"CHRIS JAMES FOUNDATION 25" BRINGS REDNECK RACERS BACK TO HICKORY
Redneck Racing Pioneer James Will Be On Hand to Support the Series
The bolts have been tightened. The motors have been tuned. The drivers have their helmets ready to go for the return of the Redneck Racing Series after a two-month break this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway. Every Redneck Racer wants to get into victory lane at the historic track, but to do it in the “Chris James Foundation 25” would make victory taste just a little bit sweeter.
PASS South Super Late Models, the Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series and the Legends Cars, in addition to the always-exciting “Street Stocks on Steroids.”
“This is going to be an awesome event at Hickory,” said James, who will be making his first appearance at a Redneck Racing Series-sanctioned event since his accident. “I know everyone’s excited about getting back to Hickory after the great event that the Redneck Racers had with their first race back in April. I know I’m pretty pumped up about this race. It’ll be a ton of fun.”
The first-ever Redneck Racing Series race was held at Hickory on April 15th in front of a packed house as a support race for the “Easter Bunny 150” PASS South event. A torrid battle between Bob Dillner and his “Area 51” machine and “The Big Show,” Kenneth Deese’s #3, brought the crowd to its feet. When the motor blew on the #51 car, Deese fell into the clutches of Kirby Allen’s “Create-a-Scape” #44, but “The Big Show” was too strong. This time out, Dillner hopes to change his fortune.
“Hickory is my favorite track to run at with these cars,” said Dillner. “We blew up and caught on fire last time out, and I’m sure it was pretty exciting for the fans. I know we can win this race, but the competition is unbelievable. There are guys who are fast, sideways and some that even put up a smoke-show. It will be fun for us, but more importantly, it’ll be great for the fans. They love these cars with their names on the side, plus the headers coming out of the hood; and they love the show we put on. With the PASS Super Late Models, the Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series and the Redneck Racing Series, fans are going to get one heck of a bargain worth of excitement.”
In May, Redneck Racing Series driver Chris James was injured in a non-racing accident at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The injuries forced the amputation of both of his legs. Even though he hasn’t been able to get back behind the wheel of the #38 “Rimer Rocket” Redneck Racer machine, James has stayed very close to the series that he helped build.
Shortly after the accident, the Chris James Foundation was set up to help cover some of James’ medical bills. The foundation has been well-received by fans and competitors alike, and now the Chris James Foundation is making a name for itself in a completely new way – by attaching its name to the 25-lap feature at Hickory as part of the “Over the Mountain 150” event featuring the
While the racing action will be intense, the impact of the Chris James Foundation is what will drive this event. Donations will be taken at Hickory Motor Speedway, but will also be greatly accepted before or after the race through James’ employer, Adesa Impact. Donations to aid James and his family can be made to the foundation at:
Chris James Foundation
c/o Adesa Impact
5100 Merle Rd.
Concord, NC 28025
The “Chris James Foundation 25” will be the first feature during an exciting night of short track racing at one of the premier facilities in the country, Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The Redneck Racing Series is scheduled to take the green flag at 4:30pm and will be followed by a 40-lap Legends Car race and a 50-lap National Points event for the Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series. Then, some of the best short track drivers in the country will tear up Hickory Motor Speedway in the “Over the Mountain 150” PASS South race.
For more information on the Redneck Racing Series, contact Amy Hayes at DSG by calling (704) 455–2051 and stay tuned for the debut of the www.redneckracingseries.com later this week.
James (left) shares a laugh with SPEED television commentator and fellow Redneck Racer Bob Dillner before a race earlier this year. (51 Photos).
Dillner's "Area 51" car was no match for Ken Deese's "Big Show" in the first race at Hickory.