Cahill’s Red Scooter Run Set To Support The Family Of Whelen Modified Tour Crew Member Edward Cahill


(Press release from JB Fortin Racing)

JB Fortin Racing has announced that they will be hosting an event on the iRacing service on May 3rd, to benefit the family of Ed Cahill, a JB Fortin Racing Crew member who lost his life to the Covid-19 virus.  

The event will be twin 29 lap races around the virtual New Smyrna speedway with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series race cars.  

Ed was a long-time fixture in the world of modified racing, first as a driver with his number 29 modified that he piloted around Riverhead Raceway and later he established himself as a dedicated member of several different crews over the year.  Ed eventually landed with JB Fortin Racing and was an integral part of the teams 2019 Rookie season on the Modified Tour.  Ed will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Ed was a dedicated family man, leaving behind his wife and 3 children.  He was one of the most dedicated crew members you will find, no job was below him and he was happy just to help out regardless of what help was needed.

Event organizer JB Fortin spoke about Ed and the event, “The entire is devastated by the news of Ed’s passing.  He wasn’t just a crew member but a member of family.  Due to nature of this virus and all the social distancing right now we are not able to mourn Ed with a proper funeral or ceremony, but we still wanted to do something to honor him.  We also know that his family is going through this without the ability to see and get support from their extended family and friends, it is really a difficult situation.  So we came up with the idea of a virtual event that will not only allow us to give Ed a proper sendoff but help raise funds for his family to make it through this difficult time.  The response to this idea has been staggering, we already have over 30 drivers registered and several businesses as well as individuals have come forward to provide support for the event as well.  This is truly a unique way to say goodbye to one of the most unique men I have ever had the honor of knowing.” 

Among the companies already pledging support for this event are Fury Race Cars, LFR, Troyer Racecars, Oval Speed Unlimited, John’s Fuel Oil, Riverhead Raceway, Northeast IT Systems, The S.S.L. Pro Series, John’s Tree Removal, Natural Designs, JB Fortin Racing, and Teddy Bear Graphics.  The event is also expected to be streamed, a formal announcement on the details of that will be forthcoming.

iRacing drivers who are interested in joining the event can purchase an entry through the JB Fortin Racing Website Store (www.JBFortin.com) or by searching for the event on Facebook.  If you are interested in contributing to the event please contact Shawn Weaver at [email protected]




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Comments

  1. RIP Ed…

    I hope this event is a great success!

  2. Is this the guy?
    https://www.facebook.com/edward.cahill.7
    55? Way too young. Your pain is over now. RIP.

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