February 5, 2015 (Gales Ferry, CT) – On Saturday, January 24th for the fifth consecutive year fans and racers came together at Checkered Flag Indoor Karting in Haverhill, MA for the annual Racing Against Cancer 100 charity karting event to raise funds for Racing Against CancerTM. Despite the number of racers and spectators due to the snowy weather conditions that forced most to stay home, this event garnished $4,341 raised for RAC!!
This high speed karting race has become a fan favorite as it kicks off the 2015 fundraising events for Racing Against Cancer™. This event first held in 2011 generated about $500, last year it generated over $7,400 and with donations received this past Saturday RAC and CFIK achieved a 5-year combined total goal of over $20,000 raised for RAC! “We had an absolutely amazing event. Our goal was to put on a highly competitive go kart race for a good cause, and I really feel that we managed to do that” stated CFIK Owner Tom Prioli. “Although the pool of drivers was a bit smaller than last year, the intensity of the races was high all day long. I have to thank the entire CFIK team for their hard work and dedication in pulling off an event of this magnitude.”
The RAC 100 kicked off with practice early in the morning, followed by a drivers meeting and then heat events for the Adult and Junior classes. Last chance qualifying events set the field for the 35-lap Junior event and the 100-lap Adult event. All Junior drivers made their final event with the top-3 finishers consisting of Seth Rawles, Jacob Beauchesne and Chris Bauer. The Adults started with 42 entries and after 3 or more qualifying chances narrowed to 8 entries in the main event. Due to the karts configuration, a minimum of 3, 3-minute pit stops were required for each driver allowing for an exciting, unexpected strategy from all the racers. The top-3 Adult class finishers after 100-laps were Jeremy Decourcy, Leon Keniston and Alan Chambers. Decourcy’s win marked the 5th winner in as many events.
In addition to raising funds from racer entry fees, donations were accepted in various forms, including lap sponsorships, heat race sponsorships, trophy sponsorships, raffles and various other donations. Event t-shirts, RAC merchandise and apparel were also available on the day of the event. Admission to the event for spectators was a $10 donation.
Checkered Flag Indoor Karting placed a lot of effort behind the annual RAC 100 event. Major maintenance to all karts takes place the week leading up and throughout the night prior to the event to ensure all racers have a fast, competitive and equal kart for the chance at victory. Racing Against Cancer would like to thank the entire staff of CFIK for all the generosity.
Special consideration is also giving to Leon Keniston for managing the lap and heat race sponsorships, John Spence Jr for flagging all events, John Spence for announcing and everyone who donated raffle items and Foto Factory of Haverhill, MA for providing images of the event.
Checkered Flag Indoor Karting is your green light to the Winners Circle with high speed indoor kart racing in Haverhill, MA. They have what it takes to get you on the race track. Their 30,000 square foot indoor kart racing facility has high speed, fast go karts that operate up to 30MPH for “Pro Racers.” The 18MPH Junior Speed is for families and younger racers over 54″ tall that are taking their first turns and apexes! With a state of the art timing and scoring system, CFIK takes go cart racing to the next level with race results and lap times. They even have a Mini Cup Track for racers between ages 4-9 to celebrate their birthdays on. So get your racing fix and come race at the most exciting family friendly go kart track in New England!
Please be sure to follow Racing Against CancerTM on Facebook and stay tuned for 2015 event and fundraiser information. Please note our new mailing address of PO Box 182 Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Detailed event information can be found on www.RacingAgainstCancer.org.
Racing Against Cancer™ is a Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the raising of funds for cancer research, patient services, and awareness. For more information and to donate please visit www.RacingAgainstCancer.org.