Goodguys AutoCross for Kids slated for the Goodguys 5th Nostalgia Nationals, October 14-16 at Beech Bend Raceway Park

(Bowling Green, KY) Goodguys and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will take to the AutoCross track to host the AutoCross for kids Program at the Goodguys 5th Nostalgia Nationals, October 14-16 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY.  Event attendees will have the chance to ride with a Pro driver on the AutoCross course—a closed performance race course—for a suggested donation of $20 to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.  The AutoCross for kids program will run on Friday and Sunday during the event AutoCross hours, 8 am to 5 pm on Friday and 8 am to 1 pm on Sunday.  There are several very well-known drivers in the PRO class that riders can take a ride with…most notably two time Indy 500 winner, Al Unser, Jr and 9 time Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner, Robby Unser.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer have announced a partnership to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and their families.  The partnership will provide the Foundation with opportunities to educate both children and adults about healthy lifestyles that prevent cancer, as well as provide much needed-therapies, in a variety of cities throughout the United States.  The interactive part of this program is a fun offer to event attendees to ride with a Pro Driver for a great cause.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, the Pleasanton, CA based producer of some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events for more than three decades, will work in conjunction with the Foundation at several Goodguys shows in 2016.  Association members and show attendees will have opportunities to contribute to the efforts through donations, the purchase of limited edition merchandise and participation in the “AutoCross for Kids”, as well as volunteering for some of the program’s initiatives.

“Goodguys events are family events,” said Marc Meadors, President, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.  “The hot rod/car community is a huge family and bringing the Austin Hatcher Foundation into the fold is a win-win for everyone.”  We hope to do great things for them this year through the AutoCross for Kids promotion in raising awareness and funds in the fight against pediatric cancer.”

In addition to the AutoCross for kids program and the AutoCross racing competition, this event will showcase three days of vintage drag racing on the quarter mile, over 1,500 cars and trucks through 1972 vintage—exhibits, used auto parts swap meet, cars for sale corral, special feature parking areas on Saturday, food booths, awards ceremony and much more for the entire family.

Goodguys 5th Nostalgia Nationals is slated for October 14-16 at Beech Bend Raceway Park.  Gates are open 8 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday and 8 am to 3 pm on Sunday.  General admission tickets are $25, kids 15 and under are free.  $22 discounted general admission tickets are available at until 11:59 on October 13.  Spectator parking is free.  For more information visit  and on the AutoCross for kids page at

About the Austin Hatcher Foundation: 

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship.  The Foundation provides services to children with cancer, as well as their families, through its cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope.  The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families.  Services are funded solely by the generous donations of supporters. For more information, visit or contact the Foundation via email at


For Immediate Release

Betsy Bennett, Goodguys