WHEELERSBURG, OH-A special benefit raffle for Cody Adkins will take place during the Opening Night races at the Southern Ohio Speedway on Friday night, April 11th. The benefit raffle will allow two race fans to win special gift baskets while 100% of p…roceeds will go to Cody Adkins.
Cody Adkins, son of avid Scioto County race fan Jerry Adkins, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in West Portsmouth last week. Adkins remains in the hospital and faces a long road to recovery ahead. Last season, when Late Model racer Josh McGuire was injured in a racing accident, Jerry Adkins put together a 50/50 raffle to benefit McGuire. When news of the accident reached Josh and Tracy McGuire, they immediately contacted Portsmouth Raceway Park track promoter Donna Rayburn and SOS co-promoter T. J. Layne to put together the benefit raffle.
Two gift baskets will be given away at SOS on April 11th during the benefit raffle. The first gift basket will include 8 free pit passes to Southern Ohio Speedway (these passes were the 2013 points payout won by Josh McGuire who has graciously donated them to the raffle), a 1:24 scale Josh McGuire diecast, a 1:64 Josh McGuire diecast, various Josh McGuire merchandise, a Portsmouth Raceway Park t-shirt and passes, a Southern Ohio Speedway t-shirt, and a Gary Turner Racing t-shirt. People can enter the raffle for this basket by purchasing tickets at the track on April 11th from Josh McGuire and Donna Rayburn who will be setup at the speedway. Tickets will be $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets, and $10 for 15 tickets.
The second gift basket will be given away as part of the “Cards for Cody” raffle. This basket will include 8 general admission passes to Portsmouth Raceway Park and four pit passes to the Southern 100 on May 2nd at Southern Ohio Speedway. To enter the raffle for this basket, you simply need to donate a gift card with a value of at least $10. You will receive one ticket for every $10 value on a card. We want to shower the family with these gift cards that can be used to help cover travel expenses for his medical rehabilitation. We strongly encourage gas cards from a major chain (Marathon, BP, Shell, etc.) to be donated and also encourage you to bring receipts with each gift card. Gift cards can be donated at the raffle table setup in the midway area on April 11th.
We also encourage any race teams, businesses, and individuals to get involved with donating items for the raffle. If you would like to donate to the raffle, please contact Tracy McGuire, Donna Rayburn, or T. J. Layne. Another “Cards for Cody” raffle is also planned on May 2nd during the Southern 100 at the Southern Ohio Speedway.