North Adams, MA (PRWEB) December 17, 2007
The three finalists were all flown to Orlando, FL, all expenses paid by RacingJunk.com®, for the Performance Racing Industry Show which ran December 6th through the 8th. When they arrived at the show they knew they were one of three top vote-getters as determined by RacingJunk.com members but still had yet to learn if they had won $2,500, $7,500 or the grand prize of $15,000.
The winners were awarded by Cruz Pedregon, NHRA Funny Car Champion, and included Gail Whisnant of Newton, NC, grand prize winner, Gene Hinders of Hudson, IA, second place winner and Mary Baltzell of Rancho Mirage, CA, third place winner. Gail walked away with a $15,000 sponsorship, Gene took the $7,500 sponsorship and Mary rounded out the top three taking home the $2,500 sponsorship.
"This has been an amazing experience for my family and me. We are excited to have the opportunity to represent RacingJunk.com as well as our fellow racers and look forward to a successful year," said Gail Whisnant, The Grand Prize Winner. "We hope to have an extremely successful year as we race for the wins each week."
Gavin Jerome, track announcer for PINKS was the entertaining MC of the event. "The idea to give back to the grassroots racers was a great concept for a program that RacingJunk.com developed and executed. It really gives the racers a chance to participate in an activity they really enjoy but that can be costly," Gavin stated. "RacingJunk.com is helping to take some of the burden off the racers for the 2008 race season."
For more information and to view pictures and a video presentation of the event visit http://www.racingjunk.com/55k_winners/voting.
About Cruz Pedregon:
Cruz Pedregon is sponsored by Advance Auto Parts in the NHRA Drag Racing Funny Car and has an amazing background in the racing community. In 1992, Cruz won the NHRA Funny Car Championship, the only other Funny Car driver other than John Force to win the title in the 1990's. He started racing at a young age and won his first drag race at the age of 15 in a Peterbilt diesel truck. Since then he has gone on to win over 22 races and has finished in the top 10 of the points standings nine times. He began as a grassroots racer and has made a huge impact on his sport through his drive and determination. Visit the Pedregon racing website at http://www.pedregonracing.com.
About Gavin Jerome:
Gavin has been a professional entertainer for the past 15 years and can be seen every Wednesday night on the Speed Channel as the track announcer for the hit TV show PINKS. He has experience in comedy and has headlined for comedy clubs nationwide and has worked with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Steve Harvey and Pat Paulson. For the past 10 years, Gavin has been providing humor workshops for companies worldwide. His client list includes 3M, IMB, The Principle Financial Group, Sears, Mayo Health Clinic and the U.S. Probation Office. In addition to Gavin's time spent corporate speaking he has also provided messages of faith to congregations worldwide. He is a published author and host of his own radio program heard nationwide. Visit Gavin's website at http://www.gavinjerome.com.
About Raceway Media:
Raceway Media LLC, a Boxcar Media, LLC Company, is a multimedia publishing firm serving the racing and performance enthusiast industries. It is a free 'one-stop shop' for those looking to buy, sell, trade, entertain or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.
The company's holdings include RacingJunk.com® and the newly renamed MotorcycleAds.com, which together receive more than 60 million page views per month and have more than 235,000 members. Raceway Media also owns BoatingJunk.com, MuscleCarJunk.com, RacingJunkRides.com, RJRaceSpace.com and the soon to be launched CollectorCarNation.com.