Yokohama Tire Celebrates NORRA Mexican 1000 UTV Class Win

Yokohama Tire Celebrates NORRA Mexican 1000 UTV Class Win | THE SHOPYokohama Tire is celebrating after Team Yokohama driver Kristin Matlock secured victory in the UTV class at the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000, the tire manufacturer announced.

Kristin Matlock beat her husband Wayne Matlock by 1.46 seconds to win the UTV class and finish third overall. She also became the first woman ever to win the UTV class at the Mexican 1000, Yokohama said. Both drivers competed on GEOLANDAR SD tires.

“The super-competitive Matlock battle was the highlight of this year’s race,” said Patricia Wall, Yokohama’s motorsports manager. “They were seconds apart after each stage but Kristen just beat out Wayne at the finish to secure first place. This is a major feat for Kristin and a UTV as she also competed against Unlimited Trucks and Unlimited Buggies, as well as 171 other racers.”

“The Mexican 1000 is one of my favorite races, so to win here, in such a dramatic fashion – and over my husband – was fantastic,” said Kristin Matlock. “The durable Yokohama GEOLANDAR SDs proved once again they are the best UTV tires around.”

Other notable finishers on Yokohama tires included:

  • Evolution Class 10 – Eli Yee Jr – 1st place (GEOLANDAR SD)
  • Evolution Heavy Metal – Perry McNeil – 1st place and winner of the “Yokohama Spirit of Baja” award. (GEOLANDAR M/T-R)
  • Legend Buggies – Jim Greenway – 2nd place (GEOLANDAR SD)
  • Pioneer 4×4 – Boyd Jaynes 1st place (GEOLANDAR M/T G003)
  • Vintage open trucks  – Andrea Tomba – 3rd (GEOLANDAR M/T G003)
  • Vintage short wheelbase 4×4 – Larry Trim – 1st (GEOLANDAR M/T G003)

A.J. Hecht

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