Baltimore, MD (May 4, 2017) â€“ People who know John Gaydosh can tell you the two things he loves the most: his family and racing. With his Gaydosh Performance Pro Stock Camaro he combines those two things. Last year he started “Burnout Arthritis” to bring awareness to the disease that his wife lives with every day.
John’s wife Tina suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. She was diagnosed in 2009 and the disease continues to progress.
“It causes pain in your whole body, but for me it’s mostly in my hands and feet,” explained Tina. “Some days you have flare-ups which are miserable. For two days after the Gainesville race I was confined to my bed in pain.”
More than 50 million adults and 300,000 youth in the United States have arthritis. John and Tina wanted to do something to help others struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, so they teamed up with the John Hopkins Arthritis Center for Burnout Arthritis. Together they raise money to fund groundbreaking research into causes, treatment, support and care for those with the disease.
“This all started with a crew shirt raffle. It didn’t go for too much, but when I gave the check it to my doctor at John Hopkins he was ecstatic,” Tina said. “That’s when we decided to do something more. John told me he would put the logo all over the car and any place else to help out.”
This season the team will be raffling off a helmet. Fans can stop by their pit in Atlanta to purchase a $10 ticket for their chance to win.
If you would like to learn more about Burnout Arthritis or to donate to the John Hopkins Arthritis Center, go to www.burnoutarthritis.com and select “Donate” button.
Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Race Schedule
Friday, May 5th
2:15 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 1
3:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 1
4:45 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 2
5:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 2
Saturday, May 6th
1:15 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 3
2:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 3
3:45 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 4
4:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 4
Sunday, May 7th
11:00 a.m. Nitro Eliminations Begin
12:00 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations begin
Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals TV Schedule on FS1
Friday: 8:00 p.m. Qualifying Coverage
Sunday: 6 p.m. Eliminations Coverage
For 2017 Gaydosh plans to run a 10-race schedule, hitting mostly the East Coast races. If funding and sponsorship were to come thru, he is open to competing at more races.
2017 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals Schedule (All Eastern Time)
Friday, March 17th
12:45 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 1
4:15 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 2
Saturday, March 18th
12:00 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 3
2:30 p.m. Pro Stock Qualifying Session 4
Sunday, March 19th
12:00 p.m. Pro Stock Eliminations Begin
NHRA TV Schedule on FS1 (All Times Eastern)
Friday, March 17th: One-hour of Qualifying Coverage at Midnight
Saturday, March 18th: One-hour of Qualifying Coverage at 11:00 p.m.