Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF) KIDS RACE Up Next at Scotia Speedworld
Track Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(Halifax, NS. August 1, 2018) Scotia Speedworld’s CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series is proud to present KIDS RACE on behalf of the Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF). The CNAF will be at Scotia Speedworld on Friday night with information on their foundation as four divisions of race cars battle. On track this week are the Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros, Toursec Thunder cars, Strictly Hydraulics Legends and the Affordable Fuels Sportsman. Adult admission is just $15.00; Youth (8-15) are $5.00 and children 7 and under are free…all summer long! Tickets are available at the gate on race day (cash only). Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM with racing action slated to get underway at 7:00 PM.
“KIDS RACE was started in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness” said the President of the CNAF, Tina Fougere. “It wasn’t too long after speaking and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans across the country that a common bond was formed. We realized that passion, dedication, family and the love for what we do, was something we all shared. KIDS RACE is all about having family fun for a great cause and accepting our loved ones with autism. We couldn’t ask for a better place in Nova Scotia to host our family event than with the wonderful people at Scotia Speedworld who have opened their doors, but most importantly their hearts, to our cause.”
Please note Kids Race is not an actual race, it is just a name the CNAF uses to brand their events at race tracks across the country. On track action will be the same as every other CARSTAR Weekly Racing Series event.
Joining Tim Terry as co-host on the evening is “Rational” Richard Drake, a veteran of the Toursec Lightning division and perennial fan favourite. Drake’s wife Paige also stepped into the driver’s seat of a Lightning car this season giving them the distinct distinction of being the only husband and wife competing in the same class.
About the Canadian National Autism Foundation:
The Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF) promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed in June 2000, by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. Our foundation is funded by donators, and fundraising events put on by others as well as the foundation. The CNAF has been formed to provide funding for: Educating the general public and professionals; Providing information and resources to families of people with autism; providing funding for Canadian based research and development; Promoting national autism awareness.
About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing