HAZARD — Hundreds of people attended Save-A-Lot’s 21st Annual Raceday event on Saturday. The event was in honor of Backer Jaws and Warren Draughn. There was a cookout and benefit auction with all of the proceeds going to Gunnar Hurt and Ricky Moore. The family of Willie Joe Bryant held a Ride For A Cure in honor of Willie Joe Bryant with all of the proceeds going to Hurt and Moore, members of The Fallens Kings Motorcycle Club took part in the ride. The event was free to the public.
The car show was open to all sorts of vehicles. The vehicles ranged from Dirt Cars to Show Cars and Motorcycles.
Event goers could also meet their favorite local racers during the car show and chat with them about upcoming races.
Some of the race teams that attend the event have been coming for more than 20 years.
Crystal Shephard is one such person. Her and her team of Clark Racing has attened Raceday for 20 years. The team is owned by Rolly and Katherine Clark. Steve Stollings drives the number 30 car for Clark Racing. They race at the 191 Speedway in Campton and they will have their first race of the season in May.
Each person that attended the event was handed a blue ticket when they arrived. Door prizes were handed out throughout the event.
“I’m a regular,” laughed Katrina Maggard.
What Maggard enjoys most about Raceday is that all of the proceeds goes to those in need each year.
“Everybody is so kindhearted here,” said Maggard.
Maggard said that each year the event gets bigger and bigger. The begining of the Saturday’s Raceday had more people than the ending of last year’s Raceday, Maggard said. She hopes in the future that the event will keep growing.
“I hope everyone enjoyed themselves today,” said Maggard.
Maggard’s favorite part of the event is watching The Fallen Kings MC take off on their Ride For a Cure memorial ride hosted by the family of Bryant. This is the Bryant’s family second year hosting the ride.
More than 60 motorcycles took part in the event and the pre-registration alone raised $1,200 each for Hurt and Moore.
The Race Against Hunger Food Drived raised more than 12,000 pounds for the Corner Haven Homeless Shelter.
At the end of the day, the Raceday event raised close to $19,000 for Hurt and Moore.
Save-A-Lot would like to thank everyone who took part in the event and donated time and money. They would also like to thank local business for taking part in the event.
TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-629-3245 or on Twitter @TJHazardHerald.