Traverse City, Mich. – Radar Tires makes its Charlotte debut this weekend for next round of high-flying, wheel-to-wheel, short course off road racing action of TORC: The Off Road Championship at the Husqvarna Showdown in Charlotte. Three drivers are equipped with Radar Renegade R5 tires and ready to battle.
Radar Tires has selected to use the LT265/75R16 and 32X11.50R15 Radar Renegade R5 tires for the two-day event. The tires will be used by Project648 Motorsports’ Luke Johnson and Cam Reimers Motorsports co-drivers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris.
“Even though the Charlotte dirt track is a new venue for Radar Tires, we feel confident in the Renegade R5s on this short, tight course,” said Gary Blalock, Radar Tires Motorsports Manager. “The Renegades should run well at Charlotte. Luke had a second place last year, so he knows what it takes to get to the box. Cam and Ian have made some adjustments and look to challenge Luke for a spot on the podium.”
The opening rounds of TORC proved to be difficult for the Radar Tires teams. Since last month’s event at Primm, Nev., the Project648 Motorsports and Cam Reimers Motorsports teams evaluated the data from the events, made changes to the PRO Light trucks and plan for better results at Charlotte.
Johnson, driver of the No. 14 Project648 Motorsports Nissan Frontier, finished second in his last event at Charlotte. Looking to rebound from the opening rounds of TORC, Johnson is more confident heading into this weekend’s event.
Reimers, driver of the No. 21 SSI Decal/TiLube PRO Light, is ready to hit the dirt again this weekend. He replaced the transmission on his truck following an unusual parts failure at Primm. Reimers and teammate Harris, driver of the No. 22 SSI Decal/TiLube PRO Light, earned his rookie stripes at Primm last month. Now that he’s experienced the door-to-door combat of TORC, Harris has ramped up his game and looking to improve his race pace and finishing position.
The half-mile dirt track has a reputation for being one of the most technical tracks on the TORC calendar. The four-turn dirt course includes banked turns, tight corners and a tabletop jump located in a key passing point on the track. The non-stop PRO Light Class will prove to be challenging and competitive once all 20 trucks hit the track for the 15-minute race.
The Radar Tires racers will practice, qualify and race at the two-day Showdown in Charlotte event. Fans unable to attend the race at can tune into the Motor Trend YouTube channel for a live broadcast. The race can then be seen on NBC Sports on May 1, at 10 p.m. (ET).
Radar Tires is competing is two events this weekend. In addition to the short course TORC: The Off Road Championship series Husqvarna Showdown in Charlotte, Radar Tire has three Class 10 Buggies competing in the SCORE International Imperial Valley 250 in Plaster City, Calif., on Saturday.