SEMA Cares Committee Thanks All Racers for Another Successful Pinewood Run

  Modified class winner Justin Hoffend drops the gates on another Pinewood run.

On behalf of SEMA, Joel Ayres, SEMA Cares committee chairman, would like to thank all the participants of the Pinewood Drag Races, held in conjunction with Leadership Days July 24, 2010, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

The drag races featured hundreds of pinewood cars, most built by children at Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp and sponsored by SEMA-member companies.

The SEMA Businesswomen's Network, running a pinewood car developed by Mitch Williams and Pilot Automotive, took both the Council Cup and Grand National trophies. Justin Hoffend, meanwhile, representing SEMA Show logistics handlers Freeman, took first place in the Modified class.

"The response this year to sponsoring the cars that kids built was overwhelming," Ayres said. "SEMA members sponsored more than 200 cars built at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in North Carolina and the Childhelp Villages in Virginia and California. These kids had fun building them, we had fun racing them and money was raised to help these children have a better life. On behalf of SEMA Cares, I'd like to thank all the derby drag race sponsors and kids' car sponsors."

The following is a list of participants:


Name Company


Name Company
Andrew “AJ” Spagnola
Street Scene Equipment   Janelle Silvers
American Autowire   Mike Spagnola Jr. Street Scene Equipment
ARMO Automotive Restoration Market Organization   Janette Hale/Travis White
Paramount Restyling   Mike Wood
Nitrous Express
BJ Leanse
Big Country   Jeep Worthan
Auto Meter   MPMC Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council
Barry Sanders
Community Christian Day School   Jim Cozzie
RTM Productions   Nicholas Hoffend Freeman
Ben Batenic MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd.   Jim Marino
Wes-Coast Marketing Inc.   Patrick Judge
Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
Bennett Jackson Husky Liners   Jim Skelly
SEMA   Peter MacGillivray SEMA
Bill Miller SEMA   Jim Spoonhower
Fast Lane Research   PRO to Pinewood Derby
Bob Knight
PSKB Inc.   Joel Ayres SEMA Cares   Richard A Churchill PIAA USA
Bob West Westin Automotive
  Joey Johnston Tops and Trends Inc.   Rick Estell Rick’s Pro Truck
Bryan Baker
A.R.E.   John Clark
Bob Cook Sales   Rick Rollins
Rollins Performance Marketing/Consulting
Camee Edelbrock
Edelbrock   John Hancock
Kargo Master   Roy Justice
Performance Labs LLC
Carol Woodell
Weathers Auto Supply   John Iannotte
NA Williams Co.   Russ Dean
Trainum Snowden & Deane
Charles Holden
Cap World Inc.   John Menzler
Competition Cams   Scan Gauge Linear Logic LLC
Chris Kersting SEMA   Jon Cobb
Stratasys 3D Printers & Production Systems
  Scooter Brothers
Comp Performance Group
Chris Patti Keystone Automotive Operations   Jonathan Lamas Mustangs   Scott Morrison Curt Manufacturing
Chuck Schwartz
ConvExx   Justin Hoffend
Freeman   Scott O’Toole RPM Data Services
Dale Dobies Mr. Gasket/Prestolite Performance   Kate & Sara Kersting
SEMA   Scott Wahlstrom
Motor State Distributing
Dave Williams
Rampage Products   Kelli Willmore MasterCraft Safety   SEMA Businesswomen’s Network
Dave Wrobleski
Jim Wrobleski & Co. Inc.   Kelly Kneifl
Bed Rug   SEMA Street Performance Council SEMA
David Audrain
Messe Frankfurt–Automechanika   Kevin G Kelly
Dupont Performance Coatings   Shari Arfons McCullough Public Relations
David Madison
Truck Accessories Group LLC   Kevin Kojian
CMTC   Shawn O’Neal ACI Agri-Cover Inc.
Dennis Gage
My Classic Car LLC
  Kim Ziebell
Bushwacker Inc.   Shawna Boyd
Carroll Shelby Wheel Company
Diana Braschler
Dealer Source Ltd.   Kris Carlson
Auto Meter   Steve Loudin Tricel Honeycomb Corp.
Donnie Eatherly Performance Warehouse Association   Kyle Neal
Royal Purple   Team Hyperformance Hyperformance Products Inc.
Doug Evans
Hot Rod magazine
  Larry Hewett
Thule   Tim Stewart
K&N Engineering
Emilly Woodell
Weathers Auto Supply
  Laurel Dasher Superchips   Tim Taylor Taylor Truck & Auto Repair
Eric Hoffend
  Linda Spencer SEMA   Todd Hoffman
Eric Lotz
Light Truck Accessories Alliance   Todd Ryden MSD Ignition
Famous Rhodes
eBay Motors   Luanne Brown
eTool Developers LLC   Tom Marx The Marx Group
Franco Ganino
Alliant Insurance Services Inc.   Mandi Woodell Weathers Auto Supply   Tony Napoli American Speed Center
Fred Fishburne
The Truck Outfitters Inc.   Mark Jimenez
T-Rex   Tony Shumaker Worldwide eBusiness Inc.
Fred Snow
Hella Inc.   Mark Toebben
DCi   Van Woodell Weathers Auto Supply
Gary Kirtley
Ownes Products   Martin Brown GAHH Automotive   Young Executives Network SEMA
Greg Adler
4 Wheel Parts   Marty Martindale
Custom Truck Accessories
  Zan Martin Martin & Co.
Ira Gabriel
Motor Trend   Matt Agosta
Steele Rubber Products      
James Lawrence
  Melanie White
Hellwig Products