Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Contest

***Win an autographed Kyle Petty Charity
Ride Across America Event Hat***

Kyle Richard Petty is an American NASCAR driver and racing analyst. He drove the #45 Wells Fargo/Marathon Petroleum Company Dodge Charger for Petty Enterprises. He also appeared in the 1983 Burt Reynolds movie Stroker Ace.

***** Congratulations to our winner - Miranda Ward!

Bikers from across the state and country pulled out of the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte for the eighth annual Ride to Victory. The fundraiser benefits the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Kyle Petty said while the rides are a lot of fun, they pale in comparison to the end result that they achieve. "These are people who give up a Sunday afternoon to come out and ride motorcycles and hopefully we'll be able to send a bunch of kids to camp," said Petty.

Here are the results from the event:
  • Over 500 riders and approximately 400 motorcycles participated in the 8th Annual Ride to Victory: A Tribute to Click Baldwin;
  • It was a beautiful sunny day and they raised $20,000, enough money to send eight kids to Victory Junction for a summer session;
  • Celebrities in attendance included: Kyle Petty, Harry Gant, Waddell Wilson, Max Papis, Doug Herbert, Eddie Gossage of Texas Motor Speedway & Robert D. Raiford of the John Boy & Billy Show;
  • NASCAR Dads in attendance: Tom Logano, Gary Johnson and Chris Bowyer;
  • The entire ride was led by police escort and riders took a trip down the zMAX Dragway and participated in a "classic" Charity Ride pit stop at Pilot Flying J in Kannapolis, N.C.;
  • They performed a "Victory Lap" around Victory Junction to the cheers of Victory Junction campers and staff;
  • The ride ended with a Songwriters' Jam and raffle at Kyle Petty's Adaumont Farms. The lucky winners were able to choose from an autographed Richard Petty car hood, a signed Brian Vickers helmet, designer Harley-Davidson items, among many others;
  • Songwriters' performed famous country music hits recorded by Garth Brooks, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and many more.

What can you do to prepare for next year’s event:

  1. You can begin forming Dream Teams and raising money for the Ride Across America. If the team is along the route for the 2011 Ride they have the opportunity to present their check to Kyle Petty in person (route cannot be guaranteed yet) .
  2. You can help raising awareness during the ride’s down time. Check out their Facebook and Twitter pages daily.
  3. Supporting Victory Junction in their events. Papa Johns is running a promotion for VJ and Goody's will donate money to VJ through the Pick-A-Powder Campaign with Richard Petty.

How to Win an autographed Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Event Hat:

There are many ways to enter; but remember you only need one entry to win!

Giveaway Guidelines:

1. Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 30, 2010. There will be one grand prize winner.

2. Main Entry – You must complete this entry in order for the extra entries to count.

Go to the Victory Junction website and look around. Leave a comment that you have done so and tell us about one new thing you have learned about the charitable organization. (one time only)

3. Bonus Entry worth ten entries:

Help determining the route for the 2011 Ride. The route and overnight stops change completely every year. They never visit the same place two years in a row! It becomes tricky to find a cool town, the riders have never seen or a scenic highway they haven't ridden.

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is open to any and all suggestions! (Cool hotels, beautiful sights, scenic highways… you name it!) Leave a comment, (at least fifty (50) words or more), suggesting a new route for the 2011 Ride and earn 10 entries.

How cool would it be if the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America roared past your house in 2011!

4. Extra One-Time Entries:
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5. You can earn one extra entry per day:
  • Tweet using the words “Win an autographed Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Event Hat-check it out #nascar #contest” then come back to this post and comment leaving the link to your tweet (once per day)
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6. You can earn unlimited entries by recruiting your friends and family to join the Kyle Petty Charity Ride on facebook and/or twitter. Just come back to this post and comment leaving the name of the person you recruited and whether they join the Kyle Petty Charity Ride facebook or twitter page.

Lots of easy ways to enter for an awesome Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Event Hat. However, more importantly, you will be helping a super cause and that will leave you feeling like a million dollars.


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Smith Survives Wild Short Track Race

The #16 Hasa Pool Products team managed to elongate their “top-ten finish” record at the All American Speedway in Roseville, CA during the wild night of Saturday short track racing. Smith has the most top-10 finishes, being the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all six series visits to the track since 2008.

However, that battle to an eighth place finish was hard-fought and not attractive. After several NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races that showcased the high caliber of skillful racing talent in the series, yesterday’s race was plagued with a red flag within the first ten laps and numerous caution periods though-out the one hundred and fifty lap feature. The “lappers” appeared to be out of control for most of the race.

Moses Smith qualified his Toyota Camry in the middle of the pack and chased the green flag from thirteenth position on the grid of twenty-three competitors. By lap seven, he drove though the five car pile-up which produced a red flag to clean up the oil spill that circled the entire oval. On lap fifteen, Moses restarted the competition from sixth place.

During the balance of the race, which was accentuated by eight caution periods, for total of sixty-one yellow flag laps, the #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota thrilled the over five hundred Hasa customers in attendance with intense restarts. The side by side duels brought roaring cheers from the fans as Moses preserved his position in the top-ten throughout the race.

“Tough night...finished 8th...still 4th over all...looking forward to Phoenix in a couple of weeks,” Moses reported on Facebook.

The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 will air on the SPEED channel on Thursday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. (PT). The action packed event should provide exciting television coverage.

Race Statistics: Time of Race - 1 hour 3 minutes 25 seconds; Margin of Victory - .406 seconds; Fastest Qualifier - Eric Holmes (87.059 mph, 13.77 seconds); Caution Flags - 9 for 61 laps; Lead Changes - 10 among 3 drivers.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will close out its 2010 campaign on Saturday, November 13 in the 3 Amigos Tequila 125 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Phoenix International Raceway has finalized its fan schedule of events for the November 11-14 Kobalt Tools 500 event weekend, including races in four different NASCAR series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Trucks and the K&N Pro Series West.

As part of a date move to November 13 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale – a race that will be part of double-header action following PIR’s WYPALL* 200 in the Nationwide Series – fans will be offered unprecedented West Series garage access.

Unofficial Point Standings: 1. E. Holmes, 1822; 2. D. Mayhew, 1666; 3. P. Harraka, 1614; 4. M. Smith, 1544; 5. L. Martinez,Jr., 1514; 6. J. Gomez, 1500; 7. G. Pursley, 1456; 8. M. Self, 1410; 9. T. Souza, 1375; 10. T. Milburn, 1312.

Photo of accident by Pat Brandon
Photo of Moses by Jeannie Broussal
Photo of the #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota by Jeannie Broussal

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three More Days - Kyle Petty Charity Ride

Just three more days until the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Ride to Victory and the forecast calls for perfect weather - High 75, Low 43, 0% chance of rain!

This one-day motorcycle ride gives fans the opportunity to ride across North Carolina with celebrities while supporting a great cause. The ride is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 17, the day after the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (ABC 7:30 p.m. EST).

“I always look forward to the Ride to Victory. It’s a fun day ride with new riders joining every year. Getting to show people Camp for the first time is always special,” said Kyle Petty. “This year we’re adding music! We’ll end with a ‘jam’ at my farm. Riding and music together, along with helping Camp; it doesn’t get any better.”

The cost for both the day’s ride and the evening jam is $40 before the event. Registration will be available at all rally points the day of the event for $50; however, rider spots are limited and pre-registration is recommended. Tickets for the Songwriters’ Jam alone are $20 and may also be purchased by calling 704-714-4545. Tickets at the gate are $25. For more information or to pre-register, please visit or call 704-714-4545.

Rally points this year include Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville, Iron Horse Motorcycles in Monroe, Harley-Davidson of Charlotte and Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia. The full group will depart zMAX Dragway at 10 a.m. and participate in a “classic” Charity Ride pit stop at Pilot Flying J before arriving at Victory Junction. Each participating fan and motorcycle enthusiast will receive a commemorative pin, decal, Ride to Victory VIII T-shirt and more.

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About Ride to Victory VIII, A Kyle Petty Charity Ride

Founded in 2003, the Ride to Victory builds upon the success of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Since the Kyle Petty Charity Ride’s formation, approximately 7,000 riders have logged more than 9.9 million cumulative motorcycle miles and traveled through 49 states. Most importantly, the Ride has donated more than $14 million to children’s charities, including Victory Junction.

About Victory Junction

Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages 6 to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C., with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, Kan. Victory Junction offers programs for 24 disease groups and maintains strong relationships with 26 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous donors to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.

About The NASCAR Foundation

Victory Junction is a member of the NASCAR Foundation Family of Charities. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation uses the strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is thrilled to be the Official Travel Center of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. Founded in 1958, Pilot Travel Centers, now Pilot Flying J after a recent merger with Flying J, has more than 550 Travel Center locations across North America.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AAS - Entry List

Wes Banks
Thomas Martin
Luis Martinez, Jr., *
Greg Rayl *
Jason Bowles
Bobby Grewohl
Paulie Harraka
Todd Souza *
Travis Milburn *
Jack Sellers
Moses Smith
David Mayhew
Eric Holmes
Michael Self *
Jonathon Gomez
Jacob Gomes
Greg Pursley
Juan Pitta
Troy Ermish *
Brennan Newberry
Justin Funkhouser *
Joe Miller
Eric Schmidt
Rodd Kneeland

* Sunoco Rookie of the Year Candidate

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 - Race Notes

Race Notes

The race … The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 is the 11th of a 12-race schedule this year for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The series kicked off the season at Roseville in March.

The procedure … The starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 20 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (50 miles).

The track … All American Speedway is a .333-mile paved oval with eight degrees banking in Turns 1 and 2. Turns 3 and 4 have progressive banking, beginning at 10 degrees and graduating to 14 degrees. The track hosted five NASCAR K&N Pro Series West events between 1977 and 1982, when it was a quarter-mile oval, and five races since it was renovated prior to the 2008 season.

The records … Qualifying: Jason Bowles, April 4, 2009, 88.218 mph, 13.589 seconds; Race: Eric Holmes, April 4, 2009, 67.576 mph, 44 minutes 21 seconds.

Special Fan Fest On Friday Race fans will be treated to a special free event with a special Pick-N-Pull-sponsored NASCAR Fan Fest from 5:30–8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15.

The event — which includes food and beverages, while supplies last — will be held on the midway at the Placer County Fairgrounds, adjacent to All American Speedway.

A variety of activities for the entire family are planned — including NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars and haulers on display, a driver autograph session, a Pick-N-Pull hit-a-car for charity, inflatable jumpers, a mechanical bull, a surfing game and a UTI Pit Crew Challenge.

Toyota / NAPA Auto Parts 150 - Fast Facts

The Race:
Toyota / NAPA Auto Parts 150
The Place: All American Speedway Roseville, Calif.
The Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
The Time: 8:30 p.m. PT
TV Schedule: SPEED, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. PT
Track Layout: .333-mile paved oval
Race Purse: $108,059
2009 Winner: Paulie Harraka
2009 Polesitter: Paulie Harraka
Event Schedule: Saturday: Practice 12:30-1:15 p.m., 2:15-3 p.m.; Qualifying 5:30 p.m.

Hasa Toyota Team Looking For A Win At AAS

Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing has three top-five finishes on short tracks this season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. He holds the record at All American Speedway in Roseville, California with the most top-ten finishes. Smith is set to put the No. 16 Hasa Toyota on the podium once again at BMR’s home track.

“We always run well at All American Speedway,” said Smith. In five visits to the short track, Smith has had five top-ten finishes and three top-fives. “The team is really pumped up. My car chief, Joe Draper, has really been rallying up the crew. Our spirits are hi for AAS.”

Smith is fourth in the chase for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship and only 52 points out of the top-three.

Smith and the No. 16 Hasa team would like to thank their race partners and their fans for all their support. Over 500 fans came out in support of the team and spent time with Smith in the Hasa Hospitality area at the 2010 season opener.

The “Toyota/NAPA AUTO PARTS 150” will run at All American Speedway on Saturday October 16th with racing set to begin at 4:00 pm. The evening will feature INEX Legends, the SRL Southwest Tour, Mini Cups, and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Models and feature the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The West Series race will be televised on Thursday October 21st at noon PST on SPEED Channel.

Great seats are still available for the expected sold-out event. Please visit our website or for information.

For more information on Moses Smith, please visit You can visit our sponsors’ websites at,, and

Please visit the NASCAR Home Track page to vote for the Most Popular Driver. Smith was the recipient of the 2008 and 2009 MPD Award for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon

Junior Johnson autographing bottles of Midnight Moon
Junior Johnson was born ‘Robert Glenn Johnson, Junior’ on June 28, 1931. Although he is better known as a NASCAR superstar of the ‘50s and 60’s, many have forgotten that Junior Johnson was first a moonshiner from the rural south.

Running shining in North Carolina developed his driving expertise and the local police cruisers were never able to catch him as he was delivering moonshine to the family’s customers. In fact, Johnson is credited with inventing the "bootleg turn," in which a driver escapes a pursuer by sharply putting his speeding car into a 180-degree turn on the highway, then speeding off in the opposite direction before his pursuer can turn around.

After his first season as a NASCAR driver (1955), federal tax agents arrested Junior Johnson for working at his father's still in Wilkes County. He was convicted of moonshining and was sent to the federal prison where he served eleven months of a two-year sentence. *

Junior returned to the NASCAR scene full-time in 1958, and the rest is NASCAR history. From his very first race in 1953 to his retirement in 1966, Johnson participated in 313 races with 50 wins, 46 poles and 148 top-ten finishes. Johnson is also credited with discovering the now common tactic of “drafting.”

Coming full circle, in May 2007, Piedmont Distillers, a folksy distillery in North Carolina, and Junior Johnson teamed up to introduce a product, called Midnight Moon. “We called it Midnight Moon, because, we would always move our moonshine after midnight,” Mr. Johnson explained.

It was my honor to meet Junior Johnson before a bottle signing in Temecula, California. “The original family recipe was 100 proof,” Junior Johnson recalled, “we had to tone it down a bit . . . . Midnight Moon is triple stilled to remove all impurities and is 80 proof.”

Junior Johnson’s southern charm revealed itself quickly. Who was his favorite driver as a team owner? “Junior Johnson,” he stated with a charming smile and no hesitation, “Running that moonshine gave me the more driving experience over the other fellows.”

To all the young NASCAR Drivers, Mr. Johnson offered this advice, “Treat your fellow drivers with respect and drive clean.”

Junior Johnson’s Awards:
  • He was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

  • He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1991.

  • Johnson joined N.C. greats Michael Jordan, Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty by having a stretch of highway named in his honor in 2004. An 8.5.-mile (13.7 km) stretch of U.S. Highway 421 from the Yadkin and Wilkes county line to the Windy Gap exit is named "Junior Johnson Highway."

  • He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 23, 2010.

*On December 26, 1986, President Ronald Reagan granted Johnson a presidential pardon for his 1956 Moonshining Conviction.

NASCAR Race Mom and Junior Johnson

A personal taste of Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon confirmed an ultra-smooth quality that was very pleasing to the palate. Midnight Moon, with its unique flavor is great alternative to vodka. Be sure to purchase your own bottle of NASCAR antiquity on your next visit to your local grocery story.

NASCAR KNPSW Roars Into Roseville

ANTELOPE, California – The excitement of NASCAR is coming to the Sacramento area in less that two weeks. Tickets are now on sale for the October 16 NASCAR K&N Series tour race at Roseville’s All American Speedway.

The K&N Pro Series is NASCAR’s premiere driver development series that showcases the future stars of NASCAR in some of the most exciting short track racing in the sport. This action packed series has birthed many of NASCAR's notables such as Kevin Harvick, Brendan Gaughan, Clint Bowyer, and Martin Truex Jr., all of whom got their start in racing in the division before moving into the Sprint Cup cars.

The Toyota Napa Auto Parts 150 will be the feature event of an action-packed two days on October 15 and 16. A free Pick-N-Pull Fan Fest will take place on Friday evening with K&N Pro Series cars and haulers on display for an autograph session, a UTI Pit Crew Challenge, games and family activities as well as free food and beverages while supplies last.

On Saturday, the feature event brings high-energy, side-by-side NASCAR action to the 1/3 mile paved oval. Fans will be treated to over 400 laps of green flag racing action at the largest Stock car showdown in Northern California.

In addition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series racing action includes the SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series, Legends of the Pacific, and WSRA scale racing. Local television/radio celebrities will take the track for the second annual A-All Mini Storage Media Blitz 100, which was won by reporter Brian Hickey of KCRA, in 2009, in support of his charity a Touch of Understanding.

Advanced tickets are now on sale for the October 16th event and are available at Bill McAnally Racing in Antelope. Tickets can be purchased by phone by calling (916) 676-0256 or in person at 8636 Antelope North Road, Antelope, CA 95843. Tickets are also available through the Placer County Fair office at (916) 786-2025. An additional $5 discount will be applied to all tickets purchased in advance.

General admission prices start at $35 for adults, juniors 6-11 are $15, Kids 5 and under will be admitted for free. VIP Hospitality tickets are also available for $70. These limited availability packeds include your race ticket, meal with beverages a gift bag, VIP seating and driver appearances. For additional information call (916) 676-0256.

The NASCAR Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Pick n Pull.

The All American Speedway at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, California

Saturday, October 16, 2010. Grandstands open at 3 .p.m.
* Free Fan Fest on Friday evening, October 15th

Ticket Information

Tickets are available at Bill McAnally Racing in Antelope– call 916 676-0256 or stop by to purchase tickets by credit card.

Tickets are also available at Placer County Fair office, 916 786-2025.

Admission prices are:
There is a $5 discount per ticket when purchased in advance.
General Admission Grandstands
Adults $35; Juniors 6-11 $15; Kids 5 and under Free
VIP Hospitality - $70 per person, limited availability, includes:
race ticket, meal with beverages, VIP Seating Area, driver appearances
Midway – free to public, even without race ticket
Pit Passes 10/15 & 10/16
$45 members (NASCAR and/or Series in Competition), $50 all non-members

For more race information, to purchase tickets or to print your own event poster visit

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown

Moses Smith #16 Hasa Pool Products

2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, the sport’s premier short-track racing showcase will return to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) on Jan. 28-29.

The eighth running of the event, which brings together the top racers from across North America and has grown into the ”Daytona 500 of short-track racing,” will be highlighted by the 225-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series all-star race.

“The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown is the premier event of our short-track calendar,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “From Austin Cameron’s emotional win in the very first event to last year’s dramatic debut of Sergio Pena, each successive race has continued to build the prestige of the Showdown. This all-star weekend shines the spotlight on our champions and the sport’s rising stars.”

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown main event is broken up into three sections – two 100-lap segments preceding a 25-lap dash to the finish. Last year, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano became just the second driver to win two Showdowns when he held off a furious challenge over the closing laps from the 17-year-old Pena, who was making his series debut for Revolution Racing/Drive for Diversity.

The race features secured starting spots for the 2010 champions of NASCAR’s developmental series and race winners of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series from the 2010 season. Eighteen-year-old Ryan Truex leads the field of drivers who have already earned spots, having recently wrapped up his second straight NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship.

Other drivers who have secured starting spots include NASCAR K&N Pro Series race winners Ty Dillon, Max Gresham, Paulie Harraka, Erik Holmes, Patrick Long, David Mayhew, Brett Moffitt, Andrew Ranger, Greg Pursley, Auggie Vidovich, and Darrell Wallace Jr., in addition to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Keith Rocco and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion DJ Kennington.

The schedule also includes a 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race and a 50-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race. The top five NASCACR state champions in attendance will have secured starting spots in the Late Model race. New to this year, the 25-car fields for each of those races will be set by a pair of heat races – 25 laps for the the Super Late Models and 20 laps for the Late Models.

Both nights of racing will air live on SPEED as part of full weekend of racing on SPEED that includes the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series’ Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“Year in and year out, the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown has provided some of the best racing action of the season,” said Bob DeFazio, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale track operator. “Last year’s sell-out crowd at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale witnessed a race they will be talking about for years, and we are honored to once again host the pinnacle of short-track racing in NASCAR. Toyota Speedway’s graduated banking and multiple racing grooves are a perfect place to showcase this tremendous pool of talent in NASCAR. This event is a perfect way to give race fans a final send-off to the 2010 racing season and whet their appetite for more exciting racing in 2011.”

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown main event – contested in NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars – is open to any driver approved to drive on a half-mile or longer tracks in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

Current national series drivers such as Logano, Ricky Carmichael, Brian Ickler, Trevor Bayne, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Justin Lofton have competed in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. In addition, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have launched their careers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. The series is the top developmental step for drivers looking to make the jump to one of NASCAR's national series.

Official NASCAR Release
October 1, 2010 - 2:42pm

Friday, October 1, 2010

Moses Smith To Shoot For Charity

The 2010 Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational, to be held on October 9th, 2010, promises to be a mixture of healthy open-air excitement, as well as a rewarding fundraiser.

“We are at long last evolving the ecological movement with the outdoors and the second amendment for a powerful impact on the life-saving charity, the City of Hope.” articulated Patrick Kilpatrick, C.E.O. Uncommon Dialogue Films and the Chairman of the Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational.

The 2008 / 2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Most Popular Driver, Moses Smith will be joining the starburst of over 40 Top Global Hollywood A-listers taking part in a fun-filled day of World Class, eco-friendly sporting clays shooting to benefit the ‘Be The Match’ Marrow Registry, City of Hope.

“I am looking forward to this event. It always feels good to be a part of something special like this. We are going to have the HASA Pool Products NASCAR K&N Pro Series Car at the event. It should be very exciting!” Moses reported.

Participant's VIP Treatment will include a complete full day of food and events, the casual Sunset Cocktail Party, Live Auction and special Gifts. At least one celebrity will be added to each team to comprise a five-member team.

The Mobile Bone Marrow Testing Unit will be on-hand for celebrities and all event participants to be entered into the national registry with the ultimate goal of finding a match for an adult or child in need of bone marrow, or stem-cell treatment.

“Moses is an emerging champion of NASCAR. We are rightly and deeply appreciative of his participation in this wonderfully diverse charitable event.” Kilpatrick added.

With only two races remaining in the 2010 season, Moses is fourth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship points’ battle.

Attendees will rotate from station-to-station to shoot bio-degradable, clay saucers launched at varying speeds, angles, heights and directions. For more information regarding this event please visit the 2010 Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational online.

Celebrities and champion shooters include, Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives), James Woods (Once Upon A Time In America, The Virgin Suicides), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds, The Godfather: Part III), Colin Farrell (Phone Booth), Tom Selleck (Three Men and a Baby, Magnum PI), Aaron Eckhart (Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking), Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210, Terminator), Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911!, The 40 Year Old Virgin), Dominika Wolski (Andromeda, Dark Angel), Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls, Saved By the Bell), Eric Roberts, (Dark Knight, The Expendables), Erik Estrada (CHIPs), Ernie Hudson (Ghost Busters), Greg Plitt (Terminator Salvation), Ivan Sergei (The Break-Up, The Opposite Sex), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Contact), Jessie Camacho (Curse Of Alcatraz, Host Of Telemundo), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck, Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer), Keith David (Platoon, Crash), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Michael Copon (The Scorpion King: Rise Of A Warrior, Bring It On), Michael Rooker (Cliffhanger), Patrick Kilpatrick (Minority Report, Criminal Minds, Nip/Tuck, 24), Ralf Moeller (Gladiator, The Scorpion King), Rick Schroder (Get Him to the Greek), Ron Perlman (Sons Of Anarchy, Hellboy), Sandy Climan (Golden Global and British Academy-Award Winning Producer – The Aviator), Thom Barry (Cold Case, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Tim Abell (We Were Soldiers, Soldier Of God), Vinnie Jones (Smokin Aces 2, The Irishman, Magic Boys), Jon Michael McGrath II (Sporting Clays National & World Junior Champion), Moses Smith (2008/2009 NASCAR Most Popular Driver K&N Pro Series West), Sergeant Glenn Eller (Sporting Clays Gold medalist, Beijing, China Olympics), Sergeant Vincent Hancock (Sporting Clays Gold medalist, Beijing, China Olympics), Taran Butler (IPSC World Shoot Standard Gold Medal Team Champion, Superstition Mountain Mystery Multi Gun Tactical Champion), Tony Schumacher (National Hot Rod Association champion).

For more information on Moses Smith, please visit his Website.

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