New Hampshire Motor Speedway is accepting entries for the track's first TUMS "Chowdah" Challenge. The best homemade clam chowder, a regional specialty throughout New England, will be chosen in a live cook-off on Sunday, September 19. The contest will be judged by some of the biggest names in NASCAR and the track executive chef.
The winning chef will receive the following prizes:
Clam Chowder named the Official Clam Chowder of New Hampshire Motor Speedway for 2011, which will be served in select eateries and premium menus throughout the track
Two (2) club tickets for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010
$750 Visa gift card
Official New Hampshire Motor Speedway/Levy Restaurants chef coat
Behind-the-scenes tour of the pit area
Winning entry featured at TUMS.com, NHMS.com and MWR.com
A year's supply of TUMS
TUMS hat and t-shirt
Autographed and framed photo with celebrity judges
TUMS helmet autographed by Michael Waltrip and David Reutimann
Five finalists will be selected by the sponsors from the recipe submissions and will be called by Levy. Starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, September 19, finalists will have two hours to prepare and present their signature "chowdah." Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the TUMS Fast Relief Zone located in the Manufacturer's Display Lot. The final prepared dishes will be judged by NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip and former driver and current SPEED analyst Jimmy Spencer and Levy Restaurants Area Chef Sam Carlsen. NASCAR driver David Reutimann also will be on hand to assist. Levy Restaurants is the official restaurant partner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Finalists will not walk away empty handed either, as finalists who do not win will also receive:
Two tickets to Sunday's race
A year's supply of TUMS
A TUMS hat and t-shirt
Two Tickets to 2011 September New Hampshire Motor Speedway Race
How to Enter
Clam chowder aficionados can officially apply for entry by e-mailing their recipe and contact information, including phone number, to , or mailing their recipe and contact information to:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- Tums Chowdah Challenge
PO Box 7888
Loudon, NH 03307-7888 USA
Recipes must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (ET) on September 15. Finalists will be notified by phone on September 16 therefore a valid phone number must be provided. Finalists must also be able to be present at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 19, to participate in the contest, and be able to prepare the recipe to feed judges and spectators. Levy Restaurants will supply cooking equipment and clams for all participants, and contestants must provide the rest of their ingredients. Exact details of rules for this contest are available at www.levyrestaurants.com, under the venue "New Hampshire Motor Speedway" in the drop-down box.
ABOUT LEVY RESTAURANTS
Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, is recognized as one of America's fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies, and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy was recently named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company magazine. The company's diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard-winning Spiaggia and Bistro 110 in Chicago, Fulton's Crab House, Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned sports and entertainment venues like Lambeau Field in Green Bay, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and American Airlines Arena in Miami, and events including the Super Bowl, World Series, Kentucky Derby, NHL and NBA All-Star Games and the Grammy Awards. For details, visit www.levyrestaurants.com.
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