Ruggles Dedicating April 26th Race to the Autism Society of NC

by April 24, 2014

(Kannapolis, NC; April 24, 2014) Thirteen-year-old Allison Legacy Race Series driver Jake Ruggles is dedicating his race this weekend in Hickory, NC to the Autism Society of North Carolina. Jake, whose younger brother Ryan has Autism, is a long-time supporter of multiple Autism-awareness charities.

In a race a few weeks ago Jake added ‘Autism Speaks’, ‘Ryan’s Race’ and puzzle piece decals to his race car to dedicate the race to his brother in honor of Autism Awareness month. He is now using this weekend’s race at the Hickory Motor Speedway to specifically promote an April 29th fundraising event being held by The Triangle Chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina.

The event, Dine 4 Autism, is designed to raise awareness as well as funds. It will feature a variety of Triangle restaurants, from morning coffee shops to mid-day sandwich cafes, to full dining establishments and cupcake shops. The Triangle Chapters of the Autism Society of North Carolina is hosting this fundraiser in culmination with International Autism Awareness Month.

Jake and his family, who are also his race team, are from Kannapolis, NC. He is a multi-time winner in North Carolina Quarter Midget Association (NCQMA) competition. He recently began his second year racing in the Allison Legacy Race Series after winning the series Rookie of the Year title in 2013. Jake and his father will be at Tyler’s Taphouse in Apex for the fundraiser, signing autographs and speaking with customers about what the Autism Society of NC does. “I’m excited to reach out to people about Autism Awareness and help spread awareness through my racing on and off the track.” Jake recently commented. “I am looking forward to meeting people at Tyler’s Taphouse for the Dine 4 Autism charity event on April 29th.”

Leslie Welch, Leader Wake County Chapter, Autism Society of North Carolina, stated: “We are thrilled to have ‘Ryan’s Race’ car join us for Dine 4 Autism.  We hope that all the local race fans come out to meet Jake Ruggles, driver for Jake Ruggles Racing and Steve Ruggles, Team Owner, get an autograph and support the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Triangle Chapters.”

About The Autism Society of North Carolina:

For over 43 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC is a statewide organization, supporting North Carolinians affected by autism. Every dollar that we raise stays within North Carolina, helping people who live and work in our local communities.

Our organization works to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training and education, and direct services.

For more information about the Autism Society of North Carolina go to :

About Jake Ruggles Racing: 

Jake Ruggles Racing is a family owned and operated team based in Kannapolis, NC. Jake began racing quarter midgets when he was eight years old. He started competing in the Allison Legacy Race Series in 2013. After multiple Rookie of the Race Awards and top-five finishes, as well as a Hard-Charger Award, Jake was crowned 2013 Allison Legacy Race Series Rookie of the Year. He finished the season 3rd place overall in points.

Jake Ruggles Racing sponsors include Driven Race Gear, CK Select Real Estate, Gio’s Tire & Automotive and Signsfast Superstore Kannapolis.

For more information about Jake Ruggles Racing, visit Also be sure to follow Jake Ruggles Racing on facebook and on Twitter at @jakeruggles29.

Source: Jake Ruggles PR