By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
The 2013 season opener at Brockville Speedway is coming up this Saturday night, and when the first green flag drops to start the season, Jon Mills will have a special guest cheering him on from the stands. 8-year-old Tyler McDonald will be there to cheer on his favorite driver, and will be treated with royalty, being chauffeured around the track for a couple slow laps before the races start or during intermission inside Jon Mills #84 Sportsman.
Mills and the Hot Lick Racing team will be taking up a collection for Tyler’s Relay for Life team, and will be encouraging others in attendance to do the same. Tyler runs his own team in the Relay for Life called TYLER’S TEAM. The lady’s on the Jon Mills team will be out and about through the grandstands on Saturday night collection donations. All money raised will go directly to the Relay for Life.
“Tyler is a great kid, and we want to do everything we can to support him and Team Tyler and the Relay for Life “, says Mills. “We want to give Tyler a memorable night at the track this weekend, and we encourage all the fans and other drivers to help us out.
Tyler McDonald was diagnosed with a brainstem gilcoma (Brain Cancer) on March 4th, 2011. At the time, he was given a year to live, but has beet the odds, now over two years since the original diagnosis and going strong. Tyler will not receive any treatment as chemo cannot get to the brainstem and radiation only buys a few months, but causes a lot of side effects. Tyler currently suffers from constant headaches and dizziness. Some days Tyler cannot walk as the tumor presses on certain parts of his nerves.
Jon Mills and Hot Lick Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continued support, and we look forward to working with you all throughout the season. These sponsors include Unique Towing & Recovery, Gananoque Auto Service, Gananoque Chev Olds, Thousand Islands Mechanical, Chris Parks Heavy Truck Repair, Finish Line Web Design, 1000 Islands Painting, Laurin General Contractors, Tony Corcoran Speed and Performance, Turk’s Boat Polishing and Speedy Auto Service (Eagleson Road – Kanata).
For more information on Jon Mills and the Hot Lick Racing team, please visit our brand new website, www.hotlickracing.com. You will find up to date information about Jon and the team, schedule, results, photos and direct links to our marketing partners so our fans have easy access to businesses that support our team.