Nitto Tire Celebrates KOH Victories

Nitto Tire is celebrating its success at the 2023 King of The Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries, winning three races, the tire manufacturer said.

For the second consecutive year, the top winner for Nitto Tire was Raul Gomez, who won the Nitto Race of Kings, besting 104 other racers.

In addition to Gomez’s victory, Nitto Tire had two more wins in the 4WP Everyman Challenge and the Can-Am UTV Hammers Championship. Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Loren Healy won the 4600 class of the 4WP Everyman Challenge for the second consecutive year, while Casey Currie took the top spot in the Can-Am UTV Hammers Championship Open UTV class. All were driving on Nitto tires, the company said.

“We are thrilled to have won three races at this year’s King of The Hammers event,” said Nitto Tire Light Truck and Off-Road Brand Manager Chris Corbett. “Our tires were put to the ultimate test in some of the most challenging off-road conditions, and they performed flawlessly. Congratulations to Raul, Vaughn, Loren and Casey for their incredible victories, and thanks to our tire engineers and the entire team for making this possible.”

A.J. Hecht

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