For the second straight season, Taylor Holdaway raised money for breast cancer research and painted the car pink.
Last year, the efforts raised just over $1400, with this year's totals coming out to about the same number. Through a raffle draw for a one of a kind diecast, a 50/50 draw and getting fans to donate money to in return sign a ribbon that went on the pink car, the money was raised this year to be donated to the Cancer Society in Barrie.
Holdaway started the fundraiser last year as he wanted to do something different.
"Same paint scheme every year, gets kind of boring," he says. "I know some cars in the (United) States tried to do something like me – like they did their numbers pink or something. I wanted to go a little bit more wild than them and paint the car pink."
Holdaway added that they chose to raise money for cancer as it always effects somebody.
On the flip side, Holdaway had a solid season on track, finishing fourth in points behind the wheel of his No. 41 Downing Roofing, Alltech Signs, OntarioOval.com, ImageFactor.ca, Holdaway Automotive and Vortex Brake Pads Late Model. The 21-year-old capped the season off with third place finish in the Velocity 250 75-lap Limited Late Model invitational feature this past weekend.
Holdaway and team have spoken about possibly doing the 'Race for the Cure' for a third time in 2013 so stay tuned to http://www.taylorholdaway.com, the Holdaway Motorsports page on facebook and follow Holdaway on twitter (@Holdaway41) to get involved and keep up with the team.
Attached is a video interview that Spencer Lewis did with Holdaway just before championship night on Saturday September 15th for Inside Track Motorsports News.