Press Release –
Duro Tire must have liked what they saw during the wild and woolly ATV races at last month’s NASMOTO stop in Circleville, Ohio. The 60-year-old Georgia-based company has now committed to supporting the ATV events during this year’s NASMOTO season with both purse money and contingency.
We see NASMOTO as an ideal grass-roots path to growing our ATV tire business, said Steve Richardson, Duro’s Regional Manager. We may not be the biggest name in that category yet, but that’s absolutely our goal.
Of course, the Duro folks weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the clashes in the ATV classes at Circleville, where Duro-sponsored Zac Willett ultimately came out on top. Anyone who was there will tell you it was some of the most exciting and unpredictable racing they’ve ever seen.
And there’s more of it coming this weekend as NASMOTO follows the pros onto the magnificent track at USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Duro may be better known for its quality tires for more utilitarian vehicles such as trailers and golf carts.But their R&D guys have been hard at work improving what is already a strong lineup of off-road racing tires, with more products on the horizon.
Currrently the pro riders are running Duro models like the Scorcher, the Power Trail and the Leopard just a few of the choices they have depending on the track conditions and layout. A comprehensive company history and product lineup as well as how to find your local distributor is online at www.DuroTire.com.
We are thrilled to have a dynamic and progressive company like Duro join our growing sponsor ranks, commented NASMOTO Vice President Ted Baker. The Supermoto races this weekend at Shawano will be another great showcase of the ATV riders, plus of course there will be plenty of outstanding action of the 2-wheeled variety.