LEESBURG, VIRGINIA – One of the largest events in recent years to hit Shenandoah Speedway will finally hit the track on Friday, with the highly anticipated Racing for Wishes 150 for LMSC-style Late Models. $6,000 will be on the line for the race winner out of a guaranteed $15,000 purse.
Drivers from across Virginia and the Southeast will be in action in a race set to benefit the Greater Virginia Make-A-Wish A 50 lap See-Mor Customs Legends cars feature is also on tap.
Defending local bragging rights at the immaculate 3/8ths mile asphalt oval will be Brian Purdham who has won both Late Model races at Shenandoah this year along with the last two events of 2014. 2014 track champion Doug Liberman, Keith Carpenter, Kevin Bush, Vincent Campbell, and Mike Gonoe are some of the other Shenandoah locals who have their sights set on the $6,000 pay day.
Perhaps one of the most successful drivers in the history of Virginia LMSC racing is four-time NASCAR national champion Phillip Morris who will also be in action. The field will be a mix of veterans and young drivers, as young as 14 year-old Tyler Ankrum and the nation’s youngest Late Model driver 10 year-old Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell.
The 50 lap See-Mor Customs Legends car feature should feature a full field of the top Legends drivers in the south. Trey Jarrell topped a 21 car field in the season opener while last Saturday’s feature was won by Chase Purdy.
$3 from every ticket sold for the race will be donated to the Greater Virginia Make-A-Wish. In anticipation of a large car count, promoter Jeffrey Thielscher has also posted $1,000 to the winner of the B Main event. The 150 lap feature will start 26 cars.
Rules and entry information are available at RacingForWishes.com Pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with grandstands opening at 4 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. General admission tickets will be $15 at the gate. All active military and first responders will be admitted free with ID! Pit passes will be available for $30.
Entry for the Late Model race is $50 per car (does not include driver). Entry and rules questions may be directed to Jeff Thielscher at (661) 428-0911.
The inaugural Racing for Wishes is presented by GoLiveStream.TV, Autodealz, Off Road Trackchair, See-Mor Customs, Realfast.tv, and Blakesley Sports Media.
-Racing for Wishes 150 Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com