News | May 2, 2012

#50 MAKE Motorsports Enters Talladega With A Tribute To Tuscaloosa Tornado Victims


- The Gulfcoast Loss Prevention Chevrolet will sport a special tribute on the hood for the victims -

T.J. Bell and the #50 Gulfcoast Loss Prevention MAKE Motorsports team will be teaming up with the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Organization to honor those who lost their lives during the tornado outbreak that begin on April 27th, 2011.

Gulfcoast Loss Prevention will be the primary sponsor of the #50 car sporting a special tribute on the hood of the Chevrolet Impala. The hood will list the names of those who lost their lives during the deadly tornadoes along with the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa logo, which symbolizes the united effort put forward by rivals Auburn University and The University of Alabama.

A portion of the sponsorship gained for this weekend will be donated to Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa, who assist in disaster recovery efforts, and some of the Victims’ families will be present at the race to see this special car. Holly Shirley, or as she likes to be called, the “Chief Begging Officer” of Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa stated, “We are so honored to be a part of this beautiful tribute to all of those lost on April 27, 2011. TJ’s first lap at Talladega is going to be the most important lap of this weekend.”

Practice for the Aarons 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Talladega Superspeedway starts Thursday May 3, followed by qualifying on Friday and the race on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

About Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa
Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa’s mission is to provide material support and relief to the residents of the South and Mid-South affected by the April and May storms of 2011. All funds collected will be used for the sole purpose of meeting this mission unless specifically designated for other locations across the country affected by disaster. For more information, visit

* Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa, Inc. is a non-profit corporation operating in the state of Alabama, 501(c) 3. Donations are tax exempt dating back to May 17, 2011.

About Liberty Tire Recycling
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 110 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services. Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit

About Gulfcoast Software Solutions and Gulfcoast Children’s Charitable Foundation
Gulfcoast Loss Preventions’ flexible, innovative, leading edge Video Recorders feature remote Virtual Retail Management tools including multiple device data mining and a broad range of real time, event driven, local and enterprise alerts. Gulfcoast’s state of the art solutions simplify Loss Prevention operations, pinpoint undesirable activity for action and feature best in class video management and remote view technologies. Our innovative spirit and first to market reputation make us the right choice of major c-store, restaurant and retail chains nationwide. For more information, visit

About MAKE Motorsports
Hailing from Shelby, N.C., MAKE Motorsports is a race team that competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The moniker “MAKE” is made up of the first letters of the first names of the owners’ children – Beaver’s son Mikey and daughters Amanda and Emily, and Lowe’s daughter Katelyn. For more information, visit

SOURCE: MAKE Motorsports