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Record Amount Raised For Victory Junction Gang Camp
By John Kilroy on January 9, 2012

We're happy to report that the Engine Charity Sweepstakes fundraiser at the PRI Trade Show set a new record of $31,590. The money goes to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a race-themed camp for children with chronic illnesses, started by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son, Adam.

“I am excited to announce that the grand total of donations for the 2011 PRI/Sunnen Charity Engine Sweepstakes is $31,590.00, making it by far the most we have ever collected,” said Bob Davis, of Sunnen, organizers of the Sweepstakes.

At the 2011 PRI Trade Show, tickets could be purchased in the Machinery Row section of the Show for a chance to win a race engine built by Reher-Morrison. David Reher was there to draw the winning ticket on Saturday afternoon at the Show.

The winning ticket, picked by David Reher, belonged to Jim Hughes from Hughes Performance in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It’s a Dart block, a short deck 9.8” big block, 4.625” bore, 4.375” stroke, Manley rods, Ross pistons, Edelbrock manifold. It makes 1200 horsepower and 860 ft-lbs torque and is worth $26,500,” explained Johnny Claridge of Reher-Morrison.

Other companies that donated parts for the engine include Akerly & Childs, ARP, ATI, BHJ, Billet Fabrication, Bruce Lowrie GMC, Cometic, CV Products, Erson, Fel Pro, Full Bore, Gary Williams, Isky, JE Pistons, Jesel, Lokar, Mallory, Manton, Midwest Engineering, Milodon, Moroso, Mr. Gasket, MSD, NGK, O’Reilly’s, PAC Springs, Pioneer, Pro Filer, RMRE, Star Machine, T&D Machine, Trend Performance, Total Seal, US Seal, VP Fuels and XRP.

“The response for this was just incredible. The minute we were on board, people were calling us who we don’t even do business with wanting to be involved, and we were luckily able to involve several companies,” Claridge explained.
2011 Engine Charity Sweepstakes Winner
David Reher, left, stands in front of the Reher-Morrison race engine raffled off as part of the Engine Charity Sweepstakes at the PRI Trade Show. Jim Hughes, right, of Hughes Performance, was the lucky winner.


You can tell by the crowd surrounding the Engine Charity Sweepstakes booth in Machinery Row that this popular event was heading to a record amount of fundraising for the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

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