The Drag Racing Association of Women (DRAW) has just announced that NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver, Cassie Simonton from Kon Rodz Racing, will represent the organization responsible for raising funds for drivers and crew members injured in drag racing accidents at the track.
“It’s a huge honor to be associated with The Drag Racing Association of Women. Not only has it been around for over 26 years, but it is extremely successful in that it has helped so many people in the racing community. We all know racing is dangerous and NHRA definitely takes all the right precautions to keep the series as safe as possible, but it is nice to know that there is a large group of people ready to step in and help out if an accident does happen.” — Cassie Simonton
DRAW is a non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support to drivers and crew members involved in drag racing accidents while at the track. DRAW came into play in 1985 following a successful 1984 fundraiser for injured racer, Shirley Muldowney. Members of the drag racing community who were involved in the relief endeavor were blown away by the support of fellow racers and fans. In turn, many were inspired to create an organization that would financially assist individuals involved in drag racing accidents.
The organization operates by the slogan, “Fast Help for Fast Friends” and has been victorious in each effort to provide support. From 1985-2010, DRAW raised over $3,754,442 to aid more than 732 families. Last year, 45 families alone were supported, with funds raised exceeding $220,125.
For ways to become involved in DRAW, please visit www.drawonline.org