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Drive History – Doug’s Ride of a Lifetime at Historic Watkins Glen International

Indy Racing Experience Watkins Glen International September 1 2017

Doug is all smiles after his ride.

So what’s a vintage gun restorer from Bloomfield, New York supposed to do when his friend and customer calls up and asks if he’d like to ride with American racing legend Mario Andretti? Well, you put everything down and say “see you at The Glen!”

Thanks to his friend Mike Henry, Doug got to do just that on September 1st when Indy Racing Experience (IRE) pulled into town as part of the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen.

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Turnbull on the Road: IndyCar Race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX

Our most recent trip took us to the IndyCar Race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Thursday, June 3 through Saturday June 5. Another great time in Texas for us with hunting, racing, and more! The Thursday we arrived, Doug participated in a pig hunt where he shot a pig with a 475 Turnbull. You may have seen the photos on Turnbull Mfg.’s Facebook page… Ryan fired off Turnbull pistols in the winner’s circle. We got to meet Roger Penske, owner of the Penske Team that Ryan drives for. Check out some pictures on our Facebook page. Check out photos from our trip to the IndyCar Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Turnbull on the Road: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway in April

The weekend of April 17th and 18th (and 19th) we were honored to provide Turnbull manufactured firearms to the winners of the April NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway. We manufactured a custom rifle for the winner of the pole position race and custom pistols for the winner of the primary NASCAR race. Read more about these commemorative firearms. Before the races, we were fortunate to be able to attend the Texas Motor Speedway proclamation day in Fort Worth and give people a sneak peak of the commemorative firearms Turnbull would be presenting to the winners of that weekend’s races. While we were there we met Texas Governor, Rick Perry; Fort Worth Mayor, Mike Moncrief; President of Texas Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage; NASCAR racer Bobby Labonte; and others. We were impressed that they blocked off some main streets in downtown Fort Worth to hold the event! The first race was the pole position race on Friday. Always an unpredictable race where potential winners can appear with each new race time, we were pleasantly surprised when Tony Stewart jumped from about the 11th position to 1st and won the race. After the race, Tony drove his car up and we presented the commemorative rifle. Tony was able to shoot the rifle off in the winner’s circle. The big race, originally schedule to take place on Sunday, April 18th was postponed to Monday the 19th due to rain. The race was exciting and even though the weather was threatening even on Monday, the race went on as planned. It did end with a crash with only about 20 laps to go, but luckily no one was hurt! Denny Hamlin was the winner of that race and he received the two Turnbull manufactured pistols. We presented the pistols to Denny who also fired them off in the winner’s circle.
View pictures from these events Look for Turnbull again at the IndyCar Series Race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 5th where we will be shooting off another set of commemorative pistols. We’ll also be presenting an additional set of commemorative shotgun and pistols to the winners of the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7th.