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Yokohama Tire Corporation's Cameron Steele Wins Again in Lucas Oil Race

September 27, 2012

FULLERTON, CA (Sept. 25, 2012) – Led by veteran off-road racer Cameron Steele’s second victory of the season, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC)-sponsored drivers scored several podium finishes during rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, September 21-22.

During round 13, Steele nailed the win in the Pro Buggy class riding on off-the-shelf Geolandar A/T-S® tires. Steele reached the podium again in round 14, placing third.

Also winning in Las Vegas was Jordan Poole, who took first in the Limited Buggy class during round 13. Poole clinched the win on Geolandar A/T-S tires.

Garrett George, also outfitted with on Geolandar A/T-S tires, was second in the Pro Buggy class in Round 14.

“Great to win again” said Steele, the 2010 Pro Buggy champ. “Once again, the Yokohama Geolandars were great and helped lead the Stronghold Motorsports Monster Energy/Yokohama Pro Buggy to victory.”

“Strong finishes by a host of Yokohama drivers,” said Duane Sampson, Yokohama’s motorsports manager, “and strong performances by our Geolandar tires, makes for a great weekend in racing.”

The next Lucas Oil race in the eight-event series (rounds 15-16), which combines the Midwest tradition of short course off-road racing with a West Coast influence, is October 27-28 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 all-new AVID Ascend®– the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – 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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