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Desert Assassins’ Cameron Steele competing on Yokohama GEOLANDAR A/T-S® R tires

Cam Steele racing to third place in the 2014 Baja 1000SANTA ANA, CA (Jan. 23, 2015) – The Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC)-sponsored Desert Assassins off-road racing team heads to Mexico this week for the season-opening SCORE San Felipe 250, January 24. Veteran Trophy Truck driver Cameron Steele will pilot the 800-horsepower No. 16 Geiser Brothers Trophy Truck, mounted on off-road, race-engineered Yokohama GEOLANDAR A/T-S® R tires.

In his last race, Steele, a two-time SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) Person of the Year, earned a third-place finish in the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 last November.

Now Steele and the Desert Assassins are setting their sights on tackling the tough terrain of San Felipe.

“We’re confident about San Felipe and the upcoming season,” said Steele. “San Felipe is a demanding course and we’re looking forward to improving upon last year’s success. With the support of Yokohama and the GEOLANDAR tire, we’ve got high hopes.”

Approximately 150 racers from around the world will compete on the 257.2-mile course, which is part of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship series.

“We’re excited to get a jump on the year and start the off-road season in January,” said Duane Sampson, YTC motorsports manager. “Desert racing continues to be an important arena for us and we’re looking to capitalize on the strides we’ve made thus far.”

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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NITTO TIRE®SPONSORS ROCK-RACING CAMPBELL FAMILY

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Shannon, Wayland and Bailey Campbell now set to race on Nitto Grapplers.

Fast Facts
•Nitto to support Campbell Enterprises off-road racing program
•Campbell Racing tested several tire brands before selecting Nitto
•The Campbells’ first Team Nitto race is the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers

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Cypress, Calif. (January, 2015) – Nitto Tire raised eyebrows in the hard-core off-road community at the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers driver’s drawing party. On January 9, Campbell Enterprises announced their new tire sponsor: Shannon, Wayland and Bailey Campbell will campaign Nitto Trail Grappler tires.

The Campbells, led by legendary driver Shannon Campbell, are the first family of rocksports. Shannon Campbell has racked up wins in most of the major rock competitions in the U.S. and abroad. This legacy of excellence has been passed to Shannon and Tammy Campbells’ kids, Wayland and Bailey, who have been exposed to recreational four-wheeling and rock-crawl/race competitions since birth.

“Our new relationship with Nitto Tire will give us another competitive edge,” Shannon Campbell said. “At this stage of the game, we’re interested in the best products for our vehicles. Wayland, Bailey and I recently tested a variety of different tires on our trail rigs. The Nitto Trail Grapplers gave us the best all-around traction on our Jeeps. What really sold us was when we swapped on the Grapplers for a race-buggy dyno run and picked up 70 horsepower. We ran it multiple times to make sure the dyno wasn’t glitching. The reality was that the Nittos hold their shape better at speed, so we’re actually getting significantly less aerodynamic drag now.”

Wayland Campbell, now in his fifth year of competition, added: “My dad is obviously my biggest influence, but I inherited his competitive spirit. My ultimate goal is for him, me and Bailey to be on podiums together – with me in the middle. Nitto Grappler tires and overall team support will help us achieve that goal.”

High-school senior Bailey Campbell photographed Campbell Racing’s triumphs before entering her first race in 2013. With two podiums to date, she is anticipating even greater success in 2015.

“The Nittos really stood out during our testing,” Bailey Campbell says. “On Nitto Trail Grapplers, I was able to crawl up a waterfall that others on different brands had to winch up. That waterfall was similar to some Ultra4 obstacles, so the extra Grappler traction should save a lot of time on the race course.”

Nitto Tire USA Events & Motorsports Manager Chris Corbett added, “Nitto is extremely honored to have the entire Campbell Enterprises family join our team. No one in rocksports has more credibility or overall wins than Shannon Campbell. It’s a massive compliment to our Nitto product quality that a racer who was pursued by several tire companies, each with their best product offerings, chose Nitto. Nitto Tire is looking forward to a long relationship with Shannon, Wayland, Bailey and team manager Tammy Campbell in Ultra4 and other series. Feedback from the Campbells will be invaluable as rocksports progress and Nitto engineers constantly strive to create the ultimate tires for driving enthusiasts. The Campbells are not only incredible ambassadors for Nitto Tire, they are as passionate and committed as Nitto is to rocksports. We are confident our tires will have the entire Campbell team seeing many more checkered flags being flown this season and beyond. They are a welcome addition to the entire Nitto Team!”

Shannon Campbell has been the rock-racing front-runner for nearly 20 years. He was first exposed to extreme 4x4s in high school through custom-Jeep trend-setters Rick Péwé and Ned “Killer Bee” Bacon. In 1996, Shannon won one of the first national “tough trail rig” events, the Four Wheeler Top Truck Challenge, in his highly modified “Pinky” flatfender Jeep. Publicity from that victory kick-started Campbell Enterprises, a full-service fabrication shop headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, and the home of Campbell Racing.

Over the past two decades, Shannon Campbell has won series and national championships in UROC, W.E. Rock, XRRA and Ultra4. He has also competed in ProRock, ARCA, Dirt Riot and Best in the Desert. High-profile wins include being crowned “King” of King of the Hammers in 2008 and 2011, plus victories at the 2011 and 2012 JRCA Rockcrawl in Japan. Shannon Campbell’s other honors included being named 2005 DirtSports magazine Driver of the Year and 2013 Ultra4 Sportsman of the Year. Technologically, Shannon Campbell/Campbell Enterprises pioneered the single-seat/IFS buggy configuration for Ultra4 competition, among other breakthroughs.

The Campbell family solidifies Nitto’s stable of series-leading Ultra4 drivers. The team includes 2014 King of the Hammers “King” and series points winner Loren Healy, 2012 “King” Erik Miller, 2009 “King” Jason Scherer, 2012 Series Champion Nick Nelson, 2014 4600 Vegas to Reno winner Mel Wade, 2013 Ultra4 Rausch Creek winner Derek West, Australian driver Ben Napier, 2013 Ultra4 series 3rd place finisher Jason Blanton, 2014 Ultra4 4400 Class Rookie of the Year Mike Bou and 2013 ADRA champion Jeremy Hammer.

To learn more about Nitto Tire, please visit Nitto on Facebook, on Twitter at @NittoTire, onYouTube, or at www.nittotire.com.

About Nitto Tire® 

Nitto Tire (www.nittotire.com) develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company’s web site or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, CA 90630.

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95060_MY05-HUB-Black-002-300x261Clackamas, OR (11/4/14) – Warn Industries introduced a new line of WARN Premium Locking Hubs for late-model, 2005 and later Ford Super Duty Trucks. Super Duty owners now have the option to outfit their rigs with aftermarket, “new look” WARN Premium Hubs, available through normal WARN distribution channels. These Premium Locking Hubs are built to take the beatings modified rigs with bigger tires often dish out. Easy to install and easy to use, WARN Super Duty Hubs feature something new from WARN—chrome or black powder-coated finish on the all-metal cap and dial.

Durability runs deep in these new WARN Premium Hubs. Heat-treated Cro-Moly steel gears and an upgraded bearing housing provide greater strength. Marine-grade corrosion–resistant stainless steel hardware, and the all-metal cap and dial (with IP68 waterproof rating), make these new hubs shine on the job, or off the road. Read More→

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 All-Terrain Tire

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Nitto’s new Terra Grappler G2 all-terrain light truck and SUV tire delivers balanced on-road and off-road performance with a compelling mileage warranty.

1Cypress, Calif. (September 23, 2014) – Ask any enthusiast what they want out of a tire and the answer you get is almost always proceeded by the word “more” – more traction, more stability, more sound abatement, more tread life, and more style. Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has listened to enthusiasts and announced the evolution of the company’s flagship light truck and SUV tire – the Terra Grappler G2. Available in both OE-replacement and plus-size fitments, the G2 was engineered to balance enthusiasts’ all-around performance demands with unprecedented treadwear.

Although the G2 visually resembles the original Terra Grappler, the tire has been re-engineered inside and out. The Terra Grappler G2 uses a new rubber compound that’s unique in Nitto’s current Grappler line which significantly improves treadwear. In fact, Nitto’s limited treadwear warranty for the Terra Grappler G2 covers 50,000 miles for LT-metric and floatation sizes and an eyebrow-raising 65,000 miles for hard-metric sizes. Read More→

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Nitto Exo Grappler All Weather Tire

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Nitto Tire’s new Exo Grappler AWT delivers year-round traction for your truck or SUV off road and on road

Nitto Exo Grappler AWT - Sidewall 1Fast Facts:

  • Superior traction in dirt, rock, gravel, snow and ice.
  • Three Peak Mountain Snowflake winter rated.
  • Two unique sidewall designs let you customize the look of your truck or SUV.

Cypress, Calif. (July 31, 2014) – Four wheeling is all about enjoying the freedom to go anywhere, at anytime. But even with the wide range of capabilities that today’s off-road tires possess, the ability to deliver traction in any weather, including ice and snow, is not usually one of them. Now, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has announced that it has added a new tire to its popular Grappler series that really is a true all-weather tire – the Exo Grappler AWT. Read More→

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Mickey Thompson's Deegan 38 TireSTOW, OH – Feb. 28, 2014 – Mickey Thompson’s innovative new light truck tire, the Deegan 38, is scheduled for availability in April. Developed with five-time Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) champion and 16-time X Games medalist Brian Deegan, the Deegan 38 is the ultimate mud-terrain tire delivering aggressive performance, respectable street manners and impressive style.

“Product innovation is part of our legacy, and we’ve worked with a champion competitor to develop a new product with trusted Mickey Thompson quality and performance,” stated Ken Warner, VP of Marketing, Mickey Thompson. “The Deegan 38 offers a truly unique mud terrain tire with long tread life, versatility and rugged appearance for demanding enthusiasts.”   Read More→

IMG_2145-DeeganSTOW, OH – Sept. 27, 2013 –Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels (Mickey Thompson) today announced it will host racing icon Brian Deegan at this year’s SEMA show, Wednesday, November 6, at 3:30 p.m., booth 43035, for a special media conference to introduce the new Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 tire.   Read More→

Unique Wheel Design Offers Four New Finishes Creating a New Look for JKs

Rugged Ridge Drakon Wheel Installed on JK Jeep Wranger - Front Driver 3qSuwanee, Ga. (September 17, 2013) – Rugged Ridge® today announced the availability of its newest wheel, The Drakon Alloy, offering a new, sleek patent pending design that takes control and style to a whole new level for ’07-’13 Jeep® Wrangler (JK) owners.

With the reputation for offering some of the highest quality Jeep parts and accessories worldwide, Rugged Ridge designed and built its new wheel from cast aluminum alloy and made it available in four stunning finishes to create a unique appearance;satin black, satin black with a gold lip, satin black with a gunmetal lip and gunmetal. Read More→

Mickey Thompson SideBiter IISTOW, OH – Sept. 6, 2013 – The new Sidebiter II Wheel is one of several new additions to Mickey Thompson’s impressive wheel line. This tough, stylish wheel features the signature “Sidebiter” styling, a durable satin black finish, a seven-spoke design, and a new “pop-top” center with embossed center cap featuring the Mickey Thompson logo. Available in popular 15-, 16-, 17- and 20-inch diameters, the new Sidebiter II has a high load rating, a lifetime limited warranty for structural defects, and a one-year warranty on the finish. Read More→

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Classic Baja Lock WheelSTOW, OH – Sept. 4, 2013 – The Classic Baja Lock Wheel is one of several new additions to Mickey Thompson’s impressive wheel line. This tough, stylish wheel features a finely machined simulated beadlock, a matte black protective finish, and is embossed with Mickey Thompson logos on the lock ring and center cap. Available in popular 15-, 16- and 17-inch sizes, the Classic Baja Lock has a high load rating, special trailer applications, a lifetime limited warranty for structural defects, and a one-year warranty on the finish.
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Raceline  - DC Crawler AluminumGARDEN GROVE, CA    AUGUST 28, 2013:  American Made heavy duty cast wheel called the ‘DC Wheel’ has been specifically designed for off road vehicles that require large offsets, like a Ultra4 IFS car, Pro4 Short Course truck or a Land Rover as examples.  It is the latest wheel design of many from Raceline Wheels.  “We designed this wheel for everyone that needs larger backspaces to fit the new IFS technology,” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Division Director.  “They are already a race proven design, and it was at the recent WE Rock event that they got coined the Dub Crawler for the17” bright polished look!” Read More→

Nissan Patrol Creeper Locks™ Beadlock Wheel

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Nissan Patrol Creeper Locks™ Beadlock WheelLooking for a beadlock wheel for your Nissan Patrol? Well look no further. Trail-Gear is now offering our Creeper Locks™ Beadlock Wheels for the Nissan Patrol. What are Creeper Locks? Creeper Locks are TrailGear’s Trail-Gear price! Creeper Locks are 17″ X 9″ wheels with a backspacing of 3.75″ and are made from a solid piece of aluminum. This wheel has a 4.37″ (111mm) center bore. Each wheel weighs a whopping 45 lbs with locking ring and hardware. These are no ordinary aluminum wheels, Creeper Locks™ are super tough and built to last. Each wheel is cast with the inner beadlock as part of the wheel. All 24 of the bolt holes on the wheel have steel Time-Serts® installed to prevent the bolts from galling. Drop down inner lip centers tire on to wheel during mounting. Six M12-1.25 lug nuts are provided with each wheel. Read More→