Continental Tire Sponsors Big-Rig Truck Racing Series

FORT MILL, SC — Get ready to start your engines! Continental Tire’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group is now the named tire sponsor of the ChampTruck series, North America’s competitive big-rig truck racing as the second contest this season is set for this weekend.

Big-rig truck racing can be found in Europe, Australia, India and South America, and has become one of the largest segments of professional motorsports.

Now gaining momentum in the U.S., according to Continental, and often referred to as the “next great American motorsport series,” it said ChampTruck delivers an exciting competition featuring world-class drivers on world-class tracks.

Continental Tire, as tire sponsor, will equip every truck in the series with its tires.

“We are very excited to be part of the ChampTruck series and part of this growing segment in racing,” said Alex Chmiel, director of marketing for Continental truck tires, the Americas. “Our research and development engineers spent a lot of time with ChampTruck drivers and testing tires at races to determine the best tire for truck racing series.”

ChampTruck races are a series of 30-minute-long sprint races throughout race day with speeds reaching 100 mph.

The inaugural 2015 season includes 10 events across the U.S. The next race will be held May 22-24 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA.

For tickets and more information visit the ChampTruck website.

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