Dylan Martin Racing partners with Anchor House Ministries and it was an honor to be a part of their Annual banquet. Anchor House touches the lives of so many young men that otherwise may not have a future. They offer these young men a haven and a place to rebuild their lives to give them hope for a brighter future. The banquet is their way of saying Thank You to all those who help to sponsor their vision and we were honored to be a sponsor of the event. You can help support this amazing organization also. Anchor House is listed as a Charity through AmazonSmiles.com. If you shop on Amazon already, all you need to do is go to www.Amazonsmiles.com and sign in using your same login information as normal, select Anchor House Ministries as your charity and a portion of all your purchases will be donated to Anchor House through Amazon Smiles. The holidays are approaching and all your holiday shopping can make a difference in these young men's lives.
As the crew rolled into New Smyrna Speedway Friday night for Dylan's debut race in the Super Late Model at the high bank 1/2 mile track, there was a sense of excitement. The team has been rained out of the last couple races and it looked like we had a good chance of getting this one in. Friday night's practice session was hot and steamy in Florida style, but that did not slow down the team from laying down some good lap times throughout the practice. Chad, Nick, Brandon and Dylan were working hard all night making adjustments and every tweak made the car that much better. At the end of the night the crew loaded up the car in anticipation of race day. It was time to get a good night's sleep and be ready for a long race day.
Dylan is hosting the 7th “Racing For A Cause” Fundraiser to help raise money for Lucas, Maci and Skyla. These three kids face very serious illnesses every day. Help us bring some comfort and joy to their lives. So come tap your toes to some live music by The Nathan Baldwin Band from 7-9pm, enjoy great tasting food and some wonderful raffle prizes. Gator’s Dockside is donating 15% of your ticket to the CARS Kids if you mention Dylan, the CARS Kids or put your receipt in the bucket by the door. This will be for the entire day /night on the 15th of October. See you there!
As we remember September 11, 2001, may we never forget the police, firefighters and everyday people that not only put their life in harm’s way to protect the innocent, but for those that paid the ultimate price. Dylan had the privilege of being at the opening of the 9/11 memorial in New York, one he will never forget.
Always remember that freedom is not free. "God Bless the U.S.A"
Time out for the Shriner's
Together with you and Dylan, he was able to deliver over 70 lbs. of soda tabs to the Shriner's Hospital for Children - Tampa on September 1st. The volunteers are always so thankful to see Dylan. They even took a minute to take photos with Dylan and have him autograph his hero cards for them. All the volunteers have one goal and that's to make the children smile and there were many of those going around during Dylan's visit that day. The kids are dealing with some real grown-up problems, but get to be kids when Dylan stops by to visit. They play with cars and trains and Charlie even had Dylan play in his hiding place (behind the curtain in his patient room). Caleb was a 3 year old that had an adult knowledge of cars and he and Dylan melded together rather quickly. These kids are so precious and the small act of just visiting with them for a few minutes makes such a difference in their day. Thank you all who collected soda tabs for these kids. Ed Long was the winner of this past contest. We are very grateful for each of you that partner with us to collect these tabs. The next contest is from September 1st - November 10th. The winner will receive a DMR tote bag, so get to collecting those tabs. These kids really appreciate it. Read more
After taking a few months off for the Florida rainy season, seems like we came up one week short. Dylan just recently drove a Legend car in the Xtreme Racing Series at Anderson Motor Speedway and was looking forward to getting behind the wheel of his Super Late Model back at his home track, also known as 'The Bull Ring'. The team came together Friday night for practice and were ready to get this hot rod back in the winner's circle.
Friday night went as planned. We were laying down some good laps and the car was getting better after every session. Chad Pierce (Crew Chief) was getting her all dialed in when he discovered the right front rotor was showing signs of too much wear, in simple terms, there were cracks all through the rotor. The decision was made to go ahead and put her to bed for the night to avoid the potential of a much bigger repair. Read more