BROUGHTON WINS BIG
EDMONTON, AB – The old saying, you can’t win if you don’t enter is absolutely true. One Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series competitor has proof. Edmonton, Alberta’s Brent Broughton won the grand prize of a trip for two to next months running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The Canada-wide NASCAR contest was through NewCap Radio. “You had to pick 10 drivers each and every race,” indicates Broughton, “points were awarded for where the drivers finished. In the end I was just fortunate enough to have the points needed to be the winner.” The grand prize includes tickets, airfare and accommodations. “It was very bizarre,” adds Broughton, “I got home from work (January 11th) and there were several e-mails and phone messages telling me I had won the grand prize. I thought it was a joke at first cause I never win anything.” Ironically, Broughton also won a $100 gift certificate one month into this same contest.
More that 40,000 radio listeners across Canada participated in the contest which was sponsored by Osman Auctions of Edmonton. Brent has already chosen who will be accompanying him to the big race the second weekend of February. “My niece Ashley has never been to a NASCAR race before. It’s going to be a lot fun.” Just a few days prior to Broughton’s big contest win, the Edmonton driver purchased tickets and airfare to the Las Vegas NASCAR race the end of February. “I try to go to a least one spring NASCAR race,” indicates Broughton, “getting to go to two events before our race season starts is a pretty big bonus. I’ve never been to Daytona before. After this race its back home for a bit and then it’s off to Vegas.” The 52nd running of the Daytona 500 which kicks of the 2010 NASCAR season is February 14th. The 2010 season of the NPP Late Model Series begins May 8th at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway.