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June 5, 2014

Baja 500, Red Bull Global Rallycross on tap for Yokohama

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.

Tags: GEOLANDAR A/T-S R, Red Bull Global Rallycross, Tecate SCORE Baja 500, Yokohama Advan, Yokohama Tire Corporation

March 12, 2014

Yokohama goes racing at Sebring and the Mint 400

From Florida to Nevada, Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) motorsports teams will be in action this week. YTC will be competing at the season opener of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, March 13-14 at Sebring International Raceway, as well as the Mint 400, March 15 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Mint 400, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Sebring International Raceway, Yokohama Tire Corporation

January 29, 2014

Cameron and Heidi Steele to Team-up at Best in the Desert’s Parker 425

After much anticipation, the husband and wife duo of Cameron and Heidi Steele – sponsored by Yokohama Tire Corporation, are joining forces again, this time in a Trophy Truck at the Best in the Desert’s Parker 425, January 31-February 2 in Parker, Arizona.

Tags: Best in the Desert’s Parker 425, Cameron and Heidi Steele, Yokohama Tire Corporation

October 15, 2013

Michael Essa captures the Formula Drift title

Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored Michael Essa is the king of Formula Drift – but it wasn’t easy. Essa, who drives on Yokohama’s newest ultra high-performance ADVAN Neova AD08 R tires, claimed the 2013 Formula D championship in front of a sellout-crowd during Saturday’s Round 7 “Title Fight” season finale at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.

Tags: ADVAN Neova AD08 R, Formula Drift, Michael Essa, Yokohama Tire Corporation

September 5, 2013

Yokohama to display new mining tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) will display two new mining tires, the Y20 and the Y67, at the Bluefield Coal Show Sept. 11-13 in Bluefield, W.V.

Tags: Mining Tires, Y20, Y67, Yokohama Tire Corporation

June 14, 2013

Environmentally friendly truck tires

Reducing nitrogen oxide emissions and fuel use by 3% or more “relative to the best-selling new tires for line-haul Class 8 tractor trailers” is the goal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary SmartWay program. Lowering rolling resistance is the way tire manufacturers are meeting that goal.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Going green, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Medium truck tires, Michelin North America Inc., SmartWay, SmartWay Verification, Truck tires, Yokohama Tire Corporation

April 5, 2013

Yokohama Tire sponsoring new Stadium SUPER Trucks series

Yokohama Tire Corporation is returning to off-road stadium-style racing for the first time in almost two decades.

Tags: Geolandar A/T-S, Geolandar M/T+, Stadium SUPER Trucks, Yokohama Tire Corporation

March 7, 2013

Yokohama gears up for the 2013 Motorsports Season

From desert racing to drifting, Porsche 911 GT3 to Ferrari 458, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is busy tuning up for the 2013 racing season. “This will be an exciting year,” said Andrew Briggs, YTC director of product planning and motorsports. “We have a new ALMS partner, a historic teaming in off-road and a strong, overall line-up, so we can’t wait for the season to begin.”

Tags: American Le Mans Series, Formula Drift, HDRA World Championship of Desert Racing, IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, SCORE International Off-Road Racing, Yokohama Tire Corporation

February 26, 2013

Yokohama heads to San Felipe for SCORE season opener

For Yokohama Tire Corporation and the Desert Assassins off-road race team, the journey to winning the new World Championship of Desert Racing continues at the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, March 8-10, in San Felipe, Mexico.

Tags: Cameron Steele, Heidi Steele, High Desert Racing Association, Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts, Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, World Championship of Desert Racing, Yokohama Tire Corporation

December 4, 2012

Yokohama takes on 25 hours of Thunderhill

Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored Formula Drift driver Tyler McQuarrie is changing race styles as he tackles the tough 25 Hours of Thunderhill in northern California on ADVAN ENV-R2 tires. The 10th running of the mega-sports car endurance contest – which has 75 entrees – takes place December 8-9 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California.

Tags: 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Tyler McQuarrie, Yokohama ENV-R2, Yokohama Tire Corporation

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