Class 8 trucks competing on a drag strip . . . raising money for children . . . these two great concepts came together this month in an event sponsored by Double Coin Tires.
The annual Truckin’ for Kids fundraiser at Irwindale Speedway in California was a huge success with more than 300 truck entries and thousands of fans in the stands. Double Coin was the premier sponsor and also donated eight 255/70R22.5 RT500’s for the traveling Truckin’ for Kids rig.
This was the 38th annual show, which has raised more than $2 million in its history and presently donates to the Los Angeles chapter of the JDRF which benefits type one diabetes. Frank and Dianna Pangburn have volunteered for 35 years and have managed the show since 1990 with most of the same volunteers from 1987.
I (that's me on the left presenting an award) was there to represent Double Coin and what a blast! In addition to the drag races, there was a truck show and competitions such as who could back their tractor up to a trailer hookup the quickest.
But the coolest thing was knowing that the event was raising thousands of dollars for kids in need.
We were honored to support this great event and wish Truckin’ for Kids much, much success down the road.