Continental jumps into ChampTruck racing
The commercial vehicle tire group of Continental Tire the Americas LLC is joining the inaugural season of ChampTruck series racing in the U.S., and has been named tire sponsor of the series, North America’s competitive big-rig truck racing. As the sponsor, Continental Tire will equip every truck in the series with its tires.
“We are very excited to be part of the ChampTruck series and part of this growing segment in racing,” says Alex Chmiel, director of marketing for Continental truck tires the Americas. “Our research and development engineers spent a lot of time with ChampTruck drivers and testing tires at races to determine the best tire for truck racing series.”
All trucks in the 2015 ChampTruck series will run the Continental HSR2 tread pattern.
“ChampTruck is all about real racing, real tracks and really big trucks, with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour,” says John Condren, executive director and founder of ChampTruck. “It’s crucial our drivers have reliable and durable tires, which is why ChampTruck specifically chose Continental Tire as our Official Tire for the Meritor ChampTruck World Series. I am confident Continental Tire’s products will provide the quality needed for top-level competition.”
ChampTruck says big-rig truck racing can be found in Europe, Australia, India and South America, and has become one of the largest segments of professional motorsports. It is gaining momentum in the U.S., and often referred to as the next great American motorsport series.
ChampTruck races are family-friendly events that include a series of 30-minute-long sprint races throughout race day. The inaugural 2015 season includes 10 events across the U.S. For tickets and more information on ChampTruck, visit www.champtruck.us.com.