My name is Makala Marks and I'm 15 years old. I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana so I was born and raised around racing. My dad is a crew chief at Andretti Autosport so the racing atmosphere comes natural to me. My biggest dream is to become an open-wheel champion. I began racing karts at 8 years old. My accomplishments include two championships, three Driver of the Year awards, among wins and podiums. I have faced many challenges in my life from battling a traumatic brain injury at age 4 to Epilepsy. I transitioned to open-wheel and attended Lucas Oil School of Racing and received my SCCA novice license at 14. This year I’ll participate in a full season in Formula Vee with Wasserman Racing in the Challenge Cup Series. 2018 will also include karting and seat time in a F1600. I’ve also been invited for the Brazilian Formula Vee in 2018. I was a top-ten finalist in the Search For A Champion contest last year. Champion's sponsorship helped me afford the training needed to chase my dreams. I’m moving up the ladder in car racing and with Champion Auto Part’s support I know I have what it takes to make it!
Search for A Champion Contest and Sweepstakes. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest Entry period starts on November 1, 2017 at 9:01:00 a.m. ET and ends on January 3, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Public voting and sweepstakes begins January 5, 2018 at 9:01:00 a.m. ET and ends March 23, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). Parental consent/age verification required for contest entrants under 13. CONTEST PRIZES: One (1) “On the Track” Grand Prize sponsorship of $50,000 USD; One (1) “In the Garage” Grand Prize sponsorship of $5,000 USD; Ten (10) “On the Track” Runner Up Prizes sponsorship of $5,000; Thirty (30) “On the Track” Finalist Prizes sponsorship of $500 USD; Ten (10) “In the Garage” Finalist Prizes sponsorship of $500 USD. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES (200): a Champion prize pack, ARV: $24.00 USD. Odds of winning a sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible sweepstakes entries received. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. For complete Official Rules and details, click here. Sponsor: Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC, 27300 W 11 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034.