Gardena, CA – Feb 29, 2024 – Milestar, a leader of high value performance tires, is pleased to announce five podium finishes in four different classes at the W.E. Rock rock crawling competition. Team Milestar came in strong during the 2024 round one event at Bagdad, Arizona. With eight teams in the running, their skill and determination led to multiple podium finishes.

W.E. Rock is renowned for pushing drivers and their off-road vehicles to the limit on extreme obstacle courses. The competition pits teams consisting of a driver and spotter against each other to conquer challenging terrains for time and points. This season, Milestar welcomed new talents to their roster including Dave Wong, John Hembel, Tyler Harper, Matt Black, and Crystal Hanson, joining seasoned competitors Braxton Coleman, Brian “Woody” Swearingen, and Logan Backus.


Throughout the weekend, the Milestar teams showcased their prowess across various classes, culminating in a triumphant display of skill and dedication. Notable results include first-place finishes for Dave Wong and Braxton Coleman, as well as commendable showings from Logan Backus, Tyler Harper and Matt Black. To celebrate the achievements and foster team camaraderie, Milestar Tires continued their tradition of hosting a family dinner, bringing together competitors, families, and support crews for a memorable evening.

“The terrain in Bagdad, AZ was brutal. The Milestar’s put up with a ton of abuse, never failed and performed great!,” stated Dave Wong.

Milestar Tires is thrilled by the success of their sponsored drivers at the W.E. Rock competition and looks forward to a season filled with thrilling challenges and victories. Stay tuned for more updates on Milestar’s off-road adventures as the 2024 season unfolds.

“I have had an amazing experience with the tires. Since I first started driving the car on the M/Ts I have noticed a difference in performance. These Black Labels are amazing. They grip on pretty much everything I’ve put tires on. I am happy with how they preform,” stated Braxton Coleman.

“Super proud of all the Milestar teams that competed at W.E. Rock Round 1, and a huge congratulations to the teams that podiumed, stated Charles Converse, Events & Activation Manager. “ The Milestar Patagonias continue to prove how steadfast and durable they are during aggressive use at some of the toughest competitions in the country.”

Patagonia M/T-02 Popular Sizes Available: LT285/70R17, 37X12.5R17LT, 42X14.5R20LT


About Milestar & TIRECO
TIRECO, Inc. is a U.S.- based, private brand marketer and distribution company that exclusively owns and distributes the Milestar, Geostar, Geotrac, Nanco, TracGard, Sendel, and Forte brands. TIRECO Inc. is also the exclusive distributor of the Nankang brand in North America and the WestLake brand in the U.S. Founded in 1972, TIRECO, Inc. has become an industry leader in consumer, commercial, and specialty tires along with custom wheels. Today, TIRECO, Inc. is headquartered in Gardena, CA and has an extensive network of national dealer/ distributors and operates one of the country’s largest tire warehouses located in Fontana, CA. For additional information and where to purchase, visit


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