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Mike Greene of CarsYeah gets Personal with Traci Hrudka in Pod Cast

Profile PicListen in as Mike Greene interviews Traci Hrudka of the Quarter Mile Foundation. No subject was off limits.

CarsYeah podcast is a 5 day a week show hosted by Mark Greene. Mark is an incurable automotive enthusiast interviewing successful automotive entrepreneurs who live a lifestyle around their passion for automobiles. Mark will take you on their journey, get under the hood, and provide some inspiration.  You can find the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, YouTube, or here on the Cars Yeah website Podcast pages.  Don’t forget to subscribe and get your free Fill ‘R Up Book. Sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride! – See more at: http://www.carsyeah.com.

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B.J. Vangsness wins John Force guitar at PRI Show 2014

IMG_0023 c-100 dpiB.J. Vangsness, the co-owner of the famed Byron Dragway (Byron, Ill.), had his Christmas arrive a little early this year. At shortly after 3 PM Saturday (December 13), B.J. got a phone call from the Quarter Mile Foundation, telling him his ticket #260583 was the winner of the John Force guitar raffle.

Vangsness, who had purchased the winning ticket an hour earlier said, “I am totally surprised!! I was donating to a great cause to gather the memories about the history of the sport; however, winning was not really in the plan! But I sure am grateful, and this guitar is going to be placed in a very prominent location in our track offices!”

The acoustic guitar was given a John Force themed wrap by BSG Wraps, Fort Worth, Tex. (www.bsgwraps.com), which did the two earlier wrapped guitars the Foundation raffled at the 2014 SEMA Show. As with the SEMA guitars, the Force guitar generated tremendous interest from the exhibitors and attendees. Quarter Mile Foundation Chairman, Traci Hrudka stated, “We truly appreciated the interest in the guitar, and the participation in the raffles at Indy and Las Vegas.

“Skip Madara at BSG Wraps did a tremendous job with the graphics, and created three excellent raffle items, and we appreciate his efforts and support. We intend to offer these drag racing-themed guitars at selected events in 2015.”

Guitar Raffle Big Hit at 2014 SEMA Show

The Foundation raffled off two acoustic guitars which featured graphics wraps from BSG Wraps, Fort Worth, Tex. (www.bsgwraps.com), at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 4-7, 2014. Ticket sales were brisk for the two guitars, one featuring a collage of some of drag racing’s early personalities (Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Linda Vaughn, Don Garlits, Mickey Thompson, etc.), and the other a Don Pruhomme collage. Making the interest strong was the fact the wrap covering the guitars would not be repeated — VERY limited editions.

The two winners were drawn at the Foundation’s booth on Friday afternoon. The winner of the Prudhomme guitar was Adam Smith, owner of Black Plate Restorations, Acton, Calif., and the winner of the mixed collage guitar was Marvin Benoit, President of Quick Fuel Technology, Bowling Green, Ky.

The Foundation appreciates the enthusiastic support received at the SEMA Show. We are looking forward to the Performance Racing Industry Show, December 11-13 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

There will be another pair of guitars raffled at the Foundation’s PRI Show at booth 2867 in the Yellow Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!

Marvin Benoit (L) and Traci Hrudka (R) share a smile after the guitar raffle drawing.

Marvin Benoit (L) and Traci Hrudka (R) share a smile after the guitar raffle drawing.