Zippo Motorsports contest

The Motorsports section of zippo.com is revving up NASCAR fans for racing action. Four lucky winners will become honorary members of Jimmy Spencer's pit crew at an upcoming NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race. The "Zippo Pit Crew Contest"...

The Motorsports section of zippo.com is revving up NASCAR fans for racing action. Four lucky winners will become honorary members of Jimmy Spencer's pit crew at an upcoming NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race.

The "Zippo Pit Crew Contest" prepares entrants for their pit crew role with some serious racing action. Participants must take charge of their race cars, which look like Zippo lighters with wheels, pass several other racers on Zippo Track, and answer a trivia question in order to register for a random drawing which will determine the pit crew winners. If racers crash into other Zippo racers or randomly placed cones too often, they are disqualified from the race.

Entrants control their Zippo racer simply by moving their mouse. Zippo Track follows the outline of a Zippo lighter and features streets and a lake named after Zippo's owners and executives.

"The Pit Crew Contest is one wild ride," says Pat Grandy, Zippo Manager of Marketing Communications, "It's a great example of how fun the net can be. We take pride in the fact that zippo.com uses the latest technology to provide users with a cool interactive experience."

In addition to becoming an honorary pit crew member, grand prize winners will also receive a Zippo lighter with Jimmy Spencer's image and autograph and a Zippo Motorsports shirt and cap. Several first and second place Zippo prizes will also be awarded. The contest ends October 6, 2000. Race over to the contest at http://www.zippo.com/motorsports/contest

In addition to the new contest, the entire Motorsports section has been updated with information about Zippo-sponsored drivers (including schedules), Zippo Motorsports products, and the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix of Watkins Glen. Visit the Motorsports section of zippo.com at http://wwww.zippo.com/motorsports.

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