June 22, 2015 – (MotorSports Newswire) – For the past two years, the AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends have held a live auction over Labor Day Weekend during the running of the Springfield Mile. In 2015, we are going to do something a little different. In the past, we’ve had several requests for online bidding for those folks who aren’t able to attend the event. We have found a website that caters to 501c3 non-profit charities, www.biddingowl.com.
All of the items available at this year’s auction will only be available during an online/mobile auction which will close on Sunday, Sep 6th, during the running of the Springfield Mile. Those who are in town for the races will be able to pay for and pick up their items at the fairgrounds. Winners unable to attend will have their items shipped whether they’re within the US or international (shipping charges will be added to their winning bid).
There are two big ticket items we’ll be offering. One is “The Ultimate Springer Collection” which consists of a signed 4′ x 6′ banner of Jay during the Clash of the Titans in 2014, the number plate off his bike during the Clash of the Titans 2 at this year’s Sacramento Mile, and the helmet he wore during this exhibition race with Chris Carr. Our second item is an autographed #11 Scott Parker helmet. This helmet was originally placed on the auction block to raise funds for injured rider Scott Adams out of Oklahoma. The winner has donated the helmet to the Class of ’79 and Friends to, again, help raise funds for injured riders.
Bidding is free for everyone who’s interested in signing up. Simply visit www.biddingowl.com and create an account. You can take part in the auction on your laptop, cell phone, or tablet. Bidders can also keep up to date on items via text message if they’re outbid.
The auction is open now and items can be viewed by clicking here
Our two big ticket items will be available for viewing at select GNC events, the first being the Lima Half Mile on June 27th. Jay Springsteen has requested that funds raised for his Clash of the Titans items be given to Jethro Halbert. All other funds raised will go directly into our injured rider’s fund.
If interested in donating an item to be placed in the auction, please contact Charlie Roberts (217-899-1811, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tammi Richmond (269-986-0522. email@example.com). We will be accepting items right up to Labor Day weekend.
Thank you everyone for your continued support of our effort to help raise funds for our injured flat track riders!
For further information on the AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79, click here
For further information on the Springfield Mile Event Labor Day Weekend, click here