SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 34, August 26, 2010

SEMA Cares Committee Thanks All Racers for Another Successful Pinewood Run

  Modified class winner Justin Hoffend drops the gates on another Pinewood run.

On behalf of SEMA, Joel Ayres, SEMA Cares committee chairman, would like to thank all the participants of the Pinewood Drag Races, held in conjunction with Leadership Days July 24, 2010, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

The drag races featured hundreds of pinewood cars, most built by children at Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp and sponsored by SEMA-member companies.

The SEMA Businesswomen's Network, running a pinewood car developed by Mitch Williams and Pilot Automotive, took both the Council Cup and Grand National trophies. Justin Hoffend, meanwhile, representing SEMA Show logistics handlers Freeman, took first place in the Modified class.

"The response this year to sponsoring the cars that kids built was overwhelming," Ayres said. "SEMA members sponsored more than 200 cars built at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in North Carolina and the Childhelp Villages in Virginia and California. These kids had fun building them, we had fun racing them and money was raised to help these children have a better life. On behalf of SEMA Cares, I'd like to thank all the derby drag race sponsors and kids' car sponsors."

The following is a list of participants:


Name Company


Name Company
Andrew “AJ” Spagnola Street Scene Equipment   Janelle Silvers American Autowire   Mike Spagnola Jr. Street Scene Equipment
ARMO Automotive Restoration Market Organization   Janette Hale/Travis White Paramount Restyling   Mike Wood Nitrous Express
BJ Leanse Big Country   Jeep Worthan Auto Meter   MPMC Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council
Barry Sanders Community Christian Day School   Jim Cozzie RTM Productions   Nicholas Hoffend Freeman
Ben Batenic MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd.   Jim Marino Wes-Coast Marketing Inc.   Patrick Judge Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
Bennett Jackson Husky Liners   Jim Skelly SEMA   Peter MacGillivray SEMA
Bill Miller SEMA   Jim Spoonhower Fast Lane Research   PRO to Pinewood Derby SEMA
Bob Knight PSKB Inc.   Joel Ayres SEMA Cares   Richard A Churchill PIAA USA
Bob West Westin Automotive   Joey Johnston Tops and Trends Inc.   Rick Estell Rick’s Pro Truck
Bryan Baker A.R.E.   John Clark Bob Cook Sales   Rick Rollins Rollins Performance Marketing/Consulting
Camee Edelbrock Edelbrock   John Hancock Kargo Master   Roy Justice Performance Labs LLC
Carol Woodell Weathers Auto Supply   John Iannotte NA Williams Co.   Russ Dean Trainum Snowden & Deane
Charles Holden Cap World Inc.   John Menzler Competition Cams   Scan Gauge Linear Logic LLC
Chris Kersting SEMA   Jon Cobb Stratasys 3D Printers & Production Systems   Scooter Brothers Comp Performance Group
Chris Patti Keystone Automotive Operations   Jonathan Lamas Mustangs   Scott Morrison Curt Manufacturing
Chuck Schwartz ConvExx   Justin Hoffend Freeman   Scott O’Toole RPM Data Services
Dale Dobies Mr. Gasket/Prestolite Performance   Kate & Sara Kersting SEMA   Scott Wahlstrom Motor State Distributing
Dave Williams Rampage Products   Kelli Willmore MasterCraft Safety   SEMA Businesswomen’s Network SEMA
Dave Wrobleski Jim Wrobleski & Co. Inc.   Kelly Kneifl Bed Rug   SEMA Street Performance Council SEMA
David Audrain Messe Frankfurt–Automechanika   Kevin G Kelly Dupont Performance Coatings   Shari Arfons McCullough Public Relations
David Madison Truck Accessories Group LLC   Kevin Kojian CMTC   Shawn O’Neal ACI Agri-Cover Inc.
Dennis Gage My Classic Car LLC   Kim Ziebell Bushwacker Inc.   Shawna Boyd Carroll Shelby Wheel Company
Diana Braschler Dealer Source Ltd.   Kris Carlson Auto Meter   Steve Loudin Tricel Honeycomb Corp.
Donnie Eatherly Performance Warehouse Association   Kyle Neal Royal Purple   Team Hyperformance Hyperformance Products Inc.
Doug Evans Hot Rod magazine   Larry Hewett Thule   Tim Stewart K&N Engineering
Emilly Woodell Weathers Auto Supply   Laurel Dasher Superchips   Tim Taylor Taylor Truck & Auto Repair
Eric Hoffend Freeman   Linda Spencer SEMA   Todd Hoffman A.R.E.
Eric Lotz NHRA   TORA Light Truck Accessories Alliance   Todd Ryden MSD Ignition
Famous Rhodes eBay Motors   Luanne Brown eTool Developers LLC   Tom Marx The Marx Group
Franco Ganino Alliant Insurance Services Inc.   Mandi Woodell Weathers Auto Supply   Tony Napoli American Speed Center
Fred Fishburne The Truck Outfitters Inc.   Mark Jimenez T-Rex   Tony Shumaker Worldwide eBusiness Inc.
Fred Snow Hella Inc.   Mark Toebben DCi   Van Woodell Weathers Auto Supply
Gary Kirtley Ownes Products   Martin Brown GAHH Automotive   Young Executives Network SEMA
Greg Adler 4 Wheel Parts   Marty Martindale Custom Truck Accessories   Zan Martin Martin & Co.
Ira Gabriel Motor Trend   Matt Agosta Steele Rubber Products      
James Lawrence PowerTV   Melanie White Hellwig Products      


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