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Odyssey Battery Winch Challenge
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Odyssey battery Sponsor continues to power Viking’s success – the ODYSSEY continues!


Viking 4×4 Club are delighted to announce a season-long agreement with EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, as official sponsor from the 2015 Winch Challenge Series. In addition, the ODYSSEY® Battery brand will be the primary sponsor for all teams competing in the six events of the championship. The ODYSSEY Battery Winch Challenge Series commence in March/April run up to October.

The format for each event will remain the same as it has for the last 6 years: 50 punches set out over challenging terrain, at venues across the Central region of England, stretching from Kettering to the East and Leek to the West.

ODYSSEY is keen to promote the grassroots side of the off-roading scene and this fits nicely with the ethos of Viking 4×4 Club events.

“It is easy to associate the ODYSSEY Battery brand with some of the leading drivers and teams that compete in Ultra4®, extreme 4×4 and winch challenge events across Europe. EnerSys also recognise it is important to support those people at the other end of the scale who give up their time to safeguard the Winch Challenge Series as an established fixture in the calendar. We believe that by supporting the Viking 4×4 Club and encouraging new members it will guarantee the ongoing success of this series,” says Chris Pretty, EnerSys Sales Director for Specialty Batteries.

Viking events are well known for their friendly rivalry and for helping and encouragement to newcomers to the challenge scene., The Odyssey battery series ran 3 classes; one winch, only, for Class 1, two winches for Class 2 and any number of winches and lockers for Class 3.

So, if you have ever fancied giving it a try, there really is no better time, especially with the support of a fantastic sponsor; ENERSYS® ODYSSEY Battery.


EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including aerospace and defence systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and government and by defence customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. More information regarding EnerSys and its ODYSSEY® Battery brand can be found at