In a cooperative vision to conserve and sustain wildlife, renowned artist John Banovich and RCR owner, Richard Childress, offered a spectacular, one-of-a-kind NASCAR hood at the Safari Club International convention, January 25th live auction with proceeds jointly benefitting the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation and Safari Club International Foundation. “Inside the Red Zone” is an original oil creation by renowned artist, John Banovich. This remarkable image graced the hood of driver Kevin Harvick’s #29 racing car – and joyfully celebrated the new 501 (C) 3 Banovich Wildscapes Foundation as a recognized and respected conserver of the earth’s wildlife and wild places.
“Inside the Red Zone,” reveals a segment of time when immense energy, unleashed momentum, precise timing and incredible focus define life for the leader of the pride at its most extreme extension. Sharing common bonds, both lion prides and racing teams struggle together at the most basic level of survival of the fittest. Drawing on underlying, complex social structures, both groups test themselves against intense competition, so that from their numbers, a single, battle-scarred, but most competitive winner ultimately emerges. One single lion will dominate the pride – one singe driver will take the checkered flag before all competitors.
The hammer price at auction was $51,000.00. As a special touch, the hood will bear autographs from Banovich, Childress & Harvick. The $61,000 of total money raised that night will be split between Safari Club International and the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation.