Kawasaki Zero to Hero Challenge

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Eligibility : To enter the Contest, the Participant (“you,” or “Participant”) must be a legal resident of one of the United States or the District of Columbia who is of the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and at least 18 years of age or older and have a valid state-issued driver’s license with a valid motorcycle endorsement as of the date of entry.

Promotion Period : Begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 1, 2012, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on February 14, 2012  (the “Submission Phase”)

Enter At : kawasaki.com/zerotohero

Limit : Entries are limited to one (1) per Eligible Entrant for the duration of the Contest.

Prize (s) :

Four (4) Finalists will win a trip for two (2) to the Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School where the Finalists will attend two (2) days of professional performance riding classes and the potential to earn an NHRA ET (Elapsed Time) Bracket license. Upon completion of the course and after successfully qualifying for his or her NHRA ET (Elapsed Time) Bracket license, each finalist will be considered a Qualified Finalist (the “Qualified Finalist”). Each Qualified Finalist will then have the opportunity to compete in a four-person tournament (four (4) Qualified Finalists) for a chance to win one (1) of two (2) Grand Prizes available.

Each Finalist Prize consists of a travel package (“Travel Package”) for the Finalist and one (1) guest (“Guest”) who must be a legal resident of one of the United States or the District of Columbia and who is of the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and at least 18 years of age or older. Travel Package includes round trip coach air transportation from a major U.S. airport nearest the Finalist’s residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) for two (2) people who must travel together on same itinerary. Hotel accommodations for five (5) days/four (4) nights (one room for two (2) people and at a hotel selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and will be based on availability at time of booking, and ground transportation from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport and to/from hotel to Racing School. Finalists must be able to travel to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, and depart on Sunday, May 13, 2012, or Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. A $1,000 check will be provided to each Finalist for finalist and their guest’s incidental fees during traveling. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Finalist Prize Package is $4,000.

Each Finalist will attend two (2) days of professional performance riding classes and have the potential to earn an NHRA ET (Elapsed Time) Bracket license. Upon completion of the course and after successfully qualifying for their NHRA ET (Elapsed Time) Bracket license, each Finalist will be considered a Qualified Finalist (the “Qualified Finalist”). Each Qualified Finalist will then have the opportunity to compete in a four-person bracket-style tournament (four (4) Qualified Finalists). The winner of the tournament will then have the opportunity to race against Rickey Gadson for a chance to win one (1) of two (2) Grand Prizes available. If the one (1) Finalist posts the faster time in a one-on-one race against Rickey Gadson, he/she will be considered a Grand Prize Winner. Additionally, the Qualified Finalist deemed to be the Most Valuable Hero “MVH” will be considered a Grand Prize Winner. The “MVH” will be determined by a Kawasaki appointed panel of judges. Limit: One Grand Prize Vehicle per person. Each Grand Prize consists of a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-14R vehicle. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the vehicle is $14,699.

Winner List : For names and city/state of the winners in this promotion, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope (after February 14, 2012, but no later than May 30, 2012) to: KMC “Zero to Hero Challenge” Winner Confirmation Request, P.O. Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625-0497.

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Comments (8 Messages)

lynn bauman
Jan 14, 2012 8:33

pick me please :)

ALI S
Jan 14, 2012 14:18

Yes, love to race :-O

Marion Surrency
Jan 15, 2012 13:40

I am an avid rider, never raced before but would love to give it a shot. I have a valid motorcycle license in the state of Georgia and would love the chance to be involved in this type opportunity.

Andrew Harrington
Jan 19, 2012 18:04

I’ve ridden for several years. Fell in love with the ZX14 while attending MMI Kawasaki training. I have never raced legally, however I never miss an opportunity to take my zx14 to i ts upper limits. I do have a current motorcycle endorsement and valid drivers license. I would love the chance to attend Ricky’s school and to climb aboard a drag bike

Dan Mayo AKA. The Vincent Kid....
Jan 24, 2012 16:17

Hi Guys!!! thanks for the note,at 13 years old i bought a 1974 h2 kaw. 500 triple it seemed pretty quick, .My dad watched me that summer doin 3 gear burn outs and wheelies up and down our street. after a while pop would take me to longer places to ride that were safer and not on public thorofares. which was nice because police would be called now and then because of some kid makin lots of noice with clouds of blue smoke up and down, street.my pop watched me most of the time and one day he asked me how it was runnin,i told him it seemed to be runnin outta power on the top end?About that time in a cycle book pops yoshimura had a hop up process chopin the jugs and heads portin raise an lower ports skirtin pistons opening transfer ports polishin and expansion chamber pipes. we did all we could on process. It got nasty then…. i liked it…neighbors hated it.pop had me go over to a church parkin lot one day asked me whats the difference between his bike operation an mine i said shifts on right rear brake on left compression release,and you put lightning cams 10.5 compression pistons two front heads 32mm, carbs fixed magneto adjusting plate removed manual thumb adjuster on handel bar.and im not sure but i think someone put benezene,acetone,methanol,avgas,and castor oil in the gas tank again.he said to me i hope you dont do no wheelies on this bike its geared for top end ,i rode it for the first that day.there is a long story with that pops gone now black shadow is in my home office one room over from my bed room.a few years back i did 2 1/2 years on a kaw, gpz 1100 fuel injected lowered, stretched ,lonnng wheelie bar,no down track locator,no rev limiter,no two step,no air shifter. we had some sponsers lake shore kawasaki,ridley electric,johnson garage. all throttle no bottle ,beatout clutch basket i had to hold front break to keep from breakin light beam an red lightin,times were up an down always 125 mph, 3 gears used 13.500 rpms over the light beam at the end of strip. i got lots of 503 reaction times outta the hole, i would like a race with ricky after he teaches me at school of his , i own a 2007 zx1400 i shed a tear when i found out she wont go over 200 with out a bunch of goodies she handels good an nice brakes tho i need a bit more rear braking . i only go fast on drag strips when i need the speed fix . do you guys supply bike i got to strap my front end down so damn tight i worrie bout all that stuff movin on me , ricky,s good imight need hard link instead of the shock if you could em sneak that in…….the back, thanks Guys,,i hope we get to talk……The Vincent Kid…..

Dan Mayo AKA. The Vincent Kid....
Feb 3, 2012 6:55

Every body thinks they can go in a straight line fast,they think its easy, I would like to see them leave the line W.F.O. on a machine thats close to 200 horse power or better.In most cases done right , around 503 reaction time, for you that dont know what that means, a little more than one half of a second,And the next thing you know you have launched 60 feet in and around 1.3 seconds, of course you shift gears then, maybe in your mind you take time then to think,if it hooks up hard will i be sitting on the tarmac ,Tryin to ride a burn out sideways or maybe the perfect hole shot,,,,,not much to do i suppose,redline every gear,tryin to get as close to the second century mark ,,,,,,thats 200 M.P.H. laymens terms, in less time than it takes to pour your cup of coffee and sit down…Anyways I guess you wont understand what the magic is till they take your picture holdin the trophy next to the pit tootsies and that guy holdin your check.. or if you lucky enough ….perhaps….a new ZX 1400 R….hmmm.

Dustin Pounders
Mar 28, 2012 13:04

I recieved this invite to get to race a legend of such. I have been interested in motorcycles and drag racing, since I was a child. I recently purchased the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R, I really enjoy the bike, along with the power that Kawasaki put into the bike. I really hope I get the chance to show Rickey Gadson how good of a rider I really am, give him a real good run for his money haha. I believe I would do a real good job and bring my new 2012 ZX14R home when its all said and done……..

Dustin Pounders
Mar 28, 2012 13:06

Also I do have the Motorcycle Endorsement, legal Drivers License. I would really love this opportunity…. Thanks Team Kawasaki and all of those who support Kawasaki brand………

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