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
kids under 12 - FREE
GA - $15
Andy Dunn Memorial Race Day Participant Registrations:
Car Show: $25 minimum pledge
Car Show/Race: $60 minimum pledge