Yokohama-sponsored off-road racer Chad George wins Super Lite title
George piloted the Funco Motorsports No. 42 Kawasaki/Yokohama Super Lite – outfitted with off-the-shelf Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S+ tires – to a fourth place finish at Firebird to win the 2011 season championship. During the season, he won five races and reached the podium nine out of 15 times.
“It takes three ingredients to win a championship,” George said after Saturday’s race, “performance, reliability and teamwork. That’s what I had with Yokohama and the Funco team. My Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S tires hooked up no matter what the track conditions were, and we didn’t have one flat tire all year. The teamwork between my Funco team and Yokohama’s tire technicians really paid off all year.”
“Chad proved his mettle in a tough Super Lite class this season. He consistently ran in the front of the pack and had too much for the rest of the field,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama’s senior manager of motorsports. “He and the Funco team did a fantastic job and the Geolandar A/T-S tires never let him down. It was a total team effort and Yokohama is proud to part of the team.”