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[April 07, 2014]
Chris Forsberg Celebrates New Champion® Sponsorship with Round 1 Victory in Formula Drift Series
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Southfield, Michigan, April 7, 2014.Just days after signing his first sponsorship deal with Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) iconic Champion(®) brand of spark plugs, wipers, filters and chemical additives, Chris Forsberg outdueled 63 other professional drifting drivers to win Round 1 of the 2014 Formula Drift series in Long Beach, Calif.
Forsberg and the Champion-sponsored No. 64 Hankook Tires / NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z defeated Norway's Kenny Moen and the Bridges Racing Nissan 240SX before a sold-out crowd of more than 20,000 in the season-opening Streets of Long Beach event. It was Forsberg's 13(th) victory in Formula Drift competition, which challenges drivers to maneuver their cars into well executed, controlled lateral slides at high speeds on a marked course.
"Chris is an extremely talented and popular driver whose accomplishments will help make Champion a top contender in Formula Drift competition," said Jessica Wynn, global digital marketing manager, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components segment. "We're thrilled, but not at all surprised, that this new relationship has begun with a victory." In addition to Forsberg, the "Performance Driven(TM)" Champion brand sponsors past Pro series runner-up Ryan Tuerck and the No. 62 Retaks / Maxxis Tire Scion FR-S, as well as "Search for a Champion" sponsorship contest finalist Carl Rydquist and the No. 300 Road Race Engineering / Berk Technology Nissan 350Z.
Champion spark plugs are a leading choice of talented drivers, engine builders and teams in virtually every form of engine-driven competition, including professional stock car racing, NHRA(®) drag racing, local and regional circle track competition, and motorcycle, boat and snocross events. The Champion brand today represents a broad portfolio of additional "Performance Driven" products, including wipers, filters and chemical additives.
For additional information regarding Champion products and programs, including the brand's innovative $125,000 "Search for a Champion" motorsports sponsorship contest, please visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. Like Champion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChampionSparkPlugs, and follow the brand on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ChampionPlugs.
About Federal-Mogul Federal-Mogul 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 segments, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal- Mogul's Powertrain segment designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy- duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Components segment 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, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO(®) wiper blades; Champion(®) spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE(®), Fel-Pro(®), FP Diesel(®) Goetze(®), Glyco(®), Nüral(®), Payen(®) and Sealed Power(®) engine products; MOOG(®) steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo(®) and Wagner(®) brake products.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 44,300 people in 33 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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