Support Charity at the Fourth Annual Pinewood Drag Races Council Cup

By SEMA Editors

The SEMA Pinewood Drag Races, sponsored by eBay Motors, featured hundreds of pinewood cars, sponsored by SEMA-member companies, racing against the clock for bragging rights and to support SEMA Cares' charities.

The fourth annual Council Cup will once again pit council against council in the name of SEMA Cares' charities. Which group will rise up and prove its dominance and ability to rally its members to sponsor the most Pinewood cars? There is no doubt the heat is going to turn up as  members fire up their competitive spirits.

This year’s Council Cup promises to be the most action-packed yet between the SEMA councils. Council Cup defending champion Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) is still hot after serious trash talking took place at last year’s event. They don’t intend to give up the cup without a serious challenge. No spy cams or “smoking tires” have been uncovered, but rumor has it SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) has hired a former champion as a “consultant” for a possible entry this year in an effort to take back the Cup.

Lee McGuire, Young Executives Network (YEN) chairman, fired the first shot when she stated, "The Council Cup has eluded YEN in the past, but we have been in the finals and want a victory, so look out this year. It’s on!"

An Aussie never to be backed into a corner, Vic Wood, the chairman of Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), immediately came back with, "This really is a no contest. MPMC is on the cutting edge of race-car tech and our vehicle, which is currently undergoing wind-tunnel development at a top-secret location in the Mojave Desert north of Las Vegas (commonly known as Area 51), will have all of the latest attributes to take back the crown! MPMC says bring it on!"

Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, presented by eBay Motors, takes place Friday, July 26, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Convention Center in Pomona, California. There is no better location for the Pinewood Drag Races than Pomona—home of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and Auto Club Raceway. 

Proceeds from the races benefit SEMA Cares charities. Purchase your own Pinewood car, participate and help a child in need.