February 23rd, 2018,
OTR Wheel Engineering is excited to announce its continued racer sponsorship for riders in the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, and also for Mid-East Racing and its new support of the Mid-East Racing Series.
The first round of the Mid-East Racing Series kicked off this past weekend in Woodruff, South Carolina. The Mid East Hare Scramble Racing Series is a 16-round off-road series that visits some of the more well-known southern racing venues, as well as many other outstanding locations in the area. Collin Truett, racing with Truett Racing sponsored by OTR Wheel Engineering, finished in 1st place in the UTV series Pro Class this past weekend! We are so proud to be sponsoring Truett Racing. Collin, Mitch, and Alex Truett make up the family PRO Class UTV racing team. They are sponsored by Polaris RZR, G Force Race Technologies, IPD Graphics, Sparco, Tire Spine, OMF Wheels, Super ATV, Turtle Laboratories and OTR Wheel Engineering. We would like to thank the Truett Racing team of Mitch, Stephanie, Collin, Alex and Emily for their continued support and dedication!
We are also proud to be sponsoring other talented and outstanding racers. One in particular is Jonathon Powers. Jonathan is a 5 year UTV GNCC racing veteran. Throughout his GNCC accomplishments, he’s had 4 XC2 Wins and 10 XC2 Podiums. He’ll be running a 2014 Polaris Rzr XP1000 and potentially a 2018 Yamaha YXZ1000R. Also, among our exceptional racers we are sponsoring are Brent Vanderford, Donnie Harrison and Robert Boynton. Keep an eye out for some great things coming from these guys!
This upcoming weekend of February 24th, the 2018 GNCC racing series will commence in Union, South Carolina!
The 13-round series takes place in 9 different states throughout the eastern region of the United States. The series will make stops at many of the series’ traditional favorites, while adding 3 new exceptional venues to the schedule. We look forward to repeating as ’17 Champions!
Truett racing will be participating in the 2018 series, with Collin running a 2018 Polaris RS1 Single Seat class (#1) and a 2017 Polaris XP 1000 in UXC2 Pro class with co-pilot Stephanie Truett. Also, Emily will be running a 2015 Polaris 900S in the women’s class (#127) with co-pilot Alex Truett. Look out for these guys!
We’re also proudly sponsoring GForce Racing, who will also be participating the GNCC series. GForce Racing Technologies is a racing team and suspension research & development company based out of Johnson City, TN racing a Can-Am Maverick in the XC1 class of the GNCC Racing Series. Jamie McCoy is the driver for the PRO Class UTV racing team. In 2016, McCoy was 5th in top 10 for the class. In 2017, McCoy has placed first out of the 4 races in the Mideast Hare Scramble. They are sponsored by Can-Am, Fox Racing, S3 Powersports, Stickman Graphx, GMZ Race Products, Gates Belts, Performance SXS Bushings, Loud Performance Products, Big Foot Enterprises, JB Autoworks, 3P Offroad, Desertcraft, and OTR Wheel Engineering. Good luck Gforce racing!
Power Sport enthusiasts… We have the tires for you!
OTR Racing has proved to be quite successful in our power-sport and racing ventures. Last year, our Wizzard and HP-009 tires performed well as the Truett’s and other sponsored racers drove them hard all year in their accomplishments in both the Mid-East UTV Series’ and our CHAMPIONSHIP WIN in the 2017 GNCC Series. Our Wizzard and HP-009 tires combined for a grand total of 19 wins and 38 podium finishes. Our Wizzard’s bias cut makes it heavy duty tire for your most demanding side by side application. The non-directional tread design delivers great traction in all types of terrain. The six ply construction delivers serious puncture resistance and its deep lugs continue over the shoulder for sidewall protection. The tread pattern and wide footprint give this tire exceptional traction and outstanding life. The shoulder lugs protect the sidewall. Its radial construction will provide both recreational riders and ATV/UTV racers shock absorbing ride quality and comfort.
As for our HP-009’s, another popular and successful racing tire, they are designed to give ultimate performance with side by side lug to void tweaked to give the perfect balance of traction, steering response, and mud cleaning. Shoulder lugs protect the tires sidewall and rim. Directional tread pattern with deep lugs excels in loose to intermediate terrains and is available with OTR Flat-Proofing TyrLyner® for an improved flat-proofing option. We are excited to see what successful results our racers will have with our tires in the 2018 GNCC Series this weekend!