Nov 19, 2010

Four Kansas Speedway fans received the surprise of a lifetime this week – a trip to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet on Dec. 3, all courtesy of Kansas Speedway.

“We wanted to reward our fans for their support of Kansas Speedway because the fans make NASCAR what it is,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “We’re excited to be able to bring four fans and their guests to Las Vegas to share in the championship week activities and I look forward to spending some time with them.”

Kansas City, Kan. resident Michael Billion, Altoona, Iowa’s John Blanchard, Wheat Ridge, CO. resident Shirley Wright and Wellington, Kansas’ Nick Struble and their guests will be heading to Las Vegas Dec. 2 -4 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet. Each fan won two tickets to the banquet, airfare, hotel accommodations and $500 in spending money.

“We switched from another track to Kansas because the racing is so much better, and man, am I happy we did,” said Blanchard.  “My wife and I just won a once-in-a-lifetime deal, considering you can’t buy those tickets. Now all my NASCAR buddies are jealous.”

In addition to the awards banquet, Billion, Blanchard, Wright, Struble and their guests are invited to a pre-awards ceremony reception and will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet. On Thursday, Dec. 2 after they arrive in Las Vegas, they will attend the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, take part in the Coca-Cola Fan Zone, the NASCAR Victory Lap and NASCAR After the Lap, where all Top 12 drivers will participate in a question-and-answer session.

Kansas Speedway tickets are on sale now for the 2011 season. Season tickets are available, starting at just $159 and include two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck race, the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and a Track Pass for each Sunday race event. Individual tickets are also on sale now for the June 4 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, the June 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Oct. 8 Kansas Lottery 300 and the Oct. 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Tickets for the June 5 Sprint Cup race start at just $59 and tickets for the Oct. 9 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race start at $64. Tickets are available by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto Parking at Kansas Speedway is always free.