Tranport drivers battle it out on four wheels

Nancy Graziano - motorsport.com Owego, NY (June 23, 2000) - Ten transport drivers of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will trade in their usual eighteen wheels for just four on Saturday night after the Bully Hill Vineyards 150. Experienced...

Nancy Graziano - motorsport.com

Owego, NY (June 23, 2000) - Ten transport drivers of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will trade in their usual eighteen wheels for just four on Saturday night after the Bully Hill Vineyards 150. Experienced racers or not, they will compete against each other in street-stocks at Tioga Motor Speedway in Owego, NY, to raise money for the Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers.

Each transport driver collected donations from their teams and sponsors for Spalding in order to qualify for the race. The team raising the most contributions will receive a trophy and gift certificate for a team dinner.

"It is nice to know there is an organization in the community that will help if tragedy ever strikes a teammate in the sport," commented Jeff Miles, transport driver for the No. 24 Team GMAC NASCAR Craftsman truck.

The Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for drivers, crew, and officials involved in race-related accidents. Rod Spalding, former Modified Driver and namesake to the organization, will be attending the Bully Hill 150 Vineyards and the race at Tioga.

"This is a great event that brings awareness to the foundation," said Betty Sherwood, director of Spalding. "We are grateful to the Craftsman Truck Series transport drivers for creating such an event."

Sears and the Craftsman tool brand have been a part of racing for more than fifty years and are proud to sponsor the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

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