere. “It wasn’t too long after speaking and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans across the country that a common bond was formed. We realized that passion, dedication, family and the love for what we do, was something we all shared. KIDS RACE is all about having family fun for a great cause and accepting our loved ones with autism. We couldn't ask for a better place in Nova Scotia to host our family event than with the wonderful people at Scotia Speedworld who have opened their doors, but most importantly their hearts, to our cause.”
Please note Kids Race is not an actual race, it is just a name the CNAF uses to brand their events at race tracks across the country. On track action will be the same as every other Weekly Racing Series event.
Travis Roma (West Chezzetcook) took home the biggest win of his Affordable Fuels Sportsman career one week ago with his victory in the 23rd Annual Shriners Classic. Roma also took the point lead in the class back from Jordan Veinotte (Porter's Lake) with Veinotte's fourth place finish. The Eastern Shore boys lead Matt Vaughan (Fletchers Lake), Alex Johnson (Enfield) and Chris Dingle (Elmsdale) in the Affordable Fuels Sportsman division heading into Friday night's Canadian National Autism Foundation KidsRace.
Josh Langille (Coldbrook; Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Outlaw), Nathan Langille (Coldbrook; Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Bandit), Brooke Dowe (Bedford; Hydraulics Plus Bandolero Beginner), Scott Thibodeau (Williamswood; Toursec Lightning), Dan Smith (Lower Sackville; Pulse Heavy Duty Trucks) and Paul Goulden (Shelburne; Strictly Hydraulics Legends) lead their respective divisions into battle on Friday as the point leaders in the CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series.
Joining Tim Terry as co-host on the evening is "The Ironman" Drew MacEachern of Dartmouth. MacEachern is in his 14th consecutive season of racing in the Toursec Thunder class and has yet to miss a division race since 2004. In addition to providing commentary throughout the evening, the veteran of 149 straight four-cylinder races at Scotia Speedworld will have his #13 Civic on display on the concourse for fans to check out on Friday evening.
About the Canadian National Autism Foundation:
The Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF) promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed in June 2000, by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. Our foundation is funded by donators, and fundraising events put on by others as well as the foundation. The CNAF has been formed to provide funding for: Educating the general public and professionals; Providing information and resources to families of people with autism; providing funding for Canadian based research and development; Promoting national autism awareness.
About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing
Media Contact: Tara Foster