Food Drive For Faster Pastor Race Nets Enough For 2700 Families
Friday, July 11, 2003
Despite the torrential rains that came just in time to force the postponement of Thursday night¿s Faster Pastor race at Atlanta Motor Speedway¿s Thursday Thunder, generous race fans brought in enough canned goods to feed the Griffin-area hungry for at least three weeks.
Officials at Five Loaves and Two Fish food pantry in Griffin said the truckload of food was enough to feed about 900 families per week for three weeks.
The best news is that because Thursday¿s race was postponed, fans will be able to bring their canned items to next Thursday¿s event as well.
The canned items will be used to determine a starting lineup for the Faster Pastor race between Randy Valimont of First Assembly of God, Steve Stewart of Oak Hill Baptist Church, Ted Moody of Mt. Gilead Church and Dan Brown of First United Methodist. The pastor with the most canned food will start from the pole; he with the least will do the evening¿s invocation.
And although Valimont¿s First Assembly of God barrels were overflowing with food last week, he won¿t be guaranteed to start up front, since the other churches will have this week to catch up.
The Faster Pastor race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will take at intermission of this week¿s double features at Walker Concrete Thursday Thunder Night presented by TBS 17 and Turner South. Thursday Thunder runs each Thursday through Aug. 7 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing.
Gates open at 6 p.m. and action begins immediately. Tickets can be purchased at Gate 13 the night of the event and admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children 6-11 and children under 5 are free.