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Popular ‘Search for a Champion’ Sponsorship Contest Expanded for 2017

Participants in ‘On the Track’ and ‘Off the Track’ Categories to Compete for $137,500 in Sponsorships from Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Iconic Champion® Brand

2017 Search for a Champion Contest Logo

/EIN News/ -- SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® brand is extending its popular ‘Search for a Champion’ sponsorship contest to an additional audience and increasing the program’s awards payout for 2017. The contest, which encourages racers and maintenance enthusiasts to demonstrate their passion for superior performance both on and off the track, will open for entries Nov. 2, 2016, at Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) and exclusive global marketer of Champion spark plugs, filters, wipers and other products.

Search for a Champion in 2017 will award $125,000 (USD) in racing sponsorships – including one $50,000 (USD) grand prize sponsorship – to grassroots racers competing in an “On the Track” category covering the dirt, asphalt and water/snow racing environments. In addition to the grand prize sponsorship, the contest will offer $5,000 (USD) sponsorships to each of 10 runners-up and $1,000 (USD) sponsorships to each of 25 Finalists.

For the first time, the contest also will include an “Off the Track” category spanning everything from lawn-and-garden and marine/powersport equipment to automotive and performance maintenance specialists. Federal-Mogul Motorparts will award one $5,000 (USD) Search for a Champion grand prize sponsorship, 10 $500 (USD) runner-up sponsorships and 25 $100 (USD) Finalist sponsorships in this new category.

The contest will also include a sweepstakes for exclusive Champion apparel for those who register and vote for their favorite entries at Voting is open from January 5, 2017 through March 23, 2017.

“We are expanding #TeamChampion to include grassroots drivers, crew members, automotive industry professionals and others who understand the importance of relying on world-class products both on and off the track,” said Dana Bubonovich, manager, social media and digital promotions, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Search for a Champion shines a spotlight on the thousands of talented and passionate individuals who have learned how to maximize the performance of their engines.”

To enter the contest, entrants simply must visit and submit photos and a 300-word essay describing why they deserve to join #TeamChampion. Participants may also submit an optional two-minute video.

The contest entry period extends from Nov. 2, 2016, through Jan. 3, 2017. Voting for the Finalist Round runs January 5 through February 2, 2017. Grand Prize Round voting runs February 23 through March 23. Federal-Mogul Motorparts will announce the 2017 Grand Prize winners on April 4.

For additional information regarding the contest, please visit Learn more about Champion products at Like Champion on Facebook at, and follow the brand on Twitter at

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest begins Nov. 2, 2016 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends Jan. 3, 2017 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 Sponsor: Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation, 27300 W 11 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034.

About Federal-Mogul

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, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wipers; BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.

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

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

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