Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start your engines for the 8th Annual Race 4 Time Performance Challenge at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Kevin Butterfield, a chiropractor and racing fanatic, created the event to raise money for children in need at Riley Children’s Hospital.
Butterfield will host the 8th annual Race 4 Time Performance Challenge, (previously Winged Warrior Performance Challenge and Car Show) at Lucas Oil Raceway Park Saturday.
To date, the challenge has raised over $100,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital.
“The goal of the Race 4 time Performance Challenge and Car Show event has been the same since its inception about 10 years ago at my office in Connersville,” Butterfield stated. “I want to be able to stop the world for them, albeit brief, to get down on one knee and look them in the eyes and make them forgot about what terminal disease they face, and just be a kid again. I want them to know there are people out there who are fighting for them as much as we can. This event will benefit the Riley Hospital for Children’s Cheer Guild, where it all started years ago, as a toy drive in my office.”
Butterfield’s main concern is benefiting the children in need.
“It is in fact so much about the kids. I take the Media Shootout car to the hospital and have the kids come down and ‘bless’ the car for us, but tracing their hands in permanent marker on the car. Some kids who are ‘too sick’ to come watch us race actually can say they ‘RACED’ with us because their hands are on the car that the media will race for them. Every kid loves cars, and this is their time to actually sit in and drive in their favorite car of all times! I ask the kids to pick out there favorite car on race day and go stand next to it. The drivers then get in the car and take the kids and their non-erasable smiles down the drag strip 2 by 2 followed by the Media Shootout car, and then off to bless every event we will be racing on for them. After the kids are gathered around, they give the command, ‘Ladies and Gentleman START YOUR ENGINES!’ and then, and only then can we start our day doing all we can to raise money for them.”