Under tumultuous skies in a race for charity, Lee Helmer found himself first in the Richard Tilley Sr. Youth Athletic Association 250. In a race that saw over 20 lead changes under three yellow flags, Lee was able to keep his car competitive and in the first position when the thunderstorms rolled in to Daytona. “I really tried to just keep my car competitive,” Helmer said about his first win atEast Coast Thunder. “I want to thank God for the ability to really do something good for the community.” Helmer led the race as the ultimate winner, beating out other leaders such as Milt Maltice, Rob Nieces, Mica Williams, and Wayne Quackenbush. After sorting out the field as a result of the rain cancellation, ECT regular Derek Price was credited with the second place finish, and ECT owner Pete Sindone came in 3rd. Founded in 2009, The Richard Tilley Sr. Youth Athletic Foundation aimis to help disadvantaged children participate in athletic programs and pursue excellence both on and off the field. The foundation tirelessly works to provide a positive, healthy atmosphere for kids to grow and learn.To learn more about the Richard Tilley Sr. Youth Athletic Association 250, visit http://richardtilleyfoundation.org/. ECT racing will return to the RLMtv airwaves with a repeat of the Richard Tilley Sr. Youth Athletic Foundation 250 at Daytona Motor Speedway, followed by the Buckeye 150 on Sunday, September 26. The race was co-sponsored by Boomr’z Restaurant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit them online at http://www.boomrz.com/.