The American car culture encompasses an enormous array of actors. Tuners, weekend mechanics, engineers, drag racers, autocross enthusiasts, professional race car drivers, and casual car fans are a small sample of the overall car enthusiasts culture in the U.S. One often overlooked contingency is sprint car racing. At the world-famous Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, there is the National Sprint Car Hall Of Fame and Museum, and to drum up some donations, it is raffling off a C7 Corvette – specifically a 2019 Corvette Z06. All you have to do is donate to the museum here.
Donation pricing starts at $25 for four tickets and goes up to $1,000 for 300 entries. If you use promo code “VETTE20″ at checkout, you get an additional 20 percent more entries to win. The contest closes August 10th, 2019, with the drawing taking place the same day. The museum has a goal of $150,000 to award the grand prize – the 2019 Corvette Z06 – and so far has raised $43,050.
If you win, you can choose the 2019 Corvette Z06 or $75,000 in cash. We’d pick the Corvette and its 650-horsepower 6.2L LT4 supercharged V8, which – in the car being raffled – pairs with a seven-speed automatic gearbox with Active Rev Matching. The Z06 features black-painted aluminum rims, custom red brake calipers to match the red-hot exterior paint, and the 1LZ interior trim package with red seats and seatbelts.
It’ll turn heads, and likely draw the attention of the local Five-Oh. But who cares, right? The chance to win a smokin’ 2019 Corvette Z06 while supporting a part of America’s racing history sounds like a win in our book. After all, sprint car racing doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It has to compete with the likes of IndyCar and NASCAR in the national spotlight, even though many professional race car drivers got their start in a sprint car.