ONE LUCKY SANTA ANITA FAN WINS BRAND NEW 2016 GLC COURTESY OF MERCEDES-BENZ OF ARCADIA

 

VEHICLE HAS RETAIL VALUE OF $42,000

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2016)–There’s an old adage among gamblers and horseplayers that if you don’t participate, you could be walking around “lucky” and not know it. Safe to say Jim Summers of Solana Beach is glad he decided to come to the races on Monday at Santa Anita, as he ended up winning a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia, which is part of the Rusnak Auto Group, when the Doug O’Neill-trained first time starter Dynamite Charge won the sixth race on the Independence Day card, thus making Summers the beneficiary of the Mercedes-Benz GLC giveaway staged by Santa Anita and Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia.

“I’ve been playing the horses since I was 18,” said Summers, 57, of Solana Beach. “I love the people and the action. It’s just fun coming to the track and looking for horses to play.

“I came up today and had a few of the dollar beers with a couple friends, we’re all San Diego guys. I’m gonna keep the car. I have to pick it up by July 30 here at Rusnak in Arcadia.”

Summers, who works in the San Diego area as an actuary, qualified as a Top 10 finalist in the Mercedes-Benz giveaway contest through an online entry at santaanita.com.

“This contest has really been a win-win for everyone involved and we’re very appreciative of Rusnak/Arcadia for helping to make it happen,” said Santa Anita’s Vice President of Marketing, Nate Newby. “It’s really nice to have a guy like Jim win this as well. He’s a lifelong horseplayer so it’s great to see him hit this kind of a jackpot. We just wish he lived closer to Santa Anita!”

Donated by Rusnak/Arcadia, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has a retail value of $42,000.