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First responders, NASCAR drivers battle it out on the track for a great cause

Proceeds to honor life and legacy of fallen Concord Police officer Jason Shuping
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the life and legacy of fallen...
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the life and legacy of fallen Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping.(Submitted photo)
Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 7:04 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - First responders and NASCAR drivers took to the track on Tuesday to battle it out for a great cause.

First responders from 20 different agencies from the Charlotte area visited the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville to enjoy an evening of go kart racing free of charge to them. Local businesses and NASCAR drivers sponsored their teams. The top 3 first responder teams will race against different NASCAR drivers for the feature race later in the evening.

A portion of the proceeds will go to honor the life and legacy of fallen Concord Police Officer and Rowan County native Jason Shuping. His wife was the grand marshal for the feature race.

The drivers met at 6:05pm and then had a pace lap led by different first responder vehicles. The NC Highway Patrol, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Mooresville Police, Harrisburg Fire Department, Mooresville Fire, Mint Hill Police, Pineville Police, Stanly Co. Sheriffs Dept, and several others who will be racing.

First Responders 1st is hosting the event. The track is located at 130 Motorplex Drive in Mooresville.

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