Champion Oil, a recognized leader in purpose-built lubricants and annual corporate sponsor of the Great Race, is participating with three teams of drivers in a vintage and collector car competitive rally that follows North to South the Mississippi River.
The winner of the Great Race receives $50,000, and total prize money for the event is $150,000. This year the Great Race starts in St. Paul, Minnesota. From there, it will run South, with overnights in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi, toward its finish line at Mobile, Alabama.
In all, the race will cover 2,100 miles, cross into 10 states in 9 days, and afford numerous sights and crossings over the Mississippi River.
The Great Race, presented by Hemmings Motor News and Coker Tire, is an automotive competition based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic, antique and vintage automobiles.
The competition, which was founded in 1983, contains numerous timed endurance rally stages. Vehicle entries must have been manufactured in 1969 or earlier with a competition crew of a driver and a navigator in each competing vehicle.
For more information on the Great Race visit www.greatrace.com.
“Champion and our ‘Classic and Muscle’ motor oil are proud to support The Great Race, which combines the accuracy in calculation and rally skills with an appreciation of historic automobiles,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing and Performance Products. “Being named the official motor oil is a great tribute to our ‘Purpose Built’ lubricant technology formulated for protection and performance.”
Champion’s “Classic & Muscle” Motor Oil is built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of hot rod, street rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs.
For more information, visit championbrands.com.