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Contact: Debbie Williams, 210-685-0400 (cell), debbie@thunderhillraceway.com

Thunderhill Raceway Public Relations Director


Thunderhill Raceway sponsoring Food Drive to help with Hurricane Ike Disaster


KYLE, TX (September 17, 2008) – Much of the Texas coastal area felt the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Ike, and the racing community is all set to help out the survivors of this disaster. A Food Drive is scheduled at Thunderhill Raceway this Saturday (September 20), starting at 9 am.


This Food Drive is being coordinated with the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, and the Food Bank is excited about the potential donations by the Thunderhill Raceway drivers, crews, staff and fans – and the general public.


Boxes will be placed at the front entrance of the race track located off IH-35 at Yarrington Road (Exit #210) in Kyle, TX, to make it convenient for anyone to stop by and drop off food and personal items for the evacuees. Suggested items needed are cash donations, bottled water, granola bars, canned meat (pop-top lids), peanut butter, diapers and wipes (adult and baby) and personal car items, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, soap, shampoo and conditioner.


Lori Fitch has taken the lead in coordinating this drive for Thunderhill Raceway. Lori’s husband, Richard, drives the #07 Grand Stock, and this racing family has often helped with Thunderhill Raceway special events and projects.


“We’re all very concerned about the people who were affected by Hurricane Ike,” said Fitch. “I’ve heard about big food drives in the north Austin area, but I hadn’t heard about any donation sites in the South Austin, Buda, Kyle or San Marcos areas. I know people want to help, and we want to make it easier for them to make donations – without having to drive across town or another city.”


Donations will be securely handled by Fitch and the Capital Area Food Bank. Anyone who makes a monetary donation may request a receipt from the Food Bank, and an on-line registration process has been established to track all donations.


Thunderhill Raceway is also participating in a city-wide effort by the media in the North Austin area today by donating 2,000 admission tickets to the evacuees for this Saturday’s race.


This Saturday’s racing event features the TSRS Late Models “DW 75” and will include local classes, along with the ever-popular JRA Kids’ Bike and Power Wheel Races. The grandstand gates open at 4 pm and qualifying and heat races will begin at 6 pm.


Thunderhill Raceway is a 3/8-mile, asphalt D-shaped oval track that’s located at 24801 IH-35, just north of San Marcos (TX) near Yarrington Road (Exit #210).


For more information on Thunderhill Raceway, visit the THR website at www.thunderhillraceway.com.


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