Jackson Lombardo Racing to Again Host Children from
Hoosier Burn Camp at U.S. Nationals
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 29, 2016) - The Jackson Lombardo Racing (JLR) team can't wait to get to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the 62nd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, for more reasons than one. Driver John Lombardo Jr. and his exceedingly fast NAPA Filters/Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car are leading the points entering the event as the championship chase continues, and they will share the excitement of the weekend with a very special group of young survivors from Hoosier Burn Camp of Indiana.
"The U.S. Nationals at Indy is the biggest, baddest race of the year," said Lombardo Jr., three-time Top Alcohol Funny Car division/region champion and 22-time combined event winner. "We work on our program all year to have a shot at earning a Wally [trophy] at 'The Big Go.' Rick Jackson has achieved this coveted honor, and I have qualified low a couple of times, but I have yet to get it done on race day. It would be an honor to win after time shared with such a special group."
Hoosier Burn Camp is a nonprofit organization committed to providing life-changing experiences for young people who have suffered the physical and emotional trauma associated with a severe burn injury. Their annual summer camp and monthly events create experiences for burn survivors where they can be “just one of the kids”™ in a safe and supportive environment.
On Saturday, September 3, 2016, Hoosier Burn Camp kids will spend an action-packed day immersed in the excitement of the most anticipated NHRA drag race on the tour. They will be welcomed in the pit area of Lombardo Jr. beginning at 9:30 a.m. for a full day at the races that will begin with viewing the 260+ mph NAPA Filters/Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car up close as the team prepares for the day of competition.
Lombardo Jr., along with Funny Car driver Jack Beckman; Pro Stock drivers Allen Johnson, Drew Skillman and Alex Laughlin; Top Alcohol racers Jim and Annie Whiteley; Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Angelle Sampey, Cory Reed and Steve Johnson; and Pro Mod competitor TJ Coughlin will spend time with the children and their families answering questions and signing autographs.
The special day and a cash donation to Hoosier Burn Camp, to be used for future events to empower these brave survivors, is made possible through generous contributions from NAPA filters, Arvada, State Farm, Studio Z, Park Tudor, Plainfield Family Chiropractic, John Force Racing, Tony Stewart Racing, JEGS, Lucas Oil, Clevite, PHS, Brick & Belle, J&A Service, Omni Severin Hotel, Jackson Lombardo Racing, Aerodine, Pro Things, and NHRA.
"We are pleased to welcome back the Hoosier Burn Camp, some of the most special people we have ever had the pleasure of hosting," said Lombardo. "NHRA was built on making fans part of the action. This tradition will carry on Saturday in the JLR pits as great drivers and teams join us for the autograph session and meet and greet. Over 100 Campers and family members – many of them new to our sport – will enjoy the sights and sounds of the most exciting racing on the planet. We certainly look forward to sharing this experience with them."
For more information on Hoosier Burn Camp, please visit: hoosierburncamp.org. For more information about this event, contact Jackson Lombardo Racing representative LuAnn Bishop via email: [email protected].