Piplic on Podium at Laughlin Desert Classic

Piplic on Podium at Laughlin Desert Classic


Ryan Piplic rode CST’s Apache tires to third place at Best in the Desert’s King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic. Piplic raced the Pro Turbo class at the nighttime race, held February 20 in Laughlin, Nevada.



Piplic, who finished the grueling course in 2:29:16.677, was pleased with the Apache’s performance. “I made the switch to CST this year, and we found the new Apache tire was going to be the ultimate tire for Best in the Desert racing,” he said. “The amount of traction and resistance to punctures is next level. We started and finished on the same four 30-inch Apaches, and not one problem. After the race they still look like new and ready to go for the next race. Game changer!” Specifically designed to tackle the challenges of desert riding, the Apache features steel-belted 8-ply rated radial construction and excellent puncture-resistance, while delivering solid grip and steady cornering through berms.


CST’s Cory Sappington also did well, finishing 11th. Like Piplic, Sappington chose Apaches for the challenges of a desert night race.


Best in the Desert’s next race, the US Desert Scrambles Championship, is scheduled for March 20-22 in Laughlin, Nevada.


About CST Tires

CST brand tires are offered by Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. (Cheng Shin Tire). Employing more than 25,000 people, Cheng Shin Tire is the largest manufacturer of bicycle and motorcycle tires in the world and offers products in many other categories as well. Distributed in more than 150 countries, the CST brand covers a wide range of market segments. CST products include tires and tubes for bicycles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, autos, trucks, forklifts, agricultural and lawn and garden equipment. For more information, visit www.CSTtires.com.