When the Lonesome Pine Raceway family celebrated the track’s 41st season-opener last Saturday night, the thoughts and prayers of everyone who is a part of the track’s community were on a Pure-4 racer in an Atlanta, Georgia-area hospital.
Dewayne Mullins remains in Atlanta undergoing treatment from a traffic accident that he and his wife, Kathy, were involved in four weeks ago.
Kathy Mullins, who also sustained injuries, has been staying by her husband’s side while continually dealing with her own doctor’s appointments back in their native Virginia.
Before the Pure-4 race Saturday night, drivers from all divisions went into the grandstands and collected money for the Mullins family. Helmets in hands, the drivers collected nearly $2000 from fans, crew members and officials. Donations by the Stiltner family, owners of Lonesome Pine Raceway, took the final number to more than $4000.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their contributions to the Mullins family,” said Harold Crook of Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Virginia. “I hope and pray that it helps them. And, I hope Dewayne gets better soon, so he can come back and race with us.”
While they may not have been at the track Saturday, Dewayne and Kathy Mullins were certainly being thought of.