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2014 Mint 400 220x82 “The Great American Off Road Race”, The General Tire Mint 400, Returns to Las Vegas March 12th – 16thJanuary 28th – 2014 Las Vegas - The largest and most prestigious off-road race event in America, The General Tire Mint 400, will return to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas Nevada, from Wednesday, March 12th through Sunday March 16th. The Mint 400 will feature three days of pre-race festivities in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, followed by the most challenging and thrilling off-road race of the year. Over one thousand of the world’s top off-road championship competitors will do battle in twenty different classes of vehicles across the brutal and unforgiving Mint 400 racecourse in front of thousands of spectators and race fans. Crowds in excess of forty thousand are expected to attend the festivities on Fremont Street East as well as The Mint 400 race – which are free to attend.
THE 2014 MINT 400 IS COMING!
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Miss Off Road Expo 2013 220x146 65,000 FANS ENJOYED WEEKEND AT LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD EXPOPomona, Calif. – (October 11, 2013) More than 65,000 off-road enthusiasts filled the Pomona Fairplex to check out everything off-road from 300-plus vendors including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, racing demos and more, at the 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire. In addition to the line-up of trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails, rock crawlers, parts and accessories on display, the expo entertained attendees with exciting features including: ULTRA 4 / King of the Hammers demos; Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing demos; autograph signings with dozens of off-road racing legends; live entertainment; and more. Read More→

“LUNCH WITH THE LEGENDS”  AT 2013 LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD EXPO

Lunch with the Legendsheader 220x109 OFF ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (ORBA) TO HOST VIP EXPERIENCEPOMONA, Calif. (September 25, 2013) – The 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire is arguably the biggest show of the year for the off-road industry, and now a very exclusive group of attendees will be able to enjoy a one-of-a-kind VIP experience. Family Events, in partnership with the Off Road Business Association (ORBA), will offer a limited number of VIP Experience Packages to be sold to enthusiasts who want to enjoy special privileges including a “Lunch with the Legends”, VIP parking and more.’ Read More→

AUCTION TO TAKE PLACE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2013 LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD EXPO POWERED BY GENERAL TIRE

POMONA, Calif. (September 17, 2013) – 2012 ORMHOF 220x123 OFF ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION  on Saturday, October 5, from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All funds raised benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization committed to honoring those who have committed their lives to the off-road community. Read More→

Nearly 300 Entries from More Than 20 Countries to be Announced and Official Race Course Map to be Unveiled

Scoreville 2012 220x146 46TH TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000 DESERT RACE LIVE DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITIONS SET TO TAKE PLACE AT 2013 LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD EXPO ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, AT 3 P.M.POMONA, Calif. (September 11, 2013) – Celebrating all that is off-road, 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will host the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Desert Race official live race drawing for starting positions. On Saturday, October 5, at 3 p.m., the crowds will flock to the expansive SCOREville exhibit in the Pomona Fairplex Building 5, to hear the live announcements and be among the first to see the official race course map. Read More→

Baja Designs – Jonesin’ for a Win

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

 8 Baja Designs   Jonesin for a Win

August 21st, 2013 - San Marcos, CA - Baja Designs would like to congratulate competitors of the 2013 General Tire Vegas to Reno, with a special thanks to Team Enlightened and their chase crews.

From the lights of the Las Vegas strip to the high desert of Reno, Nevada, this year’s General Tire Vegas to Reno challenged some of the best drivers the off road racing industry has to offer. Five hundred and fifty miles across the Mojave Desert at temperatures reaching upwards of 108 degrees gave everyone a run for their money. The longest off road race in the United States, Vegas to Reno claims its fair share of casualties. Read More→

  • Find out what it takes to win the General Tire Vegas to Reno race here.
  • Team GT will rely on red letter GRABBER’s to get them to the finish line.

12bitd v2r freitas pr 001 220x146 Born From Competition, the GRABBER Tire Continues to ShineFort Mill, SC – August 16, 2013.  Noted as the longest off-road race in the U.S., the General Tire Vegas to Reno race provides a platform for General Tire to showcase their signature red letter GRABBER tire which was born from competition.  Originally developed in the desert, the GRABBER tire, and its technologies, transcend the race course and are available to consumers at dealerships across the country.  But it was a lengthy process, and labor of love, to bring the GRABBER to life.

“Once we began testing the GRABBER tire, we spent a couple years in the desert refining the technologies,” said Tony Talbert, tuning key account manager for General Tire.  “We modified the tire two to three times until it worked well in the desert before bringing it to the street.” Read More→

General Tire Celebrates BITD Championships

Monday, December 17th, 2012
  • Macrae Glass and Jim Riley post back-to-back class championships.
  • Banning wins 1100 championship with Bryan Folks.

12bitd ss300 teamgt web 043 220x146 General Tire Celebrates BITD ChampionshipsFort Mill, SC – December 17, 2012.  As the 2012 Best In The Desert (BITD) season came to a close at Henderson, Nevada, General Tire celebrated three class championships with members of Team GT.  For the second straight year, Jim Riley topped the points in the 6100 Class with his Azunia Tequila Ford.  Riley battled the rugged deserts of the southwest to post three wins in 2012, including a win at the coveted General Tire Mint 400.  Through it all, it was the “team” mentality that helped Riley to the class championship.

“BITD puts together a variety of tough races throughout the year, the only way to win a championship is to be consistent and never give up,” said Riley.  “As a team we focus on structure, discipline, perseverance, persistence, luck, and the TEAM. Read More→

2012 LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD EXPO ROLLS INTO POMONA FAIRPLEX

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

350-plus Exhibitors, Amazing Expo-only Deals, Racing Demos, Freestyle Motocross, ATV Test Rides and More

image001 220x174 2012 LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD EXPO ROLLS INTO POMONA FAIRPLEXPOMONA, CALIF. (September 15, 2012) – The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 6 through Sunday, October 7, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action, Toyota off-road test drives, RC racing and more. This year’s expo features more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors, showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories. Read More→

JT Taylor 220x146 JT Taylor Races NORRA Mexican 1000 in Ultra4 CarCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO    APRIL 22, 2012  –  JT Taylor will be taking the Torchmate / Tube Shark Ultra4 car south of the border to compete in the four day 2012 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 Race.  This will be the first effort for an Ultra4 car to compete in this style of race.  “This will be my third time participating in this race and taking my car makes it even more special this year,” said JT Taylor. “The roots of Baja racing are part of this race but this effort will be the OG of desert racing.” Read More→

  • Carl Renezeder eyeing his 100th career short-course win in 2012.

270 General Tire's Support of Short Course Racing Runs Deep With Drivers Like Renezeder Fort Mill, SC – March 29, 2012. The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season kicks off this weekend at Firebird Raceway and General Tire will be there in full-effect. General Tire’s support of short-course racing runs deep, since its inception, General Tire has been a sponsor of LOORRS, and numerous teams. Even recently expanding its efforts into the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series as a contingency sponsor. General Tire is part of the fabric of the sport so their four year partnership with eight-time champion Carl Renezeder is no surprise. Read More→

General Tire Mint 400 Rewind

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
  • Darren Skilton captures Class 3700 win on General Tires.
  • With the help of Mikey Childress, Rick D. Johnson takes first annual pit crew challenge win.
  • Vanessa Golub-Ferrara crowned 2012 Miss Mint.
  • Bureau of Land Management estimated a crowd of over 25,000 spectators.

295 General Tire Mint 400 RewindFort Mill, SC – March 29, 2012. In front of an estimated crowd of over 25,000 fans, Team GT took to the south Las Vegas desert for the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 over the weekend. The weekend kicked off with the first annual pit crew competition won by none other than Team GT member Rick D. Johnson. With the help of Mikey Childress, Johnson posted a time of just under one minute to beat out General Tire team member Jason Voss for the win. The following night, General Tire helped crown 2012 Miss Mint winner, Vanessa Golub-Ferrara. A fantastic start to the weekend which saw a harsh desert claim many victims throughout the 400-mile race. Read More→