14 Jun 2014 - 18:30
Nebraska Lottery presents Man vs. DIRT! -Father’s Day Tribute & School Bus Race -Sat. Jun 14th, 2014
Man vs. DIRT! -Bubbles the Clown 5:30-7:30pm -Man vs. DIRT challenge during intermission -SCHOOL BUS RACES FOLLOWING THE LAST A FEATURE! Let’s help find a cure for Rett Syndrome…wear your PURPLE on Jun 14th to show your support for a great cause. (there may be a few specials and giveaways if you have your PURPLE on!) 50/50 proceeds will go to Rett Syndrome Foundation to help find a cure. More info on Rett Syndrome and a message from the Hiatt family is below.
-Featuring Mud in America IMCA Sprints, Kaplan University IMCA Modifieds, NAPA IMCA Sport Modifieds, Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stocks and Sam’s Club IMCA Sport Compacts.
Front Gates open at 5:30 pm, Hot Laps at 5:35 pm and Racing at 6:30 pm. Front Gate Admission: Adults(13+) $10, Youth(6-12) $5 and Child(5 & under) Free.
Pit Gates open at 4 pm. Pit Membership Fee(Pit Pass) $25. All drivers must have all their season registration forms in as soon as possible. Late season registration fee =$25. See Driver Info Tab of our website for all forms needed. ALL minors(14-17) in the pit area MUST have a signed minor waiver by their parents in front of a notary along with a copy of their birth certificate or valid driver’s license. Minor=anyone under 18 years of age. All minors must be supervised by an adult. If minor is not supervised, they will be asked to leave the pit area. Must be at least 14 years old to enter pit area.
No outside food or beverage is allowed into the front gate entrance. Thank you for your cooperation. Thanks for supporting Eagle Raceway…America’s Home Track!
Wear Purple this Saturday, June 14th to help support a great cause!
From the Hiatts-
Bristol Hiatt is the daughter of Shane(21h modified driver) and Kylie Hiatt. She was diagnosed right before Christmas this last year with a very rare disease called RETT Syndrome.
What is Rett Syndrome?—It is a unique neurological disorder of the brain. It affects learning, speech, sensory sensations, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, and even chewing, swallowing, and digestion.
Bristol hit every milestone as a young child, she even at one point had a few words- at the age of 14 months she went silent, to her parents it seemed like a switch had just shut off and she wouldn’t try to talk again. After months and months of wondering we knew we had to do something. She started therapy in 2013 and then for other reasons had to quit for 6 months. When we returned to therapy our therapists said she shouldn’t have regressed in her motions, they were very concerned so in Oct we made a big appt to see 16 different doctors at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, then on dec.4th we made the appt for her to be tested for a disease we had no clue even existed. It was a heart felt time and still is hard to understand some days. Thankfully Bristol was diagnosed in a mild case but we still don’t know what her future holds. She is in extensive therapy going now 2 days a week, without therapy we don’t know where she would be, so keeping her progress and strength is KEY in this disease.
This year racing is a whole different ball game for us, Shane only isn’t racing for competition he’s racing to raise awareness and racing to the front of the pack to win the race, to beat Retts. We are doing everything we can to raise money to send off to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, every donation and every dime helps us get that much closer to finding a cure.
Recently US30 speedway held a huge benefit for Bristol, it brought in LOTS of fans and we raised LOTS of money that is set aside in an acct for Bristol to be sent off hopefully by the end of summer to the Rett Foundation. We are very grateful for the racing community because if there is one community to raise awareness for something, it is definitely the racing community! We can’t thank everyone enough for all the donations we have rec’d thus far and hope to raise so much more through out the summer!—We have t-shirts, decals and bracelets for sale! Stop on down to the trailer to get yours or follow us on facebook. We will also be selling 50/50 raffle Tickets at Eagle Raceway this Saturday, June 14th. Race for a cure. Race for Bristol.