Racing has come to a halt around the country amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, that isn’t stopping one North Carolina race team from staying busy by providing for their community.
Lee Faulk Racing and Development’s motorsports operations are currently idle, as their Late Model teams cannot compete during the pandemic. They quickly came up with a way to stay active while providing a need for the area surrounding the Denver, North Carolina team.
Thus, the team is now manufacturing sneeze guards to donate to local businesses at no cost to them. These have been funded with the support of donations to the team.
In the early stages, the team was able to raise several thousand dollars to begin production, with many sneeze guards already installed in local businesses.
“Since our race shop has been idle with the virus we have made some of these sneeze guards for local businesses,” said Michael Faulk of Lee Faulk Racing in a Facebook post.
“We have been taking donations from some of our sponsors and racing family to cover the material expense to this point. As long as we keep getting donations we can continue to give these away for free to local businesses who need/want them.”
Ultimately, the team hopes to develop 5,000 sneeze guards, with the intent of providing them to both essential businesses still open at this time, as well as non-essential businesses when they reopen. The sneeze guards can be custom fit for any desk or counter space in a business to meet its exact specifications.
While many have already contributed generously to assist Lee Faulk Racing in the production of these sneeze guards, they are still actively seeking donations to reach their goal of 5,000.
Those interested in donating are encouraged to contact Michael Faulk or Lee Faulk Racing.
Companies which have already offered their support include MPM Marketing, Alliance Packaging, Ryan Lynch Racing, Kody King Motorsports and Speed51.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Lee Faulk Racing