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Four Champs Move Ahead

August 23, 2018

4 Top-Ranked Athletes Have 2 Things in Common

What do 4 champion athletes have in common? Not only is each one proudly sponsored by Champion Power Equipment, but all four are ranking high and winning big worldwide.

Grant Enfinger, 33, professional stock car racing driver, picked up his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in 2016 with GMS Racing, and recently made it into the 2018 NASCAR Truck Series Playoffs. Of his 16 starts so far in 2018 with ThorSport Racing, Grant has 4 top-5 finishes and 12 top-10 finishes. No matter how crowded the track, you can’t miss Enfinger’s bright yellow and black Champion Power Equipment Ford F-150.

Kaique Pacheco is the #1-ranked bull rider in the world. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) point system is consistent throughout the world and rewards riders like Pacheco, 26, with points for individual performance and throughout the season. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kaique began bull riding professionally at age 17, was named PBR Rookie of the Year in 2015 at age 21 and currently claims the number one spot in the 2018 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast.  

West Virginia’s Jason Lentz is not only the #1-ranked lumberjack in the world, he is a 4th generation lumberjack and a 3rd generation winner of the Tony Wise All-Around Lumberjack title. Lentz, 33, started chopping wood at age 3, presumably influenced by his dad, Mel, who is considered by many to be the King of the Lumberjacks. Jason says his strongest timbersports discipline is the underhand chop and advises anyone who wants to get into the sport to learn correct technique.

Casey Currie is the winner of the 2018 Baja 500 in the Hammer Truck Unlimited Division. This rugged race takes place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, and covers a course of 542.12 miles. Currie’s family has been building motorsports parts for over 50 years. Casey, 35, started racing motorcycles at the age of 5 and at age 16, he raced his first truck. When he’s not busy with his full race schedule, you might find this off-road champion building off-road vehicles or running trails at home in California.  

Big congrats to these four champs who are showing the world they are Always Ahead!

Website Fraud Alert!

July 17, 2018

Protect Yourself!

It has come to our attention that there are active websites posing as authorized retailers that are trying to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. These websites have NO affiliation with Champion Power Equipment whatsoever and we are working with federal law enforcement get the site taken down. If a website is selling a generator below lower than market value with free shipping, it’s likely a scam. Please visit our Find A Retailer page to see a list of authorized Champion resellers.

If you suspect that have made a purchase from a fraudulent website, we recommend that you contact your financial institution or credit card provider to immediately stop payment. We also recommend that you report the card number as being used on a fraudulent website and that your credit card information may be compromised.

We apologize to anyone who has been a victim of a scam. Here are some tips you can use to protect yourself when shopping online sources other than the household retail names:

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

June 22, 2018

Hurricane season is upon us, and unfortunately, storms won’t wait until you’re ready. It’s time to bump Hurricane Power Outage Readiness to the top of your to-do list.

Most people are never fully prepared for a natural disaster. Storms don’t happen at convenient times, and we don’t usually add “hurricane” to our calendar during an opening between meetings.

However, there are specific things you can do now to make sure that when a hurricane strikes, you, your home and your family will be as prepared as possible.

Storm Preparedness 101: Here’s a quick list of items you should take care of ASAP.

  • Evacuation Plan: Know the recommended evacuation route, and keep your gas tank full.
  • Supplies: Keep bottled water and other supplies on hand.
  • Hurricane Kit: Include a first-aid kit, medications, a battery-powered radio, flashlight, batteries, whistle and local maps.
  • Copy Important Documents: Back up your computer, and keep copies of important documents in a safety deposit box.
  • Prepare Your Home: Secure or store outdoor items, and make sure your roof and shingles are in good shape to withstand strong winds.
  • Back Up Your Power: Determine what type of generator you need in case of a power outage.

Where there are hurricanes, there are power outages. If conditions are unsafe, you and your family may need to remain at home. When the power’s out, appliances you depend on, like your refrigerator, electric stove, lights and A/C can’t be used. If you can’t charge your phone, use your computer or tune in to the local news, you’ll be cut off from communication, which is vital during a hurricane power outage.

During the summer months, losing the ability to cool your home is no joke. The heat can make your home unbearable, and continual high temperatures and humidity can damage your home’s interior. Losing power to your refrigerator means your food will go bad, and replacing all that you’ve lost can be incredibly expensive.

Hurricane power outage readiness should include the purchase of a generator. Owning a reliable generator ensures peace of mind during a power outage caused by a hurricane.

There are two main types of generators for hurricanes: portable and home standby.

A portable generator is a convenient solution if you only want to back up a few essentials. Portable generators come in different sizes, they run on either gasoline or propane, and they don’t need to be installed.

If you’d like to power more than just the essentials, or even your whole home, you may want to have a standby generator installed. Standbys never need refueling since they are connected to your propane or natural gas system. Your home standby generator starts automatically when the power goes out and returns to standby when power is restored, ensuring security and convenience for your family during a hurricane power outage.

Knowing that you have a safe source of power during an emergency is priceless, since the security and safety of your family is more important than anything else. What’s on your to-do list for hurricane season readiness?