Quarter Mile Foundation to Host Linda Vaughn ‘Roast’

May 29, 2012

The Quarter Mile Foundation has announced that it will pay tribute to Linda Vaughn, the “First Lady of Motorsports,” with a roast event to be held at the “Sports Barn” facility at the Lucas family estate in Carmel, Indiana, on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The roast will precede the NHRA’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

“We felt it important to acknowledge one of our icon’s careers in a colorful and entertaining fashion,” said Quarter Mile Foundation Chairman Traci Hrudka.  “Following the success of the Don Garlits ‘Rat Roast’ and the enjoyment that all had paves the way to pay tribute to Linda, and recall the funny stories of her life.”

The panel of roasters will include members of the IndyCar, drag racing and NASCAR communities commenting on Vaughn’s 50-plus-year career in the motorsports world.

Joe Amato, John Force, Don Garlits, Bob Glidden, Don Prudhomme and Jack “Doc” Watson have signed on to help roast Vaughn, with other names to be announced.

NHRA  announcer Bob Frey will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event.

A cocktail hour and dinner will precede the roast, which will begin at 8 p.m.

An auction of donated aftermarket, drag racing, IndyCar and NASCAR items will also be held that evening.

Tickets to the event will be available on the Quarter Mile Foundation’s website beginning June 1. Click here for more information.