The Stumpjumpers MC is proud to announce Kenda Tires has signed as the title sponsor of the 2014 Desert 100. See the press release below and linked here: Press Release Kenda Tire
Kenda Tire to support the historic Desert 100 as title sponsor
Lynnwood, WA, December 10th 2013: Kenda Tire brings its strong brand recognition for off-road competition and puts its stamp on the Desert 100, the premier off-road motorcycle race for the NW. The Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club (SJMC) welcomes Kenda Tires to the NW to bring new exposure to both the event and the Kenda brand.
Desert 100 Race Chairman Mike Decker: “Kenda’s support to the off-road community sets them apart as a true ambassador of the sport we love the most. We are proud to have Kenda Tires as our title sponsor of the Desert 100 and look forward to Kenda’s continued involvement in the off-road industry”.
On the weekend of April 5 – 6, 2014 SJMC will host the 44th annual Desert 100 race and dual sport weekend event in Odessa, WA. With the new event title of “Kenda Stumpjumpers Desert 100” one can be assured the race will be more exciting than ever! With a LeMans style start stretching as far as half mile long with bikes lined up handle bar to handle bar. 1000 plus racers run to their bikes with the sound of the cannon all vying for the top position through the 20’ wide course entrance almost a mile away across the most rugged unforgiving terrain any desert can put out, and that’s just the start! With a racing heritage almost as long as the Baja 1000 this event attracts both local and national pros such as Ricky Russell, David Kamo, and Bobby Prochnau.
Kenda Tire’s Gus Niewenhous: “Racing with the top Pro’s will always be part of what drives Kenda, but supporting the grass roots events that people look forward to all year long is a major priority as well because those events support the whole industry. The family-oriented culture of the D100 is something special and we want to encourage the passion that draws these folks to come participate year after year as a continuing tradition with their friends and family”.
Over the race weekend the SJMC club and volunteers put on a family poker run, ironman poker run, dual sport ride, a kids race for racers 12 and under and of course the 100 mile desert race. Out of the 5,500 attendees, almost 4,000 of them participate in a motorcycle event over the weekend. The race is held on a 10,000 plus acre cattle ranch and includes every kind of terrain and obstacle a racer could encounter. Participants come from all over the country every year to prove something; some to win, some to beat their buddy, and others to finish. This race is all about bragging rights!
About the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club. Based in Lynnwood, Washington, the SJMC has provided family events for the off-road motorcycle community since 1967 and has hosted the Desert 100 for 44 years. The Desert 100 event is held in Odessa, Washington with over 5,000 attendees and 3,500 riders.
About Kenda Tire: Since 1962, Kenda has operated under the core values of Honesty, Innovation, Quality, and Customer Service. Today, Kenda is one of the world’s leading tire manufactures for automotive, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, wheel chair, golf car, lawn care equipment, trailer, skid loader and agricultural vehicles. With factories all over the world, Kenda is able to provide quality products to suit a wide variety of applications. For more information, please visit kendatire.com