The Matt Camp Memorial Twin 52/52 Late Model race sponsored by Penney Racing Supply and A All Mini Storage will dish out over $14,000 in winnings and bonuses Saturday night under the lights at the famed 1/3 mile track on the Placer County Fairgrounds. This event will honor the late Matt Camp, a popular driver at All American Speedway who tragically lost is life this summer in a boating accident.
At just 30 years old, Camp was very well liked at All American Speedway by his racing colleagues and hundreds of fans who packed the grandstands every Saturday night to cheer him on. Camp took his love for racing far beyond just being a tough competitor, he contributed countless hours to help promote the sport at the track he called home and was always willing to lend a hand to his fellow racers.
On August 11 of this year, Camp lost his life in a tragic boating accident at Bullard's Bar Reservoir, leaving behind his wife Krysta and his nine month old daughter Makenzie. Last month All American Speedway paid tribute with a fundraiser on Fan Appreciation Night. This Saturday, he will be honored in grand fashion with a high paying late model race at the biggest event to take place annually in Placer County.
In addition to a record number of top drivers taking to the track on Saturday night, friends and colleagues of Camp will be holding a benefit fundraiser to assist Camp's family in the form of silent auction for countless items that have been donated by the business and racing community. The auction will take place at the track.. Race fans can also contribute to the "Donations for Makenzie Camp Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank, who is also the sponsor of Saturday's hospitality corral.
As the Late Models and the Legends of the Pacific join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West to bring three exciting divisions to the track Saturday night at All American Speedway and there will be plenty of entertainment off the track as well. This annual event is much more than just a big race; it's an experience for spectators of all ages. The Placer County Fairgrounds midway will be packed with vendor booths, exhibits, a car show, activities for the kids, live music by the Kenny Frye Band and much more. A jumbo vision television will be located in the midway area featuring a live feed of the NASCAR Sprint Cup event from Charlotte in which local Elk Grove racer Kyle Larson will be competing in.
Race fans looking to make it a big day at the track can purchase VIP tickets which includes a fantastic barbecue dinner in the Well Fargo Hospitality Corral, driver autograph opportunities and a fantastic grandstand seat for the big night of racing. VIP tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at www.bmrnapa.com.
Discount general admission tickets for Saturday's event range from $15 to $35 and are also still available online or can be purchased at area NAPA and Riebes Auto Parts stores while supplies last. By purchasing tickets in advance, race fans will save $5 and avoid long lines at the gate on Saturday.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at both BMR NAPA AutoCare locations, 900 Riverside Avenue in Roseville or 8636 North Antelope Road in Antelope. By attending Saturday's race you will be helping in the fight against breast cancer as $5 for each ticket sold will benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment as they work to fund a full time chair at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Do you have a large group or business that you would like to treat to a VIP ticket package for Saturday's big race in Roseville? Bill McAnally Racing Promotion will be happy to customize a hospitality package for you by calling their office at (916) 676-0010.
The gates to the Placer County Fairgrounds will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to allow race fans plenty of time to enjoy the festival like atmosphere that this event brings to the community.
Bill Sullivan/ http://www.bmrnapa.com