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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→

  • General Tire driver Jim Riley set his goals aside to help others in need.
  • Canadian, and paraplegic, Kane Fraser races in first Baja 1000 to help raise money and awareness for the abilities of people with disabilities.
  • Fraser seeks to raise $25,000 for the Rick Hansen Foundation.

261 Team GTs Jim Riley and Fellow Racer Kane Fraser Both Capture the True Spirit of the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000Baja California, Mexico – (November 23, 2011) While Tony Stewart gave a class on how to win an oval-track race on NASCAR’s big stage, Team GT’s Jim Riley gave a class on how to be a winner in life on off-road racing’s biggest stage, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Following more than 36 grueling hours in the Mexican desert, the No. 1802 of Kane Fraser and the General Tire sponsored No. 7 of Riley crossed the Baja 1000 finish line at 2:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, November 20.  Read More→