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Ohio Dealer Wins Daytona 500 Prize at National RV Show

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When the late February winds blow through St. Clairsville, Ohio, Bob Stewart will have other things on his mind: Florida sunshine and “The Great American Race.”

Stewart, owner of Stewart’s RV Center, was the winner of the “Daytona 500 Experience” Grand Prize courtesy of Thetford Corporation and Norcold. He was selected at random from the many dealer, distributor and RV manufacturer entrees at Thetford and Norcold’s National RV Show booth in Louisville, Ky, earlier this month.

The Daytona 500 Experience includes airfare, deluxe three-day/two-night accommodations at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary Hotel, Tower tickets to the Feb. 26 race and a three-day rental car or $150 transfer allowance.

Gift cards were also awarded to five other Thetford and Norcold booth contest entrees. Gary Polette, President of Buff’s RV in Festus, Mo., and Craig Miller, Parts Manager of Basden’s American RV Center in Evansville, Ind., each won $100 gift cards.

Three others won $50 gift cards: Joie Chitwood, Parts Manager of Skaggs RV in Elizabethtown, Ky.; Richard A. Starr, Owner of Starr’s Trailer Sales in Brockway, Pa.; and Jason Merlo, Parts Manager of General RV in Huntley, Ill.

“We’re always pleased to see so many of our friends and business partners at RVIA,” said Barry Eckel, Thetford’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “These prizes are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to an industry that has been so good to us for more than 50 years.”

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