Continental Tire has been named the official tire sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck series. ChampTruck is a competitive truck racing event, founded by OOIDA Member and stunt driver Mike Ryan and his partners.
All trucks in this year’s ChampTruck series will use the Continental HSR2 tread pattern. Continental Tire research and development engineers teamed up with ChampTruck drivers to test tires best suited for racing, Continental Tire Director of Marketing Alex Chmiel said in a press release.
The Meritor ChampTruck World Series features Class 8 tractors with commercially available diesel engines. Ryan has said that tractor racing has a big following in Europe, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Check out Land Line Staff Writer Greg Grisolano’s interview with Ryan here.
According to its website, ChampTruck will hold 10 races that will crown a champion at an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nov. 1. Much like NASCAR, drivers will earn points in each of the races. Racing began on April 24 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.
For more information and event schedules, visit the Meritor ChampTruck World Series website.
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