Champion Racing Oil Team Wins Top Honors at ‘Great Race’

Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry from Tyrone, Georgia were the overall winners of The Great Race with their 1932 Ford CabrioletThe overall winners of The Great Race were car No. 66 driven and navigated by Jody Knowles and Beth Gentry from Tyrone, Georgia in their 1932 Ford Cabriolet. The team won the top honors for the lowest accumulative score over the 2500 miles on the 2017 professional road rally.

The team, which ran Champion Racing Oil in their classic race car, won the 2017 Champion Motor Oil Top Performer Trophy and also won the Expert Class and $50,000 in the competition. In all, their prizes included trophies, cash, and a garage full of Champion Motor Oil.

The Great Race, presented by Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty Insurance, and Coker Tire, is an automotive competition based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic, antique and vintage automobiles. This year the race was from Jacksonville, Florida to Traverse City, Michigan.

The competition, which was founded in 1983, contains numerous timed endurance rally stages.

“Champion Racing Oil is very proud of Jody & Beth and their 2017 win of The Great Race, which combines the accuracy in calculation and rally skills, in addition to an appreciation of historic automobiles,” said Karl Dedolph, director of Champion Racing and Performance Products. “Our award this year is a tribute to the winners and all the teams using Champion “Purpose Built” lubricant technology formulated for protection and performance.”

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of race, hot rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs, according to the company. To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus.

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