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Lamb, DeForrest win sportsman races at Vegas

       LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 2, 2014) – They couldn’t be more different.
       Justin Lamb, winner of Competition Eliminator in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is one of just four drivers with national event wins in six categories. Jason DeForrest won in Super Stock, his first-ever national win. Lamb is from nearby Henderson, Nevada; DeForrest hails from Andover, Minn.
       They do have one thing in common: Both race on Goodyear Eagles.
       “Congratulations to both Justin and Jason,” said Goodyear’s Bryce Jones. “This was a wild weekend, in terms of track conditions. We had sunny, warm days and we had cooler days with partial cloud cover. But our Eagles performed very well on this demanding track.”
       Both Competition Eliminator and Super Stock are part of the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for sportsman racers. Competition is open among tiremakers in NHRA sportsman racing. All told, Goodyear won in five categories at LVMS.
       Lamb had a pair of Goodyear’s D4513 on his 2010 Chevy Cobalt. He followed only Pete Biondo, Scott Richardson and Jeg Coughlin in earning a national victory in six Lucas Oil categories.
       DeForrest, who raced with a set of Goodyear D4459 tires the rear axle of his 2005 Chevy Cavalier, had advanced to the final round in a national event before coming to Vegas but had not won a final.
       “They worked,” DeForrest said of his tires. “They hooked up for me all weekend.”
        Goodyear employs about 69,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.