SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – official release — Champion Spark Plug’s $125,000 “Search for a Champion” contest, which funds 15 sponsorships to racers across the country, is back.
Drivers can enter the contest beginning Nov. 3, by submitting a two-minute video profile at www.AlwaysaChampion.com.
The Search for a Champion contest will offer 15 $5,000 Champion racing sponsorships and one $50,000 grand-prize sponsorship to grassroots racers whose entry videos best demonstrate their commitment to winning with the help of “Performance Driven™” Champion spark plugs. For the third straight year, Federal-Mogul Motorparts and the Champion brand will also award free Champion “swag” bags, complete with a contest decal and Champion hat and t-shirt, to the first 250 entrants.
The contest is open to racers in three broad categories – Asphalt, Dirt and Water/Snow – with winners selected based in part on votes cast by members of the Web-based Champion community. Last year’s contest established new records for number of video entries (392) and consumer votes (more than 243,000).
“Winning the Search for a Champion contest will always rank as one of the greatest thrills of my life, no matter how far I’m able to advance in my racing career,” said 2014 grand prize winner Jordan Ives, a 17-year-old driver who drives a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Late Model throughout the midwestern U.S. “The Champion brand has been a great friend to grassroots racers, and this contest is just one of many reasons why I’ll always use Champion plugs to power my engines.”
“Search for a Champion was an entirely new concept for the racing community when it launched back in 2011, and it has gotten significantly bigger and more competitive every year,” said Jessica Wynn, global digital marketing manager for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We have been incredibly impressed with the care that has gone into each of the videos – it’s obvious that these racers view Champion as the ideal partner to help them achieve their goals.”