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Donation Information For Family Of Shane Unger

Donation Information For Family Of Shane Unger

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 14, 2016) – Official donation information for the family of Dirt Late Model driver Shane Unger, who passed away Saturday night from injuries suffered in a multi-car accident, is now available.

Race fans from across the country have been requesting how they can offer the family financial assistance during this time of need.

Donations may be made online, by mail and credit card through the Tony Stewart Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit registered with the IRS. 100% of donations made “In Memory of Shane Unger” will be directed to his family.


Online: visit, click the “DONATE NOW” button, select “in memory of” from the Tribute Type pull down menu and enter “Shane Unger” in the Tribute Information field.

By Mail: Note checks or money orders “In memory of Shane Unger” and mail to

The Tony Stewart Foundation
438 Southpoint Circle
Brownsburg, INDIANA 46112-2203

By Phone: Call (317) 299-6066 to make credit card donations by phone.


“Shane was not only a passionate racer but also our neighbor and friend. His father, Mike, has been Eldora’s track welder at events for 36 years. His mother, Jann, works in our pit area concessions. His brother, Shad, was his crew chief,” said Roger Slack, General Manager of Eldora Speedway. “Shane and the love of his life, Michelle Heindl, are the parents of two beautiful children, Lexi (3 years old) and Owen (5 months old) and his favorite hobby was working on his racecar with them. The Unger family, Shane’s car owner, Pat Ferguson, and crew chief Jason Ferguson, are the kind of people that makeup the heart and soul of short-track racing. It’s a tremendous loss for the entire Eldora family.”

Envelopes for donations direct to the family will also be available at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio, at the visitation tonight (Wednesday, September 14) from 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and again at the service tomorrow (Thursday, September 15) at 10:30 a.m.

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Roger Slack, Eldora Speedway GM – (937) 338-6009