Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 13, 2012 – MAHLE Clevite Inc. recently announced the second annual MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician Contest, a contest designed to honor the skills and experience of engine technicians and specialists nationwide. Through a short essay submission, a winner will be determined and receive a VIP trip to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, NV.

“Coming off the success of last year’s contest, MAHLE Clevite wanted to celebrate the passion, hard work and dedication of today’s engine technicians throughout the country for the second consecutive year,” said Ted Hughes, Manager – Marketing for MAHLE Clevite. “The Champion Technician contest is just one of the many ways we observe and salute those who support us day in and day out.”

In order to enter, participants must submit a maximum 250-word essay that describes how the engine technician or specialist demonstrates success, creativity and furthers the field of engine development, showcases their passion for engines and engine building, and describes the skills and talents the individual exemplifies to categorize them as a “champion” in every aspect. Participants can either submit an entry about themselves, or on behalf of the nominee. Applications can be downloaded at and submitted via until 11:59 p.m. ET on

Nov. 2, 2012.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Las Vegas Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2012, including coach airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay, a special meet-and-greet with a NASCAR personality, MAHLE Clevite VIP dinner for two at a five-star Las Vegas restaurant, two tickets to NASCAR Victory Lap™ and NASCAR After The Lap™, as well as tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards™ and the NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, a feature on MAHLE’s website and social networking sites, and a commemorative plaque. The prize package is valued at approximately $4,000.

See Official Rules for details. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest is sponsored by MAHLE Clevite Inc. and is open to legal residents of the 50 United States. Entrants must be eighteen (18) and nominated technicians must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. ET Sept. 8, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Nov. 2, 2012.

For more information on the MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician contest and the rules, visit


The MAHLE Group is one of the top 30 automotive suppliers and the globally leading manufacturer of components and systems for the internal combustion engine and its peripherals. Around 49,000 employees work at over 100 production plants and eight research and development centers. In 2011, MAHLE achieved sales of around EUR 6 billion (USD 8.3 billion).

For further information:

MAHLE Clevite Inc.

Ted Hughes

Manager – Marketing

1240 Eisenhower Place

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: +734/975-7936

Fax: +734/975-7820

Michele Brown

Harris, Baio & McCullough

(215) 440-9800

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