by Pete Misiak August 22, 2012 1:57 PM
The national elections are a little more than 10 weeks away, but another kind of vote going on right now is heating up in drag racing circles. Fans have the opportunity to cast their electronic ballots for a champion Mopar driver who hopes to get a shot at some well-deserved glory.
And in the process, voters (meaning you!) will have a chance to win, too. And win big.
Matt Hagan needs your help to secure the eighth and final spot in the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout. By voting for him now before the deadline at noon (ET) on Aug. 28 at Facebook.com/nhra, Hagan has a chance to grab that final Shootout position.
Now, what’s in it for you?
If Matt gets the most votes and is selected to compete in the Sept. 2 Shootout and then wins the title, a Sweepstakes drawing will be held for three great prizes: A 2013 Dodge Dart; a 50-inch plasma TV; and a Traxxas radio-control Mopar Funny Car provided by Mopar (Mopar.com).
Fan voting determines the number of lottery balls each driver will be assigned during the lottery drawings, to be held during a press conference on Wednesday, August 29th at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.
The Vote4Hagan.com Sweepstakes is a way to let fans help celebrate a possible Shootout event title by the reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion. The race takes place during the prestigious U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
The “Vote4Hagan.com Sweepstakes” will be held ONLY if Matt wins the Shootout. But first, he’s got to earn his way to the dance with your votes. Remember–the electronic polls will be closing soon, so don’t delay!