Plaxton 3rd at Sea Otter
20 April, 2009
WTB-sponsored rider Max Plaxton stormed to a solid third-place finish in the Sea Otter Classic XC race. Plaxton finished just behind world champion Christoph Sauser and teammate Sid Taberlay. Plaxton planned on racing WTB Vulpine tires until he saw the deep sandpits on the dry and dusty course. He switched to WTB NanoRaptors and commented, "that the Nanos were the perfect choice for the conditions."