SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 29, July 19, 2012

SEMA Person of the Year John Menzler to Be Official Starter of 2012 Pinewood Drag Races

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John Menzler, SEMA's 2011 Person of the Year, will be the official starter of the 2012 Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors.
   

SEMA Cares is pleased to announce that John Menzler, SEMA's 2011 Person of the Year, will be the official starter of the 2012 Pinewood Drag Races, which will take place at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center, July 27, 2012. Menzler is an enthusiastic SEMA supporter, and his spirit is sure to increase the participation in the drag races as well as the fierce competition. Even better, Menzler continues to call out the SEMA councils, which are sure to compete for top dog at the Pinewood Drag Races. 

“The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)—the 'real' car and racing councils—have challenged all other councils to show up and 'run what you brung,'" said Menzler. "Don’t be the council on the sideline bragging how you could have tree’d them or built a better car. Sponsor or build a car, and prove it!”

The Council Cup is an open-class event and heats will be held during the reception. The top three finishers in those heats will compete in the final race at the opening of the Gala. Owners of all cars and trucks who have paid to race in any class with council affiliation are eligible for the Council Cup qualifying races.

Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors, take place Friday, July 27, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California. There is no better location for Pinewood Drag Races than Pomona—home of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and Auto Club Raceway.  

Proceeds from the races will benefit the Childhelp and Victory Junction charities. Childhelp assists abused and neglected children by providing counseling and programs in a safe and secure living environment. Victory Junction provides the camp experience for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses who otherwise would not be able to go.

Sponsoring a SEMA Cares Pinewood car is easy and rewarding. Please help a child in need today.

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