Its the 6th annual Andy Dunn Memorial Race Day at Eastbound Park, Avondale.   Saturday July 15th from 10am-5pm Andy's Race Day will be one of the largest car shows on the island and will help support the Ronald McDonald House.   Andy's Race Day is all about drag racing and show and shine with plenty of activities.   Chris and Rosanne Dunn have organized the 6th annual to be much bigger than 2016 with confirmation of hundreds of cars from across the island.  2017 will bring a swap meet section, family fun zone, ugly betty car raffle, 50/50 prizes, old school heads up drag racing, awards and prizes, and cars from all era's including the following catagories: Hot Rod, Muscle, Antiques, Tuners, Imports, Motorcycles, and 4x4 clubs.

 

Registration begins at 10am and Andy's 6th Annual Heads Up Drag Racing will begin at 1pm

 

Andy Dunn was the heartbeat of the hot rod community, both in Newfoundland and worldwide through the Internet. Diagnosed at a very young age with chordoma, a rare and fatal cancer, Andy and his friends set out to fulfil his dream of owning his very own hot rod. The online “rodder” community reached out and got Andy the body: a 1930 Model A Ford donated by an ER doctor in Saskatchewan. When a 19-year-old in California heard the story, he donated a drop axle. Soon, donations of tires, wheels, seats, a dash and more parts were rolling in. With the help of his friends and father, Andy built and finished his hot rod in time to drive it at the age of 13. He passed away on March 17, 2009, aged 14.

 

Andy’s parents, Chris and Rosanne Dunn, and the local racing community wanted to do something in his honour. They launched Andy Dunn Memorial Race Day in 2010, raising funds for RMHC Newfoundland and Labrador. During Andy’s treatments in Toronto, the Dunns spent seven months living at RMHC Toronto. Having a place to rest and be together so far from their hometown in Newfoundland made a world of difference, and they knew how important it was to give other families that opportunity too.

 

At the first Andy Dunn Memorial Race Day in 2010, droves of hot rods and classics came out, including Andy’s dream car, the 1930 Model A. The heart of hot rodding beat strong at Bell Island that day, with each car making pass after pass, followed by a burn out in Andy’s honour by his father. Andy would have been proud.

 

FEATURING: Hod Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, Imports, 4x4, Antiques, and Tuners Car show and old school drag heads up racing

Drag Racing Test n Tune Registration - 8am

Drag Racing Test n Tune - 9-12:00

Andy's Vehicle Registration: 9am

Fan GATES: 12PM-5PM

Racing Starts at 1pm

Gamblers Racing at 2pm

 

Trophies for all classes and prizes for all classes

 

TICKETS:

kids under 12 - FREE

GA - $15

 

Andy Dunn Memorial Race Day Participant Registrations:

Car Show: $25 minimum pledge

Car Show/Race: $60 minimum pledge

 

 

 

About Eastbound
 

Nestled away in the corner of North Eastern Canada, Eastbound International Speedway & Concert Park was developed in the beautiful town of Avondale, Newfoundland and Labrador.  Located just 25 miles from the oldest historical city in North America - St. John’s, NL, Eastbound Park is backdropped by Newfoundland’s vast natural beauty, giving traditional motorsport fans a sense of serenity with a taste of horsepower. Located off exit 34 on the Trans Canada Highway Eastbound Park is a sight you won’t miss, and an experience you will never forget. 

 

The Park
 

Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park is a state of the art 55 acre Motorsport Park featuring four series of racing on an INEX and NASCAR sanctioned 3/8 mile asphalt track, IHRA 1/8 mile drag racing, Special Events including Monster trucks, FMX, and Snocross, as well as world class musical entertainment. Seating in our grandstands has the capacity to accommodate 4,500 guests and will be continue to expand with growth. A