The 59th annual Rose Cup Races have a new presenting sponsor in Fastlife.tv. The project is the brainchild of Brooke DeBoer of Ashland, Oregon. Her husband Derek drives the No. 17 Porsche in the World Challenge America GT4 class, and Fastlife.tv chronicles their family's journey through the world of professional racing.
DeBoer is entered in the Portland race this year, and the Rose Cup Races will be part of the family's TV series.
"I have raced at PIR before," Derek says. "Last year it was very exciting to race on home turf. We're hoping to build on that excitement this year and get some momentum."
To help build that momentum, Fastlife is offering a sweepstakes to win a VIP race weekend experience for two. The winning package includes a pair of all-access three-day passes to the Rose Cup Races, gift bags of merchandise, hospitality, access to the team, and an exclusive in-car experience. Five more entries will receive gift bags.
Sweepstakes entry is free. Simply visit www.fastlife.tv, subscribe to the show on Youtube and follow Fastlife on Instagram, then enter your e-mail. If you're not lucky enough to win the sweepstakes, you can still buy discounted tickets to the Rose Cup weekend through the www.rosecup.com website. Enter the discount code FASTLIFE to receive $5 off regular ticket prices.
"We hope that there are people who wouldn't come out to the race track who will maybe come out because of this," Derek says. "We also have a text-to campaign. Just text the word TIX to 31279 and it takes you to a marketing deck where you can buy the discounted tickets."
The event weekend includes both the World Challenge GT4 and Touring Car groups as well as four different groups of local racers including the traditional Rose Cup group of V8-powered and big bore racing cars.
The Rose Cup Races will take place July 12-14, 2019, at Portland International Raceway. Track activities get started about 8:30 am each day, and continue until about 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 5:15 pm Sunday.
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