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Congratulations to Blake Brown, our 2017 Search for A Champion $50,000 On the Track Grand Prize winner! Check out the list of 10 Runner-Ups below who will each receive a $5,000 sponsorship and congratulations again to all 25 Finalists who are now part of our #TeamChampion family!

  • Alejandro Fernandez
  • Brett Gonyaw
  • Brayton Haws
  • Jesse Iwuji
  • Brandon Lemke
  • Andrew Maciel
  • Courtney Mageau
  • Makala Marks
  • Jacob Perry
  • Rusty Smith

Finalist Gallery

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On the Track, asphalt
I Race To Win - Brandon Lemke
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On the Track, dirt
Joe Lusk - Champion Hungry for More
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On the Track, dirt
Smith Racing - if it goes in some sort of circle - we race it!
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On the Track, asphalt
Makala Marks 14 year old aspiring racer from Indianapolis, Indiana
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On the Track, dirt
Blake Brown-Striving to be a CHAMPION
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On the Track, asphalt
Trouble Always Catches up to You
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On the Track, asphalt
Let Me Be Your Champion - Brett "The Maverick" Yackey - Nascar Super Late Model Driver - Greeley, CO
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On the Track, dirt
Philip Thompson, A true CHAMPION living the dream!
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On the Track, asphalt
Andrew Maciel's Road to Indy
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On the Track, dirt
DARREN "HOT SAUCE" HARDESTY JR - I WAS BORN WITH A PASSION FOR RACING
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On the Track, dirt
TJ Smith Champion on the Rise
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On the Track, asphalt
Gonyaw Motorsports - A Team Makes A Champion
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On the Track, dirt
Spencer Bayston and Kevin Swindell - 410 Winged Sprint Car
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On the Track, asphalt
Active Duty US Navy LT & NASCAR K&N Pro Series Driver Jesse Iwuji
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On the Track, asphalt
Marina Anderson - Building a 280 MPH Nitro Dream
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On the Track, asphalt
12 Year Old Zachary Telford #17
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On the Track, asphalt
Brayton Haws: 2015 CARS Tour Late Model Champion continuing his Champion® ways in 2017
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On the Track, asphalt
Make racing great again! Vote for Jacob Perry!
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On the Track, asphalt
Chasing My Dream: Parker Retzlaff 79P
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On the Track, dirt
The Road to a Championship
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On the Track, asphalt
Alejandro Fernandez; Red Bull Global Rallycross Future Champion
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On the Track, dirt
Lucas Ashe Racing - Champions believe in themselves when no one else does.
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On the Track, asphalt
Carter Williams "Search for a Champion" Entry
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On the Track, dirt
NICK GENNUSA #15 PRO ATV MOTOCROSS RACER
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On the Track, asphalt
Parker Thompson: Keeping the Dream Alive

Previous Search for a Champion Winners

Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson is a dirt super late model driver from Mt. Holly, North Carolina. He’s a third-generation driver following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and he’s been racing for almost as long as he’s been walking. In 2015, he entered the Search for A Champion contest and won the Advanced category. If you want to win like Chris, read his story and listen to his advice on how to make an entry that leaves an impression.

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Myles Rowe

Sometimes, a sponsorship can mean the difference between being able to race or being stuck in the shop. Myles Rowe, from Smyrna, Georgia, won the Search for A Champion Amateur Grand Prize in 2016 and now he’s lapping the competition. Read Myles’ story and his advice on what it takes to create a winning entry.

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Carly Jo Ellingson

Carly Jo Ellingson was already an accomplished NHRA Drag Racer before she won the Search for A Champion Grand Prize in 2015, but the lessons she learned through the contest submission process helped her learn how to be a true professional. Read her story and learn how she was able to use a racing sponsorship to catapult her career to the next level!

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Jordan Ives

Jordan is a Super Late model driver who won the Search for A Champion Grand Prize in 2014. His entry video is a great example of how to tell an inspiring story with a lot of heart.

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Bobby Pierce

Bobby grew up racing and was never afraid of the track, but when it came time to submit an entry video for Search for A Champion, he was a bit intimidated. But Bobby jumped into the submission process, learning on the go. The result? A fantastic entry that won him the Grand Prize in 2013!

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MICHALEK BROTHERS

“Every journey has an opening chapter, and ours started with an empty bank account.” That’s how the Michalek brothers’ racing origin story. But, after putting a lot of work into crafting a great submission video, they managed to pump some cash into their racing war chest and won the first Search for A Champion Grand Prize way back in 2012. If you’re thinking about submitting a winning entry, you owe it to yourself to read their story and watch their video.

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Contest Rules

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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