Brad Smith Motorsports Press Release!
Second Event With Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) To Happen At Toledo Speedway
Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH – May 19, 2017
Hylton Motorsports is proud to announce a second event with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) for the 2017 ARCA racing season this Sunday, May 21st at Toledo Speedway. Approximately 30 “Bigs” and “Littles” from BBBS- Northwest Ohio will be attending the “MENARDS 200 presented by Federated Car Care” Sunday at 2:00PM.
“We have planned a Garage Tour at 11:30AM, followed by a Driver Autograph session from 12:00- 1:00PM as part of the festivities. This will be a great introduction to motorsports for some of the attendees that have never been to a car race before”, said Hylton Motorsports driver Brad Smith. “We did our initial BBBS event at Nashville earlier this year and it was a huge success. We’re building on that experience to have more events throughout the year. Everyone has been tremendous in helping us arrange things. There is a lot of cooperation going on between the track, sanctioning body, race teams, General Tire, and the BlogTalkRadio.com show hosts to put this event on. Everyone wants a quality event for the kids.”
Special thanks to the following individuals who helped organize the event:
• Rowdy Maglite – and his radio crew for helping plan, coordinate, and host the event
• Bob Sargent & Adam Mackie – from Track Enterprises that allowed the event, provided complimentary tickets & event programs to the organization, and provided track resources to help planning
• Ron Drager & Tom Legeman – from ARCA that gave us initial advice on event scope and planning
• John Robinson – from General Tire that offered participants souvenir baseball caps
• GM CAR (Community Action Resources)
• James Greer from the Nashville chapter of BBBS- for their appreciation and having a great time!!
“We’re planning on doing 5 more of these events at ARCA races with BBBS in 2017. We will build up from the success of this initial event. I had a great time working to organize this. This was all about introducing some 6th & 7th-grade kids to the world of stock car racing. We accomplished our mission. Nashville was a winner”, said Smith.
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About Brad Smith: Brad is closing in on his milestone 300th career ARCA start and has been a consistent top-20 driver throughout his career. In 2016 he finished 6th in ARCA Driver Points and also won the inaugural ARCA General Tire “Spirit Award”. He also was the winner of the ARCA “Sportsman of the Year” award in 2006. He is currently 8th in Driver Points for the 2017 season.
About James Hylton Motorsports: A full-time ARCA team fielded by legendary NASCAR driver James Hylton, Sr., Hylton Motorsports is the longest-running consistent stock car racing team in the United States. Formed in the early-60’s, Hylton Motorsports continues to field competitive cars even after James Hylton recently retired from driving. James was the 1966 NASCAR Rookie-of-the-Year and three-time runner-up in NASCAR Driver Championship points. Hylton Motorsports is running full-time in ARCA for a 25th season.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters: For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have more than a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank.
It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.
At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who had come through the New York Children’s Court. That group would later become Catholic Big Sisters.
Both groups continued to work independently until 1977, when Big Brothers Association and Big Sisters International joined forces and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
More than 100 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders’ vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. And, today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states—and in 12 countries around the world.
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About Rowdy Maglite Race Talk Radio Show: A radio talk show about ARCA racing that airs Monday evenings at 6:00PM CST on BlogTalkRadio.com hosted by Rowdy Maglite, Mark Tollaksen, and Jeff Coddington