Kittleson continues to support missing children

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (August 12, 2001) - American Speed Association rookie Travis Kittleson will once again help in the search for a missing youth when the ASA ACDelco Series travels to Oregon, Wis. for the Wisconsin 300 on August 17th at the ...

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (August 12, 2001) - American Speed Association rookie Travis Kittleson will once again help in the search for a missing youth when the ASA ACDelco Series travels to Oregon, Wis. for the Wisconsin 300 on August 17th at the Madison Inter national Speedway. Kittleson will be working with the Bushland family in search of their 20-year-old daughter, Sara.

Sara Bushland is listed as an endangered runaway, however the Bushland family believes that there could be more to the story. Sara was last seen in Spooner, Wis. on April 3rd, 1996. Her family welcomes the participation of the 21-year-old Kittleson, R/T R acing and the ASA ACDelco Series Wisconsin 300 in helping to locate their daughter.

Kittleson has volunteered space on the hood of his racecar, the number 30 Bob Steele Chevrolet Monte Carlo, to advertise and display a large picture of Sara Bushland, along with the sheriffs department^Òs office numbers for direct reference of all leads. B ushland family members will be with Kittleson and his crew on Friday for the Wisconsin 300.

"We started this missing child program several months ago to raise awareness for missing children everywhere we race,^Ô said R/T Racing representative Dan Walker. ^ÓWe believe the live coverage of all ASA races, including the Wisconsin 300, may give the fami ly members some hope and may give investigators the lead they desperately need to return these children to their loving families.^Ô

Kittleson wishes to continue this program and represent a missing child from every city or state he races in. He has run the missing child program in several events in 2001. At Concord Motorsport Park, Kittleson ran a photo of 8-year-old Asha Degree. At Ch icago Motor Speedway, Kittleson and the R/T Racing team helped locate 12-year-old Morgan Nick.

Activities for the one-day show begin on Friday, August 17, with the first of three 50-minute ASA practice sessions beginning at noon. Spectator gates open at 3 p.m., with two-lap qualifications beginning at 4:30. The on-track autograph session is schedule d for 6, with pre-race ceremonies set for 7:15 and the Wisconsin 300 going green at 8. The event will be shown live on TNN Sports.

-ASA

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Series Charity , Stock car
Drivers Travis Kittleson