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Congratulations to Derek Fetter, our 2017 Search for A Champion $5,000 Off the Track Grand Prize winner! Check out the list of 10 Runner-Ups below who will each receive a $500 sponsorship and congratulations again to all 25 Finalists in the Off the Track category.

  • Allen Amrine
  • S.D. Bear Bush
  • Mark Feliciano
  • Riley Gonzalez
  • Michael Johnson
  • Derek Miller
  • Stephan Monette
  • Kevin Shankland
  • Vladimir Zagumennyy
  • Brad Zeitler

Step 1

Create Your Account

How do Champion products help you maintain your equipment? Whether your passion is lawn and garden, automobiles or marine and power sports - we want to hear!


  • Photo(s) and a 300 word essay are required
  • Two-minute video is optional

A parent or guardian must consent to anyone under the age of 13 on their behalf

Entry Period Closed

Step 2

Round One Voting

Starting January 5, 2017 vote on the entrant you think deserves to become this year's first Off the Track champion. Pick from any category, but pick the story you think is the best!

Voting Now Closed

Step 3

Grand Prize Voting

After the twenty-five finalists have been named, they will compete for an additional month for a chance to win the $5,000 Grand Prize sponsorship.

View Grand Prize Winner

Become a Grand Prize

$5,000 Winner

You could win up to $5,000 and a sponsorship from Champion.

View Previous Winners

Contest Timeline

Oct. 3rd

Call For Entries

Prepare your entries! Choose whether you are an On the Track or Off the Track entrant for Search for A Champion.

Nov. 2nd

Submission Period Opens

Gather photos. Tell your story and create an entry starting Nov. 2, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Jan. 3rd

Submission Period Ends

Submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. for your chance to be Champion’s champion in 2017.

Jan. 5th

Round One Voting Begins

Vote for your favorite On or Off the Track Search for A Champion entry, starting at 9:01 a.m. ET.

Feb. 2nd

Round One Voting Ends

Voting for all entries ends at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Feb. 16th

Finalists Announced

Give a round of applause for the On and Off the Track Finalists who will compete for the respective Grand Prizes!

Feb. 23rd

Grand Prize Voting Begins

Vote for the On the Track Finalist you think deserves the $50,000 Grand Prize and Off the Track Finalist you think deserves the $5,000 Grand Prize. Voting opens at 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 23rd

Grand Prize Voting Ends

Voting for the 2017 Search for A Champion contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET.

April 4th

Grand Prize Announcement

The 2017 Search for A Champion On the Track and Off the Track Grand Prize winner are announced.

Voter Swag

Congratulations to our 2017 Search for A Champion Voter Swag Winners!


Contest Rules

Make sure you review the contest rules before entering the 2017 Search for A Champion contest.

View Official Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out any further questions and answers about the 2017 Search for A Champion contest.

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