IPS: Prendeville announces Best Friends raffle

Prendeville Announces First Annual Raffle For Racing Laps for Best Friends NEWTON, Iowa, June 22 - Indy Pro Series driver Andrew Prendeville announced today the creation of a raffle as part of his Racing Laps for Best Friends program that...

Prendeville Announces First Annual Raffle For Racing Laps for Best Friends

NEWTON, Iowa, June 22 - Indy Pro Series driver Andrew Prendeville announced today the creation of a raffle as part of his Racing Laps for Best Friends program that benefits Best Friends Animal Society. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has graciously donated the top prizes - two pairs of 2008 Indy 500 tickets - and entries are now being accepted at the program's Web site at racinglapsforbestfriends.com.

Best Friends Animal Society operates the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States.

Two winners will receive two tickets each for seats located on the lower level of the paddock grandstand. The winners will be announced Sept. 28.

Each raffle entry costs $10. The actual number of entries received will determine the odds.

Prendeville was also busy on the track on Friday, as he qualified 14th for Saturday's inaugural Indy Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway here with his Best Friends Animal Society No. 5. His fastest lap in qualifying took 20.4969 seconds to travel over Rusty Wallace's 0.087-mile oval at an average speed of 157.019 miles per hour.

Tomorrow's 115-lap race will be held at 4:10 p.m. local time.

In addition to helping Best Friends' work by participating in the raffle, fans can continue to donate money to the not-for-profit group based on the number of laps that Prendeville completes in each Indy Pro Series race through the racinglapsforbestfriends.com Web site. Donations may be made using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit cards.

Fans donate a set amount of money for each lap that Prendeville completes in each race. At $1 per lap for the 115-lap Indy Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway tomorrow, the donation would be $115 if he completes all the laps. If the car would only complete 10 laps then the donation would be $10.

Straight donations in any amount may also be made, and per-lap donations start at 25 cents.

Donations may also be made by telephone at (435) 644-2001, extension 4801, or by mailing checks payable to "Racing Laps for Best Friends" to: Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, _Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

Best Friends Animal Society supports animal welfare programs throughout the world, including Iowa. At any given time it is caring for approximately 1,500 animals at its sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Best Friends hopes the exposure to racing fans will raise awareness of the organization and gain support for animal welfare.

Prendeville, 25, is from Morristown, N.J. His Best Friends Animal Society No. 5 is fielded by RLR/Andersen Racing of Fairfield, N.J.

For more information see racinglapsforbestfriends.com; bestfriends.org; andersenracingteam.com and indycar.com/pro.

Tomorrow's race will be shown on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 3.

-credit: restart communications

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Andrew Prendeville