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Pair of KDDP Drivers Unite to Fight Hunger in Washington

April 6, 2018 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region - Northwest, Region - West

A pair of Kulwicki Driver Development Program drivers recently joined forces in an attempt to fight hunger in the State of Washington. Molly Helmuth and Brittney Zamora united to support the Drivers Unite to End Hunger campaign that was started two years ago by Helmuth.

 

“Two years ago I started Drivers Unite to End Hunger at Evergreen Speedway to raise money for Sky Valley Food Bank, which is located in Monroe, Washington,” Helmuth told Speed51.com.  “It’s always been a huge success raising a lot of non-perishable food items and monetary donations also.”

 

Both ladies will be racing in the Super Late Model division at Evergreen Speedway (WA) this season.

 

Zamora, 18 will be competing full-time this season at Evergreen and will chase the Super Late Model championship at the track. Helmuth, 22, will compete in the Super Late Model division as well, in addition to her nine-race season on the East Coast with the CARS Super Late Model Tour.

 

Last weekend, the Washington natives were on a mission to collect a significant amount of non-perishable food items and monetary donations as well.  They did so during the opening night of racing at Evergreen Speedway when they raised a whopping $1,950 for the Sky Valley Food Bank.

 

According to Zamora, the two drivers had bins outside the front entrance for fans to drop off non-perishable food items.  They also went around the grandstands and pit area to collect donations from racers and fans.

 

Zamora and Helmuth are two of the seven drivers selected as finalists for the 2018 Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP). KDDP is a development program in which young drivers chase the “Kulwicki Cup,” a championship between seven drivers where they are scored by on-track performance, social media skills, work with charity/community involvement and more.

 

To add to their list of community involvement, Helmuth reached out to Zamora to see if she wanted to help in her goal to fight hunger.

 

“Since Brittney is going to be racing at Evergreen Speedway this year and she’s also one of the seven Kulwicki Driver Development Program drivers, I contacted her and asked if this was something she would want to do with me,” Helmuth explained.

 

“She asked me if I would partner with her for the season opener,” Zamora said.  “I think it works really well having two drivers work together so you can have a bigger impact for the food bank. More food for those who need it.”

 

For now, the food drive held by the two drivers was just a one-time deal; however, they are not ruling out doing it again this season after seeing how successful it was last weekend.

 

Helmuth will be back on the race track this weekend as she heads back to the East Coast for the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN).  Race fans can watch the race live via a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com for just $14.99. Live video tickets can be purchased today by clicking here.

 

-By Kendra Adams, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent

-Photo credit: Molly Helmuth Racing Facebook

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