You could win a chance to meet Robert Hight, plus tickets to all three days of the 2012 NHRA Finals in Pomona.

Submissions accepted until 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 4. You must be available to meet the Robert Hight on November 9 if you are selected as the winner.

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KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
National Hot Rod Association, 2035 Financial Way, Glendora, CA 91741



The contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on October 22, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on November 4, 2012 (the "Contest Period"). Entries submitted in this Contest before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified.





            a.  Go to www.ktla.com/race and follow the instructions to complete the entry form.  All entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. PT on November 4, 2012.  You must provide all information requested on the entry form, including your name, age, address, contact information, an essay consisting of no more than 50 words describing the most interesting modification you’ve made to your car, and the uploading of one digital photo showcasing you’re the automobile modification mentioned above.  You must have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible. Photos must be in either .jpeg or .gif format, and each photo’s file size cannot exceed 200 kilobytes. Photos that are altered or electronically enhanced in order to substantially misrepresent the entrant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified.  Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify those entries that contain offensive or inappropriate material which are deemed by the Sponsors to be unsuitable, or which Sponsors believe would subject them to a claim or litigation.   Entrants agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsors harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.


            b.  By submitting a photo, and essay, entrants warrant that their photos and essays are their own original creations, have not been previously published, do not violate the rights of any other person or company (including but not limited to privacy and copyrights), do not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, do not contain offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content, and in no other way violate any applicable laws, as determined by Sponsor.  Photos, videos or essays that do not comply with these Rules shall be disqualified. 


            c.  Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified and KTLA is not responsible for online entries that are lost, late, garbled, deleted, or misdirected as a result of technical, internet, server, or other online difficulties.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry.  Limit one entry per person or e-mail address for the entire Entry period.  Subsequent entries from the same email address will be deleted.  Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. All entry information becomes the property of Sponsors and will not be returned or its receipt acknowledged.




This contest is void where prohibited by law. This contest is open only to legal residents of California within the KTLA viewing area, who are 18 years of age or older as of October 22, 2012.  Employees of other media companies (including radio and television) Sponsors and their parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and such employees’ immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win the contest.




On or near November 5, 2012, a judging panel composed of KTLA Staff and/or persons designated by KTLA will evaluate all entries.  The panel will designate one (1) entry as the Winner,from among all valid entries received based on receiving the highest scores pursuant to the following criteria:   

a.     25% - quality of essay

b.    25% - level of passion for customizing cars denoted by the modification showcased in photo

c.     50% - potential marketing and/or entertainment value of an entrant


The Winner will receive the opportunity to meet National Hot Rod Association driver Robert Hight at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, 2780 Fairplex Drive, Pomona, CA 91768 ("Auto Club Raceway"), on November 9, 2012. You must be available to come to Auto Club Raceway on November 9, 2012 between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in order to claim this part of the prize.


The Winner will also receive


  • • Two (2) admission tickets for each day of the NHRA Finals event taking place at Auto Club Raceway on November 9, 10 and 11, 2012 ("Finals").  Approximate retail value of the Winner's tickets to the NHRA Finals is $336.00.

  • • A Parking pass for one (1) vehicle at Auto Club Raceway valid on each day of the 2012 NHRA Finals. Approximate retail value of the parking pass is $45.

  • • A 1:24 scale die-cast model of an NHRA vehicle driven by Robert Hight.  The Approximate Retail Value of the die-cast model is $104.95

  • • An NHRA “swag pack” containing a t-shirt, hat and NHRA Finals program.  The Approximate Retail Value of the “swag pack” is $60.



All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses associated with the prize, including, but not limited to travel and incidental expenses, are solely the responsibility of the winner.


Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash, and prize substitution will not be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors.  Sponsors reserve the right, but are not required, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize in the event the prize listed herein is canceled, postponed or unavailable for any reason.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsors. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded.    Winners will be receive a Form 1099 for any prize with a value of $600 or more. 








            a.  By entering, entrants grant to KTLA an unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish entry submissions (including photos, videos and essays submitted by Entrants) in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity.  Entrants and Winners otherwise will retain all rights to their photographs, and the publication of their photographs as part of this Contest will not limit their use and ability to further market the images. KTLA reserves the right (but is not obligated) to post entry submissions and photos online at www.ktla.com or broadcast the photo on KTLA Channel 5.


            b.  If for any reason, this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the contest or any portion of the contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Information submitted in Internet entries, including entrant's name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by KTLA TV for marketing or promotional purposes.  Sponsors reserve the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Contest or any voter from voting in the Contest if, at their sole discretion, Sponsors find such entrant or voter to be tampering with the entry or voting process or if such individual repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsors determine to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant, voters or Sponsors; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. 


            c.  Sponsors reserve the right to delay contest announcements, postpone or reschedule all or some of the contest events, and/or modify Contest deadlines at its sole discretion.  Any such changes will be announced and posted on the Sponsor’s website in a reasonable period of time.


            d.  By participating in this contest, entrants agree to have their names, photographs, voices, biographical information, likenesses, and entry submissions (including photographs) used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to this contest or future similar contests without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law.   By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsors, and hereby forever and irrevocably release, indemnify and holds harmless the Sponsors and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives,  agents, shareholders, successors and assigns, from any liability, claims, demands, judgments, proceedings, causes of action, lawsuits, injuries, death, costs, expenses or damages, due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including but not limited to death) or property of any kind, arising from, resulting from, or in connection with, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Contest and any element or activity thereof, the entrant’s participation in, entry in, or in ability to enter the Contest, or any Contest-related activity, or the entrant’s acceptance, use, misuse, inability to use,  possession, travel related to, or defect of any prize, or any violation of entrants privacy, publicity, personal and proprietary rights, or the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsors or their designees; any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or creative considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries, any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sponsor, or any of their agents or employees, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), and any typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest promotional materials. 


            e.  Neither the failure of Sponsors to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsors in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of each Sponsor's or right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.


            f. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsors in connection with these Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.


All winning entrants and nominees  shall be required to sign and return a Photo and/or Essay Release, and an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release. In particular, the Grand Prize Winner shall be disqualified if he or she does not return a completed and signed Affadavit of Eligibility and Liability Release by January 31, 2012. Entrants represent that they agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsors.


7.  OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST:  For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winners, send a self-addressed envelope to “NHRA Finals 2012”, Attn: Creative Services, KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028, by January 15, 2013.  A list of the winners’ names will be available after the winner has been verified and the prize has been awarded.