The 7th Annual Racers For Christ Golf Tournament and Auction will be held Wednesday Nov. 11, at Mountain Meadows Golf Course in Pomona, the day prior to the start of the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by putting contest at 10 a.m., and the shotgun start at 11 a.m.; 100 percent of the proceeds go to Team RFC.
The cost is $85 per player, and includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, lots of trophies, dinner, and a concert. Join in on the fun with sportsman and pro drivers.
Checks can be mailed to RFC, 1250 East Baseline Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85283-1439 (please memo golf tournament). Credit card payments can be made by calling RFC at 480-507-5323. Or you can register to play at www.teamrfc.org and click on the RFC Golf Tournament on the slider.
The “Wednesday Evening Auction” is at the golf course following dinner. The “Friday Night Auction,” Nov. 13, is at 6 p.m. in the DSR Army/NAPA hospitality tent at Auto Club Raceway.
Auction items, such as crew shirts, photos, collectibles, gift certificates, golf accessories etc. are being accepted for the tournament and auction and will be receipted as “Gifts-in-Kind.”
The In-N-Out Cook-Out truck will be serving its famous hamburgers (compliments of RFC) after golfing is completed. Blues & rock legend Darrell Mansfield will be performing between dinner and the awards presentation.
If you are interested in sponsoring any portion of the golf tournament, contact Jim Jack, 602-524-4691, or Revjimjck@aol.com. Team RFC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization; IRS ID # 95-3912415.
Among the items up for auction:
Eddie Hill fire suit
Shirley Muldowney l fire suit
Golf balls in shadow-boxes autographed by Pro drivers in TF, FC, PS, PSM
Helmet signed by more than 40 pro drivers
Lithographs of John Force, Don Garlitsy, and Shirley Muldowney
Photos signed by Eddie & Ercie Hill, Larry Dixon, and more
A boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali
Football signed by Jerry Rice
Basketball signed by Michael Jordan
Baseball signed by Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, Willie Mays
Sandy Koufax first no-hitter collage
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods signed Augusta scorecards
Signed racing collectibles
TRAXXAS RC trucks
And many other items.
Bill “Maverick” Golden, whose Little Red Wagon Dodge A-100 truck launched the wheelstander craze, died Sept. 14. He was 81.
Golden was a star of the Stock racing scene in the early 1960s, wheeling a series of Dodge machines to countless victories that had the attention of Chrysler racing executives. In 1964, as the new Factory Experimental class, the precursor to Funny Car, began to gain popularity, Dodge commissioned two of its engineers, Jim Schaeffer and John Collins, to make an FX machine from one of Dodge’s new trucks. The conventional D-100 was already in action, so they chose the rear-engine A-100.
The new machine was fast but highly unstable at speed. It was dropped off at the shop of Midwest fabrication wiz Dick Brantsner, and Jay Howell, who worked for Brantsner, was the first driver. As soon as they got the truck to hook correctly, it showed a nasty propensity to wheelstand several times during a pass. Dodge public relations chief Frank Wylie saw an opportunity for some real high-flying promotion.
Wylie brought in Golden to drive the car for a TV commercial. The footage made the evening news, and a legend was born. Wylie assigned the truck to Golden to campaign nationally. Golden perfected the wheelstanding technique and the truck, adding brake-assisted steering on the rear wheels, a shock-absorbing rear tailgate, and many other firsts. He campaigned the Little Red Wagon — at least four generations’ worth, due to wear and tear and crashes — for decades. He was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2003.
Golden is survived by his wife, Theresa; sons, Perry, John, and Christopher; daughters, Shellie, Nekie, and Karla; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown, Ill.
On the eve of the opening of the 2015 Countdown to the Champtionship at nearby zMax Dragway, reigning NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champ Matt Hagan
(pictured) will be greeting fans at Hendrick Jeep in Concord, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5-7 p.m. The dealership is located at 7630 Hendrick Auto Plaza NW, Concord, NC 28027.
Funny Car points leader and recent Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals champ Jack Beckman
will be at the Walmart, 5825 Thunder Road in Concord, Sept. 17, from 5-6:30 p.m.
Jack Manufacturing will be sponsoring Clint Satterfield and his 1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Mod, affectionately named “The Turbo Pig,” for the rest of the 2015 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series and into 2016. The New Mexico native signed a deal to have Jack Concentrated Magic products displayed on his Pro Mod and also make multiple appearances at Menards stores, including an appearance this Thursday at the Menards in Avon, Ind., off of US-36 from 5-7 p.m.
“We have the Turbo Pig all wrapped up with new Jack Manufacturing scheme and it looks great,” said Satterfield. “We can’t wait to introduce all the NHRA fans to Jack Manufacturing’s great products and hopefully putting our car in the Winner’s Circle.”
Jack Concentrated Magic products include: Hand Wipes, Paint & Graffiti Wipes, Tool Conditioner Wipes and Concentrated Industrial Hand Soap. What makes Concentrated Magic stand out from other cleaners is that they are USDA certified Bio-Based and non-solvent industrial hand soap. It uses walnut scrubbers to remove tough stains and is enriched with skin conditioners and emollients. Fans can now purchase Jack Manufacturing products at their local Menards.
The NHRA J&A Pro Mod Series is a highly competitive class, with more 30 cars entered for each race. The beginning of the season did not start out well as Satterfield would have liked, but the crew has made changes that have helped their performance improve with every run. Satterfield easily qualified at the most recent events in the series.