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Linda Vaughn Roast Panelists Announced

Linda Vaughn Roast Panelists Announced

Parma Heights, Ohio (July 10, 2012) – The Quarter Mile Foundation has announced the “Roaster Panel” to headline the upcoming Linda Vaughn Celebrity Roast to be held on August 29, at the “Sports Barn” at the fashionable Lucas Family estate in Carmel, Indiana.   The roast will precede the NHRA’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway/Indianapolis (August 29-September 3, 2012). 

The “First Lady of Motorsports” will be roasted by some of the most respected names in the North American motorsports and performance aftermarket community…chronicling the life and adventures of the timeless buxom blonde from Dalton, Georgia.

The lineup of “roasters” consists of:

  • Joe Amato
  • Paul Candies
  • Corky Coker
  • Jeg Coughlin, Sr.
  • John Force
  • Chip Ganassi
  • Don Garlits
  • Bob Glidden
  • Lynn St. James
  • Jack “Doc” Watson

Bob Frey, NHRA event announcer, will preside as the Master of Ceremonies over what promises to be a very memorable evening.  The evening’s schedule will be: Cocktails at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 7:00 P.M., followed by the evening’s festivities beginning at 8:00 P.M.

An auction of donated items from friends in the aftermarket, drag racing, IndyCar and NASCAR will also be held as a part of the evening.  The auction will be split into two formats.  A silent auction will occur during the cocktail hour, and live bidding on select items between the presentations of the roasters.

There will be seating for 350 individuals.  Tickets are available on-line at the Quarter Mile Foundation website ( until August 19th, 2012. Tickets will NOT be available for sale at the event.  The VIP/Sponsor tables will be available for $2000/table (seats 8).  Non-VIP tables can be sponsored for $1500 per table.  Individual seats can be purchased for $100 each. 

As with the Don Garlits “Rat Roast” held in Pomona, Calif., the event will be filmed and the DVD will be made available for purchase to the public.

The roast sponsors will receive several marketing bonuses including signage placement in the room, program name/logo acknowledgement and logo/name placement in the opening and closing DVD credits.

Proceeds will benefit Linda Vaughn, plus the Quarter Mile Foundation in its quest to capture the first person stories of drag racing’s pioneers beginning in the late 40’s through the 80’s; plus the motorsports aftermarket which was spawned from their efforts. 

A portion of the purchase for tickets/sponsorship and support will be tax deductible (US only).  

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The Quarter Mile Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit foundation, which is producing PROJECT 1320, a documentary film series about the history of drag racing and the parallel growth of the performance automotive aftermarket.