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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - June 2010

Posted in News on June 1, 2010
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BFG Takes Top 11 Positions at King of the Hammers
More than 30,000 fans watched as Loren Healy took home top honors at the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers. Healy, along with co-driver Rodney Woodey, became the only team to take the checkered flag after qualifying at the 4 Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier earlier in the week. Healy and Woodey, who started the race in the 53rd position, battled through the difficult terrain of Johnson Valley and conquered the 135-mile loop course in 6 hours, 57 minutes and 53 seconds. Of the 100 competitors who started the race, only 43 finished - 34 of who chose to run the ultimate desert-and-rock race on BFGoodrich tires.

Healy is giving a lot of credit to his 39-inch BFG Krawler T/A KX tires. "These BFGoodrich Krawlers are unbelievable," said Healy at the finish line. "I have always competed on BFGoodrich tires and this is the reason why. The pit support, the onsite support, and the tires are the reasons why I choose BFGoodrich."

For more information, contact: BFGoodrich Tires, www.bfgoodrichtires.com.

Get Hot Ladies and Dirt on Your Wall
Did you miss Robby Gordon's exciting eighth-place finish at this year's Dakar Rally? Well, Toyo Tires just launched its new 2010 double-sided model poster featuring Robby Gordon's Hummer H3 and a triple thread of eye candy. The gorgeous 2010 Toyo models, Brittany Herrera, Jennifer Hall and Dianna Dahlgren, take center stage in both posters. These three beautiful ladies travel the United States with Toyo Tires throughout the year to autograph posters at events, such as off-road competitions, drag and drifting races, and car shows. After hanging the poster on your garage wall for a few months, flip it over for another view.

To download a digital copy of the poster, visit: www.toyotires.com and click on motorsports.

Yamaha is coming to the USA
Yamaha Motor Corp. just announced plans to transfer its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) production currently in Japan to the United States. The move, currently in the planning stages, is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and is intended to optimize manufacturing capacity and improve productivity. The transfer will facilitate the consolidation of both production management and manufacturing technologies, as well as afford an increased level of responsiveness to market needs by maximizing production in the United States, the country with the largest demand for ATVs. The production transfer to Newnan, Georgia, is expected to be complete by 2013. Increased jobs and off-road products build in the USA is good news for all of us

For more information, contact: Yamaha Motor Corp, www.yamaha-motor.com.

One, Two, Three at Hammers
Once again Polaris showed why the Ranger RZR is one of the best high-speed, off-road vehicles money can buy. Not only did the RZR take the top spot at the Pit Bull Tires King of the Hammers race, it also took home second- and third-place honors as well. First place went to defending champion and solo racer Mitch Guthrie. Guthrie piloted his No. 555 Ranger RZR across the finish line ahead of Ranger RZR No. 11 piloted by Kyle Knosp. In third, was Brandon Schueler with the No. 1919 Jagged X/Polaris Racing rock RZR that was featured on the TV show, Destination Polaris.

For more information, contact: Polaris, www.polarisindustries.com.

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