At the conclusion of the 40th Annual Mini Olympics amateur races held at Gatorback Cycle Park in Florida, Dunlop-sponsored rider Jeremy Martin earned the Dunlop Silver Tire Award. Martin earned the award for being the top points-scoring A-class rider in a combined tally of Supercross and Motocross races at the Mini-O event. Young Jeremy took the overall win in the 250 A/Pro Stock class and earned an impressive 11 podium finishes during the course of the week. The Dunlop Silver Tire award has been given to the top scorer at the Mini-O’s for more than 20 years, and Martin joins a host of outstanding riders.

This year’s Silver Tire trophy was in fact a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork designed and created by renowned custom bike builder Jesse Rooke. Fittingly enough, Rooke himself came from a background in motocross racing during his early years.

“I was so surprised that I was the Silver Tire Award winner—I didn’t know what to say,” Jeremy later stated after accepting the honor. “The minute I first saw all the awards sitting on the table, I liked the Silver Tire Award best because it was such a cool design, and also because of all the past riders who had won it. When they handed it to me I couldn’t believe how heavy it was—I had a hard time holding it with one hand! It’s so cool to be honored this way, and I hope that one day I’ll be as successful as all of the other Dunlop Silver Tire Award winners!”

Buchanan, Mich. – (June 1st, 2011) – Team GT’s Casey Currie was revved to hit the track in a big way Saturday for the Traxxas TORC opener at the Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Mich.  Currie, newly signed by Team GT in 2011, did just that — taking home second in Pro Lite class.

Known for sweeping the TORC champion weekend at Crandon in 2010 as well as taking home the series championship Pro Lite title, Currie is no stranger to winning.   He started racing motorcycles when he was just 5-years-old and trucks at 16, taking home his first major win in 2003 — the championship title at the MDR series.

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 still; He took home 2nd overall in the 2008 and 2009 King of Hammers and finished second in Round 1 and 2 of the 2010 M4SX in Trophy Kart.

“I’m so excited to be racing this season as a part of Team GT, and this was a great start to the series for me,” said Currie after he took the podium in Buchanan.  “2010 was a great year for me and I’m going to see to it that 2011 is even better.”

Stay tuned for Casey Currie win updates during the TORC and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series at the www.generaltire.com and www.caseycurrie.com.  If you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races at www.twitter.com/teamgt.