Busch North Drivers Challenged to Donate for Each Top-10 Lap at Holland
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 22, 2004) -- NASCAR driver Paul Wolfe is certainly familiar with the Western New York community. The 27-year-old Central New York native, who donated $5,000 to Kids Escaping Drugs in 2003, will continue his fundraising efforts in 2004 with the Racing for a Cure program. The initiative, supported by Buffalo-area sponsors the Sahlen's Packing Company, Wegman's Food Markets and the West Herr Automotive Group, is a fundraising and cancer awareness partnership with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The Racing for a Cure program kicks off Saturday, June 26 with the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series Sunoco 150 at Holland Speedway in Holland, NY. Wolfe will drive the No. 19 Racing for a Cure Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the event at the 3/8-mile short track. The paint scheme for the car was designed by 20-year-old Rob DeRoss of South Wales, NY. DeRoss is a pediatric cancer survivor who was treated at Roswell Park.
To assist in the fundraising, Wolfe has issued a challenge to his Busch North competitors to donate an amount to Roswell for each lap they are in the top-10 in Saturday's race.
"Whether we are racing at Daytona or Holland, we feel it is important to connect with the fans and the community," Wolfe said. "Roswell Park has touched the lives of countless people around the nation, and I am honored to support the important work they do. I know my fellow drivers will rise to the occasion for Roswell too."
There are several events planned around the race. A fundraiser raffle will be held at the track for the opportunity to win a lease on a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. In addition, Wolfe's team will hold a tire change challenge for the fans to find out who is the fastest tire-changer in Western NY.
Wolfe is returning for his fifth season in a limited schedule in Busch North competition after driving his last four races in the NASCAR Busch Series for Tommy Baldwin Racing. To date, Wolfe has earned 15 top-10 finishes, seven top-five finishes, and two Bud Pole awards in 36 Busch North events. He has competed in the Busch Series races at Daytona International Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2004. Wolfe drove to as high as second at Daytona in February before an accident knocked him back to a 36th place finish. At Las Vegas, Wolfe fought his way to an 18th place finish after starting in the back in 37th.
This is Wolfe's second career appearance at Holland. He finished 12th in 2003. A full program of Holland's five weekly divisions will also be on the slate on June 26. Spectator gates will open at 2:30 p.m., with Busch North time trials getting underway at 4 p.m. The Sunoco 150 is scheduled to start at approximately 8:30 p.m.
For more information about Paul Wolfe, visit www.paulwolfe.net. To find out more about Racing for a Cure or to enter the raffle online, visit www.racing4acure.com.