|Australia 2013: Gallard prepares for "Finke Grid Girls Hot Laps" Alice Springs|
Brad Gallard will be sporting a fresh new look on the #454 Geiser Bros Trophy Truck when it hits the track this weekend for the Finke Grid Girls Hot Laps in Alice Springs, with Toyo Tires stepping up to be major sponsor for the 2013 off road racing season.
Building on their successful partnership which saw Gallard’s Toyo shod Trophy Truck win Australia’s two toughest off road races, the Tatts Finke Desert Race and Albins Goondiwindi 400 in 2012.
“The Toyo’s during last years victories at Finke and Goondiwindi performed flawlessly. and I can’t wait to attack the dirt again this year.” Said Gallard, “They had awesome grip over the wide variety of terrain and still have the sharp edges on them at the finish line, even after tackling the torturous terrain.”
Gallard debuted the race spec Toyo 37x13.5R17 Open Country M/T-R’s in Australia at Finke in 2012, which are an almost identical pattern to Toyo’s off-the-shelf Open Country M/T (mud-terrain). It is also the same rubber used by Robbie Gordon and BJ Baldwin on their Trophy Trucks in the US.
Toyo Tires bring over 40 years of experience to the table and are a brand recognized for innovation, quality, performance and excellent service in Australia. ‘We understand the importance team’s place on tyre performance. And it’s no different to the attention we place on the performance and technology in our everyday tyres, both on and off the road.’ said José Angeles, Toyo’s Marketing & PR Manager
The striking Toyo “Attack the Dirt” vehicle wrap was produced by Mildura based signwriter, LeGassik Signs and the blue and white scheme will create a stunning contrast to the red desert sands of central Australia.
The Geiser Bros. trophy truck has now had its off season strip down and the team are now focused on chasing their second “King of the Desert” title at the Tatts Finke Desert Race in June. “We went testing last weekend and the King Shocks are dialed in even better and we’re looking forward to hitting the whoops even harder this year” said Gallard
2013/03/21 | 13:03 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/KILNER