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Bridgestone Announces Grand Prize Winner of Dayton™ Commercial Truck Tires Promotion



LOUISVILLE, KY – (March 27, 2015) – Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations),  today announced that Roger Errett of Mount Pleasant, Penn. is the grand prize winner of a special Dayton™ commercial truck tires competition held at the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY. Errett consumed close to three  lbs. of bone-in, buffalo chicken wings in 10 minutes and won the grand prize, a set of ten Dayton commercial truck tires valued at USD $3,000. The buffalo wing eating contest was hosted by Bridgestone in celebration of the new Dayton campaign, Tires for Truckers™, and the introduction of eight new Dayton tire patterns.

“Congratulations to Roger for being our grand prize winner and special thanks to all of the contestants for their participation,” said Matt Loos, Director of Truck & Bus Marketing, Bridgestone Commercial. “Bridgestone knows how hard truckers work and we salute all of the drivers that competed today, as well as the drivers in the audience. Today’s truckers are focused on getting the job done with as little down time as possible. The new Dayton line keeps truckers moving. We launched eight new patterns, doubling the product coverage of the former lineup in January. Dayton tires are quality-proven, affordable and designed to support small fleets and owner-operators so they can keep focused on the bottom line.”

Errett competed against seven other contest participants to win the grand prize. The participants were required to eat all of the meat from every chicken wing on their plate in 10 minutes or less. All contestants are drivers with a valid U.S. commercial driver’s license (CDL) who were attending the tradeshow from across the country.  Consolation prizes totaling more than $700 were given to all of the participants including, a $275 Speedco gift card and a $500 truck stop gift card.

“This is great, really great,” said Roger Errett, contest winner. “I grew up working around farming and took up driving to stay close to the farming environment. This is the second contest I’ve ever won and it’s great. Thank you Dayton.”

The next generation of Dayton tires delivers the affordability and dependability today’s truckers rely on to keep them moving day-in and day-out. Truckers have a wide range of responsibilities and must maximize their transportation assets with as little down time as possible. The new Dayton tire lineup delivers a full range of quality products offering excellent value at competitive prices. The lineup features additional size options and ply rating offerings, and three SmartWay® verified options available across the United States and Canada and supported by the largest distribution network in the industry.

To learn more about the new Dayton lineup and for product availability information, visit

About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses; the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise… This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.

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