Dwight Pollard is no stranger to CST, having ridden the company’s tires to the 2020 IXCR Pro Turbo championship, second overall in GNCC 4×4 Pro in 2019, and the 2019 4×4 Pro AXCC championship. He was also defending his AXCC title in 2020 and held the lead in points when a shoulder injury sidelined him for the final four rounds.
He’s racked up this impressive list of accomplishments despite not starting his racing career until after he finished high school. During the past five years, Dwight has also accumulated a near-comprehensive knowledge of CST tires, with positive reviews for every one he’s ridden.
In 2021, Dwight will race his Can Am Maverick X3 RR in IXCR, MidAmerica, the TeXPlex UTV Race Series, and the Heartland Challenge, and in every event, he’ll be riding one of the CST models which have performed so well for him over the past five years. His assessment of those tires is below.
"This has been my go-to tire for many years in the XC realm of racing on both my UTV and 4x4 ATV. The tire all-around performs phenomenally in all types of terrain and conditions due to its tread pattern and spacing to the desired lug depth. This tire is extremely predictable, which is not only important for traction and cornering but also when it’s time to stop. The tread pattern with staggered lugs and an alternating pattern cleans out good in the mud but still has the ability to handle in dirt and hard pack with no loss of performance. The Stag is a resilient and reliable tire for not only a pro racer like myself but also for the average trial rider looking for a balanced tire. This tire can be used in dirt, hard pack, loose soil, sand and mud. It even does well in the rocks if you happen to run across some."See more of Stag
"If you are on the lookout for a hard pack-oriented tire, you’ve found it. With its even center tread layout, you can rely on the tire tracking straight without the skating feeling of being loose. The alternating side lugs offer you a tire that is non-directional for ease of rotating. This tire shines in the hard pack clay, on a short course, on dry lake beds and even on asphalt. I choose this tire for my hard pack and short course disciplines; it’s also a good tire for a loose top layer with a hard base for terrain. The tire is sticky, so watch out if you aren’t looking for traction."See more of Lobo
"The more aggressive of the do-it-all tires, its 8-ply construction helps withstand the trail terrain you’ll be throwing at this tire while it shines to perform in the rocks, loose shell rock, sand and mud, depending on where you ride. It’s once again presented tin a non-directional tread pattern that helps you get the most life out of your tires. This is your go-to tire for when you want to hammer down on a trail, but you’re not looking for the discomfort from an over-stiff tire that doesn’t offer traction found in other brands."See more of Dingo