May 22, 2008 9:13 AM

Darnell Participates in Inaugural Go-Karting Charity Event

 CONCORD, N.C. (May 22, 2008) -- Erik Darnell along with other NASCAR drivers and personalities participated on Tuesday in the inaugural Women’s Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. (WAM) Karting for Charity Event at NASCAR SpeedPark in Concord, N.C. The event benefited WAM and the Victory Junction Gang.

WAM was formed in 2004 when the Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary and the Busch Series Ladies Association decided to merge. The non-profit organization helps families who are in need of medical or financial assistance through fundraisers and wellness programs.

Fans of all ages had the opportunity to race against some of their favorite drivers on the speedpark’s three tracks. The four-hour event also included a silent auction and several autograph sessions. Even though an early rain storm halted the go-karting portion of the event, it didn’t stop fans from coming to see some of NASCAR’s best. 

The Karting for Charity Event is just one of the many different fund raising events WAM puts on throughout the year that allows fans the opportunity to interact with the stars of NASCAR, while at the same time supporting its many causes.
“WAM worked extremely hard to put this charity event together and I’m glad I was asked to be a part of it. To see such a large crowd even with the bad weather was awesome. I look forward to being a part of next year’s festivities,” said Darnell.

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