Friday, November 5, 2010

Fundraisers to help driver Shane Hmiel

   Friends of the family of former NASCAR Driver Shane Hmiel have planned several events to help raise money to cover medical expenses incurred by Hmiel and other race car drivers who have been suffered similar serious injuries.

   November 17, 4 p.m. - Lake Norman, NC - Silent auction to be held at the Rusty Rudder, one of the racing community's favorite hangouts right on the water. Come enjoy some good food, live music and friends of Shane, while bidding on rare racing memorabilia from the sports biggest names, tickets to events, and plenty of awesome merchandise donated from all over the Carolinas. Come meet some of racing's stars and have a good time for a good cause. Bidding will end at 8 p.m. Open to public. (A small donation will be appreciated at the door. Items for bid and additional information will be released before the date of the auction).

   November 17, 9 p.m. - Lake Norman, NC - Party hosted by Shane's brother Tyler at the Comedy Zone above Galway Hooker. Party to feature Shaun Jones, one of the nation's top touring stand-up comedians who has been featured on television stand up hours and acted alongside Jamie Foxx in feature films. To attend the event you will need to purchase a ticket in the form of a $40 donation at In addition to the party, everyone that attends will receive an exclusive "Heal The Real Deal" T-shirt, and be entered in a raffle for prizes. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, with proceeds going towards Shane's recovery.

   November 30 - IMIS Show Opening Night Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN - Silent auction to be held at the opening night of the International Motorsports Industry Show. Open to all vendors and attendees of the 2010 IMIS show. Racing memorabilia from the biggest names in open wheel racing. In addition, there will be a booth at the show throughout the week, where you can stop by, hang out and make a contribution to Shane's recovery.

   November 30, 9 p.m. - Downtown Indy - Party at Jillians immediately following the IMIS auction. Open to public. A small donation at the door will get you entered in a raffle with some awesome prizes. Food and beverage proceeds to be donated to the fund. You will have a chance to get autographs and take pictures, but most importantly talk racing with racers.

   December 5, Concord NC - Field Fillers Fairgrounds - Cart race featuring some of the biggest up and comers in racing. Located behind the Joi of Seating race shop is an asphalt oval race track. The atmosphere will be festival-like and JAQ's famous BBQ plates will be available for a small donation. All carts are allowed to race. The only rule is that it runs a limited flathead motor. Other than that, its run what you brung. There is no charge to come to the show, but you will have an opportunity to "sponsor" a driver as we try to figure out who can raise the most money.