BUSCH: Washington Woman Wins Aqua Velva Las Vegas

MOORESVILLE, NC (Feb. 28, 2000) - Gwen Schmaltz, a homemaker and grandmother of three, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the Aqua Velva ''Race To The Finish Sweepstakes" contest. The highlight of the prize package will provide ...

MOORESVILLE, NC (Feb. 28, 2000) - Gwen Schmaltz, a homemaker and grandmother of three, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the Aqua Velva ''Race To The Finish Sweepstakes" contest. The highlight of the prize package will provide Schmaltz, along with her husband, Ray, a ringside seat to the NASCAR race activities at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 3-5. "I'm very excited to have won," said Schmaltz, a resident of Auburn, WA. "I don't normally enter contests, only occasionally. Ray has used Aqua Velva products for years. I guess that's why I entered this contest." As the Grand Prize winner of the Aqua Velva "Race To The Finish Sweepstakes", Schmaltz will receive round-trip airfare for two from Seattle to Las Vegas and three nights lodging at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Also included in the prize package are two VIP passes to the weekend events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. There, Schmaltz will also serve as an honorary pit crew member for driver Rich Bickle, who will pilot the #91 Aqua Velva Pontiac in the Las Vegas 300 NASCAR Busch Series race March 4. "I've never been to a big-time NASCAR race before, just some short track stock car races near our home here," Schmaltz stated. "This is going to be real different because I'll get to see it up close." On Sunday, Schmaltz will be escorted from her hotel to the speedway for the cardirect.com 400 Winston Cup race where she will again receive VIP treatment, this time featuring food and beverages in a luxury suite. "I don't think I've ever won anything before," Schmaltz stated. "I'm sure this is the first time. I was very surprised when I got the call saying I won. I've never been to Las Vegas, but I've heard a lot about it. There's a lot of things to see and do, so I'm pretty excited about that as well." Aqua Velva, a J.B. Williams, Co. brand, will sponsor Bickle in five NBS events this season. In addition to the Las Vegas race, Bickle will sport the Aqua Velva colors at Charlotte, NC (May 27), Dover, DE (June 3), West Allis, WI (July2) and Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 4). "We're obviously pleased Aqua Velva has decided to be our partner again in the NASCAR Busch Series," said Bickle. "We have expanded the program this year and everyone has learned a lot about how we can help J.B. Williams tap into the NASCAR fan base. The Aqua Velva "Race To The Finish Sweepstakes" was just the first of these programs. A diecast offer is already on the shelves in stores and another contest, one that will put some lucky fan behind the wheel of a stock car, is planned for later this season. That sounds pretty exciting to me."

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Series Automotive , NASCAR XFINITY
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