Texas race winners to get new trophies
FORT WORTH, Texas (April 6, 2010) – The Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner and pole winner will receive new and unique firearms from the Turnbull Manufacturing Company to commemorate their accomplishments during the April 15-18 race week at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Samsung Mobile 500 race winner will fire a pair of Turnbull 45 Colt-style, single-action revolvers with ivory grips during the post-race Victory Lane celebration. The pistols, which resemble the original Colt pistols of the late 1880s, are custom engraved with a modified Colt factory ‘A’ pattern, crossed checkered flags on the front of the frame, the State of Texas outline on the breech ball and Texas Star on the loading gate. The race winner also will be given his own special-edition pair in a custom-fitted, glass-panel front handgun display case.
The Samsung Mobile 500 pole winner will be presented with a Turnbull model 1886 deluxe take down rifle in Victory Lane following The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Day on Friday, April 16. The rifle, which has a 26-inch half round, half octagon barrel in .45-70 caliber, will feature a gold-colored inlaid panel on the butt stock to be custom engraved with the Texas Motor Speedway logo and the tagline, “The Great American Speedway!”
“I’m sure the Sprint Cup drivers are going to be impressed with these ‘Old West’ style firearms,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “They are sure to stand out in any driver’s trophy room.”
The Victory Lane pistols will be used for all three of Texas Motor Speedway’s marquee events – the Samsung Mobile 500, Firestone 550k IndyCar Series race in June and AAA Texas 500 in November. The rifle pole award will be presented at the Samsung Mobile 500 and AAA Texas 500.
Turnbull Manufacturing Company, of Bloomfield, N.Y., also will provide Texas Motor Speedway with an additional pair of Turnbull 45 Colt-style, single-action revolvers that will be auctioned off at the end of the year to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter.
All the Turnbull-manufactured guns will have custom serial numbers to signify them as unique trophies for these NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Texas Motor Speedway. Turnbull Manufacturing Company President Keith VanOrman and company founder Doug Turnbull will present the commemorative firearms in
Victory Lane. For more information about Turnbull Manufacturing Company, visit www.turnbullmfg.com.
Tickets for the Samsung Mobile 500 race week, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 and Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, are available by calling the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com.