Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Location: Eaton Rapids
|Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:48 am Post subject: FALLEN HEROES 500
|CRC Fallen Heroes 500
The Bob Frahm Community Racing Challenge and Fallen Heroes/Lest They Be Forgotten.org are hosting, on May 26th, 2007 at Springport Motor Speedway; the 2007 Fallen Heroes 500 Memorial Race.
This exciting racing challenge pits six Mid-Michigan Active Service Members representing Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Army National Guard in a ten-lap Stock Car race to benefit Michigan's Fallen Heroes of Iraq.
The families of Army Spc Donald L. Wheeler of Concord; Marine LCpl Troy D. Nealey of Eaton Rapids; and Marine Reserve LCpl Brent E. Beeler of Napoleon will be honored at the track with a special Color Guard ceremony and fly over. All proceeds will be donated to Michigan Chapter of "Lest They Be Forgotten" specifically in names of the Wheeler, Nealey & Beeler family and for the construction of hometown memorials to honor these brave men from Mid-Michigan, who have lost their lives defending the United States of America in the war against terrorism.
Driving in this event are SSgt Jason Bernstein, US AIR FORCE; SSgt Michael Blackburn, US AIR FORCE; SSgt Anthony Fultz, US MARINE CORPS; SSgt Gregory Bieri, US MARINE CORPS; YN2 Scott Bennett, US NAVY; AME2 Pasquale Moreland, US NAVY; On-Call Stand in Driver: Am2 Benjamin Ontko, US NAVY.
The Fallen Heroes 500 is a "Featured Heat" event and part of the regularly scheduled slate of races taking place every Saturday evening at Springport Motor Speedway. Pony Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Sportsmen class events will also be racing on May 26th
The Bob Frahm Community Racing Challenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful support to local non-profit organizations in the form of fundraising and team building events. Directed by Grass Lake resident Patrick McNamara, the Community Racing Challenge hopes to foster not only new interest in local short track racing, but enhance the relationship between drivers, owners, local businesses and the citizens of our community.
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