SANTA ANA, CA. – (Aug. 11, 2021) – Yokohama Tire and veteran racer Travis Pastrana are going hill climbing. Yokohama, the official presenting sponsor, is partnering with Mt. Washington Auto Road and the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, as well as Subaru of America, for the Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire.
Yokohama-sponsored Pastrana, who holds the record for the 7.6-mile course will compete in a specially built 2020 Subaru WRX STI – the same car he drove in his action-packed Gymkhana video. It will be fitted once again with ADVAN tires. The race takes place August 13-15 at Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, New Hampshire.
“We’re thrilled to not only participate, but to be the presenting sponsor of this event as well, said Fardad Niknam, Yokohama Tire’s senior director of product planning & product marketing. “It’s an historic event with a passionate group of drivers, fans and followers. We are really looking forward to seeing Travis go for another course record and show what our ADVAN tires can achieve.”
Pastrana, from Annapolis, Maryland, is a five-time United States Rally Champion and set the Mt. Washington Hillclimb course record with a blistering time of 5 minutes, 44.72 seconds in 2017. “Mt. Washington is a wild, bumpy, narrow road,” Pastrana said. “It’s scary/fun in any vehicle but racing up this year in the air-slayer STI on Yokohama tires is going to be one heck of a ride! Being one of the oldest races in the USA this is a prestigious event. I think there is a good chance for another record-run this year!”
For more details on the Mt. Washington Hillclimb, visit mt-washington.com/climb-to-the-clouds.
Along with the Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb presented by Yokohama Tire, Yokohama’s extensive list of 2021 North American-based motorsports activities – both on- and off-road – includes the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama, Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama, Yokohama Drivers Cup USA, Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA, Nitro Rallycross, SCORE, Crandon International Raceway sponsorship, One Lap of America, 24 Hours of Lemons, Subaru Motorsports USA partnership, Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000, Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed Race Series, TrophyLite Series, Championship Off-Road Series Partnership and Yokohama Sonora Rally.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com and www.yokohamatruck.com.
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Report from Bill Groat