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  • 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 rugged and unpredictable race course.

Fort Mill, SC – (December 21, 2011) General Tire is pleased to announce their partnership with Baja Automotive to sponsor three entries in the 2012 Dakar Rally. The event begins December 29, 2011 in Mar de Plata, Argentina and finishes January 15, 2012 in Lima, Peru, a pan-American adventure of more than 5,590 miles (or 9,000 kilometers). Darren Skilton will pilot an Unlimited car in the Open Production 1 (OP1) class while Joaquin De Uriarte and Mark McMillin will pilot a Raptor and JeepSpeed in the Open Production 2 (OP2) class respectively. Dakar is one of the world’s great adventures and a true test of the human spirit. This is simply the ultimate event that the General Tire Grabber has been designed and built for. Read More→

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) season did not disappoint. Carl Renezeder led the Team GT contingency by winning the Pro-4 Unlimited championship, his eighth career championship title. Renezeder made his mark in the history annals logging in 14 podium finishes containing three wins, nine seconds and two thirds to finish out the 2011 LOORRS season. And for those keeping track, that’s 14 podium finishes out of 15 races. This is simply an amazing feat for the championship driver. Read More→

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 they need to focus on fulfilling the needs of the high consumer demand for General Tire products and are unable to accommodate the product request required by Baldwin Motorsports by the beginning of the 2012 season. Read More→

General Tire Presents The Mint 400The 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 manage the event.  The Mint will now be part of The Best in the Desert American Off-Road Racing Series, but will remain open to privateers.  Hundreds of race teams will compete in twenty different classes of race vehicles at next year’s Mint 400, which will take place the weekend of March 23rd – 25th 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More→
  • The fifth annual Baja Children’s Support Run raised $3,000 to buy supplies in addition to building a multi-media center for more than 40 orphans.

Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 23, 2011. General Tire, Wahoo’s Tacos and Azunia Tequila, delivered an early Thanksgiving to some deserving orphans at the Rancho El Milagro (www.ranchomilagro.org) orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico last Wednesday prior to the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The group was joined by several teams participating in this year’s Baja 1000 at the fifth annual Baja Children’s Support Run. The volunteers collected $3,000 to buy supplies, in addition to building a multi-media center for the more than 34 children and staff of the orphanage. The focus of this year’s event was to install a multi-media center, including new computers and desks, so the kids could discover the world of possibilities that lie ahead for them. Read More→

  • General Tire, Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy to sponsor the first annual event held Thursday, November 17 from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. PST.
  • Event open to the general public and will include driver autograph sessions, race truck exhibits, Takon Machine, and other activities for the entire family.

Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 15, 2011. As a kickoff to the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race, General Tire (GT), Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy invite fans to join all the race teams for an evening of fun Thursday, November 17 at Papas & Beer (located at Blvd. Lopez Mateos and Calle Ruiz 110 in Ensenada, Mexico) for the first annual Off-Road Street Fiesta. The event gets underway at 3:00 p.m. PST and will include driver autograph sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m., a large display of race trucks, performance by Takon Machine, flame throwing exhibitions and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. PST. Read More→

  • Wahoo’s Tacos, General Tire and Azunia Tequila to support the annual Children’s Support Run V benefitting the Rancho El Milagro orphanage

 

Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 11, 2011. General Tire, Wahoo’s Tacos and Azunia Tequila, along with some of their off-road friends, will champion the Baja Children’s Support Run V next Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico. The focus of this year’s event is to install a multi-media center including new computers and desks for the children at the Rancho El Milagro facility in Ensenada. Additionally, the group will provide valuable food and daily supplies for the orphaned children and staff members at Rancho El Milagro (www.ranchomilagro.org). Read More→

Fort Mill, SC – (Oct. 5, 2011) – When an off-road racer drives to work, he doesn’t sit in morning rush hour, he doesn’t get stuck at red lights and he never has to find a new route when road conditions get rough. This October, General Tire will be releasing two new commercials starring seven-time off-road champion Carl Renezeder hard at work. Read More→

POMONA, CALIF. (October 4, 2011) – The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire continues its commitment to the off-road community, not only with the full schedule of exhibits and events on October 8 and 9, but also with its ongoing support of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Silent Auction and Induction Ceremony, both set to take place at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, adjacent to the expo’s location at the Pomona Fairplex. From autographed helmets and jerseys, to framed team posters, off-road fans are encouraged to stop by and check out the amazing auction items and place a bet. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the silent auction will benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The auction will be open to the public on Friday, October 7, from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. and again Saturday, October 8, from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Read More→

Brian Deegan, BJ Baldwin, Walker Evans and More Set to Greet Fans and Sign Autographs

POMONA, CALIF. (September 28, 2011) – Off-road racing fans looking to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in off-road won’t want to miss this year’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at the Pomona Fairplex. From legendary off-rock racing legends to today’s top professional drivers, the weekend is packed with special appearances including: Read More→

Buy Tickets with Code BRC2011 and Help Save Trails

POMONA, CALIF. (September 12, 2011) – The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9, with BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) as the official event charity.  Advance tickets purchased with the special promotion code BRC2011 at www.offroadexpo.com will net $1.00 for every ticket sold to BRC. Read More→

  • The 2011 General Tire Mint 400 will air on Fuel TV Sept. 18th, 21st, 28th and 29th, with October and November airing schedules to be announced at a later date
  • Intense, action-packed General Tire Mint 400 teaser hits YouTube Sept. 8 

Las Vegas, Nevada – (Sept. 8, 2011) – Off-road racing fans and adrenaline junkies alike don’t have to wait till Sept. 18 to catch a glimpse of the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 madness. General Tire is releasing a heart-pounding teaser on YouTube that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Directed by the Martelli Brothers and produced by Mad Media with executive producer Dana Zamalloa at the wheel, the less than two-minute clip will give you just a taste of this year’s grueling desert race. But it’s bound to leave you hungry for more.  Read More→