Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SEMA 2017: 2011 GMC Yukon XL Outfitted with Atturo Trail Blade BOSS Tires

 


This year at SEMA 2017, Atturo was involved in many project vehicles for the show.  One of these, the "Project 3/4 Ton" is a 2011 GMC Yukon XL outfitted with our Trail Blade BOSS tires size 38x13.5 R24 - A Big Tire for the Hardcore Offroad.
Daniel Connell takes us on a closer look at his big truck build...




The Atturo Trail Blade BOSS is the fourth tire in its Trail Blade® series with the most intimidating tire design to date. The tread is designed from the Quartermaster QSA-1 BOSS HOG knife, a blade made for heavy duty, hard core use. Alternating shoulder blocks follow the outline of the knife handle tread. The tread’s high void ratio provides superior grip across the varied terrain. Smaller center tread blocks are linked for stability from the high abrasion abuse of rocks.

A BIG tire with a BIG attitude, the BOSS has earned its title.
• 17% better traction in deep mud
• 10% better in gravel
• 9% better in sand

*Based on NATC testing against the Trail Blade® M/T


Find your local Atturo Tire Dealer here: http://atturo.com/dealer-locator/




Why Pro 2 and Pro Light Racer Andrew Carlson Races on Atturo Trail Blade M/T Tires [Video]


Andrew Carlson of Carlson Moto has had an unprecedented rise in the ranks in the TORC racing series.  Carlson #151 races on Atturo Trail Blade M/T tires - the same tires you can purchase at your local independent Atturo Tire Dealer.  In this video testimonial, Carlson outlines why he races on Atturo.





Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 TORC Series Highlight Reel

Here's a highlight reel of all of the Atturo race action this season of  The Off Road Championship Series (TORC).  This video celebrates all the hard won victories our team and the Atturo Trail Blade M/T had this season.

 


Stay tuned for more action next year in both the Pro 2  and Pro Light race classes.  It'll be a mud-slingin' good time! 


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Atturo Introduces New CV400 Commercial Van Tire with 40K Warranty at SEMA




This hard working tire is designed for the commercial van segment such as the Ford Transit and Ram Pro Master.  These vehicles have become increasingly popular for all types of urban service and delivery fleets.  The segment opportunities have expanded into consumer markets as the modern full size van for camping, luxury conversions and group transportation. The extension of the Atturo range for this category is a natural complement to the brand’s dedication to the Light Truck market segment. 

The CV400 covers popular sizes for the global fleet of commercial vans.  The full range carries the ‘C’ designation for higher load rated commercial vehicle use.  While these types of vans have been prevalent for years in many countries, their growth in the US is just starting.  Recent industry statistics show that the original equipment size for Ford Transit and Ram Pro Master, 235/65R16, has jumped to the number three OE light truck tire size in the United States.  These vehicles use their tires and demand frequent replacement.

The Atturo CV400 tread pattern is designed just for the commercial van application.  The broad shoulder blocks with deep sipes provide stable handling for high center of gravity vehicles.  The interlocking chevron center blocks maintain directional tracking.  The three center channels improve water dispersion for improved traction and braking.  A highly durable tread compound supports the 40,000 mile tread wear warranty.

The CV400 size range is certified for international markets.


195/70R15C
104/102R
205/65R16C
107/105R
205/70R15C
106/104Q
205/75R16C
110/108R
215/65R16C
109/107R
215/75R16C
113/111R
215/70R15C
109/107R
225/70R15C
112/110R
225/75R16C
121/120R
235/65R6C
121/119R


  The CV400 will be on display at SEMA at the Atturo Booth #43265, South Hall.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ATTURO DRIVER ANDREW CARLSON GRABS HOLESHOT AND WIN IN PRO 2 TORC SERIES RACE LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN CRANDON, WI


From TORC: The Off Road Championship Series

Labor Day weekend at Crandon not only brings out the best in a racer, it brings out the best racers too. Both PRO 2 and PRO Light saw the biggest fields of the 2017 season, and in the mix were past champions, top racers from the West Coast, and even an NHRA Top Fuel drag racer. But full starting grids and a mud-laden track didn't slow Andrew Carlson, who burst from the land rush start, held it on through a slick turn one, and never looked back.


Throughout the 9-lap final, only Brad Lovell had anything for Carlson. Lovell attempted to keep Carlson honest and show him a fender early after the competition caution, but that was as close as he ever got. Lovell looked to have second place well in hand, but a last-lap mechanical issue turned over the position to PRO 2 points leader Luke Johnson, who worked his way up from fifth and passed eventual third place finisher Eric Ruppel in the closing laps.




The win was Carlson's third in PRO 2, who made his debut in the class just a few races prior. "I've struggled at Crandon in the past," said Carlson after the race. "I've never had the holeshot here, but coming through turn one and not seeing anybody...I was ecstatic."





The Pro 2 Race Begins at 2:39:20 


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Debuting at SEMA 2017 - The Atturo AZ610 Touring Tire for SUVs and Crossovers

Debuting at SEMA 2017 - the AZ610 - Atturo's New Touring Tire for SUVs and Crossovers.





"The Crossover and small SUV segment is the fastest growing area of the vehicle market. Replacement tire demand for these vehicles is set to explode over the coming few years. Atturo's AZ610 is ready to meet the need with a tread pattern that is capable of performance in all seasons."

For more information visit our website.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Carlson Wins Back 2 Back in Pro2 and Pro Light

From the TORC: The Off Road Championship Series Website:


The day’s most thrilling race came down to some corner contact between Andrew Carlson and TORC PRO 2 series point leader Luke Johnson. Carlson got the better of the situation as Johnson spun and Carlson went on to take the win. This was Carlson’s second PRO 2 win of the three PRO 2 races he has run this season.

“Truck’s [sic] got a bit of a bang on the side,” said Carlson, looking down at the area of his truck following the race where he got tangled with Johnson.

Johnson also remarked on the get-together that, “We were in tight, I was trying to fight back and did everything we could. I am happy to keep the points lead going.”

After successfully pulling the holeshot from the pole position and leading Johnson and Mitch Dorr up Horsepower Hill and out of the first turn, Carlson put his PRO 2 truck on a rail and held the lead through the competition yellow, and eventually the checkers.

***


Andrew Carlson had the prime starting position in PRO Light, which he parlayed into a holeshot and subsequent green-to-checkers first place finish in TORC’s PRO Light race on Saturday at RedBud, completing the PRO 2/PRO Light sweep.

“I knew the holeshot would be a huge part of this race,” said Carlson. “I knew if I could get out front and run clean, I could do it. This was the best track for PRO Lights all year.”

Carlson’s masterful performance was just waiting to be upset by top-qualifier Cam Reimers, who shadowed Carlson for the entire race but was unable to make a pass for the lead. “We were fast this morning, so was Andrew. And, we were able to reel him in, but it ended up being really tough to get around him,” said Reimers.






Monday, August 14, 2017

NEW 40,000 Mile Treadwear Warranty for AZ800!




The AZ800 is the original Atturo tire! This line began with 10 sizes and has now grown to over 30 sizes! Ranging from 15- to 24-inch, the AZ800 has offered consistent performance for sport trucks and SUVs.











 With a stylish flame design on the sidewall, the AZ800 is also very distinctive! Now, Atturo offers a 40,000 mile tread wear warranty to go along with that great style and performance. The addition of this mileage warranty adds tremendous value to consumers seeking assurance of quality along with a competitive price!



 All AZ800s built in Year 2017 and forward will now be covered by this mileage warranty. Restrictions apply.

See our website for details.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS: Atturo Around the World

We'll be traveling around the globe, setting up our booth or showcasing the Atturo Suburban.  Here's our schedule for the next two months right up toward SEMA 2017.





August 2017:


·  Aug 10 (Thursday)  Aug 11– America’s Best Open House – Louisville, KY

· Aug 11 (Friday) – Aug 13 (Sunday) : TORC: Buchanan, MI

. Aug 19 (Sat) –  DUB Show:  Hawthorne Race Course

· Aug 21 (Mon) – Aug 23 (Wed): CIT Shanghai, China  

· Aug 31 (Thursday) – Sept 3 (Sunday) – TORC: Crandon, WI   


 September 2017:

· Sept 14 (Thursday) – TWI Open House – Hammond, IN  

· Sept 15 (Friday) – Sept 17 (Sunday) – 4 Wheel Jamboree – Indianapolis, IN

· Sept 22 (Friday) – Sept 23 (Sunday) – TORC:  ERX, MN – Final Rounds
 
· Sept 29 (Friday) – Oct 1 (Sunday) – Off Road Expo – Pomona, CA  


SEE YOU THERE!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dinsmore Reports On His 1st Race of the Year - The Bighouse Brawl




Our first race of the year, and we headed to the Bighouse -- CRANDON, WI. We felt good and when practice came the truck handled great, but our new carb was not set up the way Travis would have liked. So it was back to the pits, some adjustments were made, and the crew got the carb close enough that Travis shook the rust off and qualified 2nd in the Atturo Tires #43.

When the green flag dropped on Saturday he came around Corner One in the 4th spot. Some smooth driving soon moved his hotrod into the #3 slot. However, as the race progressed Travis was making time on the #2 truck when a rock got stuck in the throttle linkage hanging the throttle open and ending his run.

The crew went to work on the truck Saturday night and prepped it for Sunday. A different carb was mounted on top of the Pro Power engine and they were ready for the race.

Sunday's start resulted in 2 trucks getting together in Turn One. Travis narrowly missed the wreck and ended up at the tail end of the field. Through the first half of the race Travis tried to get around the 5th place truck several times and was forced to check up to avoid damage. When the restart flag came at half-way point,  the Atturo #43 was pointed hard into the barn turn taking the inside line again.

But the door was slammed closed.

Travis jumped hard on the brakes to avoid heavy contact and drove around the outside of the spinning truck. Through the next several laps his Pro Light Truck was tearing up the track making its way into the second position before the checkered flag flew. “I just needed a couple more laps and I would have had him too” exclaimed Travis, “this truck was set perfect, I could put it anywhere”

We have to thank Ryan and Jessica Mottinger for their support and help, Dale Chestnut and his crew,  Roger and City Homes for this great truck.
 Remember that Travis races on the Atturo Trail Blade MT, the same tire available at your local independent Atturo Tire Dealer.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Carlson Wins Big in Bark River! Racer's Debut in TORC Pro2 Class is 1st Place!


From the TORC: The Off Road Championship Series Website:




Elk River, MN based driver Andrew Carlson made his PRO 2 debut in Round 7, starting on the pole in Keegan Kincaid’s former truck. Carlson jumped out to an early lead as Eric Ruppel held off class favorites Brad Lovell and Luke Johnson for several laps. Lovell’s mistake on lap two allowed Johnson to speed by, and the top qualifier soon got around Ruppel as well. But by that point, Carlson had gapped out to a huge lead. Lovell, who had been plagued by overheating issues through practice and qualifying, dropped out and attempted to salvage some championship points.

The halfway mandatory caution brought Johnson right up to Carlson’s bumper, and most race fans expected the more experienced racer to pass the rookie quickly. But, lap after lap passed by, and Carlson held on to the lead, turning the Michigan fans and online viewers around the world into believers in the process. Johnson had a couple chances at the lead, but Carlson kept his composure and held the hard charger off to win his first PRO 2 race in storybook fashion.

“I didn’t know what to expect coming into the class. To get out and get the green flag all the way to checkered is awesome for me, because I could just run,” an emotional Carlson explained. “I’ve never run this truck behind anyone, ever, so I didn’t know what the PRO 2 roost was like. I was having a blast. This thing is so fun to drive.”

Carlson was also named the “Bad MoFo” of the day for his courageous debut performance. Luke Johnson, though disappointed with his second-place finish, came out of Saturday a big winner in the championship points race, jumping from third place to first due to mechanical struggles by the previous leaders.

Andrew Carlson is now doing double duty. The driver of the #151 PRO Light and PRO 2 by the same number further cements his team’s commitment to TORC Series competition – Andrew is the son of Chris Carlson, co-founder of ERX Motorpark, the site of TORC’s championship rounds.

Carlson Motorsports purchased the truck from Keegan Kincaid. It’s safe to say the truck is fast – Kincaid piloted it to multiple wins in 2016, including two Crandon Cup Race victories. Carlson is hoping to pick up right where Keegan left off, and he’s off to a good start. He posted the second fastest lap time in Friday’s practice, despite having no previous practice in the new truck.


“It feels awesome,” Carlson said after his second practice session. “It was more similar to the PRO Light than I thought it was going to be. The driving style is pretty much the same with the rear-wheel-drive. The biggest [difference] is probably the suspension. It feels a little more floaty, like riding around on a cloud. It hooks up a lot better. I definitely felt like the PRO Light was slow after I got out.”



Carlson races on the Atturo Trail Blade M/T tire - 265/75/16, the same tire you can find at your local Atturo Dealer.









Friday, July 7, 2017

It's Not The Destination, It's How You Get There

Recently, Atturo Tire was approached by a television producer to sponsor two tires for the amphibious boat "Sealegs" which would be featured on the History Channel / Discovery TV series IT'S HOW YOU GET THERE.

Sunday at 11am and on repeat throughout the month, Viewers will get to see Atturo Trail Blades in action on land and sea!
































































NEXT WEEKEND!














Be there to throw down in the Upper Peninsula.    
Get your tickets here:   http://bit.ly/2tUPv7D 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mueller Motorsports Reports on the TORC Big House Brawl

Scott Mueller of Mueller Motorsports and driver of #31 in the Pro2 class of the TORC series sent us an update on last weeks races in Crandon, WI.  The Big House Brawl was  a terrific challenge for the teams and for the Atturo Trail Blade MT.



Here's the word from Scott:


The #31 Pro 2WD Atturo Tire, Mueller Automotive race truck came into this race looking for a finish after DNF’s in the last two rounds.

Saturday Round 5:

The #31 Atturo Tire, Mueller Automotive truck had a good start and was in a tight battle when Mueller came in contact with the #17 truck, damaging the right front suspension and one lap later breaking the rear axle gear and ending with another DNF. The crew whole-heartedly worked on the truck replacing the rear gear set and front upper a-arm, making it race ready for Sunday.


Sunday Round 6:

The Atturo tires were hooked to the track with a good start. At the competition caution #31 was in 6th place, a spin on lap 8 dropped Mueller back to a 7th place final finish.

















The Big Announcement! 

The Next Round of racing is in Bark River, MI on July 15-16.

The #31 Pro 2WD will be racing a new tire from Atturo, the Trail Blade XT, along with the Trail Blade MT!  This is the debut of the XT in the racing circuit. 










Friday, June 16, 2017

Gross - Earhart Race Team Sends Atturo Greetings From Baja 500

We received word recently on Instagram that the off road race team of Gross-Earhart (Co-drivers Cooper Gross and Jeff Earhart, and builder Mike McComas) just completed their first Baja 500 off road race in their Ford F-150 that Mike McComas originally built the truck as a Factory Ford Race Truck in 1996.

Since then, the truck has won its class in the Baja 500 eight times. The nearly 600HP truck has been specially designed and equipped to handle just about anything Baja can throw at her. Especially since their renovated vehicle sports  Atturo Trail Blade M/T tires.

Here's what Cooper had to say:

"Thank you, Atturo Tires for being such a huge part of our team. The TrailBlade M/T exceeded all expectations. We never once had any traction issues.  Mud, silt, hard pack, asphalt, rocks the size of basketballs. They looked as good mounted on those Method Race Wheels at the end of our race as they did when we started. In fact where other racers were bogging down running the mighty BFGs we were pulling them out with ease. We look forward to the 1000!"