Members of NHRA Pro Stock Community Rally to Encourage Support for Victims in Oklahoma Tragedy

Members of NHRA Pro Stock Community Rally to Encourage Support for Victims in Oklahoma Tragedy

Wynnewood, Okla. (May 21, 2013) – When a massive tornado recently tore through Oklahoma and left a trail of devastation in its wake, the tragedy hit close to home for Richard Freeman and the Elite Motorsports LLC/Elite Performance employees: Their Wynnewood, Okla., headquarters are just an hour away from the heart of the destruction that occurred in Moore.

The Elite group – along with fellow NHRA competitors and friends Mark Stockseth, Rickie Jones, and his father Rick Jones of RJ Racecars – have joined forces to offer support for the victims of this terrible tragedy, and they hope to encourage members of the NHRA community to offer support as well through donations made to the American Red Cross.

“We are just heartsick,” said Freeman, whose Elite Performance builds engines currently campaigned in the Pro Stock category. “Many families have lost their homes, and the death toll is rising.

“We have so many friends who have been affected by this, and the magnitude of the situation just makes you feel so helpless. There is little you can do or say to bring comfort at a time like this, but we felt a duty to step up and help in any way that we could. We believe that donating to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund was the most effective way to help our friends who are suffering, and we encourage the folks in our NHRA community to do the same.

“The NHRA family is pretty big, and the great people we work with day in and day out at the racetrack and on the Mello Yello Series tour have a lot of compassion. I know that there are a lot of folks out there who want to help, but they just don’t know how. This is one way that we can come together to make a difference.”

How to donate:
Make a $10.00 donation by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 – the donation will show up on your wireless bill or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You must over 18 years old or have parental permission.

Donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund online at

For large donations, mail a check to:
American Red Cross
601 NE 6th Street
Oklahoma City, Okla. 73104


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