Tireco Inc. reports it has launched the Patagonia SXT tire, engineered for recreational off-road vehicles, such as UTVs and side-by-sides.
This Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved UTV tire is developed to conquer extremely harsh terrains such as those found in the Baja California Peninsula of Northwest Mexico.
The Patagonia SXT is constructed with a Kevlar belt package to enhance strength while keeping the tire’s carcass weight as light as possible. Formulated with a cut- and chip-resistant, silica-enriched tread compound, the SXT is capable of providing competent traction in the silt, sand and rocks, the company says. Deep, wide grooves with stone ejectors help disperse dirt and debris, while overlapping wide tread blocks maintain stability and improve sure-footed control during rapid acceleration and braking.
To showcase the toughness of the new Patagonia SXT, Milestar has partnered with Fox Shocks and Dan Fresh Racing, to compete in the 51st running of the SCORE Baja 1000 starting on Nov. 14, 2018, in Ensenada, Mexico.
Dan Fresh has competed in several classes over his 20-year career; securing 4 Baja 1000 wins, with 2 Score Championships. He will compete in Class 2900, Pro UTV Forced Induction in a Magnum off-road prepped Can-Am X3, equipped with 32x10.00R15 Patagonia SXTs. This will be Milestar Tires first entry in the SCORE Baja 1000 race.
As with all the Patagonia family of Milestar tires, the SXT delivers a balance of maximum traction with ultra-durable construction. The tire launches with the popular 32x10.00R15 competition size, with additional sizing to come in 2019. The Patagonia SXT is now available for both factory direct and warehouse shipments.
“Entering the recreational and competition UTV segment is an evolution of our Patagonia family of tires and shows our commitment to the light truck and off-roading community,” says Andrew Hoit, Tireco’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Dan Fresh Racing and being able to showcase what the SXT can do in one of the toughest races in the world.”
Popular sizes offered: 28x10.00R14, 30x10.00R14, 32x10.00R14, 30x10.00R15, 32x10.00R15, 33x10.00R15 and 34x10.00R15.
Tireco is a U.S-based, private brand marketer and distribution company that exclusively owns and distributes the Milestar, Geostar, Geotrac, Nanco, TracGard, Sendel and Forte brands. Tireco is also the exclusive distributor of the Nankang brand in North America and the WestLake brand in the U.S.