Thursday, February 03, 2011

Benson To Drive For Charity At Berlin Raceway announced today that former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and Grand Rapids, MI, native Johnny Benson will drive the team’s new Boyne Machine Premier Super Late Model car at Marne, Michaigan's Berlin Raceway in 2011. Benson continues to search for a full-time ride in one of NASCAR's top three national divisions, but has committed to drive in up to six races on the new series. Foundation, a Michigan based non profit charitable foundation supporting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will also campaign a Berlin Modified this season, after raising more than $50,000 for the hospital in 2010. In addition to its fundraising efforts, Racing Awareness provides seriously ill children and their families with visits to the race track and meet-and-greet sessions with drivers.

Benson is scheduled to make his debut behind the wheel of the Racing Awareness car on Tuesday, June 21 in the Rowdy 251, named for NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, who is also scheduled to compete. For the latest information on Racing and Johnny Benson, plus the 2011 Racing Awareness and Berlin Raceway schedules, go to or search RacingAwareness on Facebook.

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