CST’s outstanding new tire will be paired with an outstanding racer when Thomas Brown rides the CST Pulse MXR at the Daytona ATV Supercross round of the AMA ATVMX Championship Series presented by CST Tires. Brown is the first to race the CST Pulse MXR, a new tire in the company’s line-up. Based on CST’s popular Pulse racing tire, the CST Pulse MXR was developed specifically for the series.
He may not have raced it before, but Brown has every reason to feel confident in the CST Pulse MXR. With this tire’s added traction, he’ll be able to steer and corner with ease, and his choice of the two available rear compounds means he can handle Daytona’s terrain. Add the durability built into the CST Pulse MXR, and you have a tire that delivers surefooted, lasting performance.
Brown, who made the AMA top three from 2013-15, is aiming for the championship this season, and CST is excited to cheer him on as he rides the CST Pulse MXR in its racing debut.
Riding CST tires, Beau Baron left his competition in the dust at the latest round of WORCS, held February 17-19 in Taft, California.
Baron took an early lead and held it throughout the race, finishing in 01:14:34.965. “I just hung it out a little more on the first lap, and I got a gap. I knew it was going to be tough to see because I saw a little dust coming up, so I knew I had to get up front early. I ate dirt at the last couple of races, and I didn’t want that to happen here. I got out front and did what I could. Then Mike Sloan had a miracle lap, and he reeled right in on me before he had to pit. I’m really happy with today’s results,” he told worcsracing.com. The series’ defending seven-time champion, Baron is undefeated so far this season in WORCS’ Pro ATV class.
In yet another trip to the top of the podium during the weekend, he rode CST to victory in the SxS Pro Stock race, winning in 38:44.623. With 63 points so far this season, Baron is just one point away from an overall lead in the SxS Pro Stock.
CST congratulates Beau Baron on his latest victories.
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 on 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.
Atascadero, CA (1/8/2017) – CST Tires’ Beau Baron was right back on the top step of the podium as he won the season opening WORCS Pro ATV Race at Mesquite MX in Nevada. Riding his familiar CST Honda, the 2016 Pro ATV Champion ran a consistent pace early in the race before taking the lead for good.
The event was held at the Mesquite MX track that was expanded for this event. Along with the motocross track, which features several triples, table tops and step ups, the track also included challenging deep sand whoops in the off road sections.
“I got some clean track, made up time a lap at a time and then I took the lead for good,” said Baron. “This is probably the most brutal track we race and is easily as difficult as Havasu, but the CST Tires are so soft and it was amazing how long they last. They look brand new right now after the race. These are great tires. The Tire Blocks were great. We had no flats today.”
Baron will be back in action in Pro ATV January 27-29 in Primm, NV where he looks to continue his defense of his WORCS Championship.
At the sixth round of the 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, Adam McGill made it three victories in a row. As a result of rainy weather prior to the race, muddy track conditions provided a rough and rugged atmosphere at the Limestone 100 in Springville, IN.
In a race that saw multiple lead changes between Walker Fowler and Chris Borich, McGill worked his way up from a tough ninth place start. During the second lap, he fought his way into the mix for the lead. When the top three riders went through the pits for the final time, McGill battled it out with Fowler and Borich. Racing towards the flag, things got intense when Borich took a turn too fast and clipped the berm. McGill capitalized on the mistake by taking the inside line and getting the lead for the first time during the last turn pass.
“I didn’t actually lead the race until the last lap,” said McGill. “I just had to ride a smart race and my bike setup was just perfect from the tires to the motor. Once Chris’ back end picked up I saw the inside line and just drove it through for the win.”
The win puts McGill within seven points of the lead in the overall national championship standings. CST congratulates McGill on his impressive third straight victory and looks forward to cheering him on at GNCC Round 7 on May 28th in Millfield, OH.
Photo Credit: Ken Hill
Photo Credit: Ryan Doyle
McGill started the race in a strong position, taking the holeshot, and increasing his lead to nine seconds by the end of the first lap. Although the race would later tighten, and another rider briefly took the lead at one point, the CST-sponsored McGill crossed the finish line more than eight seconds ahead of the next rider. McGill’s performance pushed him into second place in overall GNCC XC1 Pro standings with 119 points, just 12 away from the top.
The race featured another highlight for CST with the debut of the company’s support truck. In addition to providing on-the-spot customer service from the new rig, CST offered giveaways to fans who dropped by, including hats, shirts and koozies.
CST congratulates Adam McGill on his thrilling second straight victory, and looks forward to cheering him on again at GNCC Round 6, scheduled for May 14-15 in Springville, Indiana.
Again proving its strength in the racing world, CST sponsored winners in two major ATV races this weekend. Adam McGill took his first overall win of the year at GNCC Round 4, the Big Buck, held April 16 in Morgantown, West Virginia. The following day in Hurricane, Utah, Beau Baron remained undefeated for the season, with a fifth straight victory at Round 6 of WORCS. Both riders trusted CST’s Pulse tires to take them to the podium.
At WORCS’ Round 6, Baron moved ahead swiftly after starting in sixth-place, taking the lead in the third lap and holding it through the finish line. His latest victory brought his current points total to 100, 18 ahead of the next rider.
McGill got off to a rocky start at the Big Buck, but made steady progress from there. In contention for most of the race, he battled a competing rider for the lead until the last moment, finishing one second ahead of the competition. McGill sits in third place in the series’ point standings, with 89 to date.
CST congratulates Beau Baron and Adam McGill on their victories, and looks forward to cheering them on to victory once again in the coming weeks.
Photo Credit: Harlen Foley
Wins WORCS ATV Pro Race, Suffers Bad Luck in Side by Side
Primm, NV (2/2/2016) – CST’s Beau Baron won the Pro ATV race at Round 2 of the WORCS Championship at Buffalo Bill’s Casino and Resort. Unfortunately, bad luck struck in side by side competition as driveline problems sidelined Baron in both the Pro and Pro Unlimited races.
In the ATV Pro race, Baron inherited the lead for good when former teammate David Haagsma broke on the final lap. The victory was anything but easy. Baron drove from the back of the pack at the start and picked his way through the field to end up second as the white flag waved.
“I ended up fifth off the start,” said Baron. “Dead engine starts get me sometimes. I battled with Collins for a while, then it was Sloan and Robbie. I wasn’t going to get near David, but sometimes things happen. This is what we work hard for and this is what we want.”
In true show of sportsmanship, Baron actually offered to tow Haagsma in on the final lap.
“I pulled over and offered to tow him in,” explained Baron. “He said ‘No. Go ahead.’ “I like to go out there and win heads up. It’s a shame that happened. I’m bummed. This is a good thing for my points, but I don’t like to win this way.”
Baron apparently inherited some of Haagsma’s bad luck in the side by side races. He experienced several driveline failures and didn’t finish the Pro Unlimited race. In the Pro race, he actually drove around in reverse after the forward gears on his machine stopped working and finished 15th, securing important points.
“I spun some axles and snapped some axles and I really don’t know why,” said Baron. “We’re going to have to back to the drawing board with Holz and try to figure this thing out. The side by side program is a big deal. I definitely had the speed. I started in fifth in Unlimited and made it to second before I broke. I drove backwards in the Pro class to avoid the DNF because points are really important. My car wouldn’t go forward any more. It went into reverse so I just drove it backward.”
Baron’s CST teammate Mitch Anderson finished 11th in the Pro 2 Motorcycle race after a rear brake failure put him in the pits while he was running third.
“I lost my rear brake, came in and took off dead last,” said Anderson. “So I just had to work forward and salvage whatever I could. The CST Tires were excellent. I haven’t been able to try all of their tires, but the sand tires were excellent. The traction worked in all conditions.”
Baron and Anderson will look for excellence as WORCS heads to Las Vegas February 26-28 for Round 2 of the championship.
Beau Baron 2016 ATV Sponsors:
CST Tires, Sparks, Elka, Dwt, Tireblocks, Roll Design, Fasst Co., IMS, Hinson, Quad Tech, Maier USA, Maxima, RPM, TCS, Sunstar, Works Connection, Precision Racing, Bolt, Pro Motorsports, LKH Farms, H&M Motorsports, Impact Solutions, Atvriders.com, Gaerne, Shoei, FLY, X Brand Goggles
Beau Baron 2016 SxS Sponsors:
Polaris, CST Tires, Holz, Sparks,Walker Evans, Tireblocks, Pro Motorsports, Shoei, X Brand Goggles, Atvriders.com, H&M Motorsports, Paso Polaris
Mitch Anderson 2016 Sponsors:
CST Tires, Bolt Motorcycle Hardware, FLY Racing, WPS, Rekluse, FMF, Goolsby Motorsports, EKS Brand Goggles, Dirt Tricks, IMS, Paso Robles Polaris/KTM, RAW Racing, Leatt, Acerbis, Pivot Works, Cylinder Works, Vertex, Hot Rods, Hot Cams
With stand-out opening performances from two of its sponsored riders, CST’s profile in the racing world continues to rise. Beau Baron and teammate Mitch Anderson each took a podium and a win at the AMA Big 6 West Coast GP kick-off. The weekend of racing was held January 16-17 in Adelanto, California.
The two riders made their first trip to the podium Saturday, when Anderson took second place in Pro Lites and Baron joined him in third place. Racing his quad in the Expert class the following day, Baron grabbed a commanding lead and held it through the end of the race. Anderson completed the winning day for the team by taking first place in the lightweight class on his dirt bike.
Baron’s victory was his second of the new season. Just a week earlier, he won the opening round of WORCS’ Pro class.
CST congratulates Beau Baron and Mitch Anderson on their victories and wishes them the best in their upcoming races.
Showing the grit and skill that have earned so many championships, Beau Baron began his first season as a CST-sponsored rider with a victory, topping WORCS’ Round 1 Pro podium. The race was held January 8 in Taft, California.
Baron gained the lead as another rider pitted for fuel and held it through the finish line, posting a total time of 1:30:53.954. “Knowing I can actually do it is just phenomenal,” Baron told worcsracing.com. “I was in second behind David; then we started going through these silt beds, and I was getting arm pumped. So I calmed down, put my head down and started picking up the pace. I had a little quicker pit, came out first and tried to pull the best gap I could.”
With six WORCS championships to his credit, Baron is no stranger to the winning spot on the podium. He has risen to premier status as a west coast racer since running his first pro ATV race in 2007. This season, his busy agenda includes both WORCS and the Big 6 series.
CST is honored to sponsor this outstanding rider and congratulates him on the first of what are sure to be many victories this season.
As they continue their path to the Rio Olympics, the Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team will have CST Tires as their title sponsor in 2016.
The pairing is a natural one, given the long relationship between CST and the Netherlands-based team. CST has been the Official Tire of Superior Brentjens MTB since the team’s founding in 2009, and CST Holland Directors Jack and Bob Duis have been enthusiastic supporters as team members have won multiple national and world titles.
Bart Brentjens, 1996 Olympic XCO champion and the team’s manager, praised CST products and the team’s partnership with the company: “A tire is a special and very important part for a bike, and the choice of tires can definitely influence results for our riders. The right choice of tires can make the difference between winning and losing. We are very happy to welcome CST Tires as our main and name sponsor in the Rio Olympic year 2016. Together, we are going to further improve quality and increase publicity for CST’s mountain bike tires. An Olympic year is always different compared to the other three years in the cycle. We hope our team will surprise the rest of the world in this coming Olympic year, like they did this year with great results. We’re happy that CST Tires will support us to reach our goals!”
Jack Duis was equally enthusiastic in praising Brentjens and his team. “Bart Brentjens is a mountain bike legend and has been building a great mountain bike team since 2009. We have been supplying tires to Bart’s team and have built up a very good relationship with Bart. His knowhow is invaluable to CST because we develop tires for winners, and Bart is a winner. CST will use his feedback and the feedback of the team’s riders to develop the best tires on the market. We are thrilled to be the new main sponsor of the team.”
CST is proud to sponsor the CST Superior Brentjens MTB Racing Team, and looks forward to cheering them on to victory in 2016.
In true McGill Mafia fashion, Adam McGill has powered his way into the GNCC ATV points lead with wins in two of the season’s first three races. McGill won both the second and third rounds, and took second place in Round 1. The series’ latest round was held March 28 in Morganton, North Carolina.
McGill’s red-hot streak began right out of the gate when he grabbed the holeshot at Round 1 and went on to claim his spot on the podium. At Round 2 a week later, McGill bested a muddy course as well as his fellow riders to take the center podium spot. He finished the race with a lead of almost 30 seconds over the next rider. “It feels so good to get this win,” McGill told gnccracing.com. “After everything I went through last weekend [narrowly missing the center of the podium at Round 1] I can’t explain how good it feels. The Mafia was out in full force, and I’m so happy to carry that points lead into the next round.”
A pass in the final lap was the key to victory at Round 3. The race extended his points lead; with a total of 85, he is 20 points ahead of the next rider.
As they were in the first two races, McGill’s CST Pulse sport ATV tires were up to the challenge. The Pulse is engineered to hook up in a variety of terrains, and with a 6-ply rating, is resistant to the punctures typically found in the woods.
CST Tires congratulates Adam McGill on his recent wins and wishes him the best of luck throughout the 2015 season!
CST has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Italian cycling team Bardiani CSF Pro Team, known as one of the most talented teams at the Pro Continental level.
Bardiani began the UCI season with The Tour of Dubai, which concludes February 7, and at press time had been performing well. Riders Paolo Simion and Nicola Ruffoni both made the top ten in the first two stages, and Enrico Battaglin led the front group for the early portion of Stage 2.
Sam Chen, chairman of Cheng Shin Tire Xiamen Group, is excited to see these pros and their teammates on CST tires. “We are very happy to be associated with this great team. And the input of the professional riders of the Bardiani CSF Pro Team will be a huge help to our R&D department, so that our high-quality products can be continuously refined,” he said.
CST is proud to sponsor the Bardiani CSF Pro Team and looks forward to cheering them on to victory throughout the season. For more information, please contact Fabian Duineveld of CST Europe at [email protected].
In its first corporate sponsorship in the U.S., CST has signed a deal with the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, winners of last season’s NBA championship.
In effect for the remainder of the current season, the deal takes CST’s exposure in the U.S. to a new level. Among the benefits for the company are three minutes of TV-visible courtside signage and two minutes of hoop signage per game.
The Spurs are off to a great start this season at 19-13 to date, and CST Marketing Manager Matt Clark is pleased that the company is linked with a top-tier team. “We’re thrilled to announce this sponsorship,” said Clark. “Basketball, and the Spurs, are popular throughout the world. Making global consumers more aware of our brand through support of this great team is a win-win for us.”
CST is proud to sponsor the San Antonio Spurs, and looks forward to cheering them on to victory throughout this season.
Continuing its practice of supporting worthy causes, CST recently sponsored the Dempsey Challenge. Held September 27-28 in Lewiston, Maine, the run, walk and cycle fundraiser benefited the Dempsey Center, which provides support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone affected by cancer.
The company also showed its support for the Challenge by hosting a booth for riders and spectators, with giveaways including t-shirts and tote bags. Several of the company’s bicycle tires were on display as well. “The event was a tremendous success, with tons of people from around the northeast and even as far away as Georgia showing up both Saturday and Sunday to run or ride their bike, support the participants, and volunteer,” said CST Sales Representative Daniel Quillian.
CST is proud to have sponsored the Dempsey Challenge, and congratulates everyone involved in this successful event.
Taking its place among sponsors of major racing action, CST is gearing up for its first-ever sponsorship program in 2015. The company is now accepting applications from riders, drivers, teams and event coordinators at both the grassroots and professional level. Applications may be submitted from September 1 through October 31.
Application forms, which should be submitted online, can be found here: https://www.csttires.com/us/getsponsored/. Mailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants may attach event proposals, racing resumes and photos to their application if so desired, and will be notified of their application’s status by November 11. Potential sponsored riders, drivers, teams and event coordinators will have until December 1 to accept CST’s sponsorship.
CST is proud to offer its first sponsorship program, and looks forward to supporting exciting racing action throughout the coming year. Apply now, and good luck!
Adam McGill scored a milestone win for CST at Round 9 of the GNCC, achieving the company’s first-ever overall victory on his CST Pulse tires. The race was held June 21 in Snowshoe, West Virginia.
McGill was trading the lead with another rider by the third lap of the race, which was run grand prix-style with 10-second gaps between starts and an adjusted time clock. McGill held a decisive lead by the time he crossed the finish line. “It’s such an amazing feeling to do this in front of the fans here in West Virginia. Snowshoe has always been good to me,” he told gnccracing.com.
CST congratulates Adam McGill on this landmark victory.
Adam McGill took his fifth podium of the year at Round 8 of the GNCC, held June 7 in Millfield, Ohio.
McGill started the race on a high note by grabbing the holeshot. He traded the lead with another rider and regained it until a second-lap pit stop, and was close behind the lead rider for much of the rest of the race. McGill, who took second place at Round 8, is third in XC1 Pro points for the series.
CST congratulates Adam McGill on another outstanding performance on CST tires.
Cory Sappington is trusting CST tires as he competes in the grueling SCORE Tecate Baja 500, scheduled for June 5-8 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Sappington, who has ridden CST for the past two months, has praised the tires’ performance, longevity, and ability to withstand the treacherous conditions of races similar to the Baja 500. “These CST tires are extremely durable and show superb treadwear even after 300 miles of intense driving,” he said. “It’s like the tires are floating on the sand, they handle so well.”
CST is proud to represent Desert Toyz Can Am driver Cory Sappington in the company’s first ever SCORE Tecate Baja 500, and wishes him the best as he competes in this demanding race. Be sure to check out all the latest ATV and UTV tire offerings from CST at CSTtires.com.
Adam McGill took his fourth podium of the year when he earned third place at GNCC Round 7, the Mountaineer Run. The race was held May 24 in Masontown, West Virginia.
McGill surged to the top five with an aggressive charge, went on to pass another rider in a strong push during the final lap. The McGill Mafia/RacingPowersports.com/CST Tires/PirateMX.com rider is currently third in XC1 Pro points.
CST congratulates Adam McGill on his fine performance and thanks him for putting CST on the GNCC podium.
Adam McGill rode his CST tires straight to the podium when he took second place at GNCC Round 6, held May 10-11 in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The McGill Mafia/RacingPowersports.com/CST Tires/PirateMX.com rider started strong, taking the holeshot and leading for the first lap. McGill was in contention for the lead throughout the race, and finished a mere nine seconds behind the winning rider.
CST congratulates Adam McGill on his outstanding performance and thanks him for putting CST on the GNCC podium.
Extending its sponsorship of Ajax’ successful 2013-14 season, CST has signed a deal to sponsor the team’s Indonesia Tour.
The company will be the Official Sponsor of the Tour, which begins May 11 at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, against Persija Jakarta. A second match, against Persib Bandung, is scheduled for May 14 at Si Jalak Harupat stadium in Bandung. Live broadcasts of the matches are expected to reach an audience of approximately 30 million, providing excellent exposure for the CST brand. The brand will also be highly visible during several planned Tour-related events.
Ajax Marketing Director Edwin van der Sar sees multiple benefits to the trip. “The Indonesia Tour will be a very good experience for our young group of players. We will also support some social and commercial initiatives together with Aegon, Adidas and CST. The trip will also be very special to present Ajax to millions of fans, many of whom have never seen an Ajax game live,” said van der Sar.
Mr. Marx Lee, CST Netherlands sales department manager, is equally pleased that the company will join Ajax for the Tour: “Indonesia is a very important market for CST, and we are glad that alongside the exposure for our brand in Europe, CST will now also benefit in Indonesia.”
CST is proud to sponsor the Ajax Indonesia Tour Powered by CST. For more information on Ajax, please visit English.ajax.nl. For more information on the Tour, please contact Fabian Duineveld: [email protected].
CST has stepped up its involvement as a sponsor of the annual Tour of Turkey, a cycling event of such prominence that even the country’s president plays a role. The eight-stage Tour of Turkey is scheduled for April 27 – May 4.
President Abdullah Gül and other government officials rode bicycles around the president’s residence in Ankara to promote the Tour at an April 12press event, which was widely covered in Turkish media. From the first stage in Alanya to the final race in Istanbul, when President Gül will again be present, CST will be a prominent sponsor.
All riders’ jerseys will feature the CST logo, just below racers’ individual numbers. The company will receive a total of 15 minutes of coverage on the Eurosport TV network, as well as visibility throughout the course and at the podium, with multiple CST banners and flags on display. The CST logo will also be featured on billboards at each stage of the Tour.
CST is proud to support this major cycling event, and looks forward to following all the action as some of the world’s fastest riders compete in the Tour of Turkey. For more information, please visit tourofturkey.org.
Riders on CST tires continue to make their mark on this season’s GNCC races. Winner William Yokley and teammate Scott Kiger took two UTV XC1 podium spots at Round 4, while Adam McGill took fourth place in ATV XC1 Pro. The event was held April 12 in Union, South Carolina.
Yokley’ said that his CST Behemoths aided in his victory. “The tires worked so well. The Behemoth is so predictable and provides a very plush ride. I love them, because they do exactly what I think they are going to do,” he said. After two UTV races, Yokley’s Polaris National Guard machine leads the UTV XC1 Modified class standings with 41 points, with Kiger’s Coastal National Guard machine just four points behind in third place.
McGill, who jockeyed with another rider in the front four throughout the main race, was just as pleased with the performance of his CST tires: “The tires never missed a beat all race; no holes and no worries, with a good pulse.”
CST congratulates William Yokley on his victory and thanks Scott Kiger, Adam McGill and all of its riders for their fine performances.
In a move which expands its sponsorship program, CST has signed the first sponsored ATV rider in the company’s history, Adam McGill.
“Signing a rider of Adam’s ability is huge for CST as we continue to push forward and improve our brand. It has been a pleasure working with Adam, and we expect Adam to contend for a championship this year in the GNCC. We are proud to be a part of the McGill Mafia, and help Adam reach his goal of becoming a champion in this great sport,” said CST Marketing Specialist Nate Hamilton.
McGill lined up against the world’s best at the GNCC season kick-off on Saturday, and put in one heck of an effort. Despite mechanical problems which prevented him from finishing the race where he would have liked, he was pumped on the performance of his CST Pulse tires. “The tires were really good all day. I never had an issue getting stuck. They had awesome forward traction and were solid in the open field sections. My heart was racing as the flag dropped, and the Pulse never quit ‘til I did! Amazing tires!” said McGill.
CST is proud to be the tire sponsor of the #521 machine of Adam McGill and the McGill Mafia, and wishes him the best in 2014.
For more information on the CST Pulse sport ATV tire, check out our website!
Adam McGill took his CST tires straight to the podium with a second-place performance at Round 2 of the GNCC ATV series. The race was held March 15 in Washington, Georgia.
CST’s first-ever sponsored ATV rider, McGill began Round 2 by grabbing the holeshot. He stayed in second place for much of the race, trading it only briefly with another rider. “The tires were great this weekend! I took the holeshot and then ran into some lapped traffic late in the race, but the tires hooked up great all day. They were almost too good,” McGill said of his CST Pulse tires. McGill is now fifth in the race for the XC1 Pro championship with 30 points.
CST congratulates Adam McGill on an outstanding performance and wishes him the best at GNCC Round 3, scheduled for March 29-30 in Morganton, North Carolina.
CST is ready to play in the mud with the release of its versatile new mud tire, the Wild Thang.
The Wild Thang features a fanged tread pattern that extends over the shoulder for extra cornering grip, allowing a rider to dig deeper and claw out of muddy, slick conditions. Its lightweight 6-ply rated, bias-ply construction allows for exceptional acceleration and braking power.
To learn more about the Wild Thang, visit CSTtires.com. Release your wild side with CST’s Wild Thang!
CST has introduced the latest addition to its off-road motorcycle line-up, the Legion Trials tire.
The new best choice for trials competition or light trail riding, the Legion Trials is lightweight and high-performing. An ultra-soft compound and an expansive contact area ensure that riders roll right over dirt, rocks, roots, and gravel. Both front and rear tires are designed for optimum performance: The front model is a light and nimble 2.75-21 inch bias-ply, while the rear is a 4-18 inch tubeless radial for smooth, confident riding.
Ready for the next competition or weekend on the trails, the Legions Trial tire is your best bet for a smooth ride in any terrain. For more information, please visit CSTtires.com.
The tire that William Yokley rode to this year’s GNCC UTV championship will soon be available to the public.
The Behemoth’s new pattern is ideal for covering rugged terrain and delivering the great traction that both Yokley and CST customers demand. The Behemoth’s radial construction guarantees lower rolling resistance in hardpack conditions and provides confidence at high speeds on the trail and in deep mud, as well as confidence that you’ll make it out of the backwoods. With an 8-ply rating, the Behemoth is also well-equipped to carry heavy loads and is extremely durable.
Yokley, the winner of three of the season’s six GNCC UTV races, praised the Behemoth after the event that clinched his title. “The Behemoth tires were excellent this weekend,” he told CST. “The steering was excellent, and the tires were extremely predictable all the way around the track. Whether in the woods or at high speeds, the Behemoth tires were awesome all day long!”
The Behemoth is available for ordering. For more information about this tough new CST tire, please visit CSTtires.com.
In what is sure to be the first of many such victories, CST’s sponsored rider William Yokley wrapped up the GNCC UTV championship at the series’ season finale. The race was held October 26 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
The Polaris rider’s fifth place finish for the day secured his title, after a season which saw him win three of the year’s six GNCC UTV races. Yokley said that his CST Behemoth tires, which made their racing debut taking him to victory in Round 5, came through for him again. “The Behemoth tires were excellent this weekend,” he told CST. “The steering was excellent, and the tires were extremely predictable all the way around the track. Whether in the woods or at high speeds, the Behemoth tires were awesome all day long!”
CST congratulates Team Polaris National Guard’s William Yokley on his championship and on a season of exciting GNCC racing.
A growing presence in the Netherlands tire market, CST will host a booth at the biggest motorcycle show in the world, EICMA. Scheduled for November 5-10 in Milan, Italy, the show will open to the press and trade visitors on November 5, and to the general public on November 7.
CST will join more than 1,000 exhibitors from 35 countries at this year’s EICMA, the 71st Netherlands Motorcycle Show. The company will have its high-quality tires, including both motorcycle and ATV models, on display.
To learn more about EICMA, please visit http://www.eicma.it/en/. CST looks forward to meeting customers at this exciting show.
A CST prototype tire made a spectacular debut when William Yokley rode it to victory at Round 5 of the GNCC series. The race, which featured the first use of CST’s new Behemoth model in competition, was held October 12 in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Yokley said that the Behemoth gave him what he needed in slick conditions: “The tires really performed well, and I had total confidence in them the whole race. They hooked up great in the slick corners. I felt in complete control while sliding, and the tires performed great at high speeds.”
The victory, the third for the Polaris National Guard Team in the season’s five races to date, gave the team the lead in the series’ points race. After five rounds, Yokley has racked up 116 points in the XC1 Modified class. The Behemoth will be available to consumers in the coming months. Yokley’s early-season success came using the CST Clincher side-by-side tire, which is currently available for purchase at local powersports shops or online retailers.
CST congratulates William Yokley on his victory and wishes him the best at Round 6, scheduled for October 26-27 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
CST is pleased to sponsor the FASTER Cycling Festival, a fun-filled event for cyclists of all ages. The festival is scheduled for October 27, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
FASTER promises to have something for just about everyone, from beginners to serious racers. In addition to the FASTER Grand Prix, a criterium for competitive and USA Cycling-licensed cyclists, the festival offers the FASTER Gran Fondo, a challenging and supported bike ride with timed climbs for prizes. The Gran Fondo features 35, 65 and 100-mile routes. A kids’ race will let the youngest riders in on all the action, and visitors can also enjoy an expo with local and national vendors, as well as the New Belgium Brewing Beer Garden. Held to benefit the American Diabetes Association’s® Tour de Cure® 2014, FASTER will feature a VIP banquet with a silent auction to raise additional funds.
CST is proud to support cycling and the American Diabetes Association® through sponsorship of this family-friendly event. For more information on the FASTER Cycling Festival, please visit http://www.fastercyclingfestival.com.
Always happy to support the cause of bicycle safety, CST is proud to donate mountain bike tires to an event which promotes rider safety and skills as prizes for the participants.
The Central Point Police Department’s bike patrol team will host their ninth annual bike safety fair and skills event September 14 in Central Point, Oregon. Targeted toward both children and adults, the fair typically draws as many as 500 participants. CST’s donation will serve as prizes at some of the fair’s skills and safety sections.
CST is proud to assist the Central Point Police Department as they work to promote safe cycling in their community.
CST’s recently announced sponsorship deal with Ajax will provide the team with a new platform to increase its popularity in Asia and around the world, according to the team’s marketing director, Edwin van der Sar.
“CST is one of the biggest tire manufacturers in Asia,” van der Sar noted in a column published this month. “It means that Ajax is known all over the world. CST wants to create brand awareness and build their image. On the other hand, we want to enlarge our popularity in China. We [have] already [gotten] many requests to share our football knowledge and how we can produce so many good footballers in such a little country.” The team’s visibility can grow exponentially in a country as a large as China, he added.
Ajax’ brand profile can’t help but grow with triumphs such as the recent 2-1 win over arch-rival team Feyenoord, in a match held August 18 at the Amsterdam ArenA. The victory was Ajax’ second out of the season’s three matches to date.
The three-year sponsorship deal between CST and Ajax was announced in July. CST officials believe that support of Ajax, the Netherlands’ largest and most successful team, will help to spread awareness of the CST brand in Europe.
CST has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Ajax, the largest and most storied team in the Netherlands. The deal will be signed August 20.
Cheng Shin Holland CEO Jack Duis is excited to link CST to Ajax, and expects the team to be an ideal partner in increasing the company’s brand awareness in Europe. “We are proud to link CST to the most successful club in the Netherlands,” he said. CST’s European head office is located in Amsterdam.
CST is proud to sponsor Ajax and wishes them the best in their upcoming matches. For more information on Cheng Shin Holland, please contact Fabian Duineveld at [email protected]. For more information on CST, please visit www.csttires.com. For more information on Ajax, please visit www.ajax.nl.
Continuing its growth as a powerful global tire brand, CST is thrilled to announce the launch of an all-new, innovative global website! The new CST website features a responsive design, allowing customers to seamlessly find the tire that best suits their passion, because CST is “Where passion meets the ground.”
“We’re very excited to launch this new and improved website. A lot of hard work went into producing a website that our customers will find helpful, informative and interactive,” CST Marketing Specialist Nate Hamilton said of the new website launch.
A new tire-finder application is one of many improvements that will make it even easier for a customer to find the exact tire they are seeking. Customers can filter through options including application, tire size, bead type, terrain, ply rating and tread depth to aid in their search.
Another useful feature new to CSTtires.com is the “Find a Dealer” option that appears when you click on a tire. This addition to the website will give CST customers the information necessary to find distributors who carry the tire they are looking for.
CST has worked hard to produce a new, user-friendly website that will provide our customers with enhanced opportunities to learn about CST products and where to find them, plus all the news and happenings at CST. Check it out for yourself at www.CSTtires.com!
Held earlier this year in China’s Jimei district, the second annual CST Cup Strait Cycling Open Tournament was a great success.
The race attracted cyclists from more than 30 of the country’s best teams, including Fuji, Taokas, High Tek and Progress. Among the more than 400 racers were Yang Jiajie, Zhong Youcai, Wang Chao, Lin Caiyun and Liu Lan. Team Shenzhen Moxun’s Tian Zhuqi took first place, with Zhejiang Beiou’s Chen Jinbo in second place and DPS’ Xiao Jian rounding out the podium in third. The race attracted considerable attention from fans, with spectators coming from as far away as Europe and North America to witness the event.
CST was happy to partner with the Jimei Cycling Association to sponsor this special event, and thanks everyone involved in making it a success.
William Yokley of Team Polaris National Guard took his second win of the season at Round 4 of the GNCC UTV series, with teammate Scott Kiger joining him on the podium in third place.
Yokley’s victory takes Team Polaris, the defending champions, one step closer to another title. Yokley is the current points leader of the class, while Kiger is third. Both riders trusted CST 26” Clincher tires to take them to the podium. Yokley was pleased with their performance: “The tires really worked well this weekend. The Clinchers had perfect traction and durability in the slick, rocky sections. I am really happy with the tires, and they just keep getting better and better for us.”
CST congratulates William Yokely on his victory and thanks Scott Kiger and all of its riders for their outstanding performances.
Long a promoter of mountain biking in all its forms, CST is proud to support the Netherlands Mountain Bicycling Association-CST Trail Builder Program.
The company is providing tires to the non-profit educational group’s program. The tires will be used as rewards for the volunteers who come out to work on their local trails with CST products. Earlier this year, CST supported IMBA by providing tires and giveaway items for the organization’s membership drive at the Sea Otter Classic. IMBA Membership Manager Ron Judd expressed his appreciation. “Sincere thanks for the tires, tubes, pens and bags that CST supplied for IMBA’s presence at Sea Otter. We had these on show at two of our booths, in posters and event media and the attendee response was incredible. The deal helped IMBA with a huge lift in year-over-year membership signups and a 35% lift overall in fundraising,” said Judd.
Founded in 1988, IMBA today has more than 35,000 individual members and 750 chapters, clubs and patrols. The organization encourages low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.
CST congratulates IMBA on its fine work and is happy to provide support to this worthwhile organization. For more information on IMBA, please visit imba.com.
As a strong supporter of causes which promote cycling and help young people, CST is proud to sponsor Trips for Kids ® (TFK®) in 2013.
Operating in the United States, Canada and Israel, TFK® has opened the world of cycling to over 100,000 at-risk youth since 1988, through both mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. The organization has more than 80 chapters, in which young people receive lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun.
“CST has honored Trips for Kids for the fourth year with both a generous grant and a gift of tires,” said Trips for Kids Director Marilyn Price. “Thanks CST for supporting our 80 chapters with your gifts!”
CST is happy to again support this fine organization. For more information on Trips for Kids ®, please visit tripsforkids.org.
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Always ready to support a good cause, CST has donated two sets of ATV tires to a trail ride benefiting the Geisinger Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. Sponsored by the Anthracite Trail Riders, the ride is scheduled for October 7 at the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in central Pennsylvania.
Through Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and outreach clinics, the Geisinger Children’s Miracle Network works with sick and injured children, providing the latest technology, allowing children to attend specialized summer camps, bringing health education to the community and much more. CST is donating one set of 26” Clincher tires and one set of 26” Ancla tires to be raffled as prizes for the trail ride.
CST is proud to support the Anthracite Trail Riders as they assist a fine organization in helping children. For more information, please visit geisinger.org/cmn.
Ride for Reading, which works to promote literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods, is getting support from CST.
CST is sponsoring a Ride for Reading delivery, scheduled to coincide with Interbike, through donations of tires and tubes, which will be used as prizes for volunteers. The Interbike delivery is slated to involve more than 100 volunteers, who will distribute an estimated 1,500 books to students at Las Vegas-area elementary schools. The delivery will mark an important milestone for the organization: At some point during the event, according to Ride for Reading, the group will deliver its 100,000th book.
The prize donations are not the first gesture of support CST has made toward Ride for Reading. Earlier this year, the company sponsored a book drive for the organization at CST’s corporate office in Suwanee, Georgia.
CST is proud to support Ride for Reading and commends this fine organization for its work with young people across the U.S.
The CST booth was a popular stop at EUROBIKE, held August 29 – September 1 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
The display, which featured models of some of CST’s best-selling bicycle tires, generated high traffic from fans and positive buzz about the company’s products. The show itself was a hit as well, drawing 43,700 industry visitors from 97 countries, plus an additional 20,500 bike fans on public day. Media coverage of EUROBIKE reflected the show’s popularity, with nearly 1,900 journalists from 42 countries in attendance.
CST was proud to participate in EUROBIKE and thanks everyone involved in making it a resounding success.
Continuing its support for cycling across the country, CST is sponsoring Portland, Oregon’s Community Cycling Center.
The center works to provide access to cycling for people of all backgrounds, striving to build a vibrant community whose members use cycling to stay healthy and connected. “We at the Community Cycling Center would like to thank CST for the generous tire and tube donation,” said Gram Shipley, inventory coordinator for the center. “We would not be able to do what we do without the support of organizations like yours. Many of the tubes and tires you donated will be used on our program bikes and at community outreach events. Others will be provided at a low cost to community members in need at our friendly neighborhood bike shop; none of them will go to waste.”
The company is happy to provide assistance, according to Aaron Chamberlain of CST: “The Community Cycling Center provides an invaluable resource to the bike-friendly city of Portland. CST is proud to support the CCC’s mission of broadening access to bicycling for all members of their community.”
For more information on the Community Cycling Center, please visit communitycyclingcenter.org.
Trips for Kids, a CST-sponsored organization which helps underserved young people discover the joys of mountain biking, is profiled in the May issue of Decline magazine. CST provides both products and financial support to Trips for Kids, which has more than 70 chapters in the United States, Canada and Israel.
The latest issue of Decline, a magazine devoted to current events in mountain biking, is available on newsstands now. Subscriptions to the print form of the publication, as well as free digital subscriptions, are available at declinemagazine.com.
CST is proud to sponsor Trips for Kids and is pleased to see its work highlighted in Decline.