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New Bridgestone Tires Go to Buffalo Wing-eating Trucker at MATS

March 30, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Mid America Show, Owner Operators
Roger Errett of Mount Pleasant, Pa., is the grand prize winner of $3,000 worth of Dayton truck tires following a competition held last week at MATS. Roger Errett of Mount Pleasant, Pa., is the grand prize winner of $3,000 worth of Dayton truck tires following a competition held last week at MATS.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced this week that Roger Errett of Mount Pleasant, Pa., 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 pounds of bone-in, buffalo chicken wings in 10 minutes and won the grand prize — a set of 10 Dayton commercial truck tires valued at $3,000. Bridgestone hosted the buffalo wing-eating contest in celebration of its new Dayton campaign, Tires for Truckers, and the introduction of eight new Dayton tire patterns.

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 MATS 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 truckstop gift card.

Matt Loos, director of truck and bus marketing for Bridgestone Commercial said, ”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.”

“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.”