ORRVILLE Interested in meeting a NASCAR driver?
How about driving icon Dale Garrett?
What about racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
The three will be in Orrville on July 28 at the Jarrett Race Rally at the local corporate headquarters at 1347 N. Main St.
“It will be a fun, family-oriented event,” said Mike Jarrett, President and CEO of Jarrett Logistics Systems. “It’s a great opportunity to see NASCAR legends and see Josh Perry and Jarrett’s car. There will be food and ice cream from Orr Valley Creamery.”
Berry is the company’s sponsored driver this year in the NASCAR Xfinity series, while Orr Valley Creamery is a new Orrville ice cream shop that opened in business shortly before the Race Rally, Jarrett said.
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Jarrett is the primary sponsor of three of Perry’s races, including one in Indianapolis two days after the Race Rally and another in October at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The third was in May in Fort Worth, Indiana, where he finished seventh overall. The following week he won in Charlotte, one of the other 30 races where Jarrett is the secondary sponsor.
The Xfinity Series is promoted as a NASCAR “Second League” circuit, and is a testing ground for drivers who wish to rise to the organization’s top-level circuit, the NASCAR Cup Series.
“I’m pleased with Josh’s performance,” Jarrett said. “He’s been in the top ten most of the races and five places in the majority of his races.”
During the Jarrett race, Perry will be in the crowd to sign. It is part of the JR Motorsports team that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. co-owns.
The highlight of the event will be a Q&A with Dale Garrett and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Mike Jarrett said Earnhardt Jr.’s hour-long Q&A session with Dale Jarrett, who was signed on this year as a spokesperson for Jarrett Logistics, will be from 5-6pm the highlight of the rally rally.
“People are going to be excited to see Dale and Dale on stage,” Mike Jarrett said.
Jarrett is not related by the way.
“When we signed him, we met up and shot some videos and tried to decide if there was a connection, but we couldn’t find a connection,” said Mike Jarrett.
Jarrett added, “When I was a kid. I watched some NASCAR, I wasn’t a rabid fan, but I watched it because he was a famous driver with the same last name.” “So it was fun to meet him.”
A team from Garrett Earnhardt Jr. also visited this year in Morrisville, North Carolina, where JR Motorsports, which has three other drivers in the Xfinity series, is based. Based on.
Jarrett said Earnhardt Jr. was “a wonderful and very humble man,” which impressed Jarrett given how famous Earnhardt Jr. was.
The Garrett Race Rally will include food, music, gifts and a magician
Last year was the first year that Jarrett sponsored a racer and conducted a rally on a smaller scale. The company has sponsored driver Jeffrey Earnhardt, the nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. who leads a different race team, for a few races.
“Last year, we dipped our toes in it,” Jarrett said. “The response has been really strong on social media, so we are looking forward to having a huge turnout this year.”
There is plenty of room on the campus outside the company’s headquarters to accommodate the largest number of people attending the outdoor event, said Grace Beurdahl, a marketing intern at Jarrett Logistics.
“We want to get as many people as possible to get them excited about what we’re doing,” Beurdahl said.
In addition to Q&A, food and ice cream, there will be disc jockey playing music and gifts and professional magician Rick Smith Jr of Cleveland who is best known for his three world records for throwing a playing card for the greatest distance and greatest height. More precisely, according to Wikipedia, which also reports that he has done many televised shows nationally.
Smith Jr. will entertain the crowd from 4-5 p.m. and serve as the head of the ceremonies for questions and answers. The last hour (6-7 p.m.) will include more food, music, and gifts. People can register at www.gojarrett.com/jarrettracerally to win a free T-shirt while supplies last at the event, which will also include some T-shirts being released into the crowd.
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Besides doing this brand awareness event, Jarrett said it’s also for employee, customer and community engagement with drivers, especially for his 260 employees.
“We start with our employees with everything we do,” he said. “We have just been named by the Regular Agent (Cleveland) for the prestigious Top Workplaces award for the fifth time in the past seven years.”
Winning the award is based solely on employee feedback collected through a third-party survey run by research partner Energage, LLC, according to a press release, adding that the anonymous survey measures many aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and communication.
“This award is an example of this very event,” Jarrett said. “We want our employees to feel part of the process and share the opportunity to meet Dell and Dell.”