Jeff Gordon has dominated the NASCAR circuit for many years now and his driving style is both smooth and unmistakable. While you may never be able to drive in a NASCR event and you may never rub fenders with the four-time Sprint Cup Champion you can ride away in his personal vehicle.
In a true win, win for everyone involved you can win Jeff Gordon’s personal 2009 Corvette Z06 and help some children in need at the same time. In order to get your name in the drawing all you have to do is buy a raffle ticket which you can find out more about by visiting the website of the Jeff Gordon Foundation.
In total only 5,000 tickets will be sold at $100 per ticket which obviously gives you a one in 5,000 chance to win and that’s if you only buy one ticket. Not too bad as far as odds go and certainly better than trying to win the lottery. Last year the raffle sold out early leaving many with feelings of ‘would have could have.’
The Jeff Gordon Foundation has been doing this particular raffle involving Gordon’s personal Vettes for the last four years and they have raised over $1.3 million which has gone to help support pediatric cancer research. While it is a worthy cause indeed, you can’t help but wonder if Gordon doesn’t shed a slight tear watching his personal Corvettes drive away year after year.
This year’s contest is sure to sell out of the tickets and fast. With a Corvette Z06 on the line that belongs to Jeff Gordon you don’t want to miss out.
Just winning a Corvette would be nice, but the Corvette Z06 is a top end machine. The Z06 has a special 7.0 liter LS7 V-8 engine ands it is capable of putting out 505 horsepower and 470 foot pounds of torque. With a price tag of over $70,000 you can see how spending a couple hundred on a chance to win one is looking like a great proposition. Add that to the fact that it is in fact Jeff Gordon’s personal car and you have one worthy Vette.
Last year’s winner Richard Sivulich bought three tickets and won the draw. The year before that winner Robert Marian only bought one ticket. In the inaugural year the winner, who was 75 year old Norma Cillis, didn’t even have a driver’s license, but her husband was more than happy to drive home her prize which was a convertible Corvette owned by the NASCAR star.
So who will win this year? One thing is for sure, you can’t win if you don’t get a ticket. At only $100 per ticket this is definitely the cheapest way to possibly own a Corvette that you will ever have. This year’s winner will be announced race day on November 7th at the Texas Motor Speedway. Time is running out and you don’t want to let this opportunity slip through your fingers. While you may never get to drive in a NASCAR event, you can drive away a NASCAR legend in the making’s Corvette Z06.