NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bobbie Ward Jr. of Cleburne, Texas, and William Gill of Riverside, Calif., are the winners of the Bridgestone Commercial Solutions “Drive a Firestone” sweepstakes for commercial driver's license holders.
Ward and Gill won tickets to attend the college football national championship game in Pasadena, Calif. Bridgestone said their entries were randomly selected from the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes, part of the year-long “Those With Drive, Drive a Firestone” marketing campaign.
“Their win gives us yet another opportunity to celebrate all the great things this recognizable brand offers, including new Firestone eco-Products that help drivers save $1,200 annually through 19 percent improved wear life and a 1 percent increase in fuel economy, when compared to our previous generation of product” said Matthew Stevenson, vice president of marketing for Bridgestone.
Ward plans to attend the game with his 75-year-old dad.
“Going to a game is something we've always talked about doing and never have been able to do, until now,” he said. “I come out to California a lot for work, but never have been able to stop. It will be a nice change of pace.”
Gill said this is both the first time he will attend a game like this and won a contest.
“I don't even know what teams might be playing and it really doesn't matter. I'll be there enjoying the atmosphere, and that's all good as long as I'm there,” he added in a Bridgestone press release.
The tire maker said there are more sweepstakes prizes to be won. In March 2014, five randomly selected finalists will be sent to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where each will be presented with a key, one of which will start the grand prize—a one-of-a-kind Firestone Edition Class 8 truck. The five finalists also will win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
The Drive a Firestone sweepstakes is open to drivers who hold a valid U.S. CDL (Class 8) and who own or operate a Class 7 or 8 vehicle. To enter, and for complete sweepstakes rules, visit the Firestone truck tire website. The sweepstakes entry period closes Dec. 31.