Talladega Superspeedway officials joined the staff of local radio station WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM Friday, Dec. 14 to raise more than $15,000during Bake A Christmas 2007, an annual fundraiser that generates money used to provide Christmas gifts to less fortunate children throughout the track’s surrounding region.
Members of the Talladega Superspeedway staff, along with WTDR 92.7 Owner and Producer Jim Jacobs and his staff encouraged listeners and race fans on-air throughout the day to bid on once-in–a lifetime packages while donations of baked goods, racing memorabilia and other items such as gift certificates from local merchants flowed in throughout the day.
This year’s Bake A Christmas marks the eleventh consecutive year that the radio station and track have paired for this event, and both were pleased that this year’s broadcast efforts exceeded last year’s totals by over $2,000.
“We are ecstatic this year’s event raised so much money, which will allow us to make this Christmas even more special for these families in need,” Jacobs said. “We really appreciate the support of overwhelming generosity of everyone who participated in this year’s event, whether it be through placing a bid, donating merchandise or stopping by to drop off some of the delicious baked goods we included in the auction packages.”
Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey agreed.
“The continued success of this event is a true statement of race fans and local people in this community who care about helping others, especially during the holiday season,” Humphrey said. “Knowing that this annual fundraising effort helps the less fortunate children in our area means a lot to everyone involved.”
Among the items auctioned were official Sunoco race flags signed by the drivers who participated in this year’s UAW-Ford 500 and ARCA RE/MAX Series races, several hats autographed by various NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, diecast stock car replicas, and autographed crew shirts for various NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race teams. Also hitting the auction block to the delight of listeners were several once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as Talladega Superspeedway tickets and cold pit/garage passes along with a guest host spot on Thunder 92.7.
Of course those who missed the chance to bid on items Friday can still take care of the race fans on their holiday shopping lists by purchasing gift certificates that may be used at NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track. A great opportunity to use the certificates will be the 2008
Aaron’s Dream Weekend set for April 25-27. Featuring a 3-day race weekend format, the Aaron’s Dream Weekend will feature two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices and The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series on Friday, April 25, The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, April 26 and the Aarons’ 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, April 27. To purchase gift certificates or order 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 still take care of the race fans on their shopping lists by calling the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office and ordering gift certificates that are redeemable for any track event or hospitality package. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge on Friday and Saturday of race weekend. For tickets, you may also visit us at www.racetickets.com.