In remembrance of NHRA great Darrell Russell, we are honored to be a part of this weekend’s commemorative celebration. Darrell’s life was cut short in a tragic racing accident in 2004, and this week would mark his 40th birthday. Alan Bradshaw, driver of the Vis Viva Top Fuel dragster and longtime Russell family friend, will unveil a special commemorative paint scheme and crew uniforms for this weekend’s NHRA event. Upon completion of the St. Louis event, the uniforms, firesuit and helmet will be auctioned on Ebay, with all proceeds benefiting Racers For Christ and DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women).
“We’re honored to be a part of this celebration of life,” stated Lisa Vanbeek, Executive Vice-President of Vicci. “When we heard of the team’s plans for Darrell’s 40th birthday, we were more than willing to particpate by donating the team uniforms. The Ebay sale will benefit two amazing organizations and we just feel blessed to be a part of something so important to so many people.”
This weekend’s event can be seen on Saturday & Sunday on ESPN2. Check back with us after the event for a link to the Ebay auction and help support this wonderful cause.