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Racing for a Cause: FOX 39's Person You Should Know

<p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><font style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">ROCKFORD- One man, a dirt track and a race to help sick children.</font> </font></font></p>

Justin Zaugg opened up Race Em R/C in Rockford last year on Memorial weekend.

"My biggest pet peeve is seeing a kid sit in front of a computer or TV screen for 12 hours a day," said Zaugg, "our thought was why not have them come outside and give them a real life video game only outside interacting with other kids being around good people."

Zaugg said his love for R/C truck racing started back when he was eight-years-old.

"My mom actually bought me my first r/c truck for Christmas and ever since then it's been like I'd go take a shovel try to build a ramp and jump  it as far as I could." Zaug said, "It's just been ever since growing."

But it's not just Rockford hosting Zaugg's hobby. He's taking the track, the trucks and a bunch of drivers and hitting the road.

"We're actually going to Memphis to St, Jude Charities and we're taking a track with us for the kids down there in the hospital and their house charities to actually race the trucks," said Zaugg.

The goal is to raise $5 thousand for both the Ronald McDonald House and Memphis Grizzlies House  which both cater to families who have extended hospital visits. If you want donate to the Race Em R/C race for St. Jude House Charities, click here.

"Really it's something I mean, all us Americans should really do in my eyes, you know we were always raised on it's better to give than to receive and I was really raised on that," Zaugg said.

Race Em R/C allows members of any skill level. Zaugg even said that soon rental R/C trucks will be available.

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