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January 27th, 2009 
Helping Those Who Take the Risks

As many of you have heard or read, Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY received a severe back injury at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa (OK) Expo Speedway Wednesday, January 14th. The injury will force the popular driver to sit out at least the first half of the racing season but the long term outlook is good. That is a silver lining to the cloudy news for those of us that have followed his career and admired his many successes in all forms of short track dirt racing. Tim has even been under the watchful eye of several NASCAR development teams. For now Tim will concentrate on healing having learned from his Dad's (Bob) too early return from a back injury in 1988.

Although the future looks positive, being a full time racer, Tim had no additional medical or disability insurance other than what the event provided. Tony Stewart as well as several leaders of USAC helped Tim in the immediate days after the accident and have set up a fund where anyone can help Tim manage through these months ahead. Epic Ventures has made a donation to the fund and we would ask that you consider making even a small donation as we have learned how quickly a lot of good wishes can add up to something big. Donations can be made to the: Tim McCreadie Support Fund c/o USAC, 4910 West 16th St., Speedway, IN 46224.

In related news, we encourage everyone that plans on attending the Motorsports Expo at the Syracuse NYS Fairgrounds March 14th & 15th (yes it's a 2 day show), to participate in any of the fund raising efforts by the Spaulding Foundation for Injured Drivers that weekend. We have participated in their auction fund raiser for several years as well as their raffle. The foundation hosts other fund raising events through out the year and we appreciate all the hard work the volunteers have donated and the great benefit they have provided to those who accept the risks affiliated with this sport we love so much.


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