Hormel signs deal with Stihl Timbersports Series VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series announced today that the premier U.S. lumberjack sporting event will be held outside one of the biggest cities in the United States – Chicago. The Series’ U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center, located in Chicago Southland, on July 15 and 16. The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series – The Original Extreme Sport – pits the top lumberjack athletes from across the country in thrilling and grueling wood chopping, cutting, and sawing competitions. For the third straight year, the Championships will air on the ABC network in the fall. The Professional Series will also re-air on ESPN and ESPN2.
Volkswagen partners with Stihl Timbersports Series The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series is cooperating with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at events in the elite division of lumberjack sports. Both brands appeal to the Series's target group of people with a high affinity for the great outdoors, for example at international competitions such as the Champions Trophy and the World Championship. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles made one of its first appearances in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series at the Champions Trophy in Florence, Italy, in May. Dr. Günther Scherelis, Head of Communications at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, sees big opportunities in the partnership: "We build vehicles such as the Amarok for professionals in the outdoor world, for people who earn their living or spend their free time there. The international STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series is a good fit with the Amarok: it's all about high performance, precision, know-how and stamina."