Several VIPs On Board For 2007 AWF Wild Game Cook-Off & Silent Auction

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Only two weeks are left till the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off & Silent Auction on Feb. 10, and Talladega Superspeedway officials are proud to announce that several VIPs have agreed to donate their time to the cause.

Two of racing's biggest names are on board to participate in half-day quail hunts with a lucky bidder and guest at Selwood Farm Hunting Preserve in Alpine, Ala. Bidders will have the opportunity to purchase a hunt with NASCAR President Mike Helton or original Alabama Gang driver and two-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Donnie Allison.

In addition, outdoors programming icon "Donny Mac" McElvoy will serve as Master of Ceremonies. McElvoy's show, The Outdoor Advantage, has aired continuously for the past 14 years, and he is also co-host of the show HuntFishCook on MyOutdoorTV.com.

"The list of people who are willing to donate their time to the AWF Wild Game Cook-Off & Silent Auction is growing each day, and that is testament to the great fun we are able to share for the sake of a good cause," said Talladega Superspeedway President Grant Lynch. "Whether you are interested in bringing your cook team or just your appetite, we welcome you."

In addition to the opportunity to sample a wide array of delicious wild game recipes, 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 Sunmount Corporation hard hat autographed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and a quail hunting trip with 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 and Aaron's 499 NEXTEL Cup Series races. 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, the ninth race of the season. 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 href="http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com">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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