NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2003)— Ron Cole, owner of Elwood Tire and Auto Service in Evansville, Ind., won the grand prize in a Bridgestone/Firestone contest to drive an Indy-style car and attend a racing school.
As part of the Victory Lane Sweepstakes, offered by BFS' TireStarz program, Mr. Cole drove 14 laps around the Nashville Superspeedway during the Firestone Indy 200 race weekend July 19. Driving 101, the racing school, also gave Mr. Cole a racing license and photo package.
“It was an unbelievable experience,” said Mr. Cole, a TireStarz dealer.
He also received two hospitality tickets to the race as well as hotel, airfare and spending money in Nashville. TireStarz dealers were entered in the sweepstakes by purchasing Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires in March. The winner was picked at random.