WIX Filters Gives Race Fans A Chance To Get In The Winners`s Circle And In the Driver`s Seat

Thursday, 05 February 2004

On January 16, 79-year-old Frank Mogus from St. Petersburg, Fla., received the best birthday present any NASCAR fan could ever dream of ­ a call from Speedway Motorsports, Inc. to tell him that he was the grand prize winner of the 2003 WIX/SMI Ultimate Speedway Tour Sweepstakes.

"You¹re kidding," exclaimed Mogus. "That sounds great and thank you very much!" Mogus, who is a life long fan of racing and attends the Daytona 500 each and every year, is very excited about his prize and is already making arrangements with his wife to attend the series of races included in his prize.

WIX Filters, the No. 1 filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product, continues to build its relationship with the fastest-growing sport in America by offering fans a chance to win more than 2,000 fantastic prizes including the grand prize of a single winner and a guest traveling to six NASCAR races. Fans can register for the WIX/SMI Ultimate Speedway Tour Sweepstakes by filling out an entry form at any auto parts store selling WIX Filters.

As part of the Sweepstakes, WIX and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. are offering the grand prize winner and a guest one NEXTEL Cup Weekend at each SMI facility in 2005 ­ Atlanta, Bristol, Las Vegas, Lowe¹s, Infineon and Texas. This prize includes two suite, VIP passes to all of the above events, two round-trip airline tickets to each event, four days and three nights hotel accommodations, rental car for four days and a photograph with the winner of each race in the Winner¹s Circle.

"We are excited about continuing our partnership with Speedway Motorsports, Inc. to bring the thrill of NASCAR even closer to our loyal customers," said Bruce Johnston, brand manager for Wix Filtration products. "Our auto parts store customers look forward to this promotion each year, as well as the consumer traffic that it will drive into their locations."

Sponsored by WIX Filters, the SMI Ultimate Speedway Tour Sweepstakes is also offering 50 first place prizes: Richard Petty Driving Rookie Experiences in Orlando, Florida; 1000 second-place prizes: Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-a-longs; 1000 third-place prizes: annual subscriptions to The Sporting News magazine.

Sweepstakes entry forms are available at auto parts stores where WIX Filters are sold and at SMI¹s six speedway facilities. Fans can also register online at www.wixfilters.com, www.goprn.com and www.gospeedway.com. Entries must be received by December 31, 2004.

Since 1939, Wix has been an innovator in filtration products. Wix designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX is the # 1 filter in NASCAR and is an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Wix Filtration Products is part of Dana Corporation's Automotive Aftermarket Group, one of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. WIX Filter's Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. The company employs more than 60,000 people worldwide. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates hundreds of technology, manufacturing, and customer service facilities in 30 countries. The company reported 2002 sales of $9.5 billion.


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