Craig Family Racecar Fund

A veteran racer with several championships and a new kid fresh off a overall MORE championship Itching to step into a new class link up to do some racing. Both from successful racing families in several different types of motorsports. The chemistry is instant and the very first outing is the MORE 1600 shootout which they win. One of the only grass roots team still manufacturing race car chassis in house. A break through a few weeks ago and every financial resource the two racers could pull together to finally get a high end 1600 power plant to contest a few of the higher end super competitive 1600 events. A ton of excitement and anticipation leading to the PCI 300 with a 2nd place starting position. 7 miles later it was all up in flames. In blinding dust a higher class car they had already caught up to re-entered the track tangling with the car and causing it to roll. The dust was impossible to see through and several other cars stacked up into the flipped race car starting a huge fire destroying a ton of hard work, dedication, and the heart and soul of a family built race car that was more than just chromoly tubes welded together to chase plastic trophies and glory. The car was a total loss. If you know anything about this group you know the gears are grinding right now to get this program somehow back on track even with the odds seemingly stacked against them.

Timmy Craig: 51199852_1600103520442280_r.jpegYesterday was by far the worst and best day of my racing career. We had the best car of my 20 years in class 1600 at the start of the race, and it all ended in 7 miles. We started 2nd off the line, and by mile 5 had moved into 1st on track and through all the 1450 trucks. I caught a 12 car in the corner coming to mile 7 and worked my way through the dust to his rear bumper. I waited patiently and he moved over for me to pass. As I made the pass, my left rear tire and his front right tire made contact. Don't know if I didn't give him enough room or if he got sucked back into me, but it sent me into the air and onto my side. I quickly jumped out of the car in an attempt to get back over and going. I heard cars coming in the distance, knew my car was not quite clear of the track, and could potentially cause a safety problem. I ran up course as fast as I could to start waiving cars down. We successfully got several cars through with no problems, but the dust got worse and @bryanj1605 car struck my car. Now stuck in the dust, a 7200 truck plowed into the back ripping the entire engine out of the car. Something ignited, and both cars went up in flames. I watched from up the track trying to flag cars as my dads homebuilt car engulfed in flames. As people stopped to help I ran back to attempt to put out the fire. We emptied 8-10 fire extinguishers that did absolutely nothing. We began to shovel with all our might and finally got the flames out before the entire car burned down. We were able to salvage the front ends of both cars, but it doesn't look like there is much else that can be saved on my car. My heart goes out to all the racers involved and I am completely devastated for @bryanj1605 as we both pour our hearts and souls into our race cars. It was hard to see at the time, but I was able to walk away from this without a single scratch. My brother and God were watching out for me and I believe that the other drivers are doing ok as well. This is why I said this might be the best racing day of my career.
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Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Jeffrey Lackey 
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
  • Denise Livoni 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Brenda Mcnair 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Steven Mcmullin  
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

James Walker 
Organizer
Barstow, CA
Timmy Craig 
Beneficiary
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