2008 Racing for Kids Prizes Announced - Fans to Benefit from New Partnerships
Speedway Children's Charities is proud to announce the prizes for the 2008 "Racing For Kids" Drawing. Thanks to partnerships with TCX Customs and Husqvarna, this year race fans will have two chances to win.
The grand prize will be a custom ‘Old School' style chopper donated by TCX Customs of Matthews, NC featuring original artwork by NASCAR artist, Sam Bass. The paint scheme for the bike is a first time collaboration between Sam Bass and the bike builder, Jeff Clark.
"I was thrilled to work with Speedway Children's Charities and Jeff Clark on the bike this year, as it really turned out awesome! My artwork showcasing 'Leonardo da Vinci influenced' car and driver illustrations really accentuates the old school feel of the bike. In addition, my new paintings showing Dale, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex, Jr., and Tony Stewart's cars at speed on the tank reflect the high tech precision and performance that are in the chopper. It was a great project!"
The second prize winner will receive an "Ultimate Dream Garage" compliments of Husqvarna of Charlotte, NC. The package will include a variety of top of the line equipment, featuring a HUV 4x4, riding mower, chainsaw, push mower and edger.
Tickets are available with a donation to Speedway Children's Charities "Racing for Kids" drawing throughout the 2008 race season at all Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Sprint Cup events. Fans will have the opportunity to view the bike and purchase raffle tickets for $5 each at the trailer located in souvenir row at each event. The drawing will be held Nov. 2 before the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speedway Children's Charities
Making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities and we strive to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations we support nationwide.
Individually, SCC's local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Together in 2007, we awarded more than $3.3 million to over 510 organizations.
The Cycle Xchange, is a custom motorcycle design, manufacturing and repair facility led by Jeff and Brian Clark in Matthews, N.C. Jeff Clark has been involved in the sport of NASCAR as an engine designer/builder, car tuner and jack-man for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Davey Allison, Ernie Irvin, Dale Jarrett and Rusty Wallace for the past 18 years. Brian Clark was an integral member of Dale Jarrett's 1999 championship team during his seven years in NASCAR.
Both Jeff and Brian have brought to the Cycle Xchange the same drive that produced wins at the historical Daytona International Speedway, storied Talladega SuperSpeedway, the prestigious Brickyard, a NASCAR Winston Cup Championship and a total 47 NASCAR Winston/Nextel Cup Series wins. The Cycle Xchange employs an All-Pro crew of Certified Motorcycle Technicians with more than 50 years of experience.
Sam Bass is the most accomplished artist in NASCAR. Since 1987, he has created race team graphics for corporate America's leading sponsors, NASCAR team owners and drivers. He also is known for his fine-art original paintings and a distinctive style when it comes to his design of souvenir program covers, racing-themed ad campaigns, posters, apparel and custom shop guitars. His personal studio and motor sports art gallery in Concord are adjacent to Lowe's Motor Speedway. He is the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR. For more information, please call (704) 455-6915 or log onto www.sambass.com.
Husqvarna is the world's largest producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable petrol-powered garden equipment such as trimmers and blowers. The Group is also a world leader in diamond tools and cutting equipment for the construction and stone industries. Net sales in 2007 were SEK 33.3 billion and the average number of employees was 16,000.