GRAND BEND, Ont. — Grand Bend Motorplex, Canada’s largest and number one drag racing facility is proud to announce the 2004 Earl Hardy Trucking Big Rig Nationals on Sept. 12th.
Grand Bend Motorplex General Manager, Ron Biekx said the Earl Hardy Big Rig Nationals in 2003 was a great starting-out event.
"We had a great sponsor, in Earl Hardy and great response from the truckers and their families who came out to support our first attempt at a real ‘Big Rig’ race. We didn’t make any money, but we made an impression. A good one. We also caught the eye of ‘Truck News’. I already knew that advertising with Truck News was right for the event. When you want to grow something, you go to the biggest and the best to get the word out, so they were the obvious choice. They speak to the Trucking industry in a way we never could at our drag racing track. What I didn’t know, was their interest in our event also was an interest in supporting the event and more importantly, our competitors and fans; the truckers. When I got in touch with Rob Wilkins at Truck News it just grew from there."
Biekx’s enthusiasm stemmed from the recent contract signing that made Truck News the official publication of the Earl Hardy Big Rig Nationals. As Canada’s leading publication of industry news, regulation updates and tips for operators, Truck News and Truck News.com reach twice as many of those in the trucking industry than any other publication.
"Before I made the announcement about the Truck News "official publication" program. The Ontario Truck Driving School agreed to become our presenting sponsor of the 2004 event. The new event name will be, The Earl Hardy Trucking Big Rig Nationals presented by the Ontario Truck Driving School," he added.
Ontario Truck Driving School has been in business in Southwestern Ontario since 1978, with locations in London, Sarnia, Chatham and Windsor and offers comprehensive training for everything from forklift operation to full AZ licensing.
"We hit the tri-fecta," Biekx said, "with Early Hardy Trucking and The Ontario Truck Driving School as our event sponsors and Truck News spreading the word far and wide, this event is going to take off like a rocket-ship in 2004."
For more information contact the Grand Bend Motorplex at 519-238-7223 or Ron at ron_Motorplex@hay.net
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