King of the Hammers: Piplic Third in UTV Pro at Desert Challenge

King of the Hammers: Piplic Third in UTV Pro at Desert Challenge


CST Apache tires proved their quality once again when Ryan Piplic raced to the UTV Pro podium at the Progressive King of the Hammers Desert Challenge Powered by Optima Batteries (KOH) Desert Challenge. Piplic earned third place in the grueling event.

After a 33-mile qualifying prologue, Piplic jockeyed for the UTV Pro lead throughout the main race, which consisted of one 33-mile loop and two 85-mile loops. Despite harsh conditions, he finished in 4:51:52.481, third in the class and 14th for the day among all seven classes in the race.

Steel-belted with a radial design for flexibility without punctures, CST Apache tires are well-suited to the demands of KOH, with outstanding grip and cornering.

KOH week continues through February 5 with live streaming and a premium live feed available for fans around the world.


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