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Catch up on the stories you missed at the 2015 Dakar Rally

The 2015 Dakar Rally is now complete.  There was a lot to learn on our inaugural trip to South America with Toyo Tires.  With our crews at home and on the ground, we were able to figure some of the…

0 Comments / 3 View / January 24, 2015

ROBBY GORDON AND TOYO TIRES SET TO TACKLE  THE 35TH ANNUAL DAKAR RALLY

ROBBY GORDON AND TOYO TIRES SET TO TACKLE THE 35TH ANNUAL DAKAR RALLY

Charlotte, N.C. (December 4, 2012) – With no desert too large and no mountain too tall, the SPEED Energy HUMMER on victory proven Toyo Tires will once again attempt to conquer the world’s most famous off-road event. The custom-built Dakar HUMMER…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 5, 2012

Darren Skilton Pushed to the Finish Line at Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton Pushed to the Finish Line at Dakar Rally

After battling an array of issues, Skilton’s team literally pushed him onto the podium to claim his second-place finish. Skilton’s second-place finish in OP1 in limbo while the world waits for a ruling on a technical infraction by the first-place…

0 Comments / 0 View / January 25, 2012

Darren Skilton Earns a Well Deserved Break at Mid-Point of 2012 Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton Earns a Well Deserved Break at Mid-Point of 2012 Dakar Rally

After days of battling fuel deliver issues that would send most competitors packing, Darren Skilton is finally finding his stride at the 2012 Dakar Rally.  The Stage 7 loop starting and ending in Copiapo covered 417 kilometers with the most…

0 Comments / 0 View / January 8, 2012

Dakar Rally 2012- After Five Stages in Argentina Darren Skilton Crosses the Andes into Chile

Dakar Rally 2012- After Five Stages in Argentina Darren Skilton Crosses the Andes into Chile

On the road to Chilecito on Wednesday, Darren Skilton had to battle for every kilometer on Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally. “The frustrating part is that I know my car is very competitive,” Skilton explained.  “I am so anxious…

0 Comments / 0 View / January 6, 2012

Darren Skilton Finishes One Second Behind Nasser Al-Attiyah On First Stage of Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton Finishes One Second Behind Nasser Al-Attiyah On First Stage of Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally has typically started with WRC-style gravel roads since moving to South America, but this year the ASO course designers headed straight for the coastal dunes at Necochea for a 57 kilometer special stage to start the 2012 rally. …

0 Comments / 0 View / January 2, 2012

Darren Skilton Looks For Back To Back Victories For General Tire In His Return To The Legendary Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton Looks For Back To Back Victories For General Tire In His Return To The Legendary Dakar Rally

Darren Skilton has an addiction with Dakar that began over a decade ago.  Since that time he has become the United States representative for the race’s sanctioning body (ASO) and returned to the rally in a myriad of capacities including…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 31, 2011

General Tire to Sponsor Three Entries for the 2012 Dakar Rally, Looking to Repeat 2011 Win

General Tire to Sponsor Three Entries for the 2012 Dakar Rally, Looking to Repeat 2011 Win

General Tire partners with Baja Automotive for the December 29, 2011 – January 15, 2012 Dakar Rally. Darren Skilton, Joaquin De Uriarte and Mark McMillin to pilot the entries. All three entries will race on General’s Grabber tire across the…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 21, 2011

General Tire announces sponsorship of Team USA’s Dakar Raptor at the legendary Dakar Rally

General Tire announces sponsorship of Team USA’s Dakar Raptor at the legendary Dakar Rally

2011 Dakar stretches across more than 5,500 miles of grueling terrain from Argentina to Chile Renowned driver Darren Skilton, Hall of Fame automotive journalist Sue Mead and 4WD expert Tom Collins team up for the 2011 Dakar in their Team…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 24, 2010