Racing to support college scholarships

Racing to support college scholarships

(ROYSE CITY, TX — June 20, 2016) The race was on at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills on June 3, as folks of all ages zipped around the racetrack to support graduating Royse City high school seniors during the Royse City Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Speeding 4 Scholarships Go-Karting Tournament.

Racers in three age groups enjoyed a night of fun competition as they sped around the fastest kart racing track in Texas – and all for a great cause. Each year the Royse City Chamber awards two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Royse City school district. Friday’s event, Royse City Chamber Executive Director Julia Bryant said, will help the Chamber to raise funding to present an additional college scholarship in 2017.

“It was exciting to hold an event where people of all ages – men, women, boys and girls – could participate and win awards,” Bryant said. “Our hope is those who were there will be so enthusiastic over how much fun it was that they will go to their places of business and encourage them to put teams together for next year. It’s a wonderful team building experience and a really fun way for employees to get to know one another better outside of work.”

Race winners in each age group:

Adult 21+

1st – Jacob Tillett (overall top speed of 75.278)

2nd – Bobby Gladu

3rd – Mark Herrera

Adult 16-20

1st – AJ Raley (overall top speed of 74.072)

2nd – Tre Green

3rd – Andrew Barrick

Children 8-15

1st – Mart Dennis

2nd – Liam Stegall

3rd – Jillian Fowler

Overall Race Champion – Jacob Tillett

Overall Winner Jacob Tillett. Photo courtesy Royse City Chamber.

Sponsors included Toyota of Rockwall, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Royse City Health & Rehab, BSW Family Medical Center Royse City, Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark, Alliance Bank, Atmos Energy, Guaranty Bank, MidSouth Bank, Rockwall Urgent Care, Reliant Title Co., Ellis Insurance, Servpro   Rockwall, CSC Rockwall, OncorElectric, RE/MAX Heritage, McNew Dentistry, Modern Woodmen/Shey Stegall, Target Rockwall, ANB Royse City, Bulldog Powersports, Fowler Design, Hunt Co. Party Rental,

Subway Walmart Royse City, Sunrise Ice Cream, Appreciation Printing, Costco, Shenaniganz, PK’s Floor USA, and Charlie’s Hamburgers Royse City.

“Many thanks to all of the volunteers and the Royse City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for their hard work,” Bryant said. “Dallas Karting Complex was a blast to work with and we are already making plans for next year!”

Story and photos by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News. 

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