Visit Valley Kawasaki Superstores
Open houses throughout season bring ticket and prize opportunities
The powerful, high-speed excitement of Kawasaki Motormania and NASCAR will unite this season, as Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber has announced that the Valley-area Kawasaki Superstores have joined PIR’s team of corporate partners. The three Kawasaki Superstore locations based in the Phoenix metropolitan area will host a number of open houses in the coming months for fans to check out the latest custom Kawasaki product lines, equipment and accessories and the opportunity to win an array of exclusive prizes for Phoenix International Raceway's Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR event weekend, scheduled for November 12-15. Fans at any of the 12 open houses throughout the Valley will be eligible for PIR ticket giveaways - while supplies last - and will have the chance to enter into the FULL THROTTLE: RACE BIG, WIN BIG! Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Grand Prize includes pre-race pit access, a pace car ride, pre-race ceremony access, and a trip to Gatorade Victory Lane at Phoenix International Raceway for two to celebrate with the winner of the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil on Sunday, November 15. Kawasaki Superstore Goodyear (540 N. Bullard Ave.) will host open houses on July 11, August 1, September 5, and October 3; Kawasaki Superstore Phoenix (5640 N. 7th St.) opens its doors for NASCAR excitement on July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17; Kawasaki Superstore Ahwatukee (4910 E. Chandler Blvd.) will hold events on July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10. The grand prize event will take place Saturday, November 7 at Kawasaki Superstore Goodyear. All events take place during normal business hours. "We're excited and honored to be counted among Phoenix International Raceway's team of partners," said Steve Walker, co-owner of the 3-dealership Kawasaki franchise. "This is a marquee happening, and arguably one of the single most pivotal events impacting our community all year." KSS partner and co-owner Chris Rice agreed: "It's a thrilling, tremendously important, and economically beneficial event for the Valley. A vast number of our customers and vendor partners are fans, so the synergy here is absolutely ideal." Phoenix International Raceway's corporate partners include: Able Body Labor, Bank of America, Bashas' Supermarkets, Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, DeWALT, Gatorade, Hensley-Anheuser Busch, Lucas Oil, Shamrock Farms, Sprint, SUBWAY, The Home Depot, Tylenol, the VFW Foundation, Amkus, Banner Health, Beaudry RV, Crown Royal, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, Manheim, New Holland North America, Safety-Kleen, ServiceMaster Clean, Southwest Ambulance, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, Sunoco, and UPS. More information on the Valley-area Kawasaki Superstores can be found at www.kawasakisuperstore.net. Tickets to all events throughout the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are available at the newly-designed www.phoenixraceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223).
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