Kenda Tires USA Announces Partnership For Upcoming 2020 Championship Off-Road Tour & Team Kenda Drivers

July 07, 2020 / Automotive News

Kenda Tires is pleased to announce their continued support of off-road short course racing and the Championship Off-Road Series. Kenda is partnering with ISOC Racing, the leaders of integrated race event production, to support the 2020 racing schedule and individual motor parks as a Series Sponsor.

Kenda embraces short course off-road racing as it allows us to race DOT tires - the same tires sold to consumers in retail stores. This racing series provides a rare environment for fans to see how the products they can buy in store compete directly against other brands. Additionally, it demonstrates the extreme performance and durability in conditions that the average truck owner will appreciate for the extreme performance – Kenda promotes these features through our Podium2Pavement TM message. Michael Higgs, who manages this program commented, “Kenda provides Premium Performance at a Value Price and will demonstrate the Klever Triple Threat – great performance, looks and value!”

The 2020 Championship Off-Road Series kicks off this weekend at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota on July 10 and 11th. The 10 round series will also make stops at Dirt City Motorplex in Lena, WI., Bark River International Raceway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and finish up with two weekends in Crandon, WI.

Due to the on-going threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the series made the difficult decision to revamp the schedule and postpone the opening round scheduled for June 20-21 at Crandon International Raceway. The annual Brush Run had been a staple for kicking off each new season, but after consulting with community leaders and regional health officials, the track and series agreed to reschedule the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run for September 25-27.

With the Series now opening at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN, the track has released revised operational guidelines @ to ensure race fans know what to expect…and what’s expected of them.

The ERX Off-Road National will be available for livestream at and at Tune in to watch Team Kenda racing (and winning) on D.O.T. tires! #Podium2Pavement®

Team Kenda will consist of five drivers in 2020 spanning the SxS, Pro-Lite, Pro-2 and Pro-4 divisions, and all racing on the DOT approved Kenda Klever® family of tires (Klever X/T, Klever AT2, Klever R/T, and Klever M/T).

Team Kenda 2020

Pro Modified SxS

• Zac Zakowski – Klever X/T


• Dillon Pointon – Klever M/T & Klever A/T2

• Chad Rayford – Klever M/T & Klever A/T2


• Kyle Kleiman – Klever R/T & Klever M/T


• Jimmy Henderson – Klever R/T & Klever M/T