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									                                               DRAW seeks auction items for Chicago fundraiser
                                              The Drag Racing Association of Women will hold its annual auction at the United Association Route 66 NHRA
                                              Nationals presented by Miller Welders in Chicago Saturday, June 5. The event will include the usual silent and live
                                              auctions. DRAW needs items for its 2010 live and silent auctions. In addition to the large annual silent and live
                                              auctions in Chicago, a live auction is held in September during the Dallas event, and small silent auctions are held
                                              throughout the season.
                                                  The range of items popular at these auctions includes racing collectibles, vehicle parts, custom or handmade
                                              treasures, T-shirts, team shirts, memorabilia items, and anything autographed — in other words, a little bit of
                                              everything and anything. If you have something you no longer want, remember the old saying, “One man’s junk is
                  presented by                another man’s treasure.” Don’t throw it out. Give it to DRAW for the auctions. Send auction items to DRAW
                                              Auction, c/o Rosalee Noble, 4 Hance Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
                                                  Mark your name on your contribution clearly on the inside and outside of the package so that the item can be
                                              properly credited. For a form to include with auction items, log on to DRAW’s website,, and
                                              scroll down to the article “Donations Needed for 2010 Auctions.”
Improvements                                      Items for the Chicago auction should be shipped to arrive no later than May 29. Items may also be dropped off at
                                              the DRAW booth on the Manufacturers Midway at any national event prior to the Chicago race or at the auction site
Speedworld Dragstrip in Northwest             between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the day of the auction, June 5. For more information, call Noble, 217-345-6537;
Phoenix underwent a major                     e-mail,
renovation project made necessary                 Contributions are completely tax deductible, as are cash contributions. Charitable-donation tax receipts are
after Arizona experienced a lengthy,          available.
wet winter and rain took its toll on
the quarter-mile surface. Track
operator Bill Botelho used the                  More fundraisers
services of Penhall Corp., whose                One day before they hit the track in Bristol, several of NHRA’s biggest names will take part in the 7th annual
experts milled both sides of the race           Bristol Dragway Celebrity Golf Benefit presented by Alpha Natural Resources June 17. The Country Club
surface from the 60-foot mark to                of Bristol will again host the event, which provides each team of four the opportunity to partner with an
just past the 1,320-foot mark, after            NHRA celebrity. Alpha Natural Resources joined forces with the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s
which it was polished and sealed.               Charities last year to support the tournament. Among the drivers expected to compete for the coveted Darrell
The track crew then spent many                  Russell Cup are Brandon Bernstein, Antron Brown, Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Del Worsham, Bob
days applying track compound and                Tasca III, Allen Johnson, and Melanie Troxel. For more information, call Barbara Kaiser-Pigg, 423-989-6975;
dragging the surface, and with the              e-mail,
help of Carroll Shelby Goodyear used                Two
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