Alabama Wildlife Federation Cook-Off Teams Ready For Competition At Talladega Superspeedway On Feb. 10

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A new series of teams will compete at NASCAR's Most Competitive Track on Feb. 10 as Talladega Superspeedway serves as the site for the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off & Silent Auction. The cook-off teams are among the top in the region and will prepare their best wild game dishes in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series garage. Competition will not only take place among the cook-off teams, but also among spectators bidding for valuable items that combine both wildlife and motorsports. The list continues to grow and currently includes:

  • A guided fishing trip for up to two persons with River Region Guide Service
  • A wagon ride quail hunt for four at Old Spring Hill Plantation with overnight accommodations in Barber County, Ala.
  • A one day spring gobbler hunt in Midway, Ala. provided by Fur and Feather Outfitters
  • Prints by Alabama artists Larry Chandler and Eddie Leroy, including assorted turkey prints and the winning prints from AWF's Alabama Flora & Fauna Art Show, as well as the following titles: Oak Hills White Tail and Sagebrush Buck by Leroy
  • A trip for six on an Argentina Dove Hunt
  • A ticket package to Martinsville Speedway A ticket package to Darlington Raceway
  • A ticket package to Richmond International Raceway
  • 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge over and under shotgun (AWF logo)
  • Youth shotgun
  • Other assorted shotguns
  • Coffee mugs
  • Bass neon sign
  • AWF BBQ set
  • Assorted ball covers
  • Deer thermometer
  • Canoe bookends
  • Antler corkscrew
  • Deer scene wood box
  • Antler picture frame
  • Turkey clock
  • Antique lure bookends
  • Many other assorted hunting and fishing items
  • Three Ladies' jackets from Henig Furs
  • Fishes of Alabama book - signed copy
  • Assorted tackle boxes
  • Rod & reel case
  • Mallard clock

In addition, all ticket holders who attend the event will be eligible for spectacular door prizes, such as a Talladega Superspeedway Sunoco flag autographed by NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers, an autographed hat by Tony Stewart, a Talladega Superspeedway aerial panorama photograph, a Talladega Superspeedway and Sunmont Corporation hard hat autographed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and a quail hunting trip with Talladega Superspeedway President Grant Lynch.

The event will also allow ticket holders to purchase a ride around the newly-paved 2.66-mile tri-oval race track. As an additional fundraiser for the AWF, rides will be sold for $25 each to the first 150 cook-off ticket holders who purchase them in advance.

Gates for the event will open at 2 p.m. and the cook-off starts at 4:30 p.m. Spectators will be invited to sample the wild game dishes from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. when awards will be presented to the cook-off teams. The event is expected to conclude at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the cook-off are $40 per person or $50 per couple prior to the event. To purchase tickets and pre-order rides around the track, call Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the AWF, Alabama's oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization. The AWF was established in 1935 by sportsmen to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians. The organization hosts several wild-game cook-offs throughout the state, but this event is its largest each year. For more information on Alabama Wildlife Federation, visit www.alabamawildlife.org.

Talladega Superspeedway will host its first races of the 2007 NASCAR season during the Aaron's Dream Weekend,

featuring the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series. Friday, April 27 will feature The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series. Saturday, April 28 will feature The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series race. Then on Sunday, April 29, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers will compete in the Aaron's 499, which will be the ninth championship points race in the season.

With the Aaron's Dream Weekend only a few months away, don't hesitate to order your tickets to see the world's finest drivers compete on NASCAR's Most Competitive Track. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available by calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA (462-3342) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, or by logging onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). You may also purchase tickets in person at Talladega Superspeedway's Ticket Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday.

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