Racers to golf for a cure

The 7th Annual Gary Ormsby Memorial Golf Classic will be 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 will be 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.

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 tournament uses a four man scramble format and is a shot gun start at 1:00 pm. Check in time is at 11:30 am. On course contests include four hole-in-one chances, closest to the pin, longest drive and more.

There is an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the golfing. This 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, Alan Johnson Cylinder Heads, Rodeck Aluminum Blocks, Uyehara Race cars, Pete Jackson Gear Drives, Korbel Champagne, Fieldstone Builders and others.

-Jeg's

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