SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 22, June 4, 2009

Derby Days—Join the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races as Racer or Owner

Pinewood Drags
Spectators line up to watch a run at last year's Pinewood Drag Race.

You can now demonstrate your spirit for racing and giving back by
signing up to participate in the second annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Race,
presented by eBay Motors, held August 1, 2009, in Pasadena, California.

drag race will benefit children’s charities Childhelp and Victory
Junction Gang Camp. Childhelp is an organization that assists abused
and neglected children, and Victory Junction Gang Camp provides
life-changing camping experiences to disabled and chronically ill

“It’s important for people to know that the proceeds
from the race go to help children in need,” said Gregory Parker, 2009
SEMA Pinewood Drag Race committee chair. “These children really need

Approximately $40,000 was raised last year for the two
charities. Stock cars were built by children at their camps and then
sponsored by participants through their donations to the charities.
Each of the 156 cars built were sponsored.

This year, about 250
cars will be built at both the Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp
facilities. Participants that sponsor a child’s car will be the team
owner and will race it under the child’s name.

Participants can also enter their own derby car. The drag race will feature three classes: Stock, Modified and Unlimited.

To enter the race, visit

Pinewood Drag Race will be held from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at the
Pasadena Convention Center. It will be followed by the SEMA
Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, where the 2009 SEMA Hall of
Fame inductees will be announced.

For questions about the
Pinewood Drag Race and the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala
Fundraiser, contact Lisa Moreno at 909/396-0289, ext. 105 or e-mail

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