The first Racing for Heroes was held in 2012 as a fundraiser for the local Basehor VFW where Tim’s father, Ret. SGM Marvin McDowell(deceased) was a member. Being an Army brat, Tim knew the importance of the local VFW to his father and wanted to do something for the struggling club. Pictured to the left his Tim’s nephew, Jeremy McDowell (co-owner Midwest Sports Productions), Tim’s father and Fred Aaron (Tim’s father-in-law) at the very first Racing for Heroes race.
Our first Heroes race was blessed with the local VFW participating with the presentation of colors and sticking around all day visiting with the many racers and passing out of the trophies. We are honored that members of the VFW have participated in every Racing for Heroes race. What the Kansas Dirt Slingers as a club and visitors watching the race, contributed that day and each Racing for Heroes thereafter, should make all of you proud.
The 2016 Racing For Heroes race sponsored by Midwest Sports Productions will be Sept. 11th. All proceeds will be donated to the VFW Post 11499. This is our chance to give back to the men and women that fight for our freedom. We have trophies provided by MSP for the top 3 finishers in each class and one for the most Patriotic person at the race. We hope you all come out and have a FUN time with us.