SSP Driver Appreciation Night Reminder
(Photo Courtesy of Nikki Gamell)
It's almost time for the 1st Annual Driver Appreciation Night at Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday August 23rd. Fans will get to see all regular classes in action during the course of the evening. If you are a driver and have not already got your tickets you can still obtain them from Nikki Gamell. You can call Nikki at 503-476-7206 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org but be sure and do it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Don't forget about the pot luck either. List of items to bring are at the bottom of this story.
For each driver who has attended 80% of the races, Sunset Speedway will provide 20 General Grandstand tickets and drivers under 80% will receive 10 General Grandstand tickets. On the back of these tickets, there is a section that the driver must fill out in order to be eligible for the random draw giveaways. The drivers who have the most amount of guests who attend Driver’s Appreciation night will be entered into a drawing for some prizes. The first draw will be for a new driver’s suit. The secondary prizes include aluminum jacks, battery chargers/tenders, tire pressure gauges, and other miscellaneous items.
The format of this night will be similar to Fan Appreciation Night, we will have qualifying and mains ONLY. There will be NO HEATS. We will line up all the cars on the front stretch where all of their guests will be able to enter on to the front stretch to meet and greet all the other drivers.
“We wanted to come up with a way to show our drivers that we greatly appreciate their continued support throughout all the years. The tickets that we are providing to the drivers are for them to give to all their sponsors, fans, friends, families or maybe even strangers who have never come to the races. Hopefully we will gain new fans for years to come by putting this event on. We wanted to give back to the drivers and hope they enjoy this event. We would like to continue this for years to come.” stated Nikki Gamell, Regional Manager, “At the end of the day we want our drivers and crews to know that we are very thankful that they choose to race with us, as we all know they have the choice on where they race. We hope to see everyone at this event, as it is sure to be a success. Let’s pack the house!”
Following the races we will be having an “Appreciation Party” where we will have a fire pit, cornhole tournament and potluck. We have sign-up sheets at the office for the potluck items, or you can call/email Laurie or Nikki to sign up for the item you choose to bring. The categories have been split up as following : Late Models – Main Dish, IMCA Modifieds & B-Mods – Main Dish, Street Stocks – Dessert, Pure Stocks, Women & Dwarfs – Side Dishes/Salads, 4-Bees – Plates, Napkins, Silverware. Bring your own beverage. Please be sure to email or call to sign up so we do not have multiple items we have many drivers already signed up.