Yesterday marked the 2nd annual Carb Night Burger Bash. It was my first year attending after reluctantly missing last years due to a little thing called High School graduation, but I don't plan on missing another one anytime soon.
Panther Racing's Daniel Wheldon attended and was actually pretty funny. After making a funny or two at PT's expense he took photos with fans and signed a few autographs.
One of the best moments of the night was when a black helmet signed by 20 or so drivers was auctioned off. A little 5 or 6 year old boy was the first to stake claims to the helmet with a $1 bid, but that was quickly declined after he openly admitted to Cavin that his parents had no idea he was bidding. After slowly creeping up to a bid of $900, the guy who ultimately won the helmet quickly handed it down and giving it to the little kid, making his day. Hat's off to the guy.
One of the big draws to the event other than driver appearances, fun and the fact that its for charity, were these great milkshakes Cavin has been talking about. I've had a shake or two in my life and I'm not going to lie, they were pretty amazing.
Although it was fun, the real reason for the event was to help support 4 local charities. Over 2,000 (delicious) sandwiches were purchased by the 1,000 in attendance. The auction consisted of a pair of Tony Kanaan Indy qualifying gloves, the signed helmet and 3 foam board signed photos of Servia, Dixon and and Wheldon. I'm also proud to say that the program signed by 19 drivers + Jack Arute I donated contributed $100 to the $5,600 that was ultimately raised. Thanks to all the bidders.
Be sure to mark May 21st 2009 on your calender, I'll see you there.
This has nothing to do with the Burger Bash, but check out the Cave man that was in attendance with Paul Tracy this morning at the autograph session/Public drivers meeting.