BUSCH: BSLA hosts four events during Charlotte race week

DAVIDSON, North Carolina - May 17, 2001 - Last week at New Hampshire International Speedway, the Busch Series Ladies Association (BSLA) wrapped-up its first quilt raffle drawing of the season announcing the name Minerva Stadlmeir, of Absecon, New...

DAVIDSON, North Carolina - May 17, 2001 - Last week at New Hampshire International Speedway, the Busch Series Ladies Association (BSLA) wrapped-up its first quilt raffle drawing of the season announcing the name Minerva Stadlmeir, of Absecon, New Jersey as the winner. This week, the organization gears up for the many activities they will host over the course of Charlotte race week.

The activities kick-off with the TD2 Marketing Annual Golf Classic at Rocky River Golf Club on Tuesday, May 22. Tournament sponsors are Aaron's Sales & Lease, Mitel, Llumar Window Films, Bass Pro Outdoor World, Burns Automotive and Texas Roadhouse. Participants include Busch Series drivers Michael Waltrip, Randy LaJoie, Tony Raines, Tim Fedewa and many more.

Proceeds from the golf tournament help benefit the BSLA, in addition to the proceeds from the raffle for an RCA 56" projection television. The winner of the television, donated by Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership, will be announced at the conclusion of the tournament.

Next, the BSLA will hold their general meeting Wednesday, May 23 at the Golden Corral off Highway 150 in Mooresville. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

"We hope that those in the Busch Series who don't live in Charlotte but will be in town for the race will make a point to join us for this meeting," commented BSLA president, Julie Markham.

"The BSLA is open to any woman (wife, mother, daughter) connected to the Busch Series through the following: driver, team owner, crew chief, crew member, public relations and media members, manufacturer's representatives and NASCAR officials. It would be great to meet some of the new faces in the Series."

Friday, May 25, is also a big day for the organization. The BSLA Annual "Racing Rummage Sale" begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm. Race fans can come to the BACE Motorsports shop at Lakeside Park in Mooresville (Exit 36 off I-77) to find some of the best deals in racing memorabilia - and know that their money is going to a very worthy cause.

Finally, the BSLA will continue to support the National Missing Children's Day by distributing decals and ribbons to all teams competing in next Saturday's "CARQUEST 300." "We have had tremendous success creating awareness through our five-year partnership with the BSLA," stated Jane Davison, Missing Children's Day program coordinator with the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons (1-800-522-5437). "Although Missing Children's Day is always observed on May 25, we are able to get this message out to a greater number of people by wearing ribbons and placing decals on the cars on race day. There are currently over 800 active cases of children missing from North Carolina alone. Wouldn't it be nice if this partnership with the BSLA led us to just one of them."

The BSLA, founded in 1996, works to promote the sport of stock car racing through its programs of assistance and support for all Busch Series families. This effort includes raising funds to provide financial help for all race participants suffering injury or tragedy. To learn more information about the organization and the many events to be held during Charlotte race week, be sure to log on to www.buschladies.com.

-Celia A. Klein,

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Tony Raines