Published on September 5th, 2012 | by NSB Observer0
Racing For A Cause
New Smyrna Speedway began 2012 with a mission. Not just hosting great short-track racing events throughout the year, but pledging the entire year to raising money and awareness for a cause near and dear to all hearts.
The Speedway is not new to supporting the local community. For more than 20 years, the half-mile race track has been a leading fundraiser for the Samsula Academy through event program sales and advertising throughout its annual nine-night racing program that leads up to the Daytona 500.
Over the past 20 years, great progress has been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. As a result, the number of breast cancer survivors continues to rise. In fact, there are over 2.6 million survivors in the United States today. Raising awareness, and more importantly funding for addition research will play a key role in further advancing that progress.
The campaign, which started with the painting of the Start/Finish line and Victory Lane in a Pink and Black Checkered pattern, as opposed to the traditional White and Black, has already raised over $20,000.00 through the support of race teams, drivers and race fans. Collections are taken throughout the pit area and grandstands during every Saturday night racing event and will continue every week through the season finale.