Colorado driver wins Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor

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Brad Peterson of Colorado held the key that started the engine of the Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor.Brad Peterson of Colorado held the key that started the engine of the Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor.

Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor and more Thursday in the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes at the Mid-America Trucking Show, announced Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

“This is the first contest I’ve ever won in my life,” Peterson said. “I gave a big hug and kiss to my wife… I’m retiring my current truck and using the new truck to haul equipment.”

In addition to the tractor, Peterson won an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, assistance to help defray tax costs and up to a five-year supply of Firestone tires.

The five finalists, selected at random, each received an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and the Mid-America Trucking Show where the tractor was on display. The tractor features special highly customized interior and exterior appointments that  reflect the Firestone brand.

Peterson’s win concluded the Firestone Drives America Tour, which launched last July to

introduce new commercial truck tires to fleets and drivers. It stopped at select Minor League Baseball and NCAA College Football games across the country.

Prizes awarded throughout the sweepstakes included all-expenses paid trips for two to a baseball championship series game, all-expenses-paid trips for two to attend the college football national championship game, and $500 gift cards and Firestone-branded apparel.

“This tour and sweepstakes allowed us to showcase our latest Firestone-brand tires – the FS591 steer, FD691 drive, and FT491 all-position radials – in a fun, unique manner across the country,” said Matthew Stevenson, vice president of marketing for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

The Drive a Firestone sweepstakes was open to drivers with a valid U.S. commercial driver’s license (Class 8) and who own or operate a Class 7 or 8 vehicle.