Sandusky, OHIO (July 30, 2001) - Matt Crafton and SealMaster Racing crew members, Michael Munoz, along with transporter driver, Dave Quay, donated their time to the Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual MS Walk held in Dayton, Ohio this past ...
Sandusky, OHIO (July 30, 2001) - Matt Crafton and SealMaster Racing crew members, Michael Munoz, along with transporter driver, Dave Quay, donated their time to the Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual MS Walk held in Dayton, Ohio this past April.
At the event, four (4) tickets were raffled off for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on August 3rd Power Sroke Diesel 200, part of the 2001 Kroger SPEEDFEST. Tickets were donated by Indianapolis Raceway Park in support of SealMaster Racing's appearance at the MS Walk.
"It's an honor for IRP to participate in fundraising efforts for MS," said Ron Anderson, Director of Sales and Development/General Manager of Indianapolis Raceway Park. "This unique program setup by Matt Crafton and the SealMaster racing team is one that we're thrilled to be a part of."
Winners of the raffle are Dan Teaford of Riverside, Ohio and Ron Shelton of Dayton, Ohio. All four recipients will also be joining the No. 88 SealMaster Racing team in the garage and pits during the day. All proceeds from the ticket raffle went to the MS research fund.
"We love watching the trucks and we have never been to a race before so we are really looking forward to being at Indy," stated Dan Teaford.
"I never thought he would win, but I am very excited for him to finally get to go to a race," stated Ron Shelton.
All participants of the 2001 MS Walk received a red MS Walk t-shirt. In honor of the millions of Americans who suffer from MS, SealMaster Racing will be wearing the red t-shirt on Friday, August 3rd at the Indianapolis Raceway Park.
MS affects one-third of a million Americans between the ages of 20 and 50. Only a small percentage are able to live "normal" lives once they have been diagnosed. Supporting fundraising efforts, such as the MS Walk, allows Americans to get out and show their support for the cause along with raising money for additional researched needed to find a cure.
"Our goal in participating was to spark awareness of this life-threatening disease and raise money to fund additional research to find a cure," stated Dave Quay, transporter driver and pit crew member of the #88 NASCAR Craftsman Truck team.
Symptoms to recognize include dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, numbness and seizures. Studies indicate that genetic factors may make certain individuals more susceptible to the disease, but there is no evidence that MS is directly inherited. It occurs more commonly among caucasians, especially those of northern European ancestry, but people of African, Asian, and Hispanic backgrounds are not immune.
"NASCAR is a family sport, so if you look at the stats more and more women are becoming NASCAR fans and MS affects twice as many woman as men," stated Matt Crafton, #88 NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver.
For more information on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, check out www.nmss.org or 1-800-FIGHT-MS.