Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards and his Young Life Pontiac team got some valued
assistance at the O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway as
three young men from Young Life's Capernaum Ministries became "team members"
this past weekend as guests of Mike and his wife Lisa. The trio was at the track
Friday and Saturday for an up-close look at the inner workings of a professional
drag racing team that few get to see, and they also received a goody bag filled
with a shirt, hat and other race collectibles. Fellow Pro Stock competitor and
defending series champ Jason Line also stopped by on Saturday morning to sign
autographs and take a few pictures to complete the fun-filled weekend.
Young Life Capernaum Ministries is a program of Young Life established
for kids and young adults with disabilities, giving them encouragement and the
chance to have fun, make friends and have fellowship like their able-bodied
"This group's from South Carolina, and they always make a trip to
the NHRA race at Atlanta," Mike Edwards said. "We always see them there. They
just wanted to get away, they wanted a little road trip, so we invited them up
and provided for their hotel and transportation - it's a racing weekend on us.
We got them some shirts and a lot of neat stuff, and they're having a big time.
They're special people. I tell you what, you think you've got hard times, and
you see these young men, and it will make you change your attitude