Yokohama is sponsoring the two drivers in the contest, which runs May 4-11, and Subaru Motorsports USA will provide a pair of WRX STI Type RA vehicles for a head-to-head showdown.
Nitro Circus ringleader Travis Pastrana and fellow Nitro Circus member Blake Bilko Williams-both Team Yokohama members and the winners of last year’s Stock Touring division in a Subaru WRX STI-are back again, but this time instead of being teammates, Pastrana and Williams are taking each other on in the eight-day, 3,379-mile race.
“Travis and Bilko are both super competitors, so I’m sure they’ll put on a show in this classic race,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama’s senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing. “They’ll be on the new ADVAN A052 tires for One Lap 2019, so it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.”
Without Williams, Pastrana’s co-driver this time is author and former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell.
“Last year’s One Lap event was a blast,” Pastrana said. “Bilko and I got a chance to experience the event and push the Subaru WRX STI and Yokohama tires to the limits. We decided at the end of last year’s event that we had to do it again-”but on different teams! This year is going to be even better.”
Williams will pair Nitro Circus athlete and X Games gold medalist Josh Sheeny Sheehan.
“Last year was such an awesome time,” said Williams. “I had a blast battling with the competition and also the ongoing rivalry with Travis. I can’t thank Yokohama, Nitro Circus and Subaru Motorsports USA enough for the support, and the crew from One Lap for putting on such a rad event.”
Pastrana and Williams’ exploits will be posted at www.instagram.com/yokohamatire.