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Louis Chamberland, lead driver of Agave Motorsports, was crowned champion of the 2008 KMC Wheels TROPHYLITE Championship Series Presented by KC HiLiTES. Chamberland and co-drivers Mike Childress and Craig Malloy wrapped the season with a third place finish in the final round at the Glen Helen Baja Cup on December 12-13 in San Bernardino, Calif.

Chamberland started the season with a win at the Best in the Desert Blue Water Gran Prix back in May, and backed up that win in August with another at the SNORE 250 Midnight Special night race in Las Vegas. The team returned to Las Vegas in October for the Best in the Desert 150, hoping to make it three in a row, but problems with the truck held them to fifth place. Coming into the final round, Chamberland had to finish sixth or better to win the championship.

"We played it smart and drove around having zero problems and finished third," he said. "I would like to thank Team Agave for making this all possible. I would also like to thank Trophylite for the awesome series. Also thanks to all the people at General Tire for supporting me all year!"

General Tire's Grabber AT2 tire was the spec tire for the 2008 TROPHYLITE series. The series included five races that combined both desert and short course settings.

"We are very proud of Team Agave for their stellar performance in this race series," said Tony Talbert, General Tire product manager. "This series has been a great venue to introduce our line of Grabber tires not only to the desert racing community but to off-road enthusiasts as well."

The Grabber AT2 features a five-row lug pattern with strategically-placed sipes that result in many biting edges. This seemingly traditional pattern excels when taken off-road. Building on General Tire's legacy of desert racing, the Grabber AT2 has been chosen as the spec tire for the 2008 Trophylite racing series and proven itself through many victories.

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