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Good Sam

October 02, 2014 15:13 ET

Good Sam Announces Date Change for the Upcoming 2015 Phoenix Rally

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - Good Sam, the world's largest RV owner's organization, today announced a date change for the upcoming Good Sam Phoenix Rally, which was originally scheduled for March 19 - 22, 2015 at the Phoenix International Raceway. The date change comes on the heels of the release of NASCAR's upcoming 2015 Sprint Cup Series race schedule.

The race schedule, which was released on August 26, 2014, outlined that the Phoenix International Raceway requested the race be held at the track on March 15, 2015, instead of the original date of March 1, 2015. This new date of the Phoenix race affects the scheduled Good Sam Phoenix Rally, and the event has now been advanced to February 26 - March 1, 2015, with early bird arrival dates of February 24 and 25.

"With the new date of the NASCAR Phoenix race, we are left with no choice but to advance our event in order to ensure a successful event while considering the planning and logistics of this Rally," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Good Sam. "We are extremely disappointed with this change and the fact that we were not informed until late August, after we had already published our Rally dates in May of 2014. We had begun discussions with the track personnel in April and locked in the original dates at that time, while it was not mentioned to our organization that the Phoenix International Raceway was in discussions with NASCAR to change their original scheduled race date."

The Good Sam Club boasts a combined 14 years of experience hosting rally events. Ten days before the attendees arrive, staff are on-site setting up tents, building stages and laying out the parking site grids, including full electrical hook-ups, for an anticipated 3,000 attendees. For the convenience, safety and security of all those attending, the planning committee expressed concerns that scheduling the event within 3 days of the race would not be sufficient.

Lemonis continued, "We are committed to providing our rally-goers the best experience possible with the latest in RV models and outdoor products, new and improved RV and camping seminars and activities, and world-class entertainment. We want our Rally goers to know that if this could have been avoided we would have made other arrangements to alleviate any confusion and inconvenience to our attending members and guests. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests."

Visit The Rally website at www.TheRally.com to register online or call 800-701-1399 to stay up-to-date on entertainment and daily activities as plans fall into place over the next several months.

About Good Sam Club

The Good Sam Club, www.goodsam.com, is the world's largest RV owner's organization with over 1.3 million member families. Founded in 1966, the club offers its members a wide variety of services, including the Good Sam Extended Service Plan, Roadside Assistance, RV Financing, Good Sam Visa Card, Life & Health Insurance and member discounts at parks, campgrounds, and RV events. Good Sam Club members also receive a subscription to Highways, the club's popular RV travel magazine. Additionally, the club represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Extremely committed to its RV members as well as to the environment, the club is a founder of the annual National Cleanup Day program and an advocate of public land access, Adopt-A-Highway programs and Adopt-A-Park programs.

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