Dark Horse Racing, LLC was the subject of a featured article in The Alamance News back on August 4, 2022, shortly after we returned from the North Wilkesboro Racetrack Revival.
Dark Horse Racing, LLC is proud to announce that beginning with our next scheduled race at Rockingham Speedway (NASCAR sanctioned track) and continuing throughout the 2022 season and beyond, DHR is teaming up with Door County Candle Company, based out of Sturgeon Bay, WI to recognize and help promote their dedication and efforts in directly raising funds for Humanitarian relief for the Ukrainian people, who have been devastated and displaced as a direct result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Door County Candle Company, headed by the incredible efforts of Christian Gorchynski Trapini, owner of DCCC and a second-generation Ukrainian herself, along with her family, have donated over $525,000 , through their sales of their custom made Ukraine candle, to RAZOM for Ukraine, a non-profit which provides help to the Ukranian people impacted by the Russian invasion.
Tony and Rusty Edward, the father and son duo that own and drive for DHR in the NASCAR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS WEEKLY SERIES throughout North Carolina, became aware of the DCCC Ukraine relief efforts through their story on The ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, and knew without hesitation that they needed to help in some way. Tony reached out to Christiana with an idea to help out and promote their efforts through their (DHR) racing platforms in both NASCAR and the PRA (Performance Racing Association).
"It is truly an honor and a Blessing to team up with Door County Candle Company and Christiana, in support of the Ukraine people" says Tony.
Beginning with our race at Rockingham Speedway on July 2nd, 2022, DHR is donating the hood space on both racecars for the entire season and beyond, the DOOR COUNTY CANDLE COMPANY logo, along with the Ukraine flag and the website address, in which to place orders for the specialty UKRAINE CANDLE.
"While the logos will be almost identical on each racecar, there will slight differences", says Rusty Edward, who drives the DHR #96 Honda Prelude. "Since the Honda is painted completely black, the website address for ordering the Ukraine candle will be in placed in yellow, which will also match the displayed engine displacement of 2000cc.
"And while my racecar, the DHR #06 Ford Mustang is primarily painted black and white, with the door numbers being displayed in a hot pink color, the website address for ordering the Ukraine candle will be displayed in red to match the engine displacement of 2300cc", adds Tony Edward.
"The story of the decimation of the Ukrainian people needs to be told, front and center, but the story of the Ukraine people needs to be told today, tomorrow, and in the future, as God-willing, Ukraine will rise out of this horrendous nightmare, stronger than ever before, not only for this generation, but for future generations to follow. By using our platforms in NASCAR and the PRA, we can help in at least a small way" says Tony Edward.
To order your Ukraine Candle, in which 100% of the proceeds are donated to
Razom for Ukraine, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2014 to support the people of Ukraine in their quest for "democracy, justice, and human rights", please go to www.doorcountycandle.com .