Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced this week it will be giving away a 2013 Peterbilt to a Class 8 CDL holder in its Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes, which is part of the company’s Firestone Drivers America tour that kicks off this month.
The tour is a traveling road show being held as part of Firestone’s reentrance into the commercial truck market.
The sweepstakes runs from June 28 to Dec. 31, and entries can be made online at firestonetrucktires.com or in person at any of the tour stops (dates and locations below). Five finalists will be given a trip to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where they’ll all be given a key. Whichever finalist has a key that starts the tractor wins the grand prize, the truck.
The grand prize winner will also receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500.
Firestone is also holding drawings among sweepstakes entrants for an all-expense-paid trip for two to a World Series game in October and an all-expense-paid trip for two to a college football bowl game. Also up for grabs in the contest are five $500 gift cards, five Firestone leather jackets and 10 Firestone shirts.
Entrants must be 21 years or older, be a legal resident of the U.S., have a valid Class 8 CDL and own or operate a Class 7 or 8 truck.
The tour begins July 16 and will stop at minor league baseball games and NCAA college football games around the country to showcase the company’s FS591 steer, FD691 drive and FT491 all-position radial tires. Representatives from Firestone will be on hand at the stops to talk about the tires and benefits of their use.
Here’s the full list of stops for the tour:
Minor league baseball stops:
July 16, Akron, Ohio: Akron Aeros vs. Erie SeaWolves
July 20, Geneva, Ill., Kane County Cougars vs. Lansing Lugnuts
July 22, Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Cubs vs. New Orleans Zephyrs
July 26, Louisville, Ky: Louisville Bats vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barr RailRiders
July 28, Indianapolis, Ind: Indianapolis Indians vs. Syracuse Chiefs
July 30, Nashville, Tenn: Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s
Aug. 4, Birmingham, Ala: Birmingham Barons vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Aug. 6, New Orleans, La: New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Reno Aces
Aug. 8, San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Missions vs. Arkansas Travelers
Aug. 11, Round Rock, Texas: Round Rock Express vs. Salt Lake bees
Aug. 16, Gwinnet, Ga: Gwinnet Braves vs. Durham Bulls
Aug. 30, Fresno, Calif: Fresno Grizzlies vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox
NCAA football stops:
Sept. 7, Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford vs. San Jose State
Sept. 14, Boulder Colo.: Colorado vs. Fresno State
Sept. 28, Columbia, Mo.: Missouri vs. Arkansas State
Oct. 5, Starkville, MS.: Mississippi State vs. LSU
Oct. 26, Miami, Fla.: Miami vs. Wake Forest
Nov. 9, West Point, N.Y.: Army vs. Western Kentucky
Nov. 23, Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina State vs. East Carolina
Nov. 30, Bloomington, Ill.: Indiana vs. Purdue
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.