- Tuesday 24 June, 2014
To help the Summit Motorsports Park family cope with the sudden death of junior-dragster driver Valerie Bennett, Racers for Christ chaplains Hugh Goodale, Jill Goodale and Randy Orsborn will be at the Test and Tune session on Friday, June 27 in addition to the Accel Super Series race on Saturday, June 28.
While they’ll make their way around the pit area on Friday, they plan to spend the majority of their time with junior-dragster drivers on Saturday morning. They’ll then gather at 1 p.m. on the Summit Side of the park near the grandstands to share stories of Valerie and to invite others to do so.
“She was one of our drivers, and this is tough,” said Chaplain Hugh Goodale, “We need to be there for each other and offer assurances. Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with the right thing to say, and that’s when just being quiet and listening to someone can be a helpful way of supporting them.”