American Powertrain & TREMEC Award HOT ROD Power Tour Grand Prize

Jessika Pownall will have her choice of a TREMEC 5- or 6-speed transmission...

American Powertrain teamed up with TREMEC to give away a grand prize on the final day of the HOT ROD Power Tour. Jessika Pownall was announced the winner of the week-long contest and will have the option to receive either a 5- or 6-speed TREMEC transmission and an American Powertrain conversion kit that includes everything required for installation.

The grand prize is valued at over $5,000. 

“We’ve participated with TREMEC in almost every Power Tour since its start. There’s a lot of excitement on the last day of the event when Long Haulers can win big prizes like ours. For this grand prize, all they had to do was stop by our booth during the tour and get two tickets to enter – one from American Powertrain and one from TREMEC. It’s a great way to connect with our core customers and answer any questions they may have,” said Matt Graves, American Powertrain marketing and product manager.

American Powertrain & TREMEC Award HOT ROD Power Tour Grand Prize | THE SHOP

The contest was open to any of the 10,000-plus registered Power Tour Long Hauler participants during the five-day event that began in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on June 10 and concluded at the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on June 14.

“It is so funny that I won as just prior to the announcement I looked at my husband and our friends and said, ‘This is a winner, I can feel it.’ I was so very surprised still when they called out the last three numbers. I am leaning toward a TR-4050 5-speed to use in our 1965 Chevy C20. We farm pumpkins and this truck has been the face of our farming operation for marketing. The 5-speed would be good for towing and this truck needs a new transmission. We’re excited to give it an upgrade,” said Pownall.

Also present at the 30th Anniversary Power Tour was last year’s winner, Trace Boyd. Last year he selected a TREMEC TKX 5-speed for his 1985 GMC Sierra Square Body with an SBC engine and brought the vehicle to drive once again as a Long Hauler for this year’s event with the new transmission installed.

“Every year the number of TREMEC manual transmission-equipped cars and trucks on the tour continues to grow. That’s why we’re here. The HOT ROD Power Tour is a great way to meet our customers and to answer questions people may have about upgrading to a manual 5- or 6-speed,” said Mike Kidd, TREMEC’s aftermarket business manager.

Pat Curtin

Pat Curtin is the managing editor of THE SHOP magazine.
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