Christmobile Wins Most Favorite!
I want to thank everyone who came out and voted for us and our Driver as the track favorite! Brandon Moncrief 2002 driver of the Christmobile!
The Full Story!
First of all
Brittany was great!
She did a
great job singing the National Anthem and got a standing ovation! The track said
she was welcome back to sing anytime!
As you know the
track had a contest to see who had the most fans. This was so the drivers
would try to get people there to help the track sell tickets and pack the
stands. And pack the stands they did!
If you didn’t
get to come out to the track you missed a great night of racing!
There were about 26 late model cars there for the race, we qualified 12th and finished 5th.
Contact: John Potts
Immediate Release – Thanx
RACING TEAM, BRANDON MONCRIEF WIN VOTING ON
THE TRACK” NIGHT AT I-75 SPEEDWAY
VERNON, Ky. (Oct. 8) – I-75 Speedway’s unique “Pack The Track” promotion
on Saturday, October 5 resulted in an extremely popular driver and racing team
doubling their payoff on Godfather’s Pizza/Subway Night at the Races.
the rules of the promotion, paid spectators were allowed to declare their
favorite driver and race team when entering the facility.
what amounted to a landslide victory, the JC Racing Team of Mason, Ohio, and the
#316 “Christmobile” driver, Brandon Moncrief of Corbin, Ky., were the
overwhelming choice of the racing fans.
voting resulted in the team’s payoff being doubled for the 30-lap
Late Model feature race, in which Moncrief finished fifth in the 25-car
JC Racing Team is a unique story in itself.
The team was organized by Sturdivant and his wife, Jackie, about four
a minister, Sturdivant was looking for ways to “get attention for the Lord,”
and had realized that auto racing was becoming increasingly more popular – so
it seemed like an ideal opportunity to take the Christian message to a receptive
took us a long time to get out on the track,” Sturdivant says, “but we’re
very pleased with where we are today. Jackie
is very helpful as she can do just about anything.
She helps in the pits with air pressure adjustments and technical info
like fuel mileage, tire temperatures, and weight management.
During the actual racing, she serves as one of Brandon’s spotters,
keeping him informed about track conditions and cars around him on the radio.
And we really love racing at I-75 Speedway.
It’s a great track.”
addition to the race car, the team has a street showcar painted in the same
scheme which is driven in parades, etc. Also,
the race car is displayed at car shows, shopping centers, and at special events.
stop and take pictures of it all the time,” Sturdivant says.
the race car on display immediately gets people’s attention, and this allows
the Sturdivant's to deliver their Christian message.
They’re not overbearing about it, they simply want to get the word out
and are happy when someone is listening.
use the racing to tell people that Jesus cares about them,” Sturdivant
explains. “We also reach young
children with the race car toys, and especially teenagers who might not
otherwise be in a church and have the opportunity to hear anything about the
a complete family operation. The Sturdivant's’ young daughter, Brittany, has sung the National Anthem twice at
I-75 Speedway and has been given a standing
ovation each time. Needless
to say, she’s been invited back to sing again at the track anytime she wishes.
family has a rapport with track officials because of their sincerity.
just really nice folks,” comments Mike Duenser, general manager of I-75
Speedway. “They bring samples of
one of their sponsor’s products – Big Bob’s Barbecue Sauce – to our
announcer for him to give to fans through drawings, and they also like to give
their racecar toys to youngsters at the track.”
their driver, has been involved in racing for years, starting as many successful
drivers have, in the go-kart ranks. His
latest accomplishment has been racing in the Southern All-Star Racing Series.