A long-time member of the local auto racing fraternity is fighting a form of cancer that has taken a turn for the worse. Jr. Benton was recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer that has spread to his brain. He is unable to work and his wife has had to take a leave of absence to take care of him. A benefit to help the family offset expenses is coming up today at the Wood River VFW.
Cindy Benton tells The Big Z the event starts at 4pm.
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Tickets are $10 for all you can eat food or $20 for all you can eat and drink until draft beer is gone. Benton raced stock cars at area dirt tracks.