June 25-26, 2010 - Barona, CA:
Drag Corner Promotions, in conjunction with the Manufacturers
Cup Challenge hosted a Trackside Barbeque, which was a Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) fundraising event at Barona Drag Strip
in Barona, Ca. a few miles Northeast of San Diego.
The CFF fundraising event was
open to the public and took place in the staging lanes on Friday
evening June 25, 2010 at 7 pm. (the night prior to Saturdays
kick-off of The 4th Annual BG Products Manufacturer's Cup Challenge
The event was a cooperative effort
between The San Diego Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's
"Great Strides" program, Drag Corner Promotions, Barona
Drag Strip, BG Product, Inc. and many volunteers from the drag
100% of the funds raised at this
event will go directly to the CFF Great Strides Fundraising program.
The Cystic Fibrosis foundation uses 90% of all funds raised for
medical research, medicines, equipment, and assistance to families
challenged by this genetic disease. Children with CF rarely live
past 30 years and may require lung transplants in the severest
cases. These children must consume more than 3000 calories per
day because the disease prevents the body from absorbing nutrients
from the food that they eat. They must do special breathing exercises
and take a regimen of medications on a daily basis just to sustain
a normal lifestyle so deserved by these children and their families.
This fun summertime open air
Cystic Fibrosis Trackside Barbeque fundraiser featured several
nitro cackle cars including The Marcellus Borsch & Boyd's
AA/FA "Winged Express"and historic top fuel dragsters
such as Ron Johnson's 1963 Chris Karamesines "Chizler"
and Rons 1962 Tommy Ivo "Barnstormer" as well as Bob
DeBurns "Paradise Alley", Bobby Hansen's "Wynn's
Spoiler", the Mooneyes dragster of Chico Kodama and Shige
Suganuma and the Deans Engineering car of Jake McCloud.
There were many interactive activities
scheduled at this event that included a meal ticket to great
Barbequed foods, beverages & deserts. A pledge pedal race,
raffles, game booths, the Manufacturer's Cup Challenge's Fabulous
Round Girls (Team Cheerleaders) and a Live 60's Band.