CORVETTE CLUBS OF ARIZONA MAKE DONATION
Funds raised for PIR’s Salute to Military Families (SMF) Program
Members of the Fast Glass Corvette Club, Prescott Vette Sette, Sonoran Desert Corvettes, and Tucson Corvette Club hosted an event at Phoenix International Raceway on Jan. 29 to raise money for PIR’s Salute to Military Families (SMF) Program – a partnership with Arizona military bases that honors America's military by sharing the NASCAR race day experience with service members and their families.
During the event, which included the clubs’ participation in parade laps and PIR pace car hot laps, and Gatorade Victory Lane and on the track photos, nearly $1700 was raised. In the past two years, the four Corvette Clubs have raised approximately $9,000 for the SMF. In addition to supporting the SMF program at PIR through donations, the clubs have provided the vehicles for driver introductions for the past four race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at PIR.
"Our club, Fast Glass Corvette Club, is honored to have the relationship we have with PIR,” said Sean Thompson, of the Fast Glass Corvette Club. “We enjoy putting together the driver intro lap cars for the Sprint Cup races and our club is very supportive of the military program at PIR. Additionally, anytime we can enjoy a few hours at the track, as a Corvette owner that’s a dream.
Originated in 2006 to exhibit appreciation for those serving the United States military, the Salute to Military Families program has seen overwhelming support from PIR's partners, to the tune of several thousand tickets that have been sponsored for military families.
Related PIR News
For people looking for that perfect gift for the race fan in their life, Phoenix International Raceway has extended its Black Friday and Cyber Monday special offers through the end of the week.
When NASCAR embarks on its second annual West Coast Swing next March, the ideal way to experience the three-race road trip will be in an RV. Then, join the fun with serious RV owners at the Good Sam 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet, benefitted from some smart pit stop strategy and the return of rain to win an abbreviated Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday night.
Just like last fall's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, put on a dominating performance Saturday. Unlike last year, Busch got to go to Victory Lane this year.
Fans in the sold-out grandstands at Phoenix International Raceway will be treated to the thrill of the first-ever flyover by a pair of F-35 fighter jets prior to the start of the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
No Events Found