A talented and varied list of some of the best Late Model racers in Virginia and the southeast have committed to race in the inaugural “Racing for Wishes 150” to be held on Friday April 24th at Shenandoah Speedway. The Virginia 3/8ths mile asphalt oval will welcome racers and fans from across the nation for the $6,000 to win race with a guaranteed $15,000 purse.
$3 from every ticket sold for the race will be donated to the Greater Virginia Make-A-Wish. See-Mor Customs Legends cars and 911 Series racing will also be a part of the action. 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.
Phillip Morris from Ruckersville, VA and Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell of Manassas, VA will be teamed up for legendary car owner Sam Beatty. Both are record setting drivers. Morris is one of the most accomplished short track racers currently in Virginia. He won the inaugural Late Model race ever held at Shenandoah Speedway in 2005 and has accumulated four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national titles. He is also the only three-time winner of the Martinsville 300 for LMSC-type cars as well.
Tyrrell has made national headlines as the youngest LMSC driver in the nation. At just 10 years old, “Mini” races for children’s cancer and has been featured on several national television shows to chart his progress.
Tyler Ankrum is yet another impressive young driver who will be in action at Shenandoah. The 14 year-old originally from California ranked in the top 150 of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings last season and scored in a win at Caraway Speedway.
Doug Liberman is one of many Shenandoah Speedway Late Model regulars poised to take on LMSC’s best talents. The 2014 track champion from Wilmington, Del. drives the #56 Concord Pet Foods Chevrolet and topped Keith Carpenter by just three points to take the division title.
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 Press Release
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