September 2009 Desert Dirt - Off Road News And EventsPosted in News on September 1, 2009
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Toyo Tires Named Georgia Manufacturer Of The Year
Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. was recently named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. The award was received in the large company category, which honors those with more than 500 employees.
"We congratulate Rick Deremo on his outstanding season-opening win in Moab," said Stan Chen, manager of motorsports and events, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. "This once again demonstrates the versatility of our Open Country M/T, a tire capable of competing in the desert or racing in the rocks, as well as being used for recreational purposes."
For more information, visit: Toyo Tires, www.toyotires.com.
Currie Enterprise Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary
For the past five decades Currie Enterprises has built a reputation building quality differentials, suspension systems and off-road products. Currie high-performance rear ends are world renown in many classes of professional racing competition in addition to overwhelming popularity with do-it-yourself auto mechanics. To commemorate this event Currie Enterprises is offering a limited edition, gold, embossed medallion. This is a 2.25-inch, self-adhesive, medal medallion decal, originally designed for Currie Axles, is offered free with the purchase of Currie Custom-Built rear ends, Currie 4x4 rear ends and RockJock Professional Off-Road Products.
For more information, visit: Currie Enterprise, www.currieenterprises.com.
Ranger Rzr Takes The Title At Terribles 250
The Ranger RZR is having another strong racing season with more success at Best in the Desert's, Terribles 250 at Primm. Mark Holz and Matt Parks took the UTV class finishing 8-1/2 minutes in front of the second-place winner. Starting in eighth position, the team quickly moved up to the top three by race mile 15, but got stuck behind a competitor for 12 miles in a particularly narrow section of the course. Once by, they quickly moved into second by pit two, and finished in front.
"The RZR worked flawlessly all day and we had a blast out there," said Holz. The Jagged X Ranger RZR finished ninth due to issues with a broken exhaust, yet, Jagged X retains the Best in the Desert UTV points lead through round two. Holz will continue concentrating on a championship in the WORCS series this year where he currently has the points lead. The Holz/Parks 1932 team is sponsored by Holz Racing Products, Polaris, Kroyer Racing Engines, and Maxxis Tires.
For more information, visit: Polaris Industries, www.polarisindustries.com.