CHICAGO, Ill. (May 12, 2000) - Chicago Motor Speedway officials announced today that USAMeats.com has been named the title sponsor of the upcoming ASA ACDelco Series event on July 15-16 at the 67,000-seat, one-mile oval. The USAMeats.com 200 is ...
CHICAGO, Ill. (May 12, 2000) - Chicago Motor Speedway officials announced today that USAMeats.com has been named the title sponsor of the upcoming ASA ACDelco Series event on July 15-16 at the 67,000-seat, one-mile oval. The USAMeats.com 200 is scheduled f or July 16 at 2 p.m. (Central) and will be televised live on TNN Sports.
Various representatives from Chicago Motor Speedway, ASA, the Children’s Miracle Network and USAMeats.com were in attendance for the announcement, including Bob Neal and ASA ACDelco Series rookie Kevin Conway, along with his number 61 USAMeats.com Grand Prix. Neal, a sportscaster on TNT/WTBS, serves as the official spokesperson for USAMeats.com.
“We’re delighted to have USAMeats.com as the title sponsor of our first ASA ACDelco Series race,” said Ed Duffy, chief executive officer of Chicago Motor Speedway. “USAMeats.com is an aggressive company that is marketing its product and auto racing, which makes us proud to have it as a teammate. Our fans will certainly enjoy the action that ASA is commonly known for.”
USAMeats.com has become a corporate sponsor involved with the series through the sponsorship of the Stanton Barrett-owned number 61 team. Now the company has a title sponsor to add to its impressive credentials.
“USAMeats.com is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Chicago Motor Speedway ASA event,” said Neal. “Now that USAMeats.com is launching its official website, we believe the ASA race at the speedway will help create the awareness we’re looking to generate. And by having the Children’s Miracle Network as a beneficiary of our charitable efforts, we’re excited about the entire event weekend.”
USAMeats.com has taken 5,000 tickets for the race, provided by Chicago Motor Speedway, and is offering them to several Chicago-area businesses. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, with a check presentation on race day.
“By having the caliber of company such as USAMeats.com and its affiliation with Chicago Motor Speedway and the Children’s Miracle Network, the ASA ACDelco Series couldn’t be more pleased with this association and the benefits it will give many young people,” said ASA National Sales Manager Steve Farmer.
Chicago Motor Speedway, part of a multi-purpose facility that also hosts thoroughbred racing in the spring months under the Sportsman’s Park banner, is in Cicero, Ill., five miles southwest of downtown Chicago and three miles north of Midway Airport. The facility will also host the CART FedEx Series “Target Grand Prix” (July 28-30) and the Craftsman Truck Series “Sears Craftsman 175 of Chicago” (August 25-27).
Tickets for the ASA ACDelco Series event are now on sale at the Chicago Motor Speedway ticket office at (773) 242-CARS. Ticket prices for the July 16 event range from $15 to $30. Tickets for Saturday’s qualifying session and qualifying race are $10 for ad ults and $1 for children under 12. Tickets for all three Chicago Motor Speedway events can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (312) 559-1212, visiting a Ticketmaster ticket center location or by ordering online at Ticketmaster.com.