Local NASCAR star gives away pricey Camaro
NASCAR driver Kevin “Happy” Harvick handed over the keys to a brand-new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS convertible to Michael Gatz of Elkhorn, Wis. late last month.
The presentation took place in Kernersville, the hometown of Harvick’s wife, DeLana, and where the Harvicks make their home. Gatz won the sweet new ride, valued at $48,280, in the “Win Happy’s Chevy” promotion, which benefitted the Kevin Harvick Foundation.
Gatz had purchased the winning ticket in the second-annual raffle. Nearly 2,500 tickets were sold at $29 each, since Harvick drives the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Harvick hand-selected the vehicle’s Summit White exterior and gray interior packages. The Camaro also features 21’ black-painted aluminum wheels, six-speed manual transmission, V8 engine, high-intensity discharge headlamps with LED halo ring and much more.
Proceeds from “Win Happy’s Chevy” will be used to further the initiatives of the Kevin Harvick Foundation, which works to enrich the lives of children across the country through programs such as Kevin’s Krew, Chase Your Dreams Scholarships and the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund.
“I’ve driven my share of cool cars over the years, and the Chevrolet Camaro is one of my all-time favorites,” Harvick said. “It is a powerful machine that personifies America’s passion for fast cars. I am honored to partner with Chevrolet to not only play elf and present Michael this dream car, but also to help many underprivileged children at the same time.”