NASCAR Tires to be auctioned for United Way

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Black Hawk College -East Campus United Way campaign is auctioning two NASCAR tires which were on the cars of #48 Jimmie Johnson and #88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

This year, a special auction will be held to finish out the Black Hawk College - East Campus United Way campaign. Goodyear designed these special “Support Our Troops” tires to say 'thank you' to the service men and women of the United States Armed Forces and launch the Goodyear Support Our Troops program. These Special Edition Goodyear Racing Eagle tires were used only during Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races over the July 4, 2010 holiday weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

•     #48 Jimmie Johnson Goodyear Racing Eagle Tire

•     #88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Goodyear Racing Eagle Tire

“We were lucky to receive these great souvenirs thanks to Kewanee native Rick Heinrich who works for Goodyear,” commented Mary Kodyra, co-chair of the East Campus’ United Way Team. “We hope a couple of NASCAR fans get a great souvenir and feel good about helping the community at the same time,” she continued. All of the money from the tires goes to the United Way.

Bids should be submitted for this sealed bid auction in person, by e-mail or faxed to the Black Hawk College - East Campus United Way Team. FAX number for the college is 309-856-6005.

Bids must be received by noon on December 10, 2010 Winners must pay for and pick up their tire(s) by 1 p.m. on Dec. 14.

For more information and to download a Bid Form & Conditions, visit: or contact Mary Kodyra at Black Hawk College - East Campus, 309-854-1742 or