Aug. 31 is the deadline to register online for a chance to win a NASCAR Racing Package at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Sept. 7-9. The contest is sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc.
Grand prize for the drawing, open only to CDL holders, includes four free tickets to the 2002 Winston Cup Race at the Texas Motor Speedway along with two free nights at the Dallas-Fort Worth Marriott in Irving, Texas.
The winner will also be feted at the Caterpillar hospitality tent during the race, meet driver Ward Burton and tour the pit area. Plus, GATS will throw in $1,000 spending money for the winner.
This year’s GATS will mark the culmination of Overdrive magazine’s 40th anniversary Voice of the American Trucker Tour. This summer, a Volvo VN770 hit the road pulling a trailer containing an Overdrive exhibit focusing on the industry’s last 40 years. The truck will stop at Petro and TA truckstops each night where truckers can view the exhibit or tour the truck and trailer equipped with high-tech features such as built-in Internet connections, a Bendix X-Vision night vision system, and other safety and driver productivity technologies.
GATS promises a full lineup of seminars including Partners in Business and the Pride & Polish truck beauty show. A new feature this year will be a commercial truck pavilion featuring Class 3-7 light and medium trucks.
Show hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (888) 349-4287, or check out the GATS website at www.gatsonline.com.