WA (Oct. 30)
Seattle International Auto Show will be at the Seahawks
Expo Center from November 5-9. This is your opportunity
to see the new, the old and the concepts from all major
manufacturers. Jerrod will be representing Korum Ford
of Puyallup, WA and Hallelujah Acres of Shelby, North
Carolina. Jerrod will be signing autographs and the
team will be distributing special discount and free
gift coupons from Korum Ford. The team will also be
exhibiting live pit stop demonstrations.
love of the automobile is an undefined force within
our nation. It is an privilege for our team to participate
in the Seattle International Auto Show by bringing one
of our Korum Ford Taurus NASCAR racecar to the show.
This will be a fun time for the team and all involved.
See you at the show!"
will be able to see Jerrod 6-8 pm Wednesday thru Friday
for autographs and photos. On Saturday the Sessler Motorsports
Pit Crew will be exhibiting a "Live" pit stop
demonstration at noon and 7 pm and again on Sunday at
noon and at 2 pm.
Sessler Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors
Korum Ford, Hallelujah Acres and HomeTask.com for their
participation in this event. For more information, visit,
Sessler Motorsports and Microsoft's Zone.com teamed up
in December for the first "Sessler Cup". Qualifying
races ran from December 6th thru the 16th with the "Sessler
Cup" being run on the 20th. The top four participants
had the opportunity to race Jerrod on-line in "Midtown
Madness 2" for the Championship. On December 10th
we had over 40 participants involved in a one- hour chat
with Jerrod. Participants were given the chance to ask
questions about racing and about Jerrod's life.
were over 700 people signed up for this event. The
Microsoft staff informed us that there were two promotions
running simultaneously, the Sessler Cup and another
promotion featuring Garth Brooks. Jerrod beat out
Garth Brooks more than 2 to 1!! One day in December
saw as many as 9,000 people checking out Hope4Youth
and Sessler Motorsports. Thank you Microsoft for partnering
with us in this successful event.
On February 8, we had our first Hope4Youth Symposium.
We had a panel of 5 students that were interviewed
by the attendees. The vision for the event was to
answer these questions:
a) What does the "average" youth need, emotionally,
physically, spiritually, etc. in today's world?
b) How do we, individually and organizationally, meet
Many of the attendees left with a whole new view of
the life that our youth today live and how desperate
they are for hope and love. If you would like a 'results
information packet' developed from the findings of
this event, please contact our office via phone or
a Ride with Jerrod
As we mentioned in our last newsletter, we have added
a 2-seater to our fleet. The Pit Crew is especially
excited about this as they get to go for rides with
Jerrod whenever they have a practice session. If you
feel "the need for speed" please contact
our office and we will let you know when our next
"ride-a-long" will be. Cost is $55 per person
($10.00 discount for current Fan Club Members).
We were privileged to be a part of an event being
sponsored by the Tacoma Sabercats and World Vision
called "The 30-hour Famine". Students around
the globe are challenged to fast for 30 hours while
they gain pledges to support each of the hours they
fast. This is one of the largest events World Visions
hosts each year. The purpose is to raise awareness
and funds to support World Vision efforts to the less
fortunate in our community and around the world. Jerrod
spoke at the Northwest branch of this event that was
held in the Tacoma Dome after a Sabercats Hockey game.
Jerrod gave an inspirational talk on how everything
that we do touches and affects the people around us
-even if we don't always know it. We all make a difference!!
Go Karts and Fund Raising
Soon after founding the Hope4Youth Foundation, we
realized that fund development was a difficult task
for non-profit organizations! Even for profit organizations
have 'profit' at the top of their priority lists with
the focus of their top staff. Non-profits cannot turn
their focus solely towards fund development but we
do need a plan for managing fund development. So,
we organized our ideas and developed the Kart-A-Thon
Motorsports and the Hope4Youth Foundation teams are
excited about this opportunity to serve other non-profit
organizations. The amount of money raised is limited
only by the aggressiveness of your teams in acquiring
own all the equipment needed to erect a portable go-kart
track in just about any smooth surface, indoors or
outside. Far from boring, the track comes with signage,
flags, cones, tents, tables, chairs, banners and much
more! It requires about 10,000 sq. ft. min. (100 ft.
x 100 ft.) of paved space without any obstructions
for a safe track.
actual "Kart-A-Thon" consists of 8 teams
of 6-drivers plus 1-lap counter and 1-pit helper (optional
for adults). When the drivers collect donations they
are asking people to sponsor their "team laps."
With each team driving a total of about 200 laps,
each driver will be responsible for completing approximately
33 laps. With about 4-6 months of planning, we can
help your organization with a 40k-60k fundraiser!
you are interested in having a Kart-A-thon for your
church, school or other organization please contact
our office for an information packet.
A few months ago Hope4Youth/Sessler Motorsports went
national with the Kart-A-thon Program. Our goal is
to help as many non-profits as we can in the very
difficult task of fundraising. We now have several
events scheduled around the country and are looking
for a retired couple or anyone else that would be
available and willing to drive our truck and trailer
to these events. Staff from our team would meet you
at the event so your responsibility would be limited
to simply getting the equipment to the event and back
home afterward. Expenses would be paid for these trips.
If you are interested or know anyone that might be
interested in helping us with this ministry please
Christian Motorsports Illustrated (CMI) is a national
publication. We have sent you a copy because our team
has been featured on page 28! The primary tool of
CMI's ministry is this publication. For as little
as $1 per copy you can sponsor this faith-based publication
and receive copies to pass around to friends, family
members or at upcoming events. CMI also distributes
these magazines to various prison ministries.
Fan Club Update
There is no better time to sign up for the "Jerrod
Sessler Fan Club" then right now!! We have many
new and exciting items that we will be adding to our
store in the next couple months and Fan Club Members
will hear about it first. Fan Club Members get discounts
on everything from products to a ride in the 2-seat
racecar not to mention some free product when you
sign up AND a birthday card from Jerrod and the team.
SIGN UP TODAY!!!