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June 25, 2013

Mark Widmar Benefit this Saturday

Hello race fans and welcome to The Pit Stop.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the items being auctioned off at The Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa on Wednesday nights to help offset expenses Mark Widmar and his family has been incurring since his on-track racing accident at Oskaloosa on May 1. This Saturday night, his family is putting on an event at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ottumwa to help in those fundraising efforts.

The food will be available starting at 6 p.m. with free-will donations being accepted and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Odyssey Music DJ Service of Ottumwa will be playing tunes after the auction has been completed.

The food consists of pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and all of the fixins to go along with them. Some of the auction items that I know of for sure include NASCAR autographs, gift baskets, a hot air balloon ride, an airplane ride, gift certificates, Cyclone football tickets, local artwork and many more items.

The family has been putting a lot of time into this event and they are looking for a good turnout to raise some money for the expenses he is incurring.

The Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa has a Sport Mod Special tomorrow night where $1,000 is up for grabs for the Sport Mod feature winner. It is also Halloween in June at the track.

The kids are invited to come to the track in their favorite Halloween costume and trick or treating will begin at 7:15 p.m. on the front stretch, which is sponsored by the drivers. The night sponsors include Titan Machinery, John’s Tree Service and Vital Men.

Eddyville Raceway Park kicks off their weekend of racing on Friday night where it is a fun night and the High School division is in competition once again. Saturday action at Eddyville will see a regular bracket points race along with the Iowa True 10.5 Tire Class, Modified and Modified Jr divisions in competition.

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