CST is going full-throttle with its first-ever contingency program, offering generous cash prizes for winners and podium finishers in AMSOIL GNCC Racing, WORCS, the ATV MX National Championships, and the AMA District 37 Big6 Grand Prix Series.
Prizes ranging from $400 to $50 will be awarded for upcoming races, with amounts varying according to series, class, and first, second or third-place finish. The contingency program begins April 21-22 for AMSOIL GNCC; April 27-29 for WORCS; May 5-6 for ATV MX and Big 6. Races prior to the specified dates are not covered by the program, and no prizes will be awarded retroactively.
To be eligible, racers must ride CST tires and display decals in the number and size specified on the entry form throughout the event. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Don’t wait! Visit https://www.csttires.com/us/contingency/ to find entry forms and to learn more!
With a sponsorship roster that includes returning stars and newly signed champions, CST Tires continues to step up its game in the world of ATV and off-road motorcycle racing. The company has built on solid results from last season by recruiting a powerhouse line-up for 2018.
“We have a deep roster this year, and we know that all of these riders are fully capable of winning a championship on CST tires. We’re very confident about our prospects,” said Chris Meyer, marketing coordinator for CST Tires.
New riders include eight-time ATVMX champion Nick Gennusa, who will again contest that series’ Pro class, and Brycen Neal, who’s gunning for the GNCC Pro title after taking second overall last season. Michael Swift will ride for CST in GNCC’s 4×4 Pro, UTV Pro, and Ace classes, as well as competing in the Heartland Challenge. Swift’s GNCC competition in 4×4 Pro and UTV Pro will include fellow CST rider Kevin Trantham, who is also new to the company’s roster.
CST’s returning stars include nine-time WORCS champion Beau Baron, who will compete in WORCS Pro ATV and Pro SxS, as well as Quad Cross and the Big 6 series in 2018. Adam McGill, who rode CST to fifth place overall in GNCC’s Pro class and appeared on the podium seven times in 2017, will work to leave his competition in the dust in the GNCC, IXCR ATV Pro Overall, and WEXCR Pro Overall. No stranger to the ATVMX podium, Thomas Brown will compete in that series’ Pro class, plus Pont de Vaux and QXON.
Desert racer Cory Sappington will again compete in both Best in the Desert and the SCORE-International series. Like his new teammates Swift and Trantham, Dwight Pollard is scheduled to race in GNCC’s 4×4 Pro class. Pollard will also compete in the series’ XC3 SxS class, as well as the Heartland Challenge, Mid East, SORCS, and IXCR. Sean Bogdan will compete in GNCC UTV XC1 Pro, and Justin Wood will race the series’ 4×4 Senior A class.
Racing motorcycles for CST will be Mitch Anderson. Among Mitch’s accomplishments during the past year was a team victory at the John Burr 10 Hours of Glen Helen.
CST is proud to welcome all of its riders to its strongest ATV roster yet, and looks forward to cheering them on to victory throughout the year.
CST’s reputation as a top brand for ATV racing continues to grow as the company’s sponsored riders take victories and podiums in major series.
Adam McGill turned in his best performance of the season at GNCC Round 4, taking an early lead and holding it for much of the first two laps. After a fierce battle with Walker Fowler through the rest of the race, he took second place despite being slowed during the final two laps by mechanical issues. His performance moved him into third place in the overall national championship standings.
At ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires Round 2 at Underground MX Park, Thomas Brown made a late-racepass and rode CST’s new Pulse MXR to second place in Moto 1. A similar pass earned him third place in Moto 2, and Brown earned second place overall for the round. Brown is third in the ATMX overall national standings.
Beau Baron, who leads WORCS’ Pro standings, was undefeated in the series’ first four Pro rounds and most recently took second place in both Pro and Pro SxS at Round 6, The Orleans. “The CST Tires are awesome. The rears worked so well, especially. I couldn’t see running anything else here, especially considering the different surfaces,” he said regarding his tires’ performance during The Orleans.
He had just as much praise for his CST tires after The Orleans’ Pro SxS race. “I tried driving it like a go-kart and get as much traction as I could in the turns,” said Baron. “My CST Tires were working great. They just had so much traction.”
Also this weekend, Baron claimed second in Pro II at Round 4 of the Big 6 Grand Prix Series, a performance that followed his wins in the class at the series’ second and third rounds.
CST is proud to sponsor all of these fine riders and is thrilled to cheer them on as they earn victories and podiums throughout the rest of the season.
Big 6 Rd 2 | Taft, CA (02/08/2017) – CST’s Beau Baron and Mitch Anderson dominated the second round of the 2017 Big 6 Grand Prix held at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, CA. The Pro 2 defending champion, Baron, claimed his first win of the year followed by the 2017 points leader, Anderson.
Baron’s win in 250 Pro was just one of three first place finishes he scored over the weekend. Baron also won the Vet and the ATV class. “In Vet I got a second place start, ran down the leader and won. I felt really good, and made just a few suspension adjustments before the 250 Pro race,” stated Baron.
“I came out eighth place and worked my way towards the front of the pack. Just past the halfway point, I passed Mitch for the lead on the motocross part of the track. Then I pulled a gap and just rode my own race to the finish,” explained Baron of his excellent performance in the Pro 2 class.
This was an exceptionally good weekend for Baron after a rough start to the season during the first round in Adelanto. “I am excited especially after coming off a seventh place finish last round. It boosted my confidence for sure.”
Mitch Anderson also had an impressive weekend, taking second in the Pro 2 class and first in the Expert class. “The track conditions were pretty nice. It has been cold with high chances of rain all year, so to have a somewhat warm and dry race was a nice change of pace. The track at Taft is always technical and difficult so you have to stay on your toes.” said Anderson.
Anderson put in a very strong ride in the Pro 2 class, taking second off the start and quickly moving into the lead, which he held for a majority of the race. “I had a hard time setting the pace in the lead. It was foreign territory for me this year, but now I got that out of the way and I should be good for the rest of the year,” explained Anderson.
With great finishes in the first two races of the season, Anderson now has the points lead heading into the third round. “It is always an advantage mentally knowing you are the one everyone is looking at, but it is a long series. I was in the lead early last year so I know what I have to do.” It may be early in the season, but signs point to Anderson being a top contender in this championship hunt.
Baron and Anderson will be competing next at the third round of the WORCS series February 17-19 at the same location, Honolulu Hills in Taft, CA. Watch for these CST Tires teammates to top the podium once again.