The Autosportradio.com 2016 Show presented by Honda HPD will stream live on Tuesday April 26th, live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 North High School Road, beginning at 7PM ET.
The program can be seen/heard by logging onto www.autosportradio.com and the program streamed live on YouTube will be on the home page.
When the program concludes you will find the archive available on Don Kay’s YouTube channel.
Scheduled Guests are:
David “Davey” Jay Hamilton is a race car driver in the IndyCar Series. He has made 56 series starts and while never winning a race, finished second 3 times. He placed second in series points in the 1996, 1997 and again in the 1998 season.
Hamilton had been proficient in supermodified racing, as a frequent winner in various supermodified races, usually held in the northern areas of the United States.
Hamilton became the color commentator for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network broadcasts. He later began driving the 2-seater IndyCar, which gives rides to VIPs and celebrities at IndyCar Series races.
In 2005, Hamilton started courting sponsors and perusing the paddock in an effort to return to racing. After settling several personal and business issues, he landed a ride for the 2007 Indianapolis 500, driving for Vision Racing. Qualifying 20th, Hamilton placed 9th after the race was ended early on lap 166 due to rain. For 2008, Hamilton re-signed with Vision Racing. He finished 14th in the 2008 Indianapolis 500. For the 2009 season, Davey drove for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, and was the only one of the team’s four drivers to qualify during the first weekend of qualifications. However he crashed out of the race on lap 79.
In 2010, Hamilton competed in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 for de Ferran Dragon Racing. He was involved in an incident with Tomas Scheckter on the first lap of the race, and was classified in 33rd, last place.
Hamilton’s final season of races would be 2011. He finished 24th in the 2011 Indianapolis 500. He also raced in the Twin 275’s at Texas for unfinished business. His final start would be at the tragic 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas. Hamilton was fortunate enough to escape the major accident on lap 11 that killed Dan Wheldon, but the race was abandoned, and the results were scratched from official record. When the new chassis and engine package was introduced for the 2012 season, Hamilton was unable to secure a car for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 due to a lack of available rides.
The Benevolent Fund of Motor sports, Inc., d.b.a. Indy Family Foundation, Inc. began as a 501 c 3 entity on October 1, 1996. The mission of the fund is to aid those in the motor sports community (regardless of the sanctioning body), who find themselves in financial need due to hardship caused by illness, injury or death. Their assistance is available to not only race car drivers, but to all licensed participants in racing, including crew members, course workers, support and administrative personnel, public relations and media representatives and team owners, as well as, their immediate family members.
The Benevolent Fund of Motor sports is operated solely by volunteers who delegate all money raised to the fund except for a small portion for administrative fees that allow the fund to stay in operation. In 2007, the Indy Family Foundation, Inc. was formed, allowing individuals to volunteer as “friends of the foundation” and participate in the social and developmental activities of the fund.
With the help of the community and racing family since 2001 thru 2012, they were able to successfully raise funds to personally help numerous members of the racing community. Since that date over $350,000 have has been paid out to Benevolent recipients.