Dixon & Son Tires Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2012 Off-Road Racing Season

October 27, 2011, Watsonville, Calif. — Dixon & Sons Tires, Inc. announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2012 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November 2012.

“Off road racing is the ultimate test for a set of tires,” said Dixon & Son owner Dusty Dixon. “We like what Desert Dingo does, on the race course and in the community and we’re proud to support their race program.”

Desert Dingo Racing campaigns a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. The team is the official World Diabetes Day off road race team and works with the International Diabetes Federation to raise money for diabetes education and awareness programs. Desert Dingo Racing co-founder Mike Aquino has Type 2 diabetes and several other team members have a history of the disease in their families. The team makes the car available for public events and distributes thousands of hero cards with the warning signs of diabetes printed on the back in English and Spanish.

“A flat tire can mean the difference between winning and losing a race,” Aquino said. “The team at Dixon & Son has already helped us on our previous attempts at the Baja 1000 and we’re looking forward to working closely with them during our 2012 race season.”

The team finished the 2011 race season first in class in the Valley Off Road Racing Association, including first place finishes in short course racing at Prairie City and the “The 24” desert endurance race in Fallon, Nevada. After a two-year break, the team will return to race the Baja 1000 in November 2012.

About Dixon & Sons Tires
Dixon & Sons Tires, founded in 1972, has been a Yokohama, Toyo and all major brands service center to customers in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties.

About Desert Dingo Racing
Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley who campaign a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. They are the official World Diabetes Day off road race car and the team raises money for diabetes education and awareness programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. To learn more, visit http://www.desertdingo.com

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