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RADAR TIRES FINISH 15TH IN SUNDAY LOORS EVENT

RADAR TIRESSingapore, 19 March 2013 – In its second Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing (LOORS) Pro Lite Unlimited class event of the weekend, Radar Tires and driver Mike Johnson finished in the 15th position, but for the team records, it was a first place effort.
Johnson, driver the No. 31 Bronson Motorsports Toyota Tacoma sponsored by Radar Tires, experienced steering issues during Sunday’s qualifying session.  Following qualifying, Johnson and the team diagnosed the steering problem as a loose line from the overnight truck rebuild, which caused a leak during the entire qualifying session.  As a result, Johnson would start in the 22nd position for the race.

In a similar fashion to his Saturday LOORS race, Johnson charged his way through the field.  During the first lap, Johnson made up seven positions and was running 15th.  By the tenth lap, Johnson was running sixth in class.  Johnson radioed the crew indicating that he was having a problem with the right front shock; however, the Radar Tire-equipped truck was still on a charge.

Lap 13 was the turning point in the race.  In turn five, Johnson went wide and hit a dirt berm with such force that the impact ruptured the right rear Radar Tire.  It was replaced in the hot pit and Johnson returned to the track two laps down to finish the race.

RADAR TIRES 2On the final lap (Lap 17), Johnson was en route to a tenth place finish when he was hit by another competitor.  Johnson was hit so hard that the truck rolled over and safely landed on the Radar tires before limping across the finish.  Johnson emerged uninjured and was ultimately ranked in 15th position at the end of the day.
“We demonstrated again today that the Bronson Motorsports Radar Tires Toyota had the pace, but we fell prey to a wide line and then got hit by a competitor,” Johnson said. “Running near the front of the class today was gratifying, but the final result is not what we wanted. I can’t wait to get to Vegas next month and demonstrate what this team is capable of doing on the track.  We learned plenty this weekend and we know we have the right equipment and tires to finish on the podium.”

The two-day event at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona, featured Lucas Off-Road Racing Round 1 Saturday and Round 2 on Sunday.  Radar Tires, Bronson Motorsports and Johnson competed in both races and earned 10th and 15th place finishes, respectively.

Some of the Radar Tires used this weekend featured the Breast Cancer Research Foundation pink ribbon logo.  For every Radar tire sold, Omni United will donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) with a minimum annual donation of $200,000 and a maximum donation of $250,000.

Off-road motorsports was chosen by the newly-formed Radar Racing team to showcase the Renegade R5 M/T tire, which features open blocks for mud dispersion, deep tread blocks, and reinforced shoulders.  This tread pattern and rigorous construction is ideal for the surfaces encountered on short course tracks such as Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California and Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona as well as the open desert of Baja California in the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, the most iconic of all off-road races.

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For every Radar tire sold, Omni United will donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) with a minimum annual donation of $200,000 and a maximum donation of $250,000. The BCRF is a New York-based non-profit organization that funds clinical and translational research worldwide into finding a cure for breast cancer.  For more information, visit www.omni-united.com.
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ABOUT OMNI UNITED / RADAR TIRES
Radar Tires is the flagship tire brand of Omni United (Singapore) – an established global tire designer and manufacturer. It offers a complete range of passenger car, SUV, truck, bus, and farm tires that are marketed under its own four brand names: Radar, Goodride, Roadlux and Corsa. Besides designing and manufacturing tires, Omni provides unparalleled customer service and its state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain management systems, which are the cornerstones of their success.
Omni was founded in 2003 by Singapore-based entrepreneur G. S. Sareen. From its headquarters in Singapore, Omni provides the full spectrum of supply, distribution and sales services to over 80 countries around the world. The USA, Omni’s largest market, accounts for 70% of the company’s business. Omni has 10 offices throughout the USA, including Florida, California, Michigan and Colorado. Other important fast growing markets are the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and Japan.
Omni has been rated as the fastest growing company in Singapore. A major percentage of Omni’s products (including Radar Tires) are designed in Singapore and manufactured in modern, high-tech, state-of-the-art production facilities in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and China. All products are compliant with all the most stringent USA and EU tire regulations.
For further information about Omni and Radar, please visit www.omni-united.com and www.radartires.com
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