2008 Racing for Kids Prize Winners Announced-Children benefit from new partnerships
Speedway Children's Charities is pleased to announce the prize winners for the 2008 "Racing For Kids" Drawing. Thanks to partnerships with TCX Customs and Husqvarna, this year race fans had two chances to win. The winning tickets were drawn at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the start of the Dickies 500. Thanks to terrific sponsors such as AutoTrader.com, Bank of America, NRA Sports and the generous support of race fans across the country, "Racing for Kids" was able to raise $250,000 benefiting children at Speedway Children's Charities chapters across the country.
The grand prize is 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. Congratulations to Donald Smith of Bryan, TX with winning ticket # 01987.
The second prize winner receives an "Ultimate Dream Garage" compliments of Husqvarna of Charlotte, NC, which includes a variety of top of the line Husqvarna equipment, featuring a HUV 4x4. Congratulations to Gary Smith of Riverside, OH with winning ticket # 22865.
Speedway Children's Charities
The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing.
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.