Team General Tire will be well-represented at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Ariz., with Carl Renezeder competing in Pro 2 Unlimited and 4; Robby Woods in Pro 2 Unlimited; newly-signed Casey Currie in Pro Lite Unlimited; Jeff “Ox” Kargola debuting his new truck design in Super Lite and the Premier Motorsports Group with Josh Merrell in Pro 4 Unlimited; and new team additions Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg in Pro 2 Unlimited and Jason Ellis in Super Lite.
Lite short-course driver Casey Currie, known for sweeping the TORC champion weekend at Crandon last year and taking home the series Pro Lite title. Currie has signed a multi-year sponsorship with General Tire and will beginning racing on the Grabber LT265/75R16 tires at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this weekend.
Born into a motorsports family, Currie started racing motorcycles when he was just 5-years-old and trucks at 16. Taking home his first major win in 2003, Currie championed the MDR series in his JeepSpeed truck. In 2004, Currie switched to Pro Truck and Class 1, taking second in Pro Truck at the Baja 1000 and third in Class 1 at the Baja 500. And his podium wins get even more impressive; He took home 2nd overall in the 2008 and 2009 King of Hammers, finished second in Round 1 and 2 of the 2010 M4SX Trophy Kart, and took home the championship win at the 2010 TORC series.
“2010 was a monumental year for me,” said Currie. “I set out to win the TORC series, and that’s exactly what I did. This General Tire sponsorship is the perfect way to start off an even better 2011. I see how hard the Team GT drivers work and I know that the tires they run work just as hard. I’m proud to be a part of this great team and start of the year on the best tires in off-road racing.”
Currie will be debuting a new truck design for the 2011 season at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race in Chandler, AZ.
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