For the eighth straight year, racers from all over the East Coast will congregate at Maine Indoor Karting this Saturday to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Short track racers from all disciples including Late Models, Modifieds and Street Stocks are set to battle for bragging rights while benefiting a great cause at the 8th annual DT 100.
Event founder David Thomas, Jr. started the event eight years ago with the vision of raising money for the Make-A-Foundation. The event began as a small race with a group of Thomas’ close friends and family members competing; eight years later the DT100 has become a real race, only with go-karts instead of race cars, that draws some of the best short track talent in the country.
This year’s roster for the event includes names like four-time ACT Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald, two-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss, and Southern Modified stars Burt and Jason Myers. For three years now, the Myers family has made the trip north and braved the Maine winter to race for a charitable cause.
Other notable drivers entered include 2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series champion Derek Griffith, 2015 GSPSS champion Dillon Moltz, five-time NEMA Midget champion Randy Cabral and two-time PASS North winner Bryan Kruczek.
A long list of local talent also headlines the roster with Super Late Model drivers Bobby Timmons and Kyle Treadwell, as well as Supermodified pilot Mike Netishen, entered for the event.
Drivers will be split into three divisions (heavyweight, middleweight and lightweight) based upon their weight before entering qualifying heats, consis and A-Main qualifiers. The A-Main qualifiers will determine the starting field for the three 25-lap feature events.
Dillon Moltz (heavyweight), Kyle Treadwell (middleweight) and Alby Ovitt (lightweight) are the defending winners of the event.
While the action on the track is sure to heat up at times throughout the event, drivers will be reminded why they are there and that is to raise money for Make-A-Wish. In the seven year history of the event, the DT100 has raised a whopping $158,200 for the foundation. Last year’s event raised over $33,000 and there’s no reason to believe that number won’t grow again in 2016.
Fans are encouraged to make their way to Scarborough, Maine to support the event Saturday afternoon. Tickets can be acquired with a $10 donation to Make-A-Wish. In addition to the racing there will also be a raffle featuring great items such as race tickets, gift baskets and more.
Those who can’t make it can donate to the cause through a specific driver or the general fund by visiting the DT100 website.
For more information on the DT100, visit www.dt100race.com.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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