WIX Filters Names Grand Prize Winners in Inaugural WIX Filters Lap Leader Award Contest

Friday, 13 January 2006

Fans use NASCAR knowledge to win trips to Las Vegas NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event

Race fans John Darrow, Mike Bullis and Ken Breese took home top honors in the inaugural WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contest, each earning a grand prize, all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event.
Darrow, of Fleet Products in Plant City, Fla., won the 2005 WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contest for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series as a result of his success in predicting the weekly WIX Filters Lap Leader Award winner throughout the racing season.
Bullis, from Honeoye Auto Parts in Honeoye, N.Y., earned the 2005 WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contest for the Busch Series for consistently selecting the series’ weekly WIX Filters Lap Leader Award winner.
Breese, of George’s Garage & Towing in Monroe Township, N.J., won the 2005 WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contest for the Craftsman Truck Series.
Each winner will receive a WIX Filters prize package consisting of airfare for two to Las Vegas, hotel accommodations and a rental vehicle for three days, spending money, pit passes and two suite tickets to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The WIX Filters Lap Leader Award is presented to the driver who leads the most laps during each race in NASCAR’s NEXTEL Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck racing series. The award includes a cash prize presented to the winning driver during a ceremony before the next race and a year-end payout and trophy for the driver who earns the most WIX Filters Lap Leader Awards over the course of the entire season. Cash awards for the year-end honor are: $75,000 for the NEXTEL Cup Series; $20,000 for the Busch Series; and, $10,000 for the Craftsman Truck Series.
The WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contest enables fans to be a part of the action. The online contest encourages fans to use their NASCAR knowledge in a weekly competition to predict which drivers will win the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award in each race. Fans who participate in the online contest compete for prizes including an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event.
Fans can sign up for the 2006 WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contest by visiting www.wixlapleader.com. Detailed contest rules and prize information are provided on the Web site.
WIX’s relationships with professional motorsports organizations include product sponsorships for more than 40 teams in the three primary stock car racing circuits sanctioned by NASCAR. WIX is the official sponsor of the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which offers cash prizes for the leader of the most laps during each event within the top three NASCAR racing divisions and a year-end prize for the driver within each series who wins the most WIX Lap Leader Awards during the season.
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, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the #1 filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. WIX Filters’ Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

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