Yokohama off-roaders post strong finishes at Arizona race

Jan. 1, 2020
Yokohama-sponsored drivers combined for three podium appearances at the March 19-20 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series opener at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix.
Yokohama-sponsored drivers combined for three podium appearances at the March 19-20 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series opener at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix.

Yokohama-sponsored drivers combined for three podium appearances at the March 19 -20 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series opener at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix.

In the Pro Lite Unlimited class, Jimmy Stephensen took his No. 33 Discount Tire/Ironclad Nissan, outfitted with Geolandar A/T-S tires, to a third-place finish in round 1. He finished second during the next day’s action.

“The competition was fierce out there,” says Stephensen, “there are a lot of new trucks and drivers to contend with. I feel ecstatic to be on the podium both days. It was quite the battle to get up on the podium, but I’m glad to be here and start the season strong. We proved that we can run with the best of the best.”

In the Super Lite class, Funco Motorsports driver Chad George battled hard from the middle of the pack and moved up truck- by-truck to get his No. 42 Kawasaki/Yokohama SuperLite in position to claim third place.

“Overall it was a solid start to the 2011 season. With the weather and track changes, the Firebird dirt was tricky to master,” says George. “Without the superior performance of the Yokohama A/T-S tire, a pair of top five’s for the Kawasaki/Yokohama Superlite would not have been possible. We are only moving up from here.”

The next series event is April 16-17 at Speedworld Off-Road Park in Surprise, Ariz.

For more information, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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