Young legend car racer Keaton Pipe will be collecting donations for a food drive this weekend at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic.
Pipe is a rookie in the Canadian Legend Car Series, which will race in the prestigious end-of-season event. The 13-year-old became interested in NASCAR Cup Series racing at a young age and roots for driver Joey Logano.
Inspired by Logano’s charitable efforts, Pipe started helping those in need as well. He’s an ambassador for LAPS4MD, where he sold decals on the August long weekend at Sauble Speedway to raise funds and awareness for those living with Muscular Dystrophy. He raised nearly $1,300 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada that weekend.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Pipe now shifts his focus to his annual Fall Food Drive, in support of Feed the Need in Durham. The Whitby, ON resident collects non-perishable food items from his school, neighbours, paper route customers, and the racing community to help those in need in his local community.
Pipe typically collects over 2,200 pounds of food items, the equivalent of more than 1,800 meals. Those interested in contributing food donations can do so at Peterborough Speedway on October 6-8, or at a drop-off location in Durham Region: HIP Motorsports in Ajax (Oct. 3-7), Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby (Oct. 1-8) and the Abilities Centre in Whitby (Oct. 1-8).
Pipe and his family encourage all drivers, teams, staff, and spectators to come to the track with donations in hand! They would also like to thank JDC Motorsports and their sponsors for making his racing efforts possible.
For more on Keaton Pipe and his charitable initiatives, follow him on social media @keatonpiperacing or online at www.keatonpiperacing.com. We’ll have more about Pipe and the results of his Fall Food Drive in an upcoming edition of Inside Track Motorsport News.
- By Bryce Turner