ATLANTA – The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters and Riverside Int’l Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., will host a benefit for the recovery of Kevin Swindell on Nov. 13-14 during the series sixth annual USCS Fall Nationals.
Several fund raising activities will occur with the event to help raise money to assist in Swindell’s recovery expenses including a silent auction of items being presently gathered. Many details will be released in regards to the benefit event over the next two months prior to the event.
Swindell was injured during the 2015 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in August. He is presently in the recovery and rehabilitation process from serious spinal injuries as a result of his accident.
“The USCS Fall Nationals is possibly the last event for winged sprint cars to be held during the 2015 season,” said USCS Founder and President Pete Walton. “Since our event is being held near Kevin’s hometown, we though the timing would be really good to do what we could to help this young man with the expenses of his recovery in this small way.
“I have really been impressed by those who have already stepped forward for Kevin in only the month that has passed by. I hope those who want to be a part of this benefit and in some way to pay tribute to this talented young man will mark their calendar and and participate as a donor, as a racer or attend the event as a spectator,” said Walton.
The 26-year-old Swindell is a four-time Chili Bowl National Midget champion. He was the 2005 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 and 410 sprint car Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws sprint car main event.
“If I am correct, Kevin Swindell’s 2005 sprint car Rookie of the Year 360 sprint car season accomplishments included five victories in United Sprint Car Series main events at paved ovals,” said Walton. “He competed in 10 USCS paved track events that season and broke existing track records at several of the ovals. He was also the runner-up in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in his only 360 sprint car appearance on dirt. His other competition as a 16 year-old sprint car driver that season was primarily with the World of Outlaws in 410 sprint cars.”