Drag Racing Association of Women

               "Fast Help for Fast Friends"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


DRAW's motto is "Fast Help For Fast Friends" and our sole mission is providing financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in a drag racing accident at a track.

Financial assistance paid 1985-2015 - $4,379,942
Number of families assisted 1985-2015 -  855

Amount of aid paid out in 2015 - $196,000

Number of families assisted in 2015 - 39
During the month of Novemer DRAW paid out $16,500 in aid

DRAW BOOTH LOCATION FOR 2016


The DRAW Booth will be in a new location on Manufacturers’ Midway at the NHRA

 

events this season. The DRAW Booth will be a standalone operation. Look for the


tent with the blue/gray top. The booth will be located near the Amalie display on the

 

midway. We will still be selling qualifying and ladder sheets, DRAW and divisional


merchandise and our ever popular automotive jewelry.

 

Kick off DRAW's first fundraising activity of our 31st year!

Beat the cold by planning for DRAW's annual charity golf tournament on March 16th at Gainesville

 

There’s no better away to shun the shivering reality of this winter’s arctic blast than by cleaning your golf clubs in

preparation for the 20th annual DRAW’s Tracy Winter Memorial Golf Tournament on March 16 at Gainesville, FL, the Wednesday

before the March 17 - 20 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.

 

After a hectic two months to start the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season with testing followed by races at

Pomona and Phoenix, the vastly popular golf tournament is a great time for all members of the NHRA community to start

their golf season with a relaxing day that benefits DRAW’s commitment to assisting drag racers in need of help.

Individual entry is $80, and three Mulligans can be purchased for an additional $10.Sponsorships are also available. For

detailed information on sponsorships, see the sponsors registration form included on this web site.

For additional information and forms contact Rosalee

Noble – 217 345-6537 or rnoble@consolidated.net.

DRAW's Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament

March 16, 2016 - Ironwood Golf Course

Gainesville, FL

Golfer Registration Form



(It is not necessary to have your own team - come and join in the fun!)

Team Contact __________________________________________________________

Phone_____________________ and E-Mail Address _____________________

Player ________________________________________________________________

Phone_____________________ and E-Mail Address _____________________

Player ________________________________________________________________

Phone_____________________ and E-Mail Address _____________________

Player ________________________________________________________________

Phone____________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________

Player ________________________________________________________________

Phone____________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________

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PAYMENT FOR GOLFING FEES

GOLFER FEE: $80 per golfer – three Mulligans an additional $10

Number of Golfers ______ Number of Mulligans ______ Amount Enclosed: _______

Form of Payment: Cash __________ Check #__________ Credit Card __________

Names As It Appears on the Credit Card: ____________________________________

Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________________

3 # on Back of Card _________________ Expiration Date: ____________________

Type of Card: Visa Master Card American Express Discover

Billing Address for the Card: _______________________________________________

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**Golfer registration form should be sent prior to March 7, 2016, to the address below.

Rosalee Noble - DRAW - 4 Hance Drive - Charleston, IL 61920 - 217 345-6537

E-mail: rnoble@consolidated.net - Or Fax to Beth Hyatt – 216 531-7992

If openings are still available, late registration will be accepted at the golf course

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

(Please check appropriate line for sponsorship)

_____ CORPORATE SPONSOR - 2 Signs on Course and 4 free golf entrees - $500

_____ HOLE SPONSOR - 1 Hole $125.00 or 2 Holes - $200

_____ BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS - $500

_____ FOOD SPONSORS - $500

_____ TEAM AWARD SPONSORS - $250

_____ LONGEST DRIVE - $200

_____ CLOSEST TO THE PIN - $200

_____ DOOR PRIZES - golfing items, jackets, gift certificates, product, etc.

SPONSORSHIP FORM*

Company Name: _______________________________________________________

Contact Person: _______________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

Area Code: ___ Phone #: ______ Fax #: _______ E-Mail: ____________________

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PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR SPONSORSHIPS AND GOLFING FEES

Amount Enclosed: ____________

Form of Payment: Cash __________ Check #__________ Credit Card __________

Names As It Appears on the Credit Card: ____________________________________

Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________________

3 # on Back of Card _________________ Expiration Date: ____________________

Type of Card: Visa Master Card American Express Discover

Billing Address for the Card: _______________________________________________

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*Please send the form for sponsorship, items and payment by March 7, 2016, to the address below.

Rosalee Noble - DRAW - 4 Hance Drive - Charleston, IL 61920 - 217 345-E-mail: rnoble@consolidated.net - Or Fax to Beth Hyatt – 216 531-7992

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PayPal donations January 2016

               

              Oran L Butler, Jr                                McLeod Racing*                       Connie McGill


             William Sindelar*                                  Jody Bender                           Jennifer Faye*     

           

              Marilee Gaar*                               Jeff and Shelley Beck*              Leonard DiGirolamo**


            Meredith Menich*                                   Karl Glock                             Judith Gorcey


                Eric Bybee                                       Jack Conradt**                         John Latham**


               Larry Meade                                     Timothy Jones                            Lisa Gulitti

      

                                                                         Carolyn Algire

*In Memory


**Reoccurring

 
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Timothy E. Hyatt 1953-2015
 
There will be a 2nd celebration of life for Tim at the Route 66 Museum in Azusa California just before the NHRA Winternationals
The date will Wednesday, February 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m.
Everyone is welcome
Coffee and Cookies will be provided
Address is 780 N. Loren Ave, Azusa, Ca. 91702
Bring pictures of Tim if you have them
Please call Karen at 626-233-2637 if you have any questions or can help with setup


Timothy E. Hyatt, 61, of Richmond Heights, the son of David and Martha (Sindelar) Hyatt was born on December 22, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away

 December 20, 2015 in Madison, Ohio. He is survived by his  wife Beth (Johnston) Hyatt, children, Chris (Holly Nortunen) Hyatt and Anna (John) Bjornholm,

grandchildren, Johnny, Oliver and Loga and his mother Martha (Sindelar) Hyatt, and brothers, Dan(Karen) Hyatt, Mike (Mary) Hyatt, Tom (Lori) Hyatt. He was

preceded in death by his father David Hyatt. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in January In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Drag

Racing Association of Women 4 Hance Drive, Charleston, IL 61920 or online at drawonline.org

Tim Hyatt first came to national attention as a member of the staff of experts at Mr. Gasket Co., in 1982, where he assisted Bob Devour’s trackside efforts to

assist racers with their problems. After Devour left the company, Hyatt assumed the leadership of the effort. Hyatt, who spent his early days working as a line

mechanic at a Ford dealership and at dragstrips in his native Ohio, where he did everything from tech inspection to announcing, later moved on to work at Star Performance before founding
Hyatt Racing Services with his wife, Beth, in the early 1990s. The Hyatt Racing Services 18-wheeler was a constant and welcome site at major events as

racers from all categories knew that a friendly face and a helping hand was there to come to the rescue.
 

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Meet a DRAW Rockstar!
 Story by Chris Hardesty

I was fortunate enough to meet Kelley (Ike) Isenhower at the Raceview Family Campground during this years U.S. Nationals. He was playing on a stage in the campground surrounded by a crowd of screaming fans. I heard him say something about "all proceeds go to DRAW" well needless to say that caught my attention so I talked to him after the show. Here is a guy that you dont hear about, playing his heart out on stage and giving the proceeds to the Drag Racing Association of Women. I asked him to tell me his story and how he started getting involved with DRAW.
He started attending the U.S. Nationals in 1991 with his brother and father. He was hooked after he saw the first Top Fuel Dragster run down the track. This event quickly became a tradition every Labor Day for him and his family. He remembers that his mom and dad would get to every final race early and stop by the DRAW booth to donate a little cash and pick up a ladder sheet so they could keep track of their favorite drivers throughout the day. Some 25 years later they still do the same thing.
Ike started donating small amounts to DRAW every year and decided in 2013 to try something different. He has been a touring musician for over 20 years, playing in excess of 240 shows per year. He has been putting on a concert at the Raceview Family Campgrounds every year starting in 1996. The concerts started small, sitting around campfires with close friends. Over the years, more people would show up to listen and eventually he started using a stage and a large PA system. He brought a couple of bands out to play and the crowds just kept getting bigger.
In 2013 at the 59th US Nationals he decided to try and raise some money and his father mentioned that they should do something for DRAW. He was able to get an acoustic guitar donated by IRC Music in Indianapolis and with the help from some great friends was able to get the guitar autographed by about 20 professional drag racers. That evening he played his show to a crowd of about 400+ people and started selling raffle tickets for the guitar. Towards the end of the night they drew the winning number and gave it away but only after raising about $1200 from the raffle. A few other donations took the total to almost $1400! Ike and his father delivered the money to the DRAW booth Monday morning before the finals. The look on the eyes of the ladies at the booth was very heartwarming, they were very thankful and so was he.
Ike played this past Labor Day weekend at the 61st US Nationals and it was his 20th year at the campground. He purchased an event flag, got about 13 driver autographs raffled it off that night at the show. The flag raised $250 and with the help of some friends from Fort Wayne (Team Social) they were able to sell some T-shirts they had made. Between the shirts and the flag Ike was able to present the ladies at the DRAW booth $500 on Monday morning.
Ike has done a lot of gigs in his career for many different charities including the American Cancer Society, Loop for Life, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Craven for the Cure, Red Mask Foundation, Alzheimers Research, SIDS, College Mentors for Kids and Care-N-Share to name a few. Its always been a joy for him to provide music for these charitable events. Ike plays music because he loves it, if there are those whos day can be brightened by what he does, then he is going to continue doing it. Ike is going to continue supporting DRAW every year, as he truly loves the sport of drag racing and the mission that the great people at DRAW follow, "Fast Help for Fast Friends".  Its his pleasure to be associated with such a grear organization as DRAW and he looks forward to raising more money in the future. Come check out his website at www.reverbnation.com/ikeguitar for future events.
Ike is a solid example of the people we do not hear about that are regular donors to DRAW and have been for years. If you know of anybody like him, tell me about it. Send the details to me via email at harbone66@gmail.com and I will post up the story right here in the website.
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The History Lesson

Deb Thompson, DRAW Historian


I have a complete file drawer full of “thank-you” cards and notes and pictures sent from racers and family members that DRAW has helped through the years.
Each and every person sending a thank-you had a need to express their appreciation for the help they received from DRAW when they really needed it. Some quotes: “Just knowing you were there for us means more than we can ever say.” “God bless you for being there when  we needed you.” “I want to thank you
for all the help you have given and you have given greatly. I firmly believe that it also was largely due to you (DRAW) that put him in a good frame of mind.”
“All of you should be extremely proud of the work you are doing helping those in their time of need. I never imagined we would be on the receiving end one
day.” I spoke to an injured racer, Larry Turner, and his wife, Becky. Larry was involved in an accident in his super comp  roadster in May 2014. He suffered a
leg fracture, seven fractured ribs and a punctured lung. In talking with each of them, the one thing they both said was how amazed they were at DRAW’s quick response. Rosalee Noble called while Larry was still in the hospital, and he was only in the hospital for 4 days. Becky particularly appreciated the concerns and caring she received from the then complete stranger, Rosalee, who offered her help so unexpectedly and when she needed it the most. Larry and Becky now
call themselves “ambassadors” for DRAW as they feel they can’t say enough good things about the organization and continue to pass the word about what we
do, becoming a member, making a donation, supporting DRAW. After 30 years of Fast Help for Fast Friends, there are still people in the drag racing community unsure about everything that DRAW does. And, we can only give that quick response and “Fast Help” when we are aware of an accident. Let’s keep spreading
the word about our grand organization, what we do, how to support DRAW, and always remember to report an accident o DRAW anytime you become aware of one. We are all very proud of the help DRAW is able to give!
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                    Some E-Mail Addresses Lost

Due to a computer malfunction early this year, some email addresses were lost. The e-mails that were effected the most were those with membership numbers from 9800 on. Some were backed up but some were not and are gone. Look at the front of your newsletter to see your Membership Number is printed on the label with your name and
also see if your E-Mail address is correct. I believe that all Memberships have been fixed in the computer but there was no E-Mail Data for a lot of the latest membership from 9800 on. If you would like to have the E-Mail version of the newsletter only and get this by mail just E-Mail Olan Gotcher at olan@jographix.com and put your Name, E-Mail Address and say E-Mail only and I will get it taken care of.
Sorry for the inconvenience but sometime there is no other means of getting information back. I have instituted a new backup procedure to correct this problem in the future.

Olan Gotcher
DRAW Membership Secretary

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Committee and Volunteer Opportunities for 2016
In 2016, DRAW will mark its 31st year of providing "Fast Help for Fast Friends." It takes the time and talent of many people to make our mission a reality. There are many ways you can help make 2016 DRAW's best year ever.

DRAW's lifeblood is dedicated volunteers. You can make a valuable contribution to DRAW by joining one of our committees: Website, Newsletter, Membership, Fundraising, Injured Racer Calling, and others that might arise during the year. If you are interested in volunteering or joining one of DRAW's committees, please submit an
application to Rosalee Noble, 4 Hance Dr., Charleston Ill. 61920 Email: rnoble@consolidated.com