NASCAR fans are among the most loyal in sports. They drive from all over the country and even set up tents and park their RV’s outside of the track nights before the race in preparation of watching their favorite drivers battle on race day. They turn a one-day event into a week-long celebration.
Michael Mcmannis is a die-hard NASCAR fan from Elkhart, Indiana. He has consistently followed auto racing for the past fifteen years. The avid social media user heard about SafeAuto Racing’s Facebook page through a friend and instantly became hooked with their compelling content and giveaways. When Michael saw that SafeAuto was giving away two free tickets to the race at Kansas Speedway, he entered despite the long commute and scorching summer heat. When SafeAuto informed Michael that he had won, he instantly called his 12-year-old nephew and planned a last minute trip that will be remembered for a lifetime.
The drive from Elkhart, Indiana to Kansas City, Kansas is over 600 miles each way. That didn’t stop McMannis and his nephew from visiting Kansas Speedway for the first time. “My wife tells me that I need Twitter anonymous so I’d say I’m pretty into social media,” exclaimed Michael. “I think it is really cool that SafeAuto is doing contests like this to connect with their fans.”
Michael and his nephew were able to watch Johnny Sauter cruise to a second place finish to recapture his points lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. “Johnny Sauter is one of my favorite drivers because he never backs down from a challenge and never quits. He is a go-getter and those are the type of people I like,” said Mcmannis.
In addition to watching the race from spectacular seats, Michael and his nephew were able to go onto the track to sign the finish line and even meet NASCAR legend Richard Petty. “Following SafeAuto Racing on Facebook ended up being a great decision,” Michael said. “I’ve been bragging to all of my friends about this experience.”
Be sure to visit SafeAuto Insurance on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win great prizes.