the slocum 50
The Slocum 50 is an annual event held at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa in April. There are multiple classes of cars that compete during the event, which is capped off with the Slocum 50 Late Model feature. The Slocum 50 is a fifty lap feature that attracts Late Model drivers and fans from across the Midwest.
The Slocum 50 is so popular in part due to the increased purse awarded to the feature winner and the amount awarded to all feature drivers. In 2016, the Brent Slocum Foundation and 34 Raceway paid $10,555 to the feature winner and $500 to start the race. The event is also popular because of the man it was created to honor, Brent Slocum. Many of the racers were Brent's friends and his competitors over the eleven years he competed in the Late Model circuit. To call yourself a winner of this event is to walk in the shoes of a man respected by his competitors, loved by his fans and greatly missed by his family and friends.
The Slocum 50 is also a great opportunity for sponsors to gain recognition for their businesses and to show their support for local seniors who are awarded scholarships. Sponsors enjoy many benefits, including the presence of their name and logo on merchandise, advertising for the event both prior to and on the day of the event, and recognition as a sponsor at 34 Raceway via signage and announced on the day of the race. Our marketing materials reach thousands of people prior to the race and we draw large crowds for the event itself. In past years we have had approximately 3000 in attendance, which was nearly a track record. Moreover, the Brent Slocum Foundation is a non-profit organization that awards local seniors thousands of dollars in scholarships annually. It is a win-win to put your name on an event like the Slocum 50 where you are sure to reach thousands of consumers who are members of the community that our foundation serves. For information about 2016 Slocum 50 sponsorship packages, click here.
We welcome you to learn more about our event and join us for a good night of dirt track racing!