Racers golf for a cure

The 7th Annual Gary Ormsby Memorial Golf Classic was held August 1st at Silverado Country Club located in Napa Valley. The tournament benefits the Mathews Foundation for prostate cancer research and is an event that many in the drag racing...

The 7th Annual Gary Ormsby Memorial Golf Classic was held August 1st at Silverado Country Club located in Napa Valley. The tournament benefits the Mathews Foundation for prostate cancer research and is an event that many in the drag racing community look forward to each year. More than $20,000 was raised to help fight prostate cancer this year from the event.

The tournament was conceived to honor the memory of Gary Ormsby, a businessman and professional NHRA Top Fuel drag racer from Sacramento. Popular with the loyal fans and respected by his peers. Gary raced Top Fuel dragsters for 27 years. His career was highlighted by winning the 1989 NHRA Winston Top Fuel Championship.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Mathews Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research. Incorporated in 1988 as a publicly supported charity, the foundation provides information and counseling on the cause, prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.

The awards ceremony at the conclusion of the golfing includes dinner, a raffle and an auction which is always fun filled for everyone involved. The auction is filled with racing memorabilia, hard to find collectable items and a variety of donated items from friends of the racing community and the Ormsby family.

The title sponsor for the event is Castrol for the sixth year. Other sponsors include Jeg's Mail Order, Bucks Outboard, Alan Johnson Cylinder Heads, Rodeck Aluminum Blocks, Uyehara Race cars, Pete Jackson Gear Drives, Korbel Champagne, Fieldstone Builders and others.

The list of players included NHRA Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr, drag racing legend Gary Beck and members of the racing community.

"I look forward to this event all year. Playing golf and raising money for such a great cause are two things that are a lot of fun when they are together. I have seen the tournament grow over the last couple of years and really think that it will continue to get better each year," commented Jeg.

Quartermile Charities, which owns and operates the track side apparel trailer for Jeg's Mail Order, will donate the proceeds from their sales at the NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals to the Mathews Foundation.

"We have been involved with the Mathews Foundation and the Ormsby family for a numbers of years. This is great cause and something that Jeg's is behind a 100%," explained Troy Coughlin.

-Jeg's

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Series Charity , NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin