(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Champion® Brand Announces $5,000 Winners; Online Voting Begins February 24 for
$50,000 Grand Prize Racing Sponsorship
Southfield, Michigan, February 17, 2015.Fifteen talented grassroots racers have been selected as finalists and winners of $5,000 sponsorships in the 2015 "Search for a Champion" contest from Federal-Mogul Motorparts' iconic Champion® Spark Plug brand. Each of the 15 racers - representing asphalt, dirt and water/snow categories - will now compete for the $50,000 Search for a Champion grand prize as members of the Champion online community vote for their favorite entries at www.AlwaysAChampion.com. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Search for a Champion enables grassroots racers to battle for $125,000 in sponsorship packages by creating brief videos that demonstrate their commitment to winning a racing championship with the help of Champion spark plugs. The contest builds upon the Champion brand's more than 100-year heritage of supporting racers in virtually every form of engine-driven competition.
"The continued growth of this contest shows that the Champion brand's connection with the grassroots racing community has never been stronger," said Jessica Wynn, global director, digital marketing and strategy for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Racers are competing not only for much-needed financial support and exposure, but also for the honor of displaying the iconic red-and-black Champion bow tie on their ride."
Search for a Champion finalists for 2015 are:
Name Location Vehicle Class/Type
Jason Alder Cooksville, Md. Go-Kart
Cody & Brock Bauman Eureka, Ill. Dirt Modified
Spencer Boyd Concord, N.C. Late Model Super Truck
Carly Jo Ellingson Rapid City, S.D. Pro E.T./Super Pro
Barry Fenton/Dennis Bell Grovedale, Alb., Canada World Jet Boat
Joey Frasur Liberty, Ind. Super Mod. Truck Pulling
Monty Mandros Salt Lake City, Utah Super Late Model
Austin Prock Avon, Ind. National Midget
Josh Rice Verona, Ky. Dirt Modified
Ryan Richardson Clinton, Utah Motorcycle Road Racing
Kelsey Rowlings Lake Mary, Fla. Drifting
Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, Ill. Dirt Late Model
Brian Shirley Chatham, Ill. Dirt Lake Model
Kris Whitfield Littleton, Colo. Super Gas Drag Racer
Bill Wise Northville, Mich. Formula 2000
Final-round voting will take place February 24 through March 24, 2015, and the Search for a Champion $50,000 grand prize winner will be announced March 31, 2015. To review the 15 finalist videos and cast your vote, simply visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com.
In addition to the 15 finalists, Federal-Mogul Motorparts has selected 12 contest participants who will each receive $500 Search for a Champion Honorable Mention awards:
Name Location Vehicle Class/Type
Joel & Kevin Belanger Washington, N.H. Go-Kart
Mandy Chick DeSoto, Kan. Late Model & Dirt B-Modified
Timothy Culp Sheridan, Ark. Super Late Model
Ricky Davis East Arlington, Vt. Sportsman Modified
Cole Glasson Rockwall, Texas Southeast Super Truck
Allen Huffman Hickory, N.C. Late Model & Truck
Ty Hulsey Owasso, Okla. Midget Series
Jesse Lowe Crossville, Tenn. Late Model
Cole Peschang South Beloit, Ill. Sprint, Dirt & Go-Kart
Crist Pittenger Bismark, N.D. Mod 4
Faith & Rick Schuch Weidman, Mich. Go-Kart
Jason & Cody Wilds Exeter, Ont., Canada Sprint & Dirt Jr. Late Model
To learn more about Search for a Champion and "Performance Driven(TM)" Champion products, please visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. Follow the brand's @ChampionPlugs Twitter feed and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChampionSparkPlugs. To identify the best Champion plug for any application, please use the free www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.
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® 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. The company employs more than 45,000 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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