Three honorary starters assist with Saturday check presentation to Hope For The WarriorsDan Engledow
BOONE, Iowa – The three honorary starters for last-chance Modified features will also assist with the Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10 check presentation to Hope For the Warriors during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
Ankeny-based Casey’s General Store, the presentation sponsor for Super Nationals, donates $10 for each heat race won by a Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod or Sport Compact driver displaying a Casey’s decal between Sept. 5 and Sept. 9.
IMCA will match that amount.
Depending on the number of heat races held, Casey’s and IMCA officials will present a check for approximately $5,000 to Hope For The Warriors President and CEO Robin Kelleher in front of the flagstand during a break in the Saturday race program.
Current or former service members are eligible to be honorary starters. Emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to our country, and should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon CST Thursday, Sept. 1.
Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2006 that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
The official convenience store of IMCA, Casey’s has supported Hope For The Warriors with previous fundraisers, including donations at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Super Nationals.
“The honorary starter program is a way to highlight the contributions and sacrifices some of our loyal race fans have provided our country and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with Casey’s General Store and Hope For The Warriors to recognize these individuals,” Yoder said. “We’ve already met some incredible people and hope to hear more remarkable stories in the coming weeks.”