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GBC Motorsports Prepares for King of the Hammers

Polaris RZR XP with 30x10R14 GBC Kanati Mongrels

Anaheim, Calif. – January 31, 2013 – GBC Motorsports is preparing to attend the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Race, scheduled for February 3-8 in Johnson Valley, CA. GBC Motorsports will have reps on hand, product on display and tires in action as several GBC racers test their abilities and machines in one of the toughest races in the United States.

Considered the “toughest one day off road race in the world,” Griffin King of the Hammers will put racers to the test with stretches of desert terrain mixed with grueling rock crawl areas. “Hammertown” hosts campers, vendors, extra etertainment, and a spectator area including a large jumbotron for enhanced race viewing. Registration and camping open Friday, February 1st at Means Dry Lake Bed in Johnson Valley, CA. For a complete schedule of events and more information visit

Director of GBC Motorsports Randy Tsai will be attending with former ATV Pro and GBC Sales Rep Kory Ellis. “We’re already off to an exciting 2013 with a few new products getting their first taste of actual race action at WORCS,” Ellis said. “We have some teams running the new Kanati Mongrel in the UTV race, which will be a good test to prove how well they can perform in this combination of desert and rocky terrain.” The King of the Hammers UTV Race will take place Thursday, February 7th.

Mike Lasher of will be set up as a vendor and will have GBC Motorsports tires on display and available for purchase. This is a chance to not only see the new Kanati Mongrel in action, but also check it out up close and personal at Mike’s booth.

30-inch Kanati Mongrels
30-inch Kanati Mongrels are Jon’s choice for King of the Hammers

 Jon Crowley of UTV Guide recently performed a 30” UTV Tire Shootout, and as a result of its overall performance decided to run the Kanati Mongrel on his King of the Hammers setup. You can check out Jon’s review write up here: 30-inch Tire Review

Defending King of the Hammers UTV Champion Mitch Guthrie Sr. has chosen to run Kanati Mongrels as he goes for his fourth title in this year’s edition. He’ll be joined by several other teams running GBC tires, including Bill Barton of Barton Motorsports, James Camps of Carolina Truggies, Nolan Remlinger of Long Travel Industries, and Robert Usnick of Usnick Motorsports.

You can get live coverage of the King of the Hammers events at For more information on GBC Motorsports UTV and ATV tires visit Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for racing and product updates.

About GBC Motorsports: GBC Motorsports has been building ATV tires for over 30 years. Manufactured under the Greenball name initially, in 1995, GBC Motorsports was formed to focus on bringing to the ATV and Powersports market performance tires for every riding style. GBC Motorsport’s passion is to provide the highest quality, best value, and most innovative performance tires to the Powersports enthusiast.


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