An Evening at F1
Over 90 NECA members attended this memorable and fun event. We began with hors d’oeuvres and a safety orientation before the racing, on two tracks, could begin. Racers suited up in special suits, whiplash collars and helmets before taking out the karts. With no power steering or brakes, no seat belts, curves and hills, and speeds up to 45 mph, it was a wild ride.
After racing, we enjoyed a delicious dinner and recognized Darold Evans, the proud dad of scholarship winner Diana Evans; our second winner, Adam Szloch was unable to attend. And, we’re on our way to funding our 2013 scholarships. We raised $920, $460 of which went to a happy and surprised Alex McLaughlin of Turnpike Car Wash, Peabody, MA. Then we awarded not-exactly-serious prizes.
And the Winners were…
Benchwarmer: A chicken hat to great sport Larry Hier of John Fitch Car Wash, Inc., Leominster, MA, who chose to sit out the race but cheered on his friends
Fastest: A set of twelve pushback racecars to speedster Fred Fawcett of Posh Wash, Inc. Hanover, MA (Jeff Arimento was a close second.)
You Wear It Well: A 6’ photo banner to relive how well she looked in a racing suit to Nicole Teles of Prestige Car Wash Equipment, Brockton, MA
Helmet Head: A fright wig to un-hirsute Chris Becker of Royal T Car Wash, Derry, NH, who did not have hair to muss up.
Klutz at the Clutch: A race car piñata to bang ‘em up Bruce Whitmore of Trans-Mate Products, Inc., Billerica, MA who spent some time in the penalty box
Slowest: An ornamental turtle to cautious Jose Guzman of Triple Play Car Wash, Attleboro, MA
A special thanks to our sponsors who made racing possible
Autowash Maintenance Corp.
Ecolab Vehicle Care Division
New England Car Wash Equipment
DRB Systems, Inc.
Ryko Solutions, Inc.
Washify Services LLC
Arlen Company Construction, LLC
ERC Wiping Products
Maddy's Car Wash
In Kind Prizes
Starlite Car Wash