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Fifteen Finalists Selected In Champion Spark Plug Brand’s $125,000 ‘Search for A Champion’ Contest

A field of nearly 400 talented grassroots racers has been pared down to 15 finalists in the Champion Spark Plug brand’s $125,000 “Search for a Champion” racing sponsorship contest. Each finalist will receive a $5,000 Champion sponsorship for the 2014 racing season and advance to the $50,000 grand-prize round of voting, which begins Friday, Feb. 21.

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A field of nearly 400 talented grassroots racers has been pared down to 15 finalists in the Champion Spark Plug brand’s $125,000 “Search for a Champion” racing sponsorship contest. Each finalist will receive a $5,000 Champion sponsorship for the 2014 racing season and advance to the $50,000 grand-prize round of voting, which begins Friday, Feb. 21 at www.AlwaysaChampion.com.

The annual Search for a Champion contest enables grassroots racers to battle for $125,000 in sponsorship packages by creating videos that demonstrate their commitment to winning a racing championship in virtually any form of engine-driven competition. This year’s contest attracted a record 391 participants, and first-round votes rose by more than 150 percent to more than 208,000.

“Search for a Champion gets bigger and more competitive every year,” said Jessica Wynn, global digital marketing manager for Champion Spark Plug manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corp. “The quality of our video entries has never been better, and each of our 15 finalists will be an excellent representative of ‘Performance Driven’ Champion technology throughout 2014.”

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This year’s Search for a Champion finalists are:

(Name, Location, Vehicle, Class/Type)
• Amber Balcaen, Winnipeg, Man., Canada, Sprint Car
• Daniel Burkett, Winnipeg, Man., Canada, USF2000
• Trevor Collver, Lucan, Ont., Canada, Late Model Truck
• Teri Cummings, Sequim, Wash., Sprint Boat
• Jeff Curl, Forest, Ill., Dirt Late Model
• Daniel Daughenbaugh, Avondale, Pa., Vintage Bike
• Jordan Ives, Gladstone, Mich., Super Late Model
• Nick Lascuola, Abington, Mass., Late Model
• Haley Moody, Kinston, N.C., Limited Late Model
• Gauge Rees, Roy, Utah, Superbike
• Alex Rogeo, Santa Clarita, Calif., Drag
• Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., Non-Wing Sprint Car
• Tina Stull, Boerne, Texas, Rail Dragster
• Marco Tellez, Orlando, Fla., Drift
• Caley Weese, Carrying Place, Ont., Canada, Dirt Late Model

Final-round voting will take place Feb. 21 through March 23, and the Search for a Champion $50,000 grand-prize winner will be announced Monday, March 31, at 9 a.m. E.T. To review the 15 finalist videos and cast your free vote, simply visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com.

In addition to the 15 finalists, Federal-Mogul has selected 12 contest participants who will receive $500 Search for a Champion Honorable Mention awards:

(Name, Location, Vehicle, Class/Type)
• James and Josh Rice, Verona, Ky., Dirt Late Model/Dirt Modified
• Cole Glasson, Corinth, Texas, Dirt
• Joey Prusak, Minnetonka, Minn., Late Model
• Brittney Olsen, Aberdeen, S.D., Vintage Motorcycle
• Kodie Conner, Kannapolis, N.C., Late Model
• Alex Cognac, Marvin, N.C., Sprint Car
• Monty Mandros, Magna, Utah, Super Late Model
• Kevin Belanger, Washington, N.H., Go Kart
• Cole Peschang, South Beloit, Ill., Go Kart
• Jackson Lee, Avon, Ind., Quarter Midget
• Bob Bauer, Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada, Dirt
• Jason Alder, Cooksville, Md., Go Kart

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To learn more about Search for a Champion “Performance Driven” Champion products, visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com.

 

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