Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted: Sat, August 4 2012 at 6:55 PM, Updated: Sat, August 4 2012 at 7:02 PM
Jackson County drivers are cruising for a good cause.
At the White City Champion Raceway: cars are racing to raise money for the Southern Oregon Meth Project and Y.E.S.!
Even Kristy Lee Cook is making a special appearance today.
Organizers tell us what makes this race special is who it's named after.
"What's so important about the event is that we're honoring one of our safety personnel who passed away tragically last year, so we want to honor him by doing this race."
James also says it's not to late to head down to the track -- The charity race continues until midnight tonight.
Christine Pitawanich was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, she received a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.
Christine also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Washington.
Before joining the NBC5 News team, she had the opportunity to file reports from Washington D.C. for WFFT FOX Ft. Wayne News in Indiana. Christine has also interned at KOMO-TV in Seattle.
Christine loves to ski, try new food and have fun in the outdoors.