New Versa Trail® XTR tire at the GIE Expo

Franklin, TN – October 15, 2018 – The Carlstar Group is set to unveil the new Carlisle branded Versa Trail XTR ATV/UTV tire in booth #23062 at the 2018 GIE Expo on October 17-19 in Louisville, KY.

Expanding on the popular Carlisle branded Versa Trail ATR product family, the new Versa Trail XTR tire features more extreme performance and handling on multiple surfaces and comes in larger 30 and 32-inch sizes. The tire is compliant with DOT test standards and has an 8-ply rated radial construction. Additionally, the Versa Trail XTR tire has reinforced belts providing unequalled puncture resistance and integrated lug channels for increased traction.

Carlisle Versa Trail XTR

“We are extremely excited to introduce the Versa Trail XTR tire to our popular Carlisle branded ATV/UTV portfolio,” stated Rhett Turpin, Director of Powersports at The Carlstar Group. “We have combined all the engineering and performance features of the Versa Trail ATR into a larger, more robust tire with added traction making it a perfect upgrade for Super Sport Side-by-Sides.”

Also on display at the GIE Expo will be the Carlisle brand’s expansive product portfolio for the Lawn and Garden, Agriculture and Specialty Trailer markets.

“The Carlisle brand has a very unique value proposition with its depth and breadth of product offerings and the GIE Expo offers a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase this to our customers,” stated Brian Preheim, Market Segment Manager at The Carlstar Group. “As a leader in the specialty tire market, our product solutions span multiple markets and offer a one-stop-shop for any outdoorsman.”

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About Carlisle branded tires and wheels 
The Carlisle branded specialty tire and wheel line provides a comprehensive product portfolio for outdoor power equipment,
powersports, trailers, agriculture, construction, industrial, and tube/flap market segments. A staple on original equipment machines for work and for play, the Carlisle brand is well-known among leading manufacturers as well as aftermarket retailers in the tire and wheel industry. Long recognized as a leader in the industry, the Carlisle brand offers best-in-class quality, cutting-edge technology and product performance.

About The Carlstar Group
The Carlstar Group is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee and is a global manufacturer of original equipment and aftermarket specialty tires and wheels for the agriculture, construction, outdoor power equipment,
powersports, high speed trailer and flat free/manual markets. The diverse portfolio of solutions are offered under several leading brands including Carlisle® tires and wheels, ITP® tires and wheels, as well as Cragar®, Black Rock® and Unique® wheels and Marastar® manual tires. The Carlstar Group employs over 3400 associates in 17 facilities located in 4 countries. The Carlstar Group has a culture of converting great ideas into advanced products has created a legacy of excellence in product innovation, quality, and customer service. For more about The Carlstar Group, visit