'Ox' Kargola to be honored by General Tire with special truck

Jan. 1, 2020
General Tire racer Jeff "Ox" Kargola, who died in an April crash in Baja, is being memorialized with a special Ox-branded SuperLite truck that will make its debut at the June 25-26 Lucas Oil Off-Road Race at Miller Motorsports Raceway.
General Tire racer Jeff "Ox" Kargola, who died in an April crash in Baja, is being memorialized with a special Ox-branded SuperLite truck that will make its debut at the June 25-26 Lucas Oil Off-Road Race at Miller Motorsports Raceway.

“Jeff had such an amazing attitude and passion for life. The Ox truck should inspire us all to live life to the fullest and make every day count,” says Dana Zamalloa, General’s marketing, public relations and communications manager. “We developed this program as a way for him to still inspire people and keep Ox racing.”

Kargola’s close friend, Ryan “Fluffer” Hagy, will be behind the wheel for the truck’s introduction.

“Driving the Ox truck is such an amazing opportunity for me to celebrate his life and continue his passion for this sport,” says Hagy. “I have been testing the truck at Glen Helen and I am focused on giving this race my all, just like Jeff always did.”

The vehicle will be a sister truck to Kargola’s SuperLite race truck. The design is inspired by Kargola’s new 2011 edition. Kargola’s sponsors – General, Metal Mulisha, Boost Mobile and Method Wheels – will also be sponsoring Hagy’s truck at the race.

The doors and hood will display a Kargola logo that is featured on the Metal Mulisha Jeff “Ox” Kargola Memorial fund shirts; all of the proceeds are going to help support the San Felipe Hospital in Mexico. Kargola’s truck will be on display at General’s booth throughout the Lucas circuit’s season.

The late racer “touched so many people’s lives with his vivacious smile and inspirational attitude towards life. His mission on this earth was not complete and his supporters are committed to keep his ‘Ox’ brand as a symbol of living life to the fullest and continuing to inspire, encourage and help in areas that need our support and attention,” according to Zamalloa. “‘Ox’ is not just a logo, it’s a symbol of no regrets, passion and taking advantage of what life has to offer.”

For more information or to contribute to the shirt-sale hospital fundraising effort, visit www.metalmulisha.com and www.generaltire.com.

Sponsored Recommendations

Best Body Shop and the 360-Degree-Concept

Spanesi ‘360-Degree-Concept’ Enables Kansas Body Shop to Complete High-Quality Repairs

Maximizing Throughput & Profit in Your Body Shop with a Side-Load System

Years of technological advancements and the development of efficiency boosting equipment have drastically changed the way body shops operate. In this free guide from GFS, learn...

ADAS Applications: What They Are & What They Do

Learn how ADAS utilizes sensors such as radar, sonar, lidar and cameras to perceive the world around the vehicle, and either provide critical information to the driver or take...

Banking on Bigger Profits with a Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth

The addition of a heavy-duty paint booth for oversized trucks & vehicles can open the door to new or expanded service opportunities.