Following NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, June 1, Chevrolet drivers Daniel Hemric and Darrell Wallace Jr. flew to Philadelphia for the annual Mayfair community festival to take part in the Urban Youth Racing School’s first-ever Mayfair Grand Prix.
Established in 1998 by Anthony Martin, the Urban Youth Racing School aims to develop student interests in science, technology, engineering and math with a focus on motorsports. Chevrolet has been a partner of the UYRS for more than 20 years.
Once on site, Hemric and Bubba Wallace posed with members from the Mayfair community, were introduced to the crowd of locals, signed a few autographs and then climbed in their go-karts to show off their skills on the track against local go-kart racers and members of the UYRS on the streets of Mayfair.
"It was so great to visit Mayfair and see the area come together to not only celebrate their community but support the Urban Youth Racing School and everyone involved in their initiatives," said Hemric. "It was an honor to represent Chevrolet at this event, and I look forward to hopefully having the opportunity to mix it up again in the Mayfield Grand Prix again sometime soon down the road."
The two NASCAR stars joined teams already assembled and competed to see which group could finish higher collectively. Earlier this season, Hemric took to social media to ask fans to send items to change the No. 8 team’s sour luck, but even at the Mayfair Grand Prix, he was caught up in another racer’s incident.
In the championship race, it was Hemric that got the best of Bubba after a fierce battle around the makeshift track.