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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - May 2011

Posted in News on May 1, 2011
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Huseman And Maccachren Both Take Loors Title
In case you missed the season finale of the Loors Racing Series at Firebird Raceway, Rob MacCachren took home the Pro 2 Unlimited class championship while Rick Huseman ran off with the Pro 4 Unlimited title. Huseman finished the season with a large gap of 98 points over second place Kyle Leduc and 109 points over third place Carl Renezeder. MacCachren held a firm grip on the championship throughout the last few Pro 2 races and ended up 82 points ahead of Carl Renezeder. Be sure to stay up to date on all of the events at

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Pure Performance Quiet Response Air Bump
Tired of the noise a typical hydraulic bumpstop makes? Pure Performance is about to launch their Quiet Response air bump, which contains poly foam over standard hydraulic bumpstop internals. They use a PTMEG striking pad keeping them quiet during strike and the closed cell poly foam does all the work in place of normal air pressure. Internals also include their standard 2.0 shock valving and the bumpstop is charged to 100 psi. If Nitrogen were to ever leak, the bump effective spring would still be there with the closed cell expanded poly foam. For more information, visit Pure Performance at

Hankook Brings More Tires to North America
Hankook Tire is currently the seventh largest and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world. It recently unveiled a $353-million investment plan to build a new manufacturing plant in Bekasi, Indonesia. More than 50 percent of the plant’s production will be dedicated for the North American market. This new plant will help enable Hankook to reach its goal of becoming a leading global tire company by 2014. It expects its annual global production capability to reach 100-million units that same year. To learn more about Hankook’s new plant, visit Hankook Tire at

Race Tires Through the Snow
Need something to do while traveling with your iPhone? Why not download the new ContiTireRace application from iTunes and race some tires through the snow? The game is free and controls are easy. We downloaded it and gave the game a run before sharing it with you to make sure it was worthy. The game is basic, good looking, and a great time-killer. If you register within the game, you also have a chance at winning a Sony PlayStation 3. Search for ContiTireRace on the iTunes App Store today.

This CEO Gets Dirty
Its not often we see CEOs getting behind the wheel of a racecar. But Toby Bost is doing just that. Bost is the CEO of the La Jolla Group, whose clothing brands include, O’Neill, Lost Clothing, Metal Mulisha Clothing, and Rusty. It was easy to see why racing off-road would come natural to Toby with his action sports past. To learn more about him, visit the La Jolla Group at OR

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