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October 18-19, 2014
Schedule Here

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ATTN Shane fans!!!!
The 37 will be on display at The Thompson World Series, Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19.
Please stop by and pick up a hat, sweatshirt or new 2014 T-shirt.
Big blow out sale on older merchandise
Hoosier Tire Raffle and other surprises.
See you there!!!

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The Shane Hammond Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was started by Shane’s mother Deb, after Shane lost his life in a racing accident at Thompson Speedway. The purpose of the organization is to help offset the cost of safety equipment for the drivers, regardless of what type of racing they participate in.

This year to help with the fundraising efforts and to help keep this foundation going strong, the Tri State Kart Club has decided to sell laps for the Box Stock Clone money race, with ALL the lap money going to the foundation.

Laps will be sold for $10. This will be a 37 lap feature race, with Pomfret Speedway sponsoring
the Victory Lap.

If interested in supporting this great foundation, please fill out the bottom portion of this form and return it with your payment to the Tri State Kart Club- P.O. Box 247, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 or give it to Lisa Avedisian. If you have any questions please contact Lisa at Karting@Avedisians.com

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5th Annual
Shane Hammond Memorial Race
July 26, 2014 at The Waterford Speedbowl

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Deb - Todd Bertrand #39, 3rd - Winner Seth Carlson #71 - Avery Stoehr #15a, 2nd
PJ Stergios #11, 3rd - Anthone Payne #21, 2nd - Winner Juris Kupris #42 - Deb
 
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RWJM Column

8.7.14

DEEPER MEANING
I had the opportunity to attend some races these past weeks that carry more meaning than “just another race”. We call them “Memorial Races”. These races help us remember competitors and others connected with our racing community. Who is on your mind today? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Many of us have memories of racers that have left us. We keep their memory alive by taking time to recognize them and honor them during the racing season. Last week Riverhead remembered Tommy Baldwin, Richie Evans and Charlie Jarzombek. Three of "Charging" Charlie Jarzombek's vintage race cars were on hand as well as a "Tiger" Tom Baldwin 7NY. Racers don’t want to forget the past; they celebrate it and use that memory to keep them pressing forward to race another day.

I know these verses make an appearance in this column often but they are significant in encouraging us to persevere.

Hebrews 12:1-2; Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

Remembering the perseverance of others helps us continue on against the obstacles we face everyday. Those that are gone too soon do not leave us alone; they leave us with their example and the encouragement that that brings.

The other Saturday night I was at Waterford Speedbowl for the Shane Hammond Memorial. Shane left us in the prime of his life, but he didn’t leave us alone. He left a deep impression on our hearts. His life, the difficulties he overcame to just get into a racecar. I still can see the smile on his face. We joke about it often, but Shane was living the dream.

I had the opportunity to share Victory Lane with his mom on Saturday. The joy on her face as she presented trophies to the winners in Shane’s honor. She truly was letting his memory supply the strength for her to carry on. She not only is living life, but she is using her life and effort to help others be safer as they race through the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation.

Sometimes I wonder how difficult it would be to carry on if one of my children died. I wonder where the strength would come from. I think of Shane’s mom, Deb Marvuglio, and I know I’ll have someone to emulate.

Deb took the time this week to pour out her heart, to share what is really going on behind her smile and effervescent personality. She allowed me to share it with you this week.

“37, is it just a number?”

“The number 37, what does it mean to you? To me, it's not just a Midget that was transformed over the years from black to white to yellow & blue. The 37 was a dream that became a reality for my son, Shane. A young man who had an infectious smile and bright blue eyes. Shane learned about risk and reward and much more by 15. An amazing karter whether it was dirt or asphalt, he had a handle on it.

Fast forward to 15, emergency brain and spine surgery where the risk is death and the reward life; but what kind of life was yet to be determined. Shane survived and with determination like no other. He fought through pain and the odds against him to get back to karting. When the pain became too much he looked for a car that offered more suspension and protection from the grueling jarring of karting. NEMA that was the ticket; that was the open wheel racing of choice.

Shane crewed with the Cabral's and that magical day they let him take out their car at Waterford, he beamed as he climbed out. There was one person missing that day, his grandmother (his biggest fan, Betty).

We looked at each other and he said, "She's here, she didn't miss it".

Those magic moments continue as his brother Anthony "the Bug" Marvuglio experienced that feeling at Waterford on more than one occasion. Bug has expressed, "Mom, he was in the car with me", referring to Shane. Waterford is a magical place for me and my boys.

Back to the 37, not just a number, a tribute to Shane's Grandfather, Jack Glockner a man that helped Shane live his dream every step of the way. Shane and Jack (Pa) worked side by side and Pa bought him that last 37 from Bob Bradbury another NEMA legend that was taken too soon.

So as you get ready for the Shane Hammond Memorial, please think about the risks, the rewards and the price; is it all worth it, are you making the right choices. Every race is a risk, life is a risk. Shane's last race, in the Jarret #4, was a reward to him, he felt respected, excited, and worthy. He knew he could do whatever it takes. Sometimes our days don't go as planned and that one day in April, God had other plans; He took Shane out of his painful body and gave him eternal life..... For whosoever believeth.....shall have eternal life. (John 3:15)”

Deb Marvuglio, Shane and Anthony's mom, Shane Hammond Believe Foundation

THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD

IOWA TAKE TWO- I didn’t make the trip west to Iowa last week, we had Vacation Bible School at Mount Carmel Christian Church and I needed to be a part of things. Our Mid-West Chaplain, Mike Kray covered things and sent in this report. Thanks Mike for your willingness to serve the racing community.

The day started with bright sunshine as the teams prepared for the race. The day progressed well for all teams as only one car had an issue during the hot laps and a backup car was used. 43 cars qualified and started the race. The top 3 to 5 cars battled hard the last 15 laps and the lead changed several times. Brandon Jones took the checkered flag followed by Kenzie Ruston and Cole Custer.

Chapel service was attended by approximately 25 people from both the K & N East and West. We discussed how Christ gives us victory over the storms in our lives. In Matthew 8:23-27 we see where Jesus and His disciples got in a ship to cross the Sea of Galilee. They had a long and hard day and I am sure they were glad to relax and enjoy the ride. The disciples were experienced fisherman but the Sea of Galilee is approximately 13 miles long and 7 miles wide and surrounded by mountains. A wind can come up swiftly and the waters can go from calm to 15 to 20 foot waves very quickly. The disciples were scared and Jesus was sleeping. I am sure they woke Jesus up by shouting, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!" Jesus asked why they were afraid and told them they had little faith. Jesus then rebuked the wind and the waves and the Sea of Galilee became extremely calm.

We can so easy forget to pray and wonder why things go wrong. Then we get upset or lose our temper impacting all those around us - our crew, our family, the driver. We set out for Iowa after a week of unpacking and trying to find things after moving. We moved from a house we had lived in for 43 years. So many things were running through my mind, trying to make sure I had bills paid and got them in the mail, getting packed for the trip, setting the GPS in the car and as we pulled out of the driveway my wife reminded me I had forgotten the most important thing - pray for the trip. Trying to pray while listening to the GPS and looking out for traffic simply does not work. That prayer needs to be a priority and let the rest fall into place. Here Jesus was ready to listen and I forgot to speak to Him!

Things can happen in racing. We can do our best with our car and the setup and things can still happen. The first Indy 500 I attended Wally Dullenbach, Sr, had the fastest and best car. Leading lap after lap for over half the race and then he picked up debris in a tire and as he slowed down the engine gave out. Bad weather came in and if he could have lasted 12 more laps he would have won a rain shortened race.

When things come up in our lives talk to Jesus and let Him calm the storms in our life. Psalm 119:10 says "With a whole heart I sought you. Let me not wander from your commandments." We are reminded to delight in God's Word. Yet when those events take place we call "racing happens" the storm is right there in our lives and now we need to have the courage to take our issues with Him and let Jesus Christ give us Victory in all circumstances.

Bob reminded us of "A Christian's Job Description" by giving us 20 examples of a Christian's MO. The first reminder is to love one another and really be the example to others and Christ is the example to us. Bob was a pleasure to be with the entire day as we prayed for the drivers and served the NASCAR officials.

Let us rejoice and remember no matter what happens Jesus loves us. He wants us to talk to Him and is ready and willing to be in our lives - eternally & forever! Amen!

MID-AUGUST ROAD TRIP- Well here we go, Stafford/Watkins Glen on Friday, Thompson on Wednesday, Virginia International on Saturday and Bristol on Wednesday. Back and forth and in between, it will be interesting to see what God has planned.

YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED- In August of every year we face a challenge to keep going. The racing season takes a toll on us physically, mentally and spiritually. The resources needed to continue get scarce. We need you by our side. Please lift us up in your prayers and remember to partner with us financially. It is important as we run the race marked out for us.

Until next time, be a witness for our Lord with the ministry decals and apparel. See them at the Show Your Faith Apparel Store at www.rwjm.com. Send us your prayer and counseling needs no matter what part of our racing family you are in, or give us a call. Remember that God loves you, we love you and
Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.

Mail reaches us at Racing with Jesus Ministries, PO Box 586, Tolland, CT 06084. Check our weekly printed pages in "Area Auto Racing News", the East Coast’s largest weekly racing paper" Check our home page www.rwjm.com for past articles. Drop us a note and share your input and thoughts. Please remember, we can only do what we do because of your prayerful support.

Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don
37, is it just a number?
By Deb Marvuglio
The number 37, what does it mean to you? To me, it's not just a Midget that was transformed over the years from black to white to yellow & blue. The 37 was a dream that became a reality for my son, Shane. A young man who had an infectious smile and bright blue eyes.

Shane learned about risk and reward and much more by 15. An amazing karter whether it was dirt or asphalt, he had a handle on it. Fast forward to 15 and emergency brain and spine surgery where the risk is death and the reward life, but what kind of life was yet to be determined. Shane survived and with determination like no other fought through pain and the odds against him to get back to karting.

When the pain became to much he looked for a car that offered more suspension and protection from the grueling jarring of karting. NEMA that was the ticket, that was the open wheel racing of choice. Shane crewed with the Cabral's and that magical day they let him take out their car at Waterford, he beamed as he climbed out. There was one person missing that day, his grandmother (his biggest fan, Betty) and we looked at each other and he said, "she's here, she didn't miss it".

Those magic moments continue as his brother Anthony "the Bug" Marvuglio experienced that feeling at Waterford on more than one occasion. Bug has expressed, "Mom, he was in the car with me", referring to Shane. Waterford is a magical place for me and my boys.

Back to the 37, not just a number, a tribute to Shane's Grandfather, Jack Glockner a man that helped Shane live his dream every step of the way. Shane and Jack (Pa) worked side by side and Pa bought him that last 37 from Bob Bradbury another NEMA legend that was taken too soon.

So as you get ready for the Shane Hammond Memorial, please think about the risks, the rewards and the price; is it all worth it, are you making the right choices. Every race is a risk, life is a risk. Shane's last race, in the Jarret #4 was a reward to him, he felt respected, excited, and worthy. He knew he could do whatever it takes. Sometime our days don't go as planned and this one day in April, God had other plans; he took Shane out of his painful body and gave him eternal life..... For whosoever believeth.....shall have eternal life. (John 3:15)

FRIDAY, JUNE 27th
15 Lap - Champions for Charities Race
Wild Thing Kart - Senior Outlaw Karts
at Stafford Motor Speedway

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Driver: Randy Cabral
3-Time NEMA Midget Champion
Racing for The Shane Hammond Foundation in
Stafford Speedway's Champions for Charity
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CHARITY PROGRAM ON THE STAFFORD SITE HERE
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DONATION FORM HERE

Hello family, friends, fans, & racers,

I am very excited about Randy Cabral choosing SHBF for his run
at Stafford Speedway, Friday, Jun 27.

Our trailer with all our merchandise for sale & the Hammond 37 midget
will be on display. Come and sit in the car, get a picture or just
share some great memories.

Raffling off TWO tickets to the Red Sox game on June 30, with any
SHBF purchase of $5.00 or more get one free entry or you can
purchase a chance; 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.

Donations can still be made for this event.

 THANKS again to everyone who has donated already.
 
Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan - $20 includes tax from SHBF
Paperback:
252 pages
What compels a young man or woman to spend ungodly amounts of money driving a racecar every weekend at the local track, risking life and limb at 150 miles an hour, entertaining friends and total strangers? Author editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart had to find out after witnessing the tragic wreck that killed Boston-area driver Shane Hammond at Thompson International Speedway. This non-fiction book explores a slice of American culture, the short track racing obsession, and how the author became a fan as a child, bedridden for a year by rheumatic fever with only his imagination, pencils, and watercolors to pass the time. The author writes about his parents’ divorces and remarriages during an era when divorce was rare, giving him and his brother Tim a stigma in their neighborhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The author discovers the extraordinary motivation behind Shane Hammond’s desire to race by a chance encounter with his mother and younger brother in the pits at the last race of the season. Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan is about love of family in spite of the complexity and confusion it may involve and the author’s working class heroes on the track. This isn’t NASCAR; this is your neighbor.


About the Author:
Bob Englehart is the editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Courant and lives in Connecticut with his wife Pat McGrath. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. He's syndicated worldwide by caglecartoons.com.
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"Connecticut's Premier Karting Facilities"
www.pomfretspeedway.org
This Sunday Sept.15, 2013 The Shane Hammond Foundation will be at
Pomfret Speedway to raise awareness of the importance of safety equipment
in racing. We will have a table set up with information and will have items for sale as well as raffles. Please stop by.

RAFFLE!
Winner: Howie Bumpus
ATTN: Racers... The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation is happy to announce that we are raffling a HANS device. It is a brand new ADULT SMALL valued at $695.00. You can purchase a chance for $10.00. It's up to you how soon we draw the winner. We need to sell a minimum of 50 tickets. If you are interested in a ticket, just email or call with your name and address to arrange payment. THIS IS A CHANCE of a lifetime..... and one that could save your life. ENTER NOW!!
Deb Marvuglio - 508-245-0689 -
email:  shanebelieve@comcast.net


SATURDAY, JULY 27th
The 4th Annual
Shane Hammond Memorial Race
Awards & Lap Boards HERE
 
         
         
         
       

Hello SHBF fans,

The SHBF will be holding its 4th annual race on July 27 at Waterford. We are looking for a corporate sponsor along with lap and special award sponsors. It is currently up in the air if we will be able to offer a dinner after the race. Donations have been limited and the fund raising that has been performed has been helping racers at many levels and divisions. We are happy that we have not had to turn away any request for safety equipment, but would love to be able to have more of an impact not only with drivers and owners but tracks to improve safety.

It's been five years since we lost Shane and we hope this year we can be more prominent in the racing communities to assist with safety and to spread the word about the foundation and our purpose. Please share this with your email lists and help spread the word. We are a 501 (3) (c) and welcome any help or inquiries.

Here is the link for the laps, finishes and special awards:
www.nemaracing.com/shane-2013.htm

Please email or call and donations can be made out to and mailed to:
Shane Hammond Believe Foundation or SHBF
164 Anna Drive
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Thank you for your support.

Believe,

Deb Marvuglio  -  Shane & Anthony's Mom  -  508-245-0689

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