'Super Saturday' keeps growing in Concord
October 12 2001 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

'Super Saturday' keeps growing in Concord | Friday, Oct. 12, 2001

Friday, Oct. 12, 2001

'Super Saturday' keeps growing in Concord

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor An estimated 5,000 race-goers heard Christian country music and an evangelistic challenge from Joe Gibbs at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Oct. 6. The free program, held at the speedway's dirt track prior to the "Little Trees 300" auto race, featured music from Tamra Comstock and the CrossCountry The Band, as well as Kenna West. About 4,000 tickets for lunch and the race were sold through Baptist State Convention churches, and fliers were distributed in the speedway campgrounds.

Doug Stafford, vice-president for public relations at Lowes Motor Speedway, challenged attenders to trust in Christ, as did "Coach" Joe Gibbs. Gibbs is a former coach of the Washington Redskins and now the owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. Gibbs has won the Super Bowl as a football coach and the NASCAR Winston Cup points championship as a car owner.

Gibbs said everyone who plays in the game of life needs to know there is a coach (God) who loves His players. There is also a game clock, he said, a limited time for each person to play. Gibbs pointed to the Bible as God's game plan that leads to salvation. He called on the audience to follow Christ.

Attenders were invited to respond by filling out decision cards. Sixty-nine people asked for a free New Testament, and 148 requested Bible study materials. Eighty people professed faith in Christ, and 439 indicated they were making a recommitment to Christ.

The event was jointly sponsored by the N.C. Baptist Men and the Evangelism Team of the Mission Growth Evangelism Group of the BSC, the Cabarrus Baptist Association, and Motor Racing Outreach.

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