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The Jacob Yeates Foundation is excited to announce the annual fundraiser drag race at Ozark Raceway Park in Rogersville on May 21. This event promises to be an entertaining day of fun for the whole family with great racing and plenty of free giveaways.
Gates will open for this 4th annual event at 12 noon, with opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $10 for adults, with kids under 12 admitted free with an adult.
Come out and see Gary and Harriet Fore put on a fire breathing blast of speed in their Super Cobra Jet Funny Car. Watch the ground pounding super charged nostalgic front engine dragster and fuel altered race cars of the Central States Superchargers.
This year’s contest offers seven different race classes including Jr. Dragster, Nostalgia, True Street Tire, Hot Street Tire, No/Electronics, Late Model EFI and Motorcycle. Offered once again will be the 21.5 Second Class for those who would like to try their skill at running 21.5 seconds and no quicker in the quarter mile. New this year is a tire smoking Burn Out Contest with the winner receiving a $100 gift certificate.
Spectators and participants can receive extra tickets to the giveaways by donating school supplies that will be given to the Wright County Children’s Home in Norwood. Of great need to these children are backpacks and shoes.
About the Foundation: The Jacob Yeates Foundation purpose is to provide grant money to school districts to help children with school related financial needs. These funds have been able to help children with shoes, glasses, haircuts, school pictures, coats, club dues, yearbooks, and many other items that a child needs but many times cannot have or participate in because of financial limits.
The Jacob Yeates Foundation currently has a ‘Jake Fund’ set up in 13 schools reaching a total of 7439 students in Douglas, Ozark, Wright, Howell and Christian counties. They have been able to grant over $22,400 to these school districts since the start of the foundation in 2008.
You can visit www.4jake.org and read the inspiring story of a young man with a kind heart and a giving spirit and learn how this organization began.
More specific details about the race can be found at www.4Jake.org/2011Race.htm.