Noblesville teen racer helping raise money for kids camp
Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:15 AM
Noblesville's Chris Hacker, 14, a race car champion in the CRA JEGS All-Star Series and driver of the No. 24 Chris Hacker Motorsports Chevrolet, will appear Friday at the Lucas Oil Circle City 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway, 10267 E. U.S. 136, Indianapolis.
Noblesville’s Chris Hacker, 14, steers a race car using only one hand/submitted photo.
Hacker - who races with only one hand, is helping to raise money for the 24 Kids to Camp campaign, a promotion that will include photograph opportunities, autographed Hero Cards, and limited-edition T-shirts that will be available for every level of donation. He will be available 12:45 to 5:45 p.m. behind the raceway's main grand stands.
Hacker is raising money to help send the kids to the United Brachial Plexus Network camp in September. The United Brachial Plexus Network is an organization that supports people with brachial plexus injury.
Hacker suffered a brachial plexus injury to his left arm at birth that caused nerve impairment. At first, he couldn't move his arm, except for his fingers. Although Hacker had three major surgeries involving nerve grafts and tendon transfers, he still can't raise his arm above his head or extend his arm out in front or to the side.
He won his first Champion Racing Association Late Model Sportsman race a year ago at the Anderson Speedway. At the time, he was the youngest driver in series history to win a CRA Late Model Sportsman event.
Donations can be made to any Forum Credit Union branch, with attention to "United Brachial Plexus Donation Fund," or donations may be mailed to Forum Credit Union, P.O. Box 50738, Indianapolis, IN, 46250.