During Labor Day weekend in 1990 more than 1,400 attended the rally. In 1990 DOM Rev. Ed Quatlebaum was asked to give the invocation at both the Rebel 500 in the spring and the Saturday race in September. By 1992 mothers and daughters were added, so Bring-A-Kid Race Rally welcomed adults and young people to the track. Gospel music and God’s word was presented before tickets were passed out. Testimonies from Miss Southern 500 and from several race drivers who had given their hearts to the Lord encouraged the fans and became a turning point in the attitude of the ‘race fan community.’ The event and the presence of the RACEWAY MINISTRY was making a difference and the track administration saw it.
Rev. Quatlebaum worked with Rev. Max Helton, the chaplain for the NASCAR drivers and crews, and president of the Motor Racing Outreach. He lead Bible studies with drivers, their families, and crews, weekly. A number of the drivers were making open commitments to Christ and seeking sponsors other than beer companies when their contracts ran out. Drivers need our prayers. While the Chaplain for NASCAR works inside with the drivers/crews/families, Raceway Ministries concentrates on reaching the fans.