Ricky Weiss Racing & Drydene Performance Products Raise Awareness and Funds for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Warminster, Pennsylvania (October 1, 2020): Drydene Performance Products is excited to join World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series star and Team Drydene racer Ricky Weiss to raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer during the remainder of the World of Outlaws 2020 campaign.
Weiss, who currently ranks second in the WoO championship standings in his second full season with the series, has transformed his Drydene-backed No. 7 machine’s red accents to pink and teal during October and November to promote Breast Cancer Awareness (October) and Ovarian Cancer Awareness (November).
“This time of the year you always hear a lot about raising awareness for cancer and this year we wanted to get involved,” said Weiss. “We have a lot of personal connections to people who have battled the disease and with the amount of people we are in front of both at the track and on DIRTVision we’re hoping to make a difference.”
Weiss, who hails from Headlingley, Manitoba, Canada, has several personal connections to cancer. His initial passion for this fundraiser stems from his grandmother’s fight with ovarian cancer: after beating the disease a few years ago, she once again is battling ovarian cancer. In addition, breast cancer runs in Ricky’s family on his mom’s side. The connection has impacted his racing family as well: the wife of Vic Hill, his engine builder, fought breast cancer several years ago and is now in remission. In addition, his current crew chief Jason Palubicki had stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2001 and is also now in remission. While being on the road can be one of the most difficult parts of the sport, it has also provided Ricky an opportunity to use the racing program to make a difference in the lives of families like his who battle cancer.
Ricky Weiss Racing worked with Brett Wyatt of Martell Signs in Crossville, TN to develop the design of his car. The black and red No. 7 will have teal accents on the driver side and pink striping on the right side.
Drydene will be matching Ricky’s winnings during the month of October and November, up to $10,000, as Drydene’s donation to support this cause. The money raised will be donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano. Half of the money raised will go toward the V Foundation’s breast cancer research fund, while the other half will go toward its ovarian cancer research fund.
Weiss and his crew will also be wearing custom hats with pink and teal during the next two months that can be purchased at the track and on his online store at weissracing7.com, with proceeds going toward cancer research.
“The Manitoba Missile” earned his first career WoO A-Main triumph in January at Vado Speedway Park in New Mexico and scored another when the WoO Late Model series returned to action in May at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Weiss is looking to close the year with strong runs as well as generate more awareness for cancer and the families the disease impacts.
Ricky Weiss Racing upcoming racing schedule:
Oct. 2: Cherokee Speedway
Oct. 3: 411 Motor Speedway
Oct. 10: TBD
Oct. 16-17: TBD
Oct. 23: Kokomo Speedway
Oct. 24: I-55 Raceway
Nov. 5-7: World Finals
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