Iowans planning to take in or participate in the 2010 HOT ROD Power Tour scheduled to kickoff Saturday, June 5, at the Iowa Speedway in Newton can do their part to help find a cure for pediatric cancer by participating in "Muscle Car" Pinewood Derby Races with a chance to win valuable prizes.
This year's Power Tour, presented by GM Performance Division, has named the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer the official charity of the seven-day, seven-city tour. The event kicks off in Newton and travels through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.
New to the tour in 2010 is the Austin Hatcher Foundation's daily Pinewood Derby races. Each day of the tour, participants and fans will have the chance to build and race customized pinewood cars in single heat eliminations with daily prizes awarded. Daily prize winners will compete for the grand prize on the last day of the tour.
The cars, sold in advance online for $25, with "skins" going for $12, will be mailed beginning Monday to allow time for customizing the cars before the competition. Cars purchased after May 1 will be available for pick up during the tour. Limited quantities of cars will be available for purchase at the tour stops.
Proceeds from the sales of the Pinewood "Muscle Car" will benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer.
"We hope that this large community of car lovers will enjoy customizing and racing the pine cars during their week-long tour," said Jim Osborn, co-founder of the foundation. "We are fortunate that HOT ROD Magazine is bringing us on board with such an amazing event and giving us the opportunity to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer."