Pirelli Ready to Kick Off 2009 WORCS Season in Phoenix

Rome, Ga. – This weekend, Pirelli and its Scorpion MX tire will be on hand at Speed World MX Park in Phoenix, Ariz. to help kick off the 2009 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), January 16-18.

WORCS is one of the premier off-road racing series in the country, hosting 10 events throughout the western region from January to October. Racers of all ages and all skill levels can compete in the WORCS Championship, with multiple classes to fit each competitor’s ability.

Pirelli serves as a series sponsor, providing support for many of the series’ competitors.

2009 WORCS Championship

Jan. 16-18        Phoenix, Ariz.             Speed World MX Park
Feb. 20-22       Adelanto, Calif.          Race Town 395
March 20-22    Lake Havasu, Ariz.     Crazy Horse GP
April 17-19      Hollister, Calif.           Hollister Hills SVRA Park
May 8-10         Milford, Calif.             Honey Lake MX
June 12-14       Auburn, Wash.            Pacific Raceways
Aug. 1-2          Olympia, Wash.          Straddleline ORV
Aug. 7-9          Olympia, Wash.          Straddleline ORV
Sept. 18-20      Devore, Calif.             Glen Helen Raceway
Oct. 23-25       Mesquite, Nev.            Mesquite MotoX Park 

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycle and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.