Racing Enthusiasts to Drive to Speed Up Cure for Cancer


CLARKSTON3 Balls Racing, a metropolitan Detroit-based open track driving group, will hold its fourth annual charity fundraiser to benefit The Karmanos Cancer Institute.

“This will be our fourth year putting on this event,” says Kenny Walters, event committee member and owner of Kenny’s Lake Area Auto Experts. “Every year our target goal is to beat last year’s total by at least one dollar. Last year we raised $28,500.”

The fundraising event, which features a high performance driving event, a silent auction, lunch, and exotic car rides, was created by the driving group in support of its founder, Ken Grulich, who developed skin cancer and was treated at Karmanos.

Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only Michigan hospital dedicated exclusively to fighting cancer. The Detroit-based nonprofit provides research, patient care, and education.

The event takes place on Aug. 8-9 at Waterford Hills Road Racing in Clarkston. Registration is limited and closes Aug. 6.  For more information and to register, visit