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General Tire Kicks Off Best In The Desert Series Atop the Podium at 'Parker 425'

General Tire Kicks Off Best In The Desert Series Atop the Podium at 'Parker 425'

Mikey Childress places third in class and sixth overall. Macrae Glass captures first 2012 class win for General Tire. Fort Mill, SC – February 7, 2012. The Best In The Desert (BITD) Series kicked off at the “Parker 425” over…

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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 Grabber’s Help Carl Renezeder ‘Grab’ LOORRS Pro-4 Unlimited Championship

General Grabber’s Help Carl Renezeder ‘Grab’ LOORRS Pro-4 Unlimited Championship

Carl Renezeder chalks up eighth career championship at LOORRS finale. Fort Mill, SC – (December 20, 2011) With championships, pride and the largest pay day in short-course history on the line, the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS)…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 20, 2011

General Tire and Baldwin Motorsports Amicably Part Ways

General Tire and Baldwin Motorsports Amicably Part Ways

General Tire will continue to support desert off-road racing. Fort Mill, SC – December 19, 2011. General Tire and Baldwin Motorsports will amicably part ways at the end of this year. Following extensive internal discussions, officials at General Tire determined that…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 19, 2011

Mad Media & Best in The Desert to Produce the Greatest Off-Road Race in the World – The Legendary Mint 400

Mad Media & Best in The Desert to Produce the Greatest Off-Road Race in the World – The Legendary Mint 400

The world-renowned General Tire Mint 400 was recently acquired by The Martelli Brothers – partners in the nationally recognized marketing/production group Mad Media – who have since formed a multi-year partnership with Casey Folks of Best in the Desert to…

0 Comments / 0 View / December 14, 2011