Friday June 14 Linda’s Speedway will present Owen’s night in honor of Owen Thompson and the many others that are battling type 1 diabetes on a daily basis. Owen is the younger brother of Mike Thompson, a 600 Micro Sprint racer at Linda’s Speedway.
Owen was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of five. “We were lucky, he was older and kind of understood everything a little easier,” said Len Thompson (Owen’s Dad). Thomspon continues, “(Owen) takes a lot of shots to balance everything and it's a challenge, but we meet the challenge every day and kick it’s butt.”
With type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood glucose (also called blood sugar), which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
The Thompson family participates in a diabetes benefit walk each year. It is the hope of the speedway that with this night we can help aid their efforts in that walk fundraising.
If any teams are interested in donating items for a raffle please contact the speedway via Facebook or email at Mike@Lindasspeedway.com.
Friday night will be a packed night of racing with the Winged 600 Micro Sprints, 270 Micro Sprints, Modifieds, Chargers, and restricted 600 Micro Sprints.
For more information on Linda’s Speedway you can visit the LindasSpeedway.com. You can also follow Linda’s Speedway on our various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). You can also call the speedway hotline at 717-865-5330. Linda’s Speedway is located at 200 Silvertown Road, Jonestown, Pa 17038.
Gates open at 5:30 for weekly racing and practice starts at 7. Racing follows immediately after practice.
Linda’s Speedway admission to the grandstands continues to be $6 for adults (13 and over), $3 for ages 6-12, and 5 and under is free. Pit Admission or an all access pass to the pit area is available for $25.
In the event of rain, grandstand and pit passes will be honored unless qualifying is complete for the event, in which the features will be made up at a later time unless noted otherwise by speedway management. If an event is rained out and considered a complete cancelation, patrons may mail passes to the speedway with a self-addressed stamped envelope for a refund within 30 days of the event or their rain check will be good for free entry at one of the next two races.