May 19, 2003

Rich Bailey and Capitol Racing bring out a new crew chief for the weekend

Capitol Auto Group Racing and Woodburn Dragstrip teamed up to host a young
girl stricken with cancer at the Season Opener, May 18th. Codi Frazier, age
10 was originally diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer known as
Osteosarcoma in 2000. Now, the cancer has progressed to the point where
doctors have little hope that she will beat the disease.

During the day long event, Codi got to meet and spend time with several
high-profile top alcohol and jet funny car racers including, Steve Federlin,
Joey Severence, Clint Thompson, Todd Ashwell, Kim Parker, Richard Smith,
Daren Bay and Mitch Myers. After a tour of Myers pit area, he promised Codi
that he would set a new track record for her and did so an hour later in his
A/Fuel Dragster.

Codi along with her legal guardian, Loni, were invited to ride down with Kim
Parker's crew to retrieve their dragster after Kim's best ever ET. While
Codi love Kim's car her favorite cars were predictably the Jet cars. The
racers also reached out to Codi by giving her and her friends t-shirts and
signed posters. It was Codi's first time attending a drag race and it was
much more than she ever expected. You can learn more about Codi at

Good on ya Rich, Your team really goes the distance! Dean