Top off-road tire company increases presence with national circuit
Yokohama Tire announced a partnership with Championship Off-Road series for the 2021 race season. For more than 100 years, drivers and passengers have put their trust in the performance and dependability of Yokohama tires, and this holds true for many of the successful teams competing in short course off-road racing.
Championship Off-Road President, Carl Schubitzke said, “Many of our short course race teams competing in truck or SxS classes, rely on Yokohama’s GEOLANDAR® line of off-road tires to win races. And our short course race fans use the same line of tires on their trucks, SUVs and SxSs daily. This is the perfect partnership to highlight their success.”
Championship Off-Road race fans will be able to visit Yokohama product displays on-site and view race interviews with brand representatives, photos and ad campaigns at the track, social media and livestreams throughout the season. In addition, Yokohama will showcase one driver per event with a specialty award.
Yokohama has worked with some of the off-road industry’s top drivers including, action sport superstar, Travis Pastrana and short course Pro-4 and Pro Mod SxS driver, Andrew Carlson. Both have battled with success on rugged GEOLANDAR tires.
Additionally, two of Yokohama’s newest drivers – John Holtger (Mod Kid OG) and Zach Szymik – are competing in the Championship Off-Road series. Holtger was the 2020 Pro Lite Season Champion and Szymik was the Crandon Pro Lite World Champion. Both members of Team Yokohama for short course off-road.
“We’re excited to be part of the Championship Off-Road family,” said Drew Dayton, Yokohama’s motorsports manager. “It’s a great organization that treats its fans to highly competitive short course racing, which is an ideal place to highlight our GEOLANDAR tire line. We’re looking forward to a fantastic season.”
Championship Off-Road racing begins in Antigo, Wisconsin on June 5, 2021 and includes five additional events running into September at closed course tracks in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. Fans will enjoy coverage on the CBS Sports Network beginning in June and can watch via livestream at champoffroad.com.