On Oct. 1, Eric Blackard and Blackard Racing went Pink and raced for the Cure. On Oct. 15, Jason Morris carried the Pink Ribbons on his No.13 Super Stock for the Cure. With Blackard Racing taking the weekend off, Morris offered to continue the track version of Race for the Cure.
During Morris' qualifying race, the No.13 car's steering was damaged from contact with another car and he finished last. That put him near the rear of a 25-car field. While Morris and his crew made repairs to the car, there was a little betting going on. Blackard Racing crew members and members of Morris' family were placing money pledges among themselves on the number of cars that Morris would pass and also on his finishing position in the A Main race. Pledges of $2, $4 and $5 per finishing position were made with the money going into the Race for the Cure donation bucket.
CNS track announcer John Morsey found out about the pledges, so in his introductions of the Super Stock field, he mentioned the donation pledges being made between Blackard Racing and Morris' family.
It became Racin' Jason's Race for the Cure. Morris drove the No.13 Super Stock car through the pack and ultimately finished fourth in a very exciting race. When all was counted afterwards, fans had donated more than $1,000, not including the money raised in the pits.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Eric Blackard, in the No.46 Sportsman, will continue his Race for the Cure. Blackard and the team have decided to run the same type of race, starting at the back of the field in the A Main race and attempt to equal or better Racin Jason's performance.
To help raise more money, both the No.46 Sportsman and No.13 Super Stock hoods, specially painted with pink ribbons and signed by CNS racers, will be retired and raffled off Saturday during the last A Main race. The raffle tickets will be $2 each, or you can buy three for $5.
Everyone is invited this weekend to take part in the raffle and enjoy an afternoon and evening of Championship Pro Truck, Modified Coupe, Legend Car, Sportsman and Train Racing. For more information, go to www.coloradospeedway.com.
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