Chalk up another one for ITP’s BajaCross tires. This time it was the 24th SCORE San Felipe 250 in northern Baja, Mexico, as drivers Bob Viau Sr. and Chris Koch piloted the ITP-backed, DragonFire Racing-prepped Kawasaki Teryx to a decisive Sportsman UTV class victory. The Minnesota-based duo used BajaCross tires mounted to ITP T-9 Pro Mod wheels fitted with T7 Beadlock rings to complete the course in just under nine hours, at an average speed of 27.9 mph. Their margin of victory was almost a half hour. It was a nearly flawless effort under perfect racing conditions. The only issue the team experienced the whole day was being nerfed from behind by a bigger race vehicle in a deep silt bed, which knocked off the spare tire and jack. Luckily they didn’t need it, as the tires and wheels went the distance with no problem (just like they did on the way to winning the most recent Baja 1000).
The BajaCross is ITP’s most rugged tire ever, built to handle the toughest and heaviest UTV applications. It performs impressively in a wide variety of terrain conditions on 4×4 and utility ATVs as well as UTVs. An 8-ply rating and 25% stronger construction has resulted in a high level of durability. Our extended-life rubber compound and innovative overlapping tread pattern provides a smooth, predictable ride as well as slow wear characteristics — this is the highest-mileage tire ITP has ever produced! Stepped lugs provide consistent tread edges as the tire wears, for predictable performance throughout the long life of the tire. Wraparound lugs provide improved shoulder protection, while a super deep Rim Guard feature offers the best wheel lip protection in the business. Despite its strength, the BajaCross’s advanced carcass design delivers the most comfortable, trail-compliant ride available.
The ITP BajaCross now comes in six sizes: 25x8R-12, 25x10R-12, 26x9R-12, 26x11R-12, 26x10R-14 and 26x11R-14.
Since 1982, ITP has grown into the world’s #1 ATV/UTV aftermarket tire and wheel source, and continues to provide a complete line of innovative tires and wheels for virtually all ATVs and UTVs. For a copy of ITP’s full-color product catalog, call toll-free: 1-800-859-4740. For other inquiries or technical advice, contact ITP at 930-A S. Rockefeller Ave., Ontario, CA 91761; (909) 390-1905. Or visit ITP’s website at www.itptires.com.
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