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Team Shelby to Join Black Flag Cancer Derby Divas in "Relay For Life" Fundraiser and Demolition Derby


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LOS ANGELES – Oct. 5, 2021,  Team Shelby will join Southern California’s famed Black Flag Cancer Derby Divas for its third annual “Relay for Life” fundraiser at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday, October 9. Club members will drive survivors on the track during parade laps, donate money and then Team Shelby International Director Tracey Smith will drive in demolition derby on the all-female team as part of a program associated with the American Cancer Society.

“Automotive legend Carroll Shelby was deeply committed to supporting charitable foundations and that is a cornerstone of the car club he founded,” said Tracey Smith, Team Shelby International Director. “Robert Rice and Cheryl Hyland, who are very active in the Shelby community, have been competing in motorsports for many years. We were inspired by their success in using grassroots racing events to raise awareness and money for the battle against cancer. I’m excited to compete in my first demolition derby as one of the Black Flag Cancer Derby Divas. This weekend, Shelby’s passion for motorsports and charity will collide at Irwindale Speedway in So Cal.”

The female demolition derby team will sign autographs and then don helmets for destruction and mayhem. Donations will be accepted that evening while cancer survivors and fighters” enjoy parade laps in high-performance vehicles just before evening events begin. Proceeds will benefit the local “Relay for Life” team that supports the American Cancer Society.

The leader of the fierce pack of Black Flag Cancer Derby Divas, native Californian Hyland, is an accomplished and celebrated local driver.

“I began racing at the age of 15 with my dad, who was a figure 8 champion in the 1980s,” said Hyland. “I race in all the Night of Destruction events at Irwindale Speedway in cars that Robert Rice builds for our team with fantastic support by sponsor LKQ Pick Your Part. The Irwindale Speedway is my ‘happy place’ and I’m involved with many charities that fundraise there throughout the year thanks to the generosity of Tim and Lisa Huddleston, who own the track. Black Flag Derby Divas is our annual women's only Demo Derby event. This year, 13 incredible ladies will compete during an evening devoted to everyone who has fought or is fighting any form of cancer, along with their families and friends. We’re thrilled Team Shelby will join us in this battle.”

 

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