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South Boston Speedway teams with God's Pit Crew to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — God's Pit Crew, based in Danville, Va., along with South Boston Speedway are teaming together to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.

The powerful category 5 hurricane roared onto the Gulf Coast Monday morning packing winds of up to 145 miles per hour.

Katrina left behind widespread devastation, death, destruction and power outages.

"The death and destruction that took place earlier this week in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama is almost unbelievable," South Boston Speedway General Manager Cathy Rice said. "Those people in that area are in desperate need of our help and we are certain that race fans, who are known to be giving and compassionate, will aid in this cause."

God's Pit Crew will be making several pit stops at South Boston Speedway in the coming weeks to collect donations for the hurricane victims. Donations will be accepted at the speedway office 9 .m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and also on race days slated for Saturday, Sept. 3, and Saturday, Sept. 17.

Items most needed included: toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby needs such as diapers, formula, etc., toilet paper, canned food and other non-perishable items.

Monetary donations are also being accepted and are tax deductible. Checks can be made payable to God's Pit Crew.

For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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