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Charitable events total to lift some-more than $78,000 for Northern California nonprofit groups during a 30th Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals during Sonoma Raceway, Jul 28-30.

The deduction from a infancy of events will advantage Sonoma County girl organizations by a Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, a free arm of a raceway, that has distributed some-more than $5.6 million to competent girl groups given 2001.

Fundraising kicked off on Thursday, Jul 27, during a 11th annual Eric Medlen Nitro Night, that lifted some-more than $28,000. The dusk honors a memory of Medlen, a local of Oakdale in a San Joaquin Valley, who succumbed to injuries postulated from a contrast collision in 2007. All deduction from a dusk advantage SCC in Medlen’s name. Since a inception, this eventuality has lifted some-more than $268,000.

A series of renouned NHRA personalities highlighted a evening, including speaker Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, Scotty Pollacheck, Austin Prock, Dean “Guido” Antonelli and Eric Lane. Nearly 100 attendees incited out for a dinner, including Medlen’s mother, Mimi, and his father, John.

Highlights of a dusk enclosed a booze and hors d’ oeuvres accepting sponsored by First Republic Bank and a rodeo roping demonstration, presented by McDonald’s/Costa Organization. The dusk sealed out with a live auction for a custom, engraved booze bottle, a sealed and framed Medlen shirt and a personal John Force Racing array debate with Ashley Force-Hood, that all together netted some-more than $6,700.

Additionally, some-more than $2,400 was lifted from donations during a Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Jul 30.

Finally, as partial of NHRA’s “Project Nitro Hugs,” fans attending a Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals were means to squeeze pressed Nitro Dogs, that were donated to initial responders in Sonoma County including a California Highway Patrol, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Falck Northern California/verihealth ambulance services. The idea of a program, that is partial of NHRA’s efforts to salute First Responders in 2017, is to collect pressed animals for initial responders to give to children they confront in dire situations and to comfort a child in need.

For some-more information about a Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities or to make a donation, revisit or hit Cheri Plattner during 933-3950 or

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