Goodguys AutoCross for Kids kicks off spring nationals at WestWorld

Goodguys and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will kick off the AutoCross for Kids Program at the Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals, March 4 -6.

Event attendees will have the chance to ride with a PRO driver on the AutoCross course—a closed performance race course—for a suggested donation of $20 to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

The AutoCross for kids program will run on Friday and Sunday during the event AutoCross hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The PRO Drivers will compete at the top of each hour on in the AutoCross schedule.

The AutoCross for Kids Rides, follow Thursday’s Diversionary Therapy Visit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital by Goodguys and the Austin Hatcher Foundation.  The visit is aimed at providing young patients and families a respite from the day-to-day challenges of a battle against cancer, with a day of classic automotive-themed fun.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer have again partnered in 2016 to raise funds and awareness for the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and their families.

The partnership will provide the foundation with opportunities to educate both children and adults about healthy lifestyles that prevent cancer, as well as provide much needed-therapies, in a variety of cities throughout the United States.  The interactive part of this program is a fun offer to event attendees to ride with a Pro Driver for a great cause.

“Goodguys events are family events,” said Marc Meadors, president, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.

“The hot rod/car community is a huge family and having the Austin Hatcher Foundation in the fold again this year is a win-win for everyone. We had a very successful year with the foundation and the program last year and hope to do great things for them this year through the AutoCross for Kids promotion in raising awareness and funds in the fight against pediatric cancer.”

In addition to the AutoCross for Kids program and the AutoCross racing competition, the event will showcase over 2,500 cars and trucks through 1972 vintage, vendor exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale corral, Nitro Thunderfest dragster exhibition, special parking areas on Saturday, great kids zone, food booths, live musical entertainment on the entertainment stage on Saturday and Sunday, awards and much more for the entire family.

Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals is slated March 4-6 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Gates are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

General admission tickets are $20, kids (7-12) $6 and 6 under are free.  There is a $5 spectator parking fee charged by WestWorld.

For more information visit www.good-guys.com and on the AutoCross for kids page at www.hatcherfoundation.org/autocross.

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