Deming Speedway will host the first Big Al Memorial Race on Saturday, Aug. 22. This race will be in addition to Deming’s usual Friday night action.
Before his death earlier this month, Al Tschider founded the Big Al Kids and Motorsports Foundation after working closely with Make A Wish, an organization that tries to grant critically ill children their wishes. Tschider realized that Make A Wish didn’t do what he considered a suitable job granting wishes of kids that wanted to attend races, so the Snohomish County resident worked hard to make those dreams come true for the past four years.
Saturday’s memorial race will raise money for Tschider’s family and his foundation to continue his legacy. In addition to the race, the track has planned a kickball game for drivers and an auction of items organizers have received from many companies and World of Outlaws race teams.
One of the children Tschider sponsored, who has Spnal Bifida, also is expected to take a few laps in a car the racing community fabricated so that he could completely control it with his hands.