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Yokohama Tire Off-road Drivers Ready to Tackle King of the Hammers

/Consumer News, Motorsports, Team Yokohama

Yokohama Tire off-road teams are heading to Johnson Valley, California for the annual King of the Hammers (KOH) race, February 4-11. All Yokohama drivers will be on GEOLANDAR® off-road tires.

KOH, which is the season opener for the Ultra4 National Series racing tour, combines desert racing and rock crawling, and is considered the one of the toughest off-road races in the world. Yokohama’s off-road team will compete in several categories. Purpose-built GEOLANDAR MT-R tires will lead the charge in the 4400 class under veteran Levi Shirley and father and son team Brian and Chayse Caprara.

Other Yokohama team drivers include Bailey Cole (4600 EMC and 4400), Rick Lavezzo (4500 and 4400), Duane Garrettson (4500 EMC) and Ryan Taylor (4800 EMC). All will race on GEOLANDAR M/T®G003 tires. Over the course of the event, Yokohama will support more than 30 drivers at KOH and participate in all six of the four-wheel races.

Also, Yokohama and partner Warrior Built Foundation and are co-funding combat veteran Jay Schwab to run in the KOH Everyman Challenge 4800 Legends Class. This will be Schwab’s first time competing at KOH and Yokohama is equipping him with GEOLANDAR MTs for his debut.

“The King of the Hammers is a unique, extremely challenging race,” said Patricia Wall, Yokohama’s motorsports manager, “and the team will definitely be up for it, as will our tough, durable GEOLANDAR tires.”

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Besides King of the Hammers, Yokohama’s extensive list of 2023 North American-based motorsports activities – both on- and off-road – includes the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama, Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama, Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA, Nitro Rallycross, NASA, SCORE, Crandon International Raceway sponsorship, 24 Hours of Lemons, Subaru Motorsports USA partnership, Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000, Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed Race Series, TrophyLite Series and the Championship Off-Road Series partnership.

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