Drag Racing Association of Women

               "Fast Help for Fast Friends"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

DRAW's motto is "Fast Help For Fast Friends" and our sole mission is providing financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in a drag racing accident at a track.

Financial assistance paid 1985-2013 - $4,055,442
Number of families assisted 1985-2013 -  799

Financial Aid Statistics: 2013

Number of families assisted in 2013 - 18
During the month of September DRAW paid out $8,000 in aid and helped 9 families
DRAW Die Cast Clearance!!!                
This is a large NHRA Collectibles collections. Some cars have been displayed, boxes are worn on a few. Buy one or buy all, the more you buy the cheaper it gets!

Simpson mini helmet Larry Dixon Miller Lite $10

Simpson mini helmet Kenny Bernstein Budweiser King $10

1997 Action Platinum Series Randy Anderson Pontiac Funny Car 1;64 scale 1/5000 produced and its autographed on the back. $10

1997 Action Platinum Jim Head Close Call Top Fuel Dragster 1:24th scale 1/5000 produced item# W249723233. There are 2 of these cars. $25 each

1997 Action Platinum Series Bruce Sarver Carquest Top Fuel Dragster 1:24th scale 1/4440 produced item# W249723285. $25

1999 Action Racing Collectibles Tony Schumacher Exide Top Fuel Dragster 1:24th scale 1/5004 produced item# P249923373 . $30

1997 Action Racing Collectible Joe Amato Keystone Top Fuel Dragster 1:24th scale 1/1500 produced item# C249723203. $40

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Camaro Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/3100 produced. $25

Matco Tools Kendall Whit Bazemore Camaro Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/3100 produced. $25

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Pontiac Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/3500 produced. $25

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Dodge Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/2150 produced. $25

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Pontiac Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/3500 produced. $25

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Dodge Funny Car NHRA US Nationals Funny Car Champ 1/24th scale 1/3500 produced. $35

Matco Tools Englishtown Whit Bazemore Pontiac Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/3500 produced. $25

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Pontiac Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/2750 produced. $25

Mac Tools Phil Burkhart Jr Nitrofish 1999 Pontiac Funny Car 1:24th scale 1/5004 produced item# P249929605. $35

Auto Authentics Tony Pedregon 2009 Nitrofish Chevy Impala Funny Car 1:24. $20

Racing Champions Matco Tools Nitrofish Funny Car 1:24 scale. $25

Matco Tools Whit Bazemore Fast and Furious 2003 Dodge Funny Car Route 66 National Champ
1:24th scale 1/2000 produced. $35

Action Platinum Series Winston Whit Bazemore 1998 Ford Mustang Funny Car with display case
1:24th scale 1/5000 produced item# W249829269 $35
Will combine shipping on multiple items, if you buy a bunch I will ship for FREE!!
Please contact Chris at chardesty@driveextreme.com
Remember all proceeds go to help injured racers and their families!
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The DRAW Annual Charity Auction in Dallas 
 
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DRAW Founding Member Linda McCulloch

DRAW Founding member Linda McCulloch passed away on September 17 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimers, she was 72 years old. Wife of legendary Funny Car race Ed "The Ace" McCulloch, mother of Al-Anabi Top Fuel crew chief Jason McCulloch and grandmother to Ashley Yost who is a board member of DRAW. Linda was one of the 10 founding members of the Drag Racing Association of Women.
Per the families request there will be no service. Cards may be sent to the family 22424 Masters Dr. Friant, Ca 93636

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DRAW Pinewood Derby Race at Brainerd 
Summit Racing Equipment
Nationals Sunday Morning
Track Walk
 
 
Patricia Garlits 1934-2014
 
GARLITS, Patricia Louise Bieger, wife of Legendary Drag Racer, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits for nearly 61 years left this world and went over to the other side to spend eternity with Jesus Christ on February 2, 2014, at 5:53 PM. Patricia was born March 27th, 1934 in Covington, Kentucky, to Richard and Vivian Bieger. She had been suffering for many years, from a terminal disease. She passed away quietly at home with her husband, two Daughters, GayLyn Capitano and Donna Garlits, her sister Sharon Keppel and granddaughter Anna Capitano at her side, along with her two little Yorkshire Terriers, Bonnie and Belle. We had Glenn Miller playing in the background, as that was her favorite "Big Band". Patricia is survived by her husband; Donald Glenn Garlits, two Daughters; GayLyn Capitano and Donna Louise Garlits, her Son-in-Law; Gregory Ernest Capitano, her five Grandchildren; Kirsten Capitano Watley, Rodney Donald Garlits, Sarah Lyn Smith, Benjamin Gregory Capitano, and Anna Elizabeth Capitano, one Great-Grandchild; Braden Alexander-James Garlits, a Sister; Sharon Faye Keppel, a Nephew; Charles Joseph Keppel Jr. and a Niece; Sandra Lee Toner, a brother-in-law; Edward Lawrence Garlits and Nephews; Edward Lawrence Garlits Jr. and William Dale Garlits, as well as great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Pat was one of the Founders of DRAW. Cards may be sent to the family at the following address: Don Garlits, Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Inc., 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473.
 
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Make sure to visit the DRAW Booth at every NHRA National Event this 2014 season!

2014 marks the 28th.year that DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) Booth has been a part of NHRA National Events, in its quest to raise money to provide financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in drag racing accidents at a track. In 1986 it started out as a Snow Cone Booth.  It was a very small booth that was put together with PVC Pipes.  It was only opened when someone was available to operate it. 
T-Shirts with the DRAW Logo on it and raffle tickets for a trip to Hawaii (donated by Hawaiian Punch) were the only things sold out of the booth. 
In the late 80’s we moved to a pop-up tent and added other things to our merchandise. We would try to open the booth late Friday and then have it open on Saturday and Sunday. We tried to have it open every race, but if members were not available to work... 

In the 90’s additional items were introduced for sale and the booth was moved from a pop up tent, to operate from a trailer on manufacturers midway.  In 1992, John Raffa approached us about sell sterling silver automotive jewelry. This has turned out to be very popular item.  In the early 90’s NHRA approached DRAW to sell qualifying and ladder sheets to the sportsmen racers and fans.  In order to do that, we had to commit to having the booth open the day the sportsmen racers ran their qualifying rounds meaning the booth was open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For a few years, different people would keep the booth open at different events, but it started to become harder and harder to find someone available every day, all day, every event. In 1998 Terry & Rosalee Noble had both retired and volunteered to become the permanent workers at the DRAW Booth for all of the NHRA National Events.  At the couple North East, Pat Shaeffer volunteered to run the National Booth.

As the 2014 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Season begins, the DRAW Booth will can once again be found amongst the many contingency and marketing sponsors located on the midway in the pits.  The DRAW Booth will once again be sharing space on Kip Rhoton’s (KJR Motorsports) rig with companies such as K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric and several other contingency sponsors.

 So if you are at one the 24 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing National Events please stop by the DRAW Booth.  See what it has to offer.  DRAW always enjoys visiting with-well just about everyone. 
 
See you at the track….

The History Lesson 

Deb Thompson, DRAW Historian 

Just a few weeks ago on September 17, 2014, the drag racing community lost another honorable member when Linda McCulloch

passed away. Linda was the wife of the legendary FC driver Ed “The Ace” McCulloch, mother of the Al-Anabi TF crew chief Jason

McCulloch, and grandmother to Ashley Yost who carries on her legacy by serving as a current Board member for DRAW. Linda

holds a special place in the heart of DRAW as she was one of the founding members of this organization in 1985. Standing with

Linda in creating DRAW were Holly Beadle, Lynn Prudhomme, Laura Earwood, Diane Hedrich, Janie Oswald, Pat Garlits, Gere

Amato, Penny Beck and Etta Glidden. I have named these women before, but we are so blessed and our history so rich because of

their vision, perseverance and diligence to create this great organization that they bear repeating. For the first 3 years of DRAW, the

officers only held office for 1 year which was later changed to 2 years. In that first year in 1985, Holly Beadle was the President and

Linda McCulloch was Vice President. In 1986, Janie Oswald was President. Linda McCulloch was President of DRAW in 1987.

Linda remained on the Board of Directors through 1990. I was privileged enough to attend a general DRAW meeting during the

U.S. Nationals with most of these women in attendance. At that point in my life, I had recently joined DRAW and was just a young

spectator with only dreams of someday being a participant. So to walk into that room for a meeting lead by these powerful, dynamic

women was intimidating but exciting all at the same time. It clearly influenced me to volunteer and to become an active member of

DRAW. Linda McCulloch helped to establish DRAW and to her we will always be grateful. With the help of all of the thousands of

volunteers through the years, we are strong and changing lives for the better from the injured racer to the volunteer helping to accomplish

“Fast Help for Fast Friends.”

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                    Some E-Mail Addresses Lost

Due to a computer malfunction early this year, some email addresses were lost. The e-mails that were effected the most were those with membership numbers from 9800 on. Some were backed up but some were not and are gone. Look at the front of your newsletter to see your Membership Number is printed on the label with your name and
also see if your E-Mail address is correct. I believe that all Memberships have been fixed in the computer but there was no E-Mail Data for a lot of the latest membership from 9800 on. If you would like to have the E-Mail version of the newsletter only and get this by mail just E-Mail Olan Gotcher at olan@jographix.com and put your Name, E-Mail Address and say E-Mail only and I will get it taken care of.
Sorry for the inconvenience but sometime there is no other means of getting information back. I have instituted a new backup procedure to correct this problem in the future.

Olan Gotcher
DRAW Membership Secretary

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Committee and Volunteer Opportunities for 2014
In 2014, DRAW will mark its 29th year of providing "Fast Help for Fast Friends." It takes the time and talent of many people to make our mission a reality. There are many ways you can help make 2013 DRAW's best year ever.

DRAW's lifeblood is dedicated volunteers. You can make a valuable contribution to DRAW by joining one of our committees: Website, Newsletter, Membership, Fundraising, Injured Racer Calling, and others that might arise during the year. If you are interested in volunteering or joining one of DRAW's committees, please submit an
application to Rosalee Noble, 4 Hance Dr., Charleston Ill. 61920 Email: rnoble@consolidated.com