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It is hard to believe that the Drag Racing Association of Women will celebrate their 25th anniversary during 2010.
Since the inception of the organization, over 3.3 million dollars has been raised to assist injured racers and their families. Recently, I have had the opportunity to contact several of the injured racers and their families. It is amazing what a difference D.R.A.W. has made in their recovery, both financially and emotionally.
Fortunately, most of the racers recover and go on to live normal lives. As fate would have it, there are a few racers who are affected from the accident long-term. One of my most positive phone calls took place to a racer who lost both his legs in a drag racing accident. It was truly amazing that someone could take something so negative and turn into something so positive.
This past month I have traveled to the NHRA Division 2 banquet and the first NHRA Division 2 race of the season. During my travels I find so many people who have been helped by DRAW or fellow racers that have been assisted by the organization. It is a good feeling to know how much the organization means to the drag racing community.
The next drag racing event on my schedule is the NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals held in Gainesville, Florida. This event is an exciting event for D.R.A.W. with the first Board of Trustees meeting for 2010 taking place and the 14th Annual Golf Tournament. The golf tournament is always an exciting and fun event for sportsman racers, industry members and professional racers.
The tournament is held the Wednesday (March 10) prior to the NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. Next month you will find out the results of the annual Golf tournament and details about how D.R.A.W. started 25 years ago.