(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Fifth Anniversary of Popular Racing Sponsorship Contest Features Expanded Format
to Encourage Participants of All Ages and Levels
Southfield, Michigan, October 14, 2015.The Fifth Anniversary Edition of the Champion® brand's popular "Search for a Champion" racing sponsorship contest will award a record $200,000 (USD) in cash and prizes to more grassroots racers than ever, including beginners of all ages in virtually every form of engine-driven competition. The annual contest is sponsored by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) and exclusive global marketer of Champion spark plugs, filters, wipers and performance chemical additives.
The 2016 contest, which opens for entries Nov. 2, 2015, will once again enable racers to compete for sponsorship cash and other prizes from the iconic Champion brand. Entrants are then organized by the type of racing surface: Asphalt, Dirt or Water/Snow. Racers can enter the free contest at www.AlwaysAChampion.com.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts will award 40 sponsorships - 15 $5,000 (USD) racing sponsorships to Advanced racers and 25 $1,000 (USD) sponsorships to Amateur racers. The winners will move on to compete for a $50,000 (USD) grand prize sponsorship in the Advanced category and a $10,000 (USD) grand prize sponsorship in the Amateur category for the 2016 season.
"Champion has been powering winners of virtually all ages and in all types of engine-driven racing for more than a century. We're reinforcing this unique multi-generational connection by expanding sponsorship opportunities across every age group," said Jessica Wynn, global director, digital marketing and strategy, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. ""There's no age limit to become a member of #TeamChampion, and we're excited to invite beginning racers to share with us their passion for competition."
"It has been an absolute honor representing Champion Spark Plugs and Federal-Mogul Motorparts this season," added Carly Jo Ellingson, 2015 "Search for A Champion" Grand Prize winner. "I am so thankful for the opportunity they have given me as a driver. 'Search for a Champion' changed my life, and it is a privilege having the support of so many crew members, racers, car fanatics and champions."
To enter the contest, entrants in the Advanced category simply must visit www.AlwaysAChampion.com and submit photos, a 300-word essay and a two-minute video describing why they deserve to become a #TeamChampion driver. Participants in the Amateur category are required to submit photos and the 300-word essay (video is optional). In addition to yearlong sponsorships, the 40 winners from the two categories will receive attractive Champion gear and the brand's latest products and will be entered into the contest for the grand prize sponsorship packages.
The entry period extends from Nov. 2, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016. Voting for the Finalist Round runs January 6 through February 3, with the 40 winners announced February 17. Grand Prize Round voting runs February 24 through March 24. Federal-Mogul Motorparts will announce the $50,000 and $10,000 #TeamChampion winners March 31.
For additional information regarding Search for a Champion and Champion products, please visit www.AlwaysAChampion.com. Like Champion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChampionSparkPlugs, and follow the brand on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ChampionPlugs.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest begins Nov. 2, 2015 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends Jan. 3, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Contest is open to legal res. of the 50 US/DC and Can. (excl. Quebec). Parental consent/age verification required for contest entrants under 13. For Official Rules, visit www.alwaysachampion.com. Sponsor: Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation, 27300 W 11 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
Drew Shippy (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) - 330.688.3500
Susan Fisher (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) - 248.354.0926
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