JOEY GASE AND HAWKEYE DOWNS TEAM UP TO PROMOTE ORGAN, EYE AND TISSUE DONATION FOR THE “BE A HERO 30 PRESENTED BY IOWA DONOR NETWORK” ON JULY 24TH
On July 24th, at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, NASCAR Driver Joey Gase and numerous other drivers from the Midwest will be racing in the “Be A Hero 30” race in their Cassill Sport Mods competing for the $1,000 top prize. But more importantly, they will be racing for an important cause!
All of this is made possible by Iowa Donor Network, who strives to provide the best possible care to donor families, facilitate the recovery of organs and tissues, educate the communities they serve and support special events to promote donation throughout Iowa. To fulfill their mission, they collaborate with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, healthcare professionals and organizations statewide to honor the gift of life.
Joey and his family have a very close connection to Iowa Donor Network and donation. At the young age of 18, Gase tragically lost his mother, Mary, to a sudden brain aneurysm. Faced with a difficult decision, Gase and his family decided to donate his mother’s organs. Later they learned that her gift helped save and improve the lives of 66 people. Gase developed a desire and passion for educating others on the need of organ, tissue, and eye donation and honoring all of those affected by it. Joey’s hard work in the donation community has proven to be successful in his goals and he has received many honorable awards, including the Inaugural COMCAST Community Outreach Award and AATB
Communication and Education’s “The Ground Breaker” Award.
“I am super excited to come back and race at Hawkeye Down and race awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation,” said Gase. “We finalized this event at the last minute last year and it was a great success, so I expect this year to be even better with having more time to plan!
The payout for the top 15 in the “Be A Hero 30” is as follows…
If you would like to know more information about Hawkeye Downs Speedway or Iowa Donor Network please visit https://hawkeyedowns.org/ or https://www.iowadonornetwork.org/
June 18, 2020 (Mooresville, NC) – Joey Gase and Rick Ware Racing are proud to announce they will be promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation this weekend at the famed Talladega Superspeedway thanks to The Gifted Life Podcast and LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency).
The Gifted Life Podcast offers entertaining and informative conversations about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. The award-winning podcast shares personal stories of hope and healing from people impacted by the lifesaving gifts of donation--donor families, recipients and those currently waiting..
“I am extremely excited to be teaming up with The Gifted Life Podcast and LOPA this weekend at Dega. As many know, organ donation is something that is very important to my family and I. Unfortunately, in April 2011 my mom, Mary, passed away from a sudden brain aneurysm. When that happened the doctors asked if she would have wanted to be a donor. That day she became a hero to 66 people and since that day I have wanted to do whatever I can to honor all of those affected by donation and spread awareness,” said Gase. “Talladega is also a very special place to me where I have gotten my best finish in the XFINITY Series of 5th and my best finish in the Cup Series of 18th. My goal is to do better than that this weekend!”
Joey Gase has appeared on two episodes of The Gifted Life Podcast, talking about organ donation and his mom’s story. Both episodes can be listened to here (Episode 58) (Episode 64).
“Our continued partnership with Joey Gase and RIck Ware racing allows us to extend our reach and increase awareness about the need for organ donation in this country. There are almost 114,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Unfortunately, an average of 20 people die each day because of the lack of available organs,” said Kyle Hagan, Chief Operating Officer at LOPA (the agency that produces The Gifted Life Podcast). “We are fortunate to have such an advocate for donation in Joey and appreciate all of the work he does to promote donation both personally and professionally.”
Be sure to tune in to FOX at 3pm on Sunday to catch all the action from Talladega Superspeedway! Follow Rick Ware Racing, by visiting www.wareracing.com, and be sure to follow along on social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram). For interest in sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com.
ABOUT LOPA and The Gifted Life Podcast:
LOPA was established in April 1988 as the only federally designated, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency for the state of Louisiana. LOPA recovers donated organs and tissues, places them for transplant, and offers support for families throughout the entire donation process. The agency manages the Louisiana Donor Registry, a database of individuals who have registered to become organ, tissue and eye donors. In addition to educating Louisianians about donation, LOPA produces The Gifted Life Podcast, a bi-weekly podcast series that raises awareness about the need for the life saving gifts of organ, tissue & eye donation. More information can be found at lopa.org and thegiftedlife.org.
Mooresville, NC (June 9, 2020) – Carolina SIM Works is your one-stop shop for turn-key Sim Rigs not only for professional drivers but also for the average Joe. Carolina SIM Works is based in Hickory, NC and owned and operated by Casey Mahoney and his family. CSW Rigs can be picked up in person at the shop in Hickory or shipped to your door turn-key.
Casey has been heavily involved in the racing industry living out his dream of building race cars in the chassis shops of Dale Earnhardt, Inc, Roush-Fenway Racing, Wood Brothers Racing, Team Penske and currently GMS Racing. Casey built the first demo unit in 2012 inside a local computer shop using both new and used parts for the cost of only $1500 with the intent to draw in customers and take orders for custom Sims. The rig then went to the driver lounge at GoPro MotorPlex go-kart track in Mooresville where it caught the eye of NASCAR Legend Jeff Burton and was sold in 2015 for his son, Harrison. That same year, after 3 years of hustle, Casey took his first custom order for NASCAR Driver Alex Bowman and went to work in his garage to build the first customer built rig.
"I am thrilled to be teaming up with Carolina SIM Works under the lights at Historic Martinsville Speedway this Wednesday night,” said Joey Gase. “Carolina SIM Works is a great family operated business that serves each professional or novice racer to their specific needs no matter what the budget. During the “2nd NASCAR off season” this year when we participated in the Pro Invitational Series I kept having to go to friends’ houses to borrow their sim rigs as I just had an old wheel and pedals from 2008. I could not believe the positive difference it made. After experiencing that and seeing what other drivers like Alex Bowman and Brad Keselowski were using I wanted the same thing! Carolina SIM Works is currently producing mine and I cannot wait to have it!”
What separates Carolina SIM Works from the rest is Casey’s personal attention to detail and each client gets direct consultation with an owner that understands the NASCAR way and standards. CSW values excellence and direct support with a one-on-one contact while seeking to innovate to find the most authentic parts and construction for a great day of sim racing. CSW is focused on giving you the very best day of racing when you just can’t be at the track.
To order your own Carolina SIM Works Simulator visit https://carolinasimworks.com/ .
Be sure to catch the Carolina SIM Works car tomorrow night live on FS1 at Martinsville Speedway!