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Cedar Lake Speedway

Best looking car at USA Nationals will pay $2,500

July 7, 2011, 3:33 pm
From correspondent reports

Cedar Lake Speedway is proud to partner with Baileigh Industrial and announce a new event: the USA Nationals Best Appearing Race Car presented by Baileigh Industrial, which will be held in conjunction with the 24th Annual USA Nationals presented by U. S. Steel on Aug. 4-6.

The contest will offer cash prizes for the winning teams as well as the winning graphics designer. The winning graphic designer will also receive exposure in Late Model Illustrated Magazine and with DirtonDirt.com.

The Best Appearing car will be announced on Sat., Aug. 6, prior to the evening program that closes out the prestigious USA Nationals, a 100-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series that boasts a $50,000 first-place prize.

"The USA Nationals is such a huge event, Baileigh wanted to deepen our involvement beyond having our demonstration trailer at the event," said James Newberg of Baileigh Industrial. "The Best Appearing event just seemed to be a great way to get more involved in the event, build our brand awareness and create a unique event for drivers and fans."

Baileigh Industrial has grown into one of the largest and most respected sources of metal fabrication and cutting machines worldwide. Baileigh will have a demonstration trailer onsite the entire race weekend of the USA Nationals for product demonstrations and questions.

"We can't wait for the USA Nationals and to see the many incredible graphic designs that will via for the inaugural title of the USA Nationals Best Appearing Race Car," Newberg added.

"Cedar Lake always strives to find new ways to make the USA Nationals more than just a race," said Cedar Lake Speedway co-owner Bob Kaufman. "We want the USA Nationals to be an experience — an event — for both the fans and the drivers. By partnering with a terrific company like Baileigh Industrial and offering this contest, it is yet another reason for fans and drivers to come and experience USA Nationals weekend."

The contest, which will be judged by the fans, has a straight-forward rules format:

• Entry form must be received on or before Wed., Aug. 3 at midnight (no entry fee).

• All dirt Late Models in competition that weekend are eligible to enter contest (NASCAR and Open Late Models).

• Cars must contain a color contingency-sized logo on both sides of the front fenders of the USA Nationals and Baileigh Industrial logos.

• Graphic design must be an original design and different than the driver's normal graphic scheme.

• No requirements on design elements.

• Overall winner will be judged by the car's overall look and appeal as it is viewed by the fans from the grandstand.

The Best Appearing contest will provide cash and awards to the top-three finishers, including the graphic designer for the first-place finisher. Just announced, the winning graphic design company also will receive a cash award in the contest. The winning race team and graphics designer will win more than $4,000 in cash and prizes combined.

A detailed listing of the cash and prizes available:

First place:

• $2,500 cash to race team

• $500 cash to graphic design company

• Trophies for both race team and graphic design company

• Late Model Illustrated free full-page color ad for graphic design company

• DirtonDirt.com video coverage of winning team and graphic design company

• Best Appearing 3-by-8-foot banner

Second place:

• $750 cash to race team

• Trophy

Third place:

• $250 cash to race team

• Trophy

A complete set of rules, registration form and USA Nationals/Baileigh Industrial logos can be obtained by emailing Rich Olson at FANSFund@gmail.com. All entries must be received by Aug. 3 at midnight and entrants must comply with contest rules or be disqualified. Entry forms may be submitted via email to FANSFund@gmail.com or mailed to: FANS Fund, Attn: Rich Olson, 19160 English Avenue, Suite 100, Farmington, MN, 55024

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