Raise your Hood For The Cure!Raise Your Hood for the Cure Event to Educate Women on Car Care Basics and Raise Funds for Komen FoundationNo intimidating car talk…women to gather for learning, fun, shopping and moreLittle Rock, AR, November 1, 2010: Car care awareness and breast cancer research might be an unlikely pairing, but that’s just what’s happening at Ladies Raise Your Hood for the Cure! on Saturday, November 13th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Promenade at Chenal. Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts stores and area automotive repair shops are teaming up for a fun and entertaining event where participants can learn how to pop the hood on their own car, check the engine oil level, use a tire pressure gauge, and more – all in a friendly, one-on-one session with a professional automotive repair technician.Rounding out the event are opportunities to shop with a variety of merchants, win awesome door prizes and take home a coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in savings on everything from jewelry to automotive repair. “Our idea is to present factual information about automotive maintenance in a setting that combines that opportunity with some other interesting things to do for a few hours on a Saturday,” says Elizabeth Estes, Training Director for Bumper to Bumper.“We are thrilled to have Kelly Williams, former race car driver and automotive safety advocate, as our special guest,” continues Estes. “Kelly conducts women’s car care events across the United States and Canada, and with her “knowledge is power” philosophy, participants leave her sessions better informed of the importance and economy of maintaining their car. If we can help prevent just one woman from the frightening experience of being stranded on the side of the road, we will consider this event a huge success.” Williams will present sessions at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.Tickets are $5.00 each, and available for purchase at Little Rock area Bumper to Bumper stores or at the door on the day of the event. 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.Kelly Williams – Biographical InformationJust days after she earned her degree to become a high school teacher, Kelly Williams decided to explore a full-time career in race car driving. She knew racing was fun and she loved it. What she didn’t know is that through racing, she would one day also become a successful entrepreneur, business leader and television host.
Kelly won her first racing career victory at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1990 and in 1993, made her breakthrough as one of Ontario’s top drivers. That year, she won eight races and finished fourth in the travelling Goodyear Challenge Cup Series. She was also voted as the Most Popular Driver by the fans.
Then in 1994, Kelly took another step up in her career by competing in the CASCAR Late Model Series, the most prestigious arena for stock car racing in Canada. She became the first female driver to capture a win in the 14-year history of CASCAR racing that year. Although it was a qualifying race, she still holds that record today. Her best finish in the CASCAR series was fourth. She also finished tenth in National Series, earning another “Most Popular Driver” award from the fans in 1999. Kelly competed in the CASCAR Super Series for 10 years, securing sponsorships from GM Goodwrench, AOL Canada, Westburne Electric and Kawasaki.
While making a sure and steady rise up the stock car racing ladder, Kelly excelled in other areas of the motor sports field as well. As a member of the CART Pace Car Team for fifteen years, her natural driving skills flourished. In her role with the squad, she travelled around the world with Champcar Series and was the first person to pace a race in the Ford GT Supercar ever!Now she teaches women about taking care of their car and loves every minute of it!
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