Car Show Helps Hospice

by Leah Kirstein on March 14, 2011 at 9:42 am

Car owners were asked to give twenty dollars to show their car and then residents voted on the best cars at the show. All money made goes to Genesis Hospice.

"I don’t really have a favorite they are all really good looking this year and we have a wide variety. We have some mini wedges to racing lawn mowers," said track manager Brenda Moran.

Eight year old Lane Houston showed off his car and he began racing this year, but kids as young as 6 can race. He says it is fun and he doesn’t get scared. Jess Hartman who started races when he was young also showed his car. He has been racing a yellow car for years but this year he changed things up and went with pink.

"I wanted a real bright car and i look at a color chart and told them that is what i wanted and everyone told me i was crazy but i really liked it," he said.

After painting his car he realized he could use it to support breast cancer.

"You learn how many people really have cancer and stuff after you do something like this and you didn’t really know they did so it turned out to be a really great thing," said Hartman.

His car will be used at a cancer benefit at West Muskingum High School next month. Genesis Hospice will receive at least a thousand dollars from this year’s stock car show.