Orange County car racers Scott “Lucky” Hudson and Tiffani Lewis are participating in Racers Who Care Quick Tips on Winning in Life Presentations and Paddock Tours for Long Beach, San Pedro and Los Angeles elementary and middle school students during race weekend at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Friday April 12, 2019 through Sunday April 14, 2019. These events are open to members of the public who have Grand Prix tickets.
Participating in the field trip program are:
SCOTT “LUCKY” HUDSON: National Hot Rod Association drag racer who competes in the Currie Enterprises Chevy Nova 1966 Super Sport in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Championship Series’ Super Gas Class. Other sponsors include M&H Tires, theFOAT.com, and American Racing Wheels. Lucky is a motorsports media professional, and host of the popular weekly online telecast SpeedScene Live and contributes articles to various publications. He is also a live announcer for NHRA National Events. Hudson has produced a sixty-second RWC radio Public Service Announcement at the request of ESPN Radio. Additionally, he has been interviewed on RWC’s behalf for programs aired on ESPN Radio and Radio Disney. He has also interviewed racers participating in RWC events on SpeedScene Live.
TIFFANI LEWIS: Tiffani Lewis is a National Porsche Club of America Driving Instructor, primarily racing Autocross circuits and track events. She is the first female to be awarded Instructor of the Year for PCA-OCR (Orange Coast Region 2017-18). Lewis has achieved consecutive First place wins in the PCA-OCR Autocross Series in her class for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, and credits Alden, her seven year old son, for his role as AX assistant! Additionally, Tiffani has recently participated as an instructor in the first women’s track day of its kind, Accelerating Change, in honor of International Women’s Day. She has been a guest judge for the annual Steve McQueen Car Show, an instructor at California Festival of Speed, and has appeared in various publications and commercial spots promoting PCA, POC, Michelin Tires, Hunziker Design LLC, Rennsport Reunion, Vision Motorsports, and Cars & Canvas. Her goal is to share her passion of cars, racing, education, art, and culture with today’s youth to encourage and inspire more enthusiasm and diversity among the car community. When asked what she has learned through all the joys and trials she has encountered ruing her motorsports career, she quickly states with a grin, “Life takes us all on twists and turns, but the ride is much more fun in a fast car!”
Initially, students will hear personalized racer Quick Tips on Winning in Life presentations made by the racers, then will have opportunities to interact with the racers during Question and Answer periods and photo opportunities, then the students will take racer-guided Paddock Tours within the Long Beach Convention Center to see the Quick Tips taking place in real time as Pirelli GT4 teams prepare their cars for competition!
The Quick Tips on Winning in Life Racer Presentations will take place in Conference Room 101A, donated by the Grand Prix Association through Mike McElroy to RWC, which is located in the Long Beach Convention Center.
Presentations are open to members of the public who have Grand Prix tickets:
- 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019;
- 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m., Saturday April 13, 2019; and
- 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, Sunday April 14, 2019.
The presentations will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center Promenade, Room 101A.
The Quick Tips on Winning in Life Racer Presentations to children’s groups, schools, and hospitals are an avenue through which professional racers can give back to the communities where they live and race by inspiring, affirming, empowering, and fueling the dreams of children and teens.
Racer Quick Tips presentations center on key universal truths RWC calls Quick Tips on Winning in Life, applicable to all children and teens regardless of age, cultural background, or life experience: find something to do in life that you really love, study, learn the art of teamwork, find a mentor, take the long view, be flexible with your dreams and goals, avoid the path of least resistance, and more.
Racers Who Care, Inc. is a Hohenwald, Tennessee-based, California 501c3 charitable corporation, founded in 1993, that works with auto, boat, motorcycle, truck and snowmobile racers dedicated to making a positive difference for our next generation. In Southern California, and throughout the U.S. in communities surrounding their tracks, RWC’s racers have unforgettably impacted kids with exciting observations on how to succeed, presented by people who have — very publicly, and in a field perceived as ruthless, tough and unforgiving.
This article was released by Racers Who Care, Inc.