Saturday night was a celebration of the life of Terry Evans at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Evans was a longtime racer at the track who tragically lost his life after being involved in an accident on his way home from a day of practice at the track.
The medical bills for his treatment are going to be huge so the racing community came together on Saturday night to help the family and also plant the seeds of a foundation that will carry on Evans’ legacy for generations to come.
Saturday night’s racing at MBS was sponsored by Bell & Bell Buick GMC, a big supporter of the race team Evans worked with at the track. Their nights at the speedway are always a popular event and the added celebration of Terry’s life brought even more people to the facility. The event also brought in racers from across the Southeast to compete in six different divisions of racing. Over 100 cars competed in the races on Saturday night.
Prior to the races the speedway did a “pass the helmet” during the driver meet and greet on the track. Every driver turned their helmet upside down and fans threw in any donations their hearts could stand.
Some drivers went through the stands as well for those fans who chose not to hit the track for the driver interaction. As opening ceremonies began, drivers took their helmets to the Evans family and the financial support was remarkable.
The track also held a 50/50 raffle and a second raffle for a 40” Smart TV donated by 2016 track champion Matt Cox and his sponsor Aaron’s. The 50/50 raffle brought in more than $1,000.
After a long night of great racing the donations from the helmet pass, the 50/50 raffle and the television raffle were pooled together. The generosity of the racing community was nothing short of amazing.
A total of $13,433.52 cents was taken in throughout the day and night. The Evans family and The Racing Brotherhood Foundation are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support by friends and strangers alike who share the common bond of racing.