Annual Bake A Christmas Radio Auction Benefiting Area Children Is This Friday!

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Talladega Superspeedway and WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM officials would like to remind everyone that the Annual Bake A Christmas radio auction benefiting area children is this Friday, Dec. 14.  Funds raised by the auction are used to fulfill Christmas wishes of less fortunate children in the community who otherwise might not receive any gifts at all.
 
“I would like to personally encourage everyone to listen and participate in this important event,” said Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey. “We raised $13,000 for area children last year and we need the community’s support to help meet and succeed that record. I remind fans outside of the normal listening area that they too can participate in the auction by tuning into the live broadcast on www.wtdrthunder.com.”
 
Throughout the day, members of the Thunder 92.7 FM and Talladega Superspeedway staff will take over the airwaves to auction unique racing memorabilia and experiences paired with delicious baked goods donated by individuals and businesses in the community. The auction begins at 7 a.m. and ends at approximately 7 p.m.
 
When a listener places a bid and wins an item, they are invited to pick up their auction item and baked goods at the station’s Oxford, Ala. office.
 
Items up for auction this year include several levels of access to the 2008 Aaron’s Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, set for April 25 – 27. Among these items are:
¿   Four Cold Garage Passes for the Aaron’s 499 on Sunday, April 27, 2008
 
¿  Ten pairs of tickets to the 2008 Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race
 
¿   Ten pairs of tickets to the 2008 Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race
 
Memorabilia donated by Talladega Superspeedway includes several autographs and other unique items such as:
¿   Sunoco race flag autographed by drivers who participated in the 2007 UAW-Ford 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race
 
¿ Sunoco race flag autographed by drivers who participated in the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 race including Indy 500 and IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti and former Formula One competitor Scott Speed
 
¿   An authentic crew member’s shirt autographed by Ryan Newman, driver of the No.12 Alltel Dodge.
 
¿   A Talladega Superspeedway hat autographed by six-time Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Jeff Gordon
 
¿   A Talladega Superspeedway hat autographed by NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver and 2007 Mountain Dew 250 polesitter and race winner Todd Bodine
 
¿   An autographed poster of 2006 and 2007 NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson
 
¿   An autographed copy of poker magazine Bluff, featuring Jeff Gordon
 
In addition, many drivers and race teams have come on board in recent years to make direct merchandise donations to Bake A Christmas, such as autographed memorabilia from Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Jeff Burton, Jimmie Johnson and many more. 
 
Other items up for auction will include collectible diecasts, race hats, commemorative prints and posters, racing apparel and race souvenirs, various items and services donated by local businesses, and various unique donations of racing memorabilia and baked goods from WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM listeners.
 
Talladega Superspeedway officials are preparing for an exciting year of racing here at NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track. The 2008 Aaron’s Dream Weekend will feature NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and The Birmingham News Qualifying for the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday, April 25, The Birmingham News Qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, April 26 and the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, April 27.
 
To purchase tickets, call 1-877-Go2-DEGA (1-877-462-3342). For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). Tickets also are available online at www.racetickets.com, or in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST, Monday - Friday. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge on Friday and Saturday of race weekend in the general admission grandstands with a ticketed adult.
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