Gary Churchfield - Racing For Vets
We want to thank the United
States military and all our Veterans.
Gary Churchfield owner/driver of the 2c Street Stock would be honored if all
veterans, who attend events where the 2c competes, would you please sign your name
on the car.
This is not a fund raiser.
This is a token of our thanks to our military for your service, then, now and
forever. Gary's brother is a Desert Storm Vet and Gary wanted
to show his
appreciation. There are other veterans in the Churchfield family who have
served. Gary's uncles and his grandfather are all vets. Church had an uncle
who served in WWII and two cousins who served in the Army.
May 5th: The first to sign were friends of
the family, Members of the USMC.
(1) SGT Barry "bear" Phillips - USMC
(2) CPL John L Williams - USMC
gentlemen served their country from overseas.
CPL John Williams
SGT Barry Phillips
2c Driver Gary Churchfield
PFC Harry "mike" Hastings
5/5 - Seargent
Philips signs first on the RH sail panel. Barry served in Europe during the
70's. John Williams was a Vietnam Vet. We had a good time listening to Corporal Williams
and Seargent Phillips as they shared their service stories with us.
5/9 - Gary's Grandfather, on his mother's side, signed the car. Harry "mike"
Hastings also had a house full of kids. Two of his sons, Gary's uncles also
We hope to add their signatures next time they are in town.
MM2 Jim Makin USN
5/13. Neighbor friend Jim
Makin signs the 2c. Jim was a Master Machinist for the Navy and served off
shore duty in Vietnam. Not only did Jim serve his country, he served his
community for many years at the Plum Borough Police Department. Jim was a
"first responder" and was well liked as an officer in the community. Thanks
for your service, we are proud to have your signature on the 2c.
Jimmy Bertges Vietnam Vet and long time dirt modified racecar driver, signs
the 2c. Jimmy raced the No. 50 for 3 decades winning over 100 features. His
son, James is on the 2c race team.
Jimmy signed the car at Latrobe
BM3 Sean Churchfield, USN
RM3 Pat Wheldon USN
5/18. Gary's older brother Sean signed the car
before we headed to the track. Sean served during "The Storm" and saw action
in Iraq. He is the first born of three brothers
and a sister. Sean has a
family of his own with two wonderful children. I am a proud father...as you
can tell. The Churchfield family served this great country during three wars.
5/18. Radio man for the USN, Pat Wheldon signs the 2c. The Wheldons are a
very successful Pro Stock race team. Todd has several wins and
championships to his name.
Teams like the Wheldon's will certainly make
Penn-Ohio Pro Stock a challenge for any "old school" Street Stock race team
like us. We are blessed just to race with them!!
Nothing seems to change
except the names and faces. Veterans from 100 years of fighting around the
world, can be found at local race tracks across America.
Just say thanks!! Welcome them, that is all we ask...
We want to thanks these great Veterans for helping Gary kick off his 2c
Racing for vets program for 2019.
Please note: We do not take donations for Veterans groups. We do
recommend, if you plan to donate to a group, please visit these websites
Below and choose one that best suits your needs:
Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society
Wounded Warrior Project
Fisher House Foundation
Disabled Veterans Charitable Trust
If in doubt, this is where