Yokohama Tire has once again been named as the Official Tire Supplier for 2021 Nitro Rallycross (Nitro RX), the company announced. Returning after a one-year hiatus, the five-race series that features all-wheel-drive, 600-plus horsepower vehicles, standing starts and 100-foot-plus jumps, will feature the ADVAN A054 tire from Yokohama. The action begins Sept. 24 at Utah Motorsports Campus near Salt Lake City.
Nitro RX utilizes purpose-built tracks that feature some of the world’s best drivers, the company said, like Yokohama-sponsored Travis Pastrana. Besides Utah, this year’s Nitro RX races will take place in Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.
“We’re ready to race,” said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama’s senior director of consumer product planning and product marketing. “The ADVAN A054 was specifically engineered for the high demands of rallycross. It features an FIA-approved groove pattern and incorporates an ultra-stiff construction with a high-traction compound – perfect for the variable surfaces and giant jumps.”