GBC Releases New Kanati Mongrel ATV/UTV Tire

GBC Motorsports has launched a brand new DOT approved tire for Utility ATV and UTV applications. Dubbed the Kanati Mongrel, the new tire will be available in a variety of sizes, with the first size now available from select tire dealers.

GBC borrowed the tread pattern for the Kanati Mongrel from its affiliated light truck tire, the Kanti Mud Hog. The Mongrel features an aggressive diamond-shaped lug pattern that makes is designed for a variety of off-road terrain.

With a 600-pound load capacity and an 87 mph “N” speed rading, the 8-ply Kanati Mongrel is built tough.

“This combination of durability and performance makes the GBC Mongrel the first true all-purpose tire built specifically for utility ATVs and Side-by-Side UTVs,” GBC says in a release.

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GBC Motorsports Race Report: Quad-X Round 6-7

GBC Motorsports’ Dylan Dixon headed to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. this past weekend for Round 6 and 7 of the Yamaha Quad-X Racing Series.

Dixon has been steadily building a solid 2012 racing season and his performances at Glen Helen have established him as one of the region’s most talented up-and-coming racers. In Saturday’s Pro-Am class, Dixon had 2-6 moto finishes, good enough for fourth overall. He fared even better on Sunday with a 2-3 moto finshes landed him on the podium in second overall in Round 7.

Dixon’s successful races are partly a result of his ability to lay down a quick start. He took the holeshot in the second moto on Saturday and was among the top 3 starters in all other motos thanks in part to his GBC Motorsports Bomb Squad MX tires.

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GBC Motorsports Racing Report: Snowshoe GNCC

GBC Motorsport riders put together another strong day of ATV racing at what might be the most difficult stop on the GNCC Series – Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

Bryan Buckhannon started things off by leading much of the morning race in both the 4×4 Open class and the overall position. A last lap issue would drop Bryan from the leader board; fortunately his fifth place finish combined with his six wins keep him firmly atop the points standings.

Forrest Whorton continued his domination of the 4×4 Senior class this season with his seventh win, as well as scoring a season high ninth overall. BNR’s Ryan Smith earned his second consecutive 4×4 Novice class win, and Scott Day put in his best race of 2012 with a second place in the U2 class good for fifth overall. Kylie Ahart is quickly proving to be a threat in the Pro Women’s class after moving up this season, and her third place finish this weekend marked her second podium appearance.

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GBC Motorsports Returns as Heartland Challenge Title Sponsor

GBC Motorsports will return as the title sponsor of the Fifth Annual Heartland Challenge, scheduled for August 16-18 in Carlisle, Iowa.

The GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge will once again offer ATV and UTV enthusiasts from across the country the opportunity to participate in a one of the most exciting endurance races around.

With more than a dozen ATV classes, including an Ironman class, the Challenge proves to be a true test of endurance and teamwork as racers attempt to outride and outlast during the 10-hour event. Additionally, the event hosts a special three-hour Youth ATV challenge and a four-hour adult Side-by-Side challenge. GBC Motorsports will be providing more than $17,000 in cash prizes for top class finishers.

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GBC Motorsports Report: Dirt Series Round 2

GBC Motorsports traveled to Riverside, Calif. for the second round of the Dirt Series at Milestone MX this weekend.

Dylan Dixon was once again the star of the day, taking both holeshots and winning both motos on his way to another overall win in the Quad 450 Pro class using his GBC Motorsports Bomb Squad MX tires.

Joey Berg made his first go at the Dirt Series at Milestone, posting a win in the Quad 450 Pro-Am class. Berg also took both holeshots and won both motos and is tied for the class lead.

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GBC Motorsports Race Report: GNCC Round 6, WORCS Round 5

GBC Motorsports riders are coming off another successful weekend of racing, earning class wins in both the GNCC and WORCS series.

Limestone 100 GNCC

Hopes were high rolling into the second consecutive brand new facility for the Limestone 100 in Springville, Ind., and both the track and the team of GBC Motorsports riders delivered.

Leading the way this weekend was sophomore XC1 rider Kevin Yoho, who led early and kept himself within the lead pack through the race, even setting the fastest lap on Lap 3. Yoho finished the race in a season best sixth place and has been steadily improving with each round. Johnny Gallagher put in another consistent run for eighth place and remains in the sixth position in the XC1 season standings.

Braden Henthorn’s rough start landed him in 13th at the completion of Lap 1, but he overcame these early difficulties and climbed all the way to a podium spot. Henthorn finished second in the XC2 Pro-Am class, helping him maintain a slim points lead in the class standings. Randy Hamilton earned his first ever Pro-Am Top 5 finish and continues to improve rapidly in only his second year of GNCC competition.

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GBC Motorsports Offering Contingency for New Dirt Series
GBC Motorsports will be offering its GBC Bucks contingency program at the new MX/ATV/UTV racing series dubbed the Dirt Series. There is more than $2,600 in GBC Bucks up for grabs at each round, making a grand total of more than $20,000 for the eight-round series.

The makers of the popular Friday Night Lights summer and fall MX/ATV race series have developed a new race series for local riders of all levels to compete at various tracks and locations in southern California. The first race of the series is May 20 at Cahuilla Creek in Anza, Calif. Click here for more information about the series.

Racers interested in participating in the GBC Bucks program for the Dirt Series must complete a GBC Bucks form for each event and return by mail or fax to the following:

Attn: Rider Support
222 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 700
Anaheim, CA 92805
Fax: 310-694-9109

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GBC Motorsports Race Report: Yamaha Quad-X
GBC Motorsports was out in Hesperia, Calif. this past weekend to support its riders during the third round of the 2012 Yamaha Quad-X Racing Series at Competiā€¦
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GBC Motorsports Expanding Dirt Commander Tire Line

GBC Motorsports is expanding its popular line of Dirt Commander tires by adding two new sizes this year (one front and one rear).

“The Dirt Commander is one of GBC’s best selling products, and with good reason,” GBC says in a release. “This all terrain tire is extremely durable and puncture resistant, and features deeply siped tread for exceptional traction in all conditions. The Dirt Commander is also suitable for both Side X Sides and Utility ATVs, and boasts an impressive max load rating thanks to its 8-ply bias construction.”

GBC Motorsports says it receives significant feedback from its customers via social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, and as a response to several requests has decided to push two new Dirt Commander sizes into the development phase. Based on this feedback, the two new sizes will be 27×9.00-12 (front) and 27×11.00-12 (rear).

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2012 GBC Bucks Program Released for GNCC Participants
GBC Motorsports has released its 2012 “GBC Bucks” program for GNCC participants. The program allows riders of any level and classification to earn rewards based on top finishes in GNCC events.

The GBC Bucks Awards Program rewards ATV riders who achieve racing success while using GBC Motorsports tires. Top finishers in all classes who run GBC tires and display GBC decals will be rewarded with GBC Bucks, which they may then redeem towards the purchase of tires from GBC Motorsports.

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GBC Motorsports Race Report: WORCS Round 2

GBC Motorsports’ Pro-Am rider Dylan Dixon finished seventh in Round 2 of the WORCS ATV series at Buffalo Bills in Primm, Nev.

The race began with a dead-engine start which proved challenging for Dixon, who got off to a slow start. Nevertheless he managed to improve his early 12th place position up to eighth by the end of the first lap. By the end of Lap 2, Dixon had worked his way into sixth and was charging on the fifth place rider as things took a turn for the worse.

As Dixon exited the pit section of the track he high-sided and went down. By the time he got back on his quad and going again he had dropped back to 18th. Throughout the remaining laps, however, Dixon continued to fight his way towards the front and never gave up on the race, making a last-second move into seventh just before the checkered flag.

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GBC Motorsports Donating Tires for Eichner Family Fundraiser

GBC Motorsports is proud to announce that it will be donating a set of its X-Rex tires for the Eichner Family Fundraiser, taking place at Round 2 of the WORCS ATV series in Primm, Nev. this weekend.

The Eichner family is working with WORCS to help raise money for Joan Eichner, wife of ATV racing legend Doug Eichner. Joan has been battling cancer over the past few years and the family is looking to the WORCS community and the ATV racing community as a whole for support. There will be a booth set up with special t-shirts for sale and they will also be accepting donations. Additionally, the fundraiser will be auctioning off donated items, including GBC’s X-Rex tires and autographed jerseys from WORCS pros. For the full story visit the WORCS website.

“Doug was one of my ATV heroes when I started racing and still is today,” says GBC representative Kory Ellis. “He has always been a great role model for ATV racers and the average Joe on and off the track with his never-give-up attitude. I wish the best to him and his family.”

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GBC Motorsports Race Report: WORCS Round 1

Photo by Stephanie Hamilton

GBC Motorsports rider Dylan Dixon competed in the opening round of the 2012 WORCS Series at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend.

The Pro-Am ATV racer from Murrieta, Calif. put GBC’s popular Race Rex tires to the test in the first round of the WORCS season. Saturday morning rain had left the WORCS course at Glen Helen a muddy challenge by the time the Sunday afternoon races rolled around.

Dixon overcame a bad gate pick to come out of the start in fourth place. Officials rerouted the riders partway through the race to avoid the messier pro section, but Dylan fought through the conditions to finish in fifth place.

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GBC Motorsports is in the Giving Mood

GBC Motorsports has announced its 2011 Holiday Giveaway, which will run through the end of the year and features a variety of interesting prizes.

The three-round contest will take place over the course of three weeks, from Dec. 5 through Dec. 26. Each round will accept entries from Monday through Sunday, with winners being announced the following Monday. In addition to three rounds of participation-based giveaways, GBC Motorsports is offering a Grand Prize of one set of GBC Motorsports tires.

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GBC Motorsports Weekend in Review

GBC Motorsports enjoyed a busy but exciting weekend with plenty of action from all around southern California and Nevada, including another round of FNL Fall ATV MX Series, the Pro Armor Fall Fun Ride, and the Best in the Desert Henderson 250.

As part of the FNL Fall ATV MX Series at Milestone MX Park in Riverside, Calif., GBC Motorsports is raffling off a set of their Bomb Squad MX tires at each round of the series. On Saturday, Dec. 3 at Round 3 of the series, Nick Walker became the most recent tire raffle winner. Victor of the 450 Intermediate class, Nick walked away with a brand new set of Bomb Squad MX tires from GBC Motorsports. The next and final round of the FNL Fall ATV MX Series at Milestone MX is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17.

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