Michalek Brothers Racing & Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® Brand Extend Partnership for Sixth Consecutive Year

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® brand will hit the track together in 2017 after agreeing to a contract extension for the sixth consecutive year of their mutually beneficial partnership. Since winning Champion’s inaugural “Search for A Champion” contest in 2012, MBR’s partnership with Champion has prospered and the team now competes on a national stage in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

Champion has helped power MBR from racing Super Comp dragsters all the way in to the Winner’s Circle in the NHRA’s Top Alcohol Dragster class.

“Corey and I are very proud of the progress and outcomes that have resulted from our efforts during the past six years working with #TeamChampion,” said Kyle. “We know long-term partnerships in Motorsports are rare, and do not take the tremendous support that has been continually offered to our team for granted as we have progressed through the sport to where we are today.”

Michalek Brothers Racing returns to the track in 2017 after sitting out the 2016 season to prepare their recently purchased A/fuel dragster for competition in the NHRA’s highly competitive Top Alcohol Dragster class. MBR will once again rely on Champion spark plugs to fire up its 4,500 horsepower, nitro-injected, hemi powerplant as the team competes across the country.

“For Kyle and I, having Champion agree to extend our partnership for another year provides a major sense of validation that we approach our relationships with the brands that we represent in the proper way,” said Corey. “We put strong emphasis on delivering a measureable return on investment for our partners and we can’t wait to continue to do so with Champion during the 2017 season, both on and off the track, as they make headlines with their brand’s plans during the upcoming calendar year.”

Michalek Brothers Racing & Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® Brand Extend Partnership for Sixth Consecutive Year

Michalek Brothers Racing and Champion kicked their partnership off at a grassroots level, and the duo now competes in the fastest class of semi-professional racecars on the planet.

Champion continues to offer first-in-class digital initiatives, including their highly popular “Search for a Champion” contest, which is now open to both on and off the track participants. Fans can vote for their favorites in this year’s iteration starting January 5, 2017. Visit www.SearchForAChampion.com for all the contest details.

“We are excited to have the Michalek Brothers be part of #TeamChampion and the Champion family for another year,” said Dana Bubonovich, manager, social media and digital promotions for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “As the inaugural winners of Search for A Champion, they are a wonderful example of what the contest is meant to do – provide grassroots racers the opportunity to advance their career in motorsports.”

To learn more about Champion and other Champion products, visit championautoparts.com. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a leading global vehicle components manufacturer offering a comprehensive portfolio of quality products, trusted brands and creative solutions to the automotive aftermarket.

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