North Adams, MA (PRWEB) December 26, 2008
Kowalczyk was the Grand Prize winner in the 2008 Give Back to the Racers Sponsorship Giveaway. Raceway Media's RacingJunk.com, the world's largest online motorsports marketplace, presents the annual Sponsorship Giveaway contest as a way of giving back to the grassroots racers who are at the heart of its membership.
Kowalczyk, who hails from Gilbert, South Carolina, is a self-described "geezer" who's been racing for 44 years. He has been an active buyer and seller on RacingJunk.com since 2004. Kowalczyk beat out fellow finalists Ric Kole of Southington, Ohio and Manny Chaides of El Paso, Texas, who were awarded second and third place prizes, respectively.
Kole won the $15,000 "Ready to Race" prize package, while Chaides won the $10,000 "Fill the Garage" package. Each of the packages included tools and racing equipment from Giveaway sponsors including Snap-on, Goodridge, RH2Way, Barry Grant, Simpson, Auto Meter, Safety Solutions, Holley, and Nitrous Express.
All three finalists in the 2008 Give Back to the Racers Sponsorship Giveaway were flown to Orlando for PRI, courtesy of RacingJunk.com, where they waited nervously to find out which one had won the Sponsorship Giveaway Grand Prize. The December 12th awards presentation was the climax of the Sponsorship Giveaway, which began last April. Kowalczyk, Kole and Chaides were among the 30 weekly winners who posted their profiles, pictures and persuasive messages on RJ RaceSpace, the social network on RacingJunk.com, in an attempt to get the most votes from their fellow members. Kowalczyk, Kole and Chaides were the top three vote-getters, with Kowalczyk receiving the most votes and earning the grand prize honors.
Gavin Jerome, PINKS track announcer and Official RacingJunk.com Spokesperson, revealed that Kowalczyk had won the Grand Prize trailer at an awards presentation during the PRI show. Pictures of the awards presentation can be viewed at http://www.racingjunk.com/2008_giveaway/voting.
The 2008 Giveaway is the second annual RacingJunk.com Sponsorship Giveaway, and plans are underway for an equally exciting 2009 program. "We consider it an honor to facilitate this program, which provides great opportunities for our members and for sponsors who are able to show their support for grass roots racers," said John Gamble, Director, Business Development & Special Projects. "We're in the process of lining up what looks to be a truly outstanding program for 2009, and are looking forward to another year of giving back to the racers who make RacingJunk.com the top online motorsports marketplace."
About Raceway Media, LLC
Raceway Media, LLC, a Boxcar Media, LLC company, is a multimedia publishing firm serving the racing and performance enthusiast industries. It is a free "one-stop shop" for those looking to buy, sell, trade, entertain or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.
The company's holdings include RacingJunk.com and MotorcycleAds.com, which together receive more than 70 million page views per month and have more than 300,000 members. Raceway Media also owns BoatingJunk.com, MuscleCarJunk.com, RacingJunkRides.com, RJRaceSpace.com and the recently launched CollectorCarNation.com. Raceway Media has also recently partnered with Snap-on to launch S-TECH (http://education.snapon.com), a social networking site and online community for current and prospective transportation technology students, their instructors and professionals in the field.