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Yokohama Tire-Sponsored Off-Roaders Head to Mexico for 'Roughest Race of the Year'

March 09, 2012

FULLERTON, CA. - (March 8, 2012) - Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer and Trophy Truck veteran Cameron Steele, along with his Desert Assassins teammates, are gearing up for the 26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, March 10, in San Felipe, Mexico.

Steele will be racing down Mexico's beautiful Baja, California peninsula in his 800-horsepower truck mounted with newly developed, 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S® R tires, specially engineered for extreme off-road conditions - much like San Felipe's tough terrain.

"The San Felipe course is the roughest race of the year and is perfect for our Geiser Brothers Trophy Truck and 40-inch Yokohama's," said Steele. "With this team, the truck and the tires, we're looking forward to a great race."

Also competing in the 250-mile loop race - that starts and finishes just outside of San Felipe - will be Desert Assassins teammates Brent Parkhouse and Brian Burgess, who compete in the Class 12 (SCORE Lite) division. Their buggy is fitted with Yokohama's competition-only Super Digger® tires.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company's complete product line includes the dB Super E-specT - the world's first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum - as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama's extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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