Bruce Winn takes home Foose Ford Flex in Pirelli Grand-Am promotion
In addition to hosting the Daytona Prototypes and Acxiom GT race teams of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami also played host to the grand finale of the race-season-long Chip Foose - Pirelli Edition Ford Flex Giveaway. Weekly winners in the season-long sweepstakes were treated to a day at the races, and then gathered stage-side to take the chance that the key they drew for the contest would sound the alarm on the Foose Flex.
The big winner was Bruce Winn, of Hubbard, Oregon. Bruce pulled the winning key that started the beautiful custom Ford and now owns the coolest Flex in the country. The tune-in giveaway promotion was conducted this year in partnership with SPEED and Grand-Am, and required participating viewers to locate the “secret word” broadcast on-screen during a Grand-Am Rolex Series race, and then fill in an online entry form for a chance to win the race drawing. Each race produced one winner, and then the 10 winners from the 2009 race season were flown to Miami from all over the country to have a chance at winning the Foose-designed Ford Flex in a special Saturday morning trackside contest.
“I felt lucky when I drew number seven,” said Winn, who is currently driving the Flex back home to Oregon with his significant other Patty Sweet. “I thought that was a great omen – lucky number seven. I could not believe it. I watched Chip’s video of what he did to make this beautiful vehicle about 15 times and I sure wanted to win. Now it has happened and I can’t believe it. I am really excited.”
Foose signed the title of the Flex over to Winn right then and there. The trip back to Oregon from Miami is 3,400 miles and Winn and Sweet are fully expecting to draw a lot of attention along the way.
“It’s a looker,” Winn said. “It is a real looker. Chip did a really nice job on it.”
“This type of promotion is only possible if you have great partners as there are many details to sort out,” said Rafael Navarro, Director of Media Communications and Motorsports for Pirelli Tires North America. “I cannot say enough about Chip and his willingness to get involved considering his very busy schedule, Grand-Am for their attention to detail and execution, and to Speed for the wonderful job they did in putting this all together and getting it on-air. We would like to thank all of the people involved in making this promotion a success and we couldn’t be happier that Mr. Winn is ecstatic about his new ride.”
Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports.