This past weekend, Turnbull Manufacturing Company completed their second season giving firearms away at Texas Motor Speedway.On Friday after qualifying, Doug Turnbull presented Greg Biffle and the #16 team with a Turnbull Model 1886 rifle. On Sunday, after the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race, Doug Turnbull presented the winner, Tony ‘Smoke’ Stewart and the #14 team, with a pair of Turnbull Mfg. Company custom revolvers. Tony fired off the guns ‘Texas-Style’ before he was presented with his trophy. Congratulations to both Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart for being the latest NASCAR drivers to win our guns!
The Tony Stewart Stewart ‘Smoke Show’ took place at Texas Motor Speedway this past August. This event is a way for people to experience a day in the life of a Sprint Cup driver. The day is full – starting with a driver’s meeting, driver introductions, parade laps, and time behind the wheel driving a replica racecar around the track at top speeds. Participants then received a ride of a lifetime with Tony himself. After the racing was said and done, everyone gathered in Victory Lane for a celebration that included firing the famous six shooters that Turnbull Manufacturing built. The day was concluded with a dinner and an auction in which Turnbull Manufacturing donated a custom and one of a kind ‘Smoke Show’ Turnbull Model 1886 rifle. The rifle featured flames carved into the buttstock and forend, and engraving that included the logos of ‘Smoke Show’, Texas Motor Speedway, and Speedway Children’s Charities. The engraving was finished off with Tony Stewarts signature, the star of Texas and the outline of the state of Texas. Speedway Children’s Charities was founded to care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in an effort to help them live produtive lives. Doug is looking forward to participating in next years event.
Following the racing was a question and answer dinner for 200 people featuring Tony Stewart. The dinner and Speedway Children’s Charities auction was held at the House of Blues in Dallas. Auction items included autographed NASCAR memorabilia, and the Turnbull Mfg. Co. custom revolvers. After dinner musical entertainment was provided by the Goo Goo Dolls. This event was an amazing experience for us. We are already looking forward to attending next year. Tony Stewart Smoke Show PicturesOn August 17th we attended the Tony Stewart Smoke Show at the Texas Motor Speedway, to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities. The charity was founded to care for children in educational, financial, social, and medial need in an effort to help them live productive lives. We donated two custom revolvers engraved with Tony Stewart’s signature and Speedway Children’s Charities logo for the charity’s auction. We are very pleased to say that the pair of revolvers raised $35,000 for the charity! All together the auction raised $250,000 for Speedway Children’s Charities. We both had the opportunity to drive 10 laps at the Texas Motor Speedway and ride with Tony Stewart in a Sprint Cup Series car. Doug got up to 136 MPH . The event also included a personalized fire suit and helmet that we were able to take home. After participants had the chance to race around the track in a stock car they celebrated by shooting off our Turnbull Mfg. Co. custom revolvers in Victory Lane.
If you read our recent post about how the whole Turnbull Manufacturing / Texas Motor Speedway relationship came to be, then you also know that I am a Tony Stewart fan. I love NASCAR, and would have been happy to present the pole trophy to any driver, but to have the honor to presenting to Tony was just awesome.
This photo of Tony holding the Turnbull rifle is from an article in USA Today about Tony’s first pole in 5 years.
We’ve met some amazing folks this weekend from Governor Perry to Jeff Gordon and several in between. We look forward to share more in the coming week as we get back from Texas.
As for now, we’re waiting on the rain to lift and the track to dry so racing can get underway. It’s been a great couple of days – and it looks like our stay may get extended a day or so if the race is postponed until tomorrow.
Stay tuned for more great stories and photos from Texas and Turnbull Manufacturing.