Demolition derby benefit set for driver who diedOctober 5, 2013
By The Associated Press
GASTON — A demolition derby is set for Saturday to benefit the family of a central Indiana driver who suffered a fatal heart attack during one of the events over the summer.
The Todd Delaney Benefit Derby and Fair Rematch will begin at 6 p.m. at the Gaston Lions Club Park. The 43-year-old Muncie man suffered the heart attack Aug. 10 while competing in the club’s annual demolition derby.
Profits from the event will go to the Delaney family, organizer JR Rouse told The Star Press.
“Literally the day after that happened, the drivers themselves were already talking about, ”˜Hey, we need to do something to help the (Delaney) family out,’” Rouse said. “It wasn’t one or two people. It was an entire community wanting to put something together.”
Rouse said Delaney’s widow, Debbie, and her family are “very, very appreciative” of those who have continued to support them since his death.
A motorcycle ride is also planned from Muncie about 10 miles north to the town of Gaston.
Demolition derbies pit drivers crashing their vehicles into others until only one is still moving.
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