Jessi-Combs-Wyotech-Off-Road-7-31-13Santa Ana, Calif. – Jessi Combs has been selected as WyoTech’s official spokesperson effective May 1, 2013. After graduating from WyoTech’s Laramie campus in 2004, Combs became a successful fabricator and television personality. She will represent the school at selected events and speak to students at WyoTech campuses across the country.

“We’re thrilled to have Jessi Combs represent WyoTech,” said Michael Stiglich, president of WyoTech. “As a proud WyoTech graduate, she is an outstanding example of what dedication and perseverance can achieve. She’s an amazing role model, not only for women, but also for all who wish to achieve their dreams. Jessi truly has a passion for her craft.”

Off-road enthusiasts looking for guidance on how to choose the right tires for their trucks and SUVs have a helpful hand from off-road racers Cameron and Heidi Steele, who provide answers in Yokohama Tire Corporation’s third installment of Tire Tips. This series of short educational videos was created to help people learn more about tires, from proper maintenance to improving fuel efficiency.

The “how to choose a truck/SUV tire” video is hosted by off-road racing champions Cameron and Heidi Steele. Some might recognize Cameron from his other job as a TV commentator for X Games and other action sports event. He hosted the first two videos on the importance of  properly inflated tires and how to read the sidewall of a tire.  For the latest video he enlisted the aid of his lovely wife, Heidi, who also races off-road, to help determine the right type of wheel for your ride.

How to read the sidewall of a tire is the subject of Yokohama Tire Corporation’s second installment of Tire Tips, a series of short educational videos designed to help consumers learn more about tires. Like the first Yokohama Tire Tips video, which displayed the importance of properly inflated tires and debuted June 6 to coincide with Tire Safety Week, the latest video is hosted by off-road racing champion and TV commentator Cameron Steele.

“Most consumers don’t fully understand what all the numbers and letters mean on a tire’s sidewall,” said Fred Koplin, Yokohama Tire director, marketing communications. “Cameron and Yokohama employee Paul Algarin explain everything in an entertaining way that’s easy to follow and understand. That’s the reason we are producing these videos: to teach consumers about all aspects of tires, including care and maintenance.”

Yokohama recently released the first video in a series of tire tip movies designed to offer general tire care information and help increase awareness of the brand. The first video discusses the importance of properly inflating your tires. Off-road racer and TV personality Cameron Steele, who was busy racing his Trophy Truck last weekend at the SCORE Baja 500, is the on-air talent in the first video.

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When I see an ATV repair video produced by “Marty’s Motorized Mayhem” you can bet I’m going to watch it.

Unfortunately, Marty has a hole or two in the exhaust can on his Honda four wheeler. This can certainly ruin a day of riding, but Marty wasn’t having any of that. First, he wrapped what looks like tinfoil around the holes for a quick fix so his ride wasn’t spoiled. Later, he offers a more permanent solution with a piece of tin and some wire.

It’s far from pretty and we’re not sure how long it will hold up, but if you don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around for a new exhaust, Marty’s solution could get the job done. Backyard mechanics rule! Check out the video after the jump.