Dirt will be flying as Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) motorsports teams tackle two tough races: the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert duel, June 5-8 in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, and the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) competition at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on June 7.
Yokohama will field two 800-horsepower Trophy Trucks at the Baja 500 on specially-engineered 40-inch GEOLANDAR A/T-S R tires. Off-road veteran Cameron Steele will be in the No. 16 truck, while his wife Heidi Steele (a two-time Baja 500 winner in Class 6) will co-pilot the No. 14 truck with Jessica McMillin.
The Red Bull GRC event coincides with the inaugural X Games Austin. GRC blends the best of circuit racing, off-road racing, and rally competition. YTC’s specially-designed Yokohama ADVAN race tires are the series’ spec tires and mounted on all the heavily-modified 600-horsepower production-based cars. Austin is the second round of the 10-race series.