Jenkins Brothers Racing and Traxxas Gear Up to Win with Cooper Tire at the TORC Series Season Opener
Jenkins Brothers Racing is heading full throttle into the 2014 TORC Season Opener, Apr. 5-6 at Primm Valley Off-Road Raceway in Primm, Nevada. The team is rolling out 5 trucks this season including two PRO 4s, two PRO 2s and one Pro Light. Traxxas®, The Fastest Name in Radio Control® returns as official TORC Series Sponsor and the primary team sponsor for Jenkins Brothers Racing. “Traxxas has been a part of TORC short course racing since its inception,” stated Traxxas Owner and President Mike Jenkins. “The brutal horsepower and action of short course racing mirrors the performance of the radio-controlled trucks we manufacture.” TORC Official Series Sponsor Cooper Tire has also signed with Jenkins Brothers Racing to help showcase Cooper Tire’s progressive engineering and off-road expertise on the TORC circuit. “Tires are so critical for extracting the maximum performance potential of these short course trucks and right out of the gate with Cooper Tire, we are seeing some performance advantages that we will fully exploit on the track” said Mike Jenkins, Team owner and driver of the #47 Traxxas PRO 4 and PRO 2. Drivers under the Jenkins Brothers tent include 25 year veteran short course racer Jeff Kincaid, and Jeff’s son, 2013 TORC Pro Light Champion Keegan Kincaid. With over 80 career wins and 7 Pro Light points championships to his credit, Jeff Kincaid will be piloting the Traxxas #4 PRO 2 on Cooper tires. “Cooper Tire is one of the most exciting brands in off-road racing right now and our whole team is really thrilled to have their support to keep us out front as we compete for more championships” said Jeff Kincaid. “My son Keegan is defending his Pro Light championship, looking for two in a row for Traxxas, and we are confident Cooper tires will help him get there.” “A PRO 4 truck works the tires hard and relies on the strength and endurance they provide” said Mark Jenkins, driver of the Traxxas #25 PRO 4. “We are finding that the Cooper tires are holding up extremely well throughout the entire race and finding traction in places on the track we did not expect.” "Jenkins Brothers Racing brings tremendous resources and engineering to shortcourse racing and the Kincaids are synonymous with winning in short course racing,” stated Chris Pantani, Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “Cooper Tire is excited to be teaming up with Jenkins Brothers Racing for the 2014 TORC Series and looks forward to helping the whole team be successful as they compete for their respective championships.” Keep up to date with all the Jenkins Brothers Racing and TORC series action from the 2014 season on Twitter by following @Traxxasracing or on facebook at www.Facebook.com/Traxxasracing. Be sure and also follow Cooper Tire on Twitter (@TeamCooperTire) for more competition coverage and team updates. Also on Twitter: Mike Jenkins (@MikeJenkins47) Jeff Kincaid (@JeffKincaid_4) Keegan Kincaid (@KeeganKincaid_7) TORC Series (@TORCOffRoad) __________ About Traxxas® Traxxas, The Fastest Name in Radio Control® is the number-one selling name in Ready-To-Race® nitro and electric radio controlled vehicles. Traxxas is dedicated to innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started in radio control. Traxxas products include cars, trucks, helicopters and speedboats, as well as a full line of accessories for a completely personalized experience. Prices start at less than $130 with over 30 performance models under $300. Store locator and exciting videos online at www.traxxas.com www.facebook.com/traxxas or www.twitter.com/traxxas. About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is the parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures, affiliates and subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper's headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies located in 11 countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.