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Maxxis’ Matt Parks 2nd UTV at BITD Vegas to Reno

Matt Parks took the second-place spot in the UTV class at Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race, held August 19 in Nevada.
Having drawn the first starting position, Parks held the lead for much of the race, and he finished in 16:33:01 hours. Only a battery problem and another minor mechanical difficulty kept Parks and teammates Jason Spiess, Mark Holz and Rob Utendorfer from first place. “We had a great race and led most of the time,” said Parks. “This was my first race with the new Vipr tires, and they worked really well. In Vegas to Reno, you see all types of terrain from near rock crawling to hardpack to sand to knee-deep silt. The Viprs handled all of it and were very stable at the high speeds. Awesome tire!” 
Just reaching the finish line was a considerable achievement: While 15 UTV entrants started the grueling race in the 1900 class, just 5, including Parks and his teammates, were able to finish.
Other notable finishers for Maxxis included Quad Pro riders Greg Stuart and Nic Graunland who won the overall ATV contest, completing the race in 11:06:39 hours.
Maxxis congratulates Matt Parks, Greg Stuart and Nic Graunland on their victories.
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For over 43 years, Maxxis International has delivered high-quality tires to both original equipment and aftermarket customers. Maxxis offers products for automotive, light truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, lawn & garden and industrial use. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America, and its products are distributed in approximately 170 countries. For more information, please visit

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