Firestone contest winners attend World Series game

Two winners of the Drive a Firestone sweepstakes attended the fourth game of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

Cory Newton, of Ocean County, NJ, and Tim Tidwell, of Phoenix, AZ, both watched the Red Sox 4-2 victory on Sunday night in St. Louis. Both drivers took their daughters with them on the all-expense paid trip.

The contest is sponsored by Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. It runs through Dec. 31, 2013. The “Drive a Firestone” sweepstakes is open to drivers who hold a valid U. S. commercial driver’s license (Class 8) and who own or operate a Class 7 or 8 vehicle. To enter or for complete sweepstakes rules, visit www.firestonetrucktires.com.

“I was floored to win something this big and am very excited,” said Newton. “I immediately told my daughter and then posted on Facebook about it. We’re making this a mini father-daughter vacation.”

Tidwell, an interstate driver, is originally from Alabama and drives nights. “I couldn’t believe that I had won and thought ‘holy cow’,” he said. “I’m looking forward to visiting the St. Louis Arch and just being there with my daughter.”

Newton and Tidwell’s entries were randomly selected from the Drive a Firestone sweepstakes entries, part of the year-long Those With Drive, Drive a Firestone campaign designed to celebrate the brand and introduce new Firestone eco-products.

“We’re celebrating the Firestone brand and new eco-Products by giving our supporters a chance to win a variety of great prizes through this sweepstakes, which kicked off in July,” said Matthew Stevenson, Vice president of marketing, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “The sweepstakes has been well received by drivers across the country with thousands of entries submitted to date.”

A trip for two to a baseball championship game is one of several sweepstakes prizes, which also includes:

Two drawings in November for an all-expense paid trip for two to a college football Bowl game;

In March 2014, five randomly selected finalists will be sent to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where each will be presented with a key, one of which will start the grand prize – a one-of-a-kind Firestone Edition Class 8 truck. The five lucky finalists also will win an all-expense paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race;

Additional prizes include $500 gift cards and Firestone-branded apparel.

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