Motor Racing Outreach

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MRO hopes to mobilize 200,000 believers worldwide to support the development of more young people who have a reason to face the future, more singles with a sense of fulfillment, more husbands and wives who honor one another, and more peaceful resolutions to disputes rather than bitterness and strife.

MRO is a, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1988 when founder Max Helton was summoned by three drivers on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit to minister in their unusual situation, as racers, and their families, are rarely able to attend "normal" church services.

As MRO developed, a similar need was apparent in motorsports across the board, from automobiles to motorcycles to powerboats.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Motor Racing Outreach
5555 Concord Parkway S.
Concord, NC 28027-4600


Phone: (704) 455-3828

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581859610

CEO/President: Billy Mauldin Jr

Chairman: Darrell Waltrip

Board size: 20

Founder: Max Helton

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


Motor Racing Outreach ("MRO") is working to partner with other ministries, churches and organizations to mobilize 200,000 believers worldwide to support the development of more young people who have a reason to face the future, more singles with a sense of fulfillment, more husbands and wives who honor one another, and more peaceful resolutions to dispute rather than bitterness and regret.

MRO does this by working with the racing community, racers, and fans primarily in three ways.

Providing Care The world of motor racing can be extremely stressful for the participants and their families due to the demands on personal time as well as the obvious physical dangers. MRO cares for the individuals by providing chaplaincy, counseling and visitation, and personal support through difficult times.

In the event of injury, MRO can relay information to the injured person's family, comfort them, and provide hospital transportation.

Included in our outreach to the families involved in racing, MRO utilizes a traveling Community Center which not only serves as a safe haven for children, but also as a focal point for programs for youth and adults. These units house class room space, recreational facilities and counseling rooms, while providing a venue for special events, family fun nights, marriage enrichment seminars, etc.

Sharing Knowledge MRO offers opportunities for the racing community to learn and grow in knowledge of God through Life Issues studies held at the various race shops, prayer time (individually and collectively) and chapel services at the track.

Small group gatherings are offered on race weekends to further study and explore Biblical applications to their busy lives. Interested individuals can also arrange for private Bible study with an MRO chaplain.

MRO retreats designed to cultivate strong family and personal relationships and spiritual values and leadership are held annually and open to all members of the racing community.

In addition, MRO serves racing fans through an outreach at key racing events centered around a mobile 'church.' Music, entertainment and chapel services are presented in a location accessible to the many fans attending a race. This outreach also serves as a catalyst for networking with local churches, para-church organizations, and community groups. These groups serve to facilitate follow-up, counseling and on-going discipleship.

Leadership Development MRO assists those in the racing community in developing leadership skills. Using Biblical principles, these individuals may become leaders in their local churches, initiate ministries of their own or begin the process of leading others to Christ and helping them grow in Christlikeness. It is our hope that as these Christian leaders rise up within the racing community, they will become positive role models for thousands of race fans at the track and around the world.

Mission statement

The mission of Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is to introduce the racing community (racers and fans) to a personal faith in Christ, growth in Christlikeness, and active involvement in the church, through relationships that provide care, sharing knowledge of God's word, and assistance in developing their leadership skills.

Statement of faith

Motor Racing Outreach uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

One God in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The verbal inspiration of the whole Bible as God's infallible revelation to man.
Jesus Christ's deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection; and ascension to heaven.
Salvation by faith in Christ alone, without works, and solely by grace.
The need of works to express gratitude and give a living demonstration of God's transforming power.
The resurrection of the body: eternal glory for believers in heaven, and everlasting punishment for unbelievers in hell.
The one true church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers, regardless of race or social standing.
The need for spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, witnessing, and involvement in a Bible-believing church.
Obedience to our Lord's command to lead people of all nations to faith and growth in Christlikeness.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating647 of 110421 of 32
Fund acquisition rating771 of 110524 of 32
Resource allocation rating831 of 110525 of 32
Asset utilization rating210 of 11044 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$67,943$26,185$9,123$14,736$11,053
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$736,178$588,874$644,254$331,085$326,661
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$30,472$35,820$96,607$215,842$202,105
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$30,472$35,820$96,607$215,842$202,105
Total assets$766,650$624,694$740,861$546,927$528,766
Payables and accrued expenses$25,192$28,938$17,767$109,243$57,185
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$25,192$28,938$17,767$109,243$57,185
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$297,706$315,499$334,626$315,514$256,367
Total liabilities$322,898$344,437$352,393$424,757$313,552
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$218,353$206,962$284,857$45,324$138,310
With donor restrictions$225,399$73,295$103,611$76,846$76,904
Net assets$443,752$280,257$388,468$122,170$215,214
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,374,488$1,204,008$1,482,302$1,611,046$1,705,791
Program service revenue$350$540$230$1,350$4,120
Membership dues$0$7,080$3,990$7,025$0
Investment income$0$0$64,647$0$800
Other revenue$320,074$147,483$797($170,467)($64,895)
Total other revenue$320,424$155,103$69,664($162,092)($59,975)
Total revenue$1,694,912$1,359,111$1,551,966$1,448,954$1,645,816
Program services$1,168,527$1,161,597$978,720$1,198,996$1,243,658
Management and general$206,650$201,471$203,177$222,315$262,938
Total expenses$1,531,417$1,488,322$1,285,668$1,541,998$1,611,355
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$163,495($129,211)$266,298($93,044)$34,461
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$163,495($129,211)$266,298($93,044)$34,461


Billy Mauldin JrPresident$105,769

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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