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The Great Race Exceeded Expectations for Champion Classic & Muscle Oil

Champion Oil, a recognized leader in purpose-built lubricants and a corporate sponsor of the 2012 Hemmings Great Race, announced today that the event exceeded expectations in both promotional value and the quality of the timed road course competition. Champion Oil, along with sponsorship, participated with three different teams of drivers and navigators in the vintage and collector rally that toured the Great Lakes.


Clinton, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/02/2012 --The Great Race started in Traverse City, Michigan. From there, it will ran north along Lake Michigan to the Upper Peninsula, crossed into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie, then traveled east along the north shore of Lake Huron, south toward Lake Ontario and east toward the crossing back into the United States at Thousand Islands, then back west along the south shore of Lake Erie and finished in the Detroit area on Sunday July 1st. In all, the race covered 2,200 miles, cross four states and one Canadian province, and afford sights of all five Great Lakes.

The Great Race, presented by Hemmings Motor News and Coker Tire, is an automotive competition based on precision driving and navigational skills in classic, antique and vintage automobiles. The competition, which was founded in 1983, contains numerous timed endurance rally stages. Vehicle entries must have been manufactured in 1969 or earlier with a competition crew of a driver and a navigator in each competing vehicle. For more information on the Great Race visit

“Champion Oil is proud to have participated in The Great Race, which combines the accuracy in calculation and rally skills with an appreciation of historic automobiles,” said Karl Dedolph, Champion’s Director of Racing and Performance Products. “Being named the official motor oil is a great tribute to our “Purpose Built” lubricant technology formulated for protection and performance.“

Champion “Classic & Muscle” Motor Oil is built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of hot rod, street rod, classic and muscle car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs. 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.

In addition, all Champion “Classic & Muscle” Motor Oils contain an exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology. This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases horsepower and torque in most engines.

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Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion “Classic & Muscle” Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-885-8151. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to