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It’s the 4th title for Steele on Geolandar M/T+® tires

Heidi steele baja 500 1 127x150 Yokohama Tire Sponsored Off Road Racer Heidi Steele Wins Class 6 SCORE ChampionshipFULLERTON, CA. – (Nov. 21, 2011) – Quite a week for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer Heidi Steele at the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico.  She won her fourth SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) class title at the November 17-20 race, and announced she and her off-road racing husband, Cameron Steele, are expecting a baby in 2012. Read More→

  • Kroeker claims his second career Baja 1000 win.

258 Kent Kroeker Wins SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 in Class 8 on General TiresBaja California, Mexico – (November 20, 2011) After a lengthy delay, due to a jack-knifed passenger truck towards the start line, the Class 8 division headed out for their adventure in the desert with Kent Kroeker representing General Tire (Team GT). The 2004 Baja 1000 winner maneuvered through the treacherous terrain with one goal in mind, another win. And that’s just what he did. Kroeker completed the 692-mile course without incident claiming his second Baja 1000 victory.  Read More→

  • Burnett doesn’t let broken collar bone get in the way of his Baja 1000 race.
  • Burnett’s second-place finish marks third podium for Team GT.

257 Marc Burnett Overcomes Injury to Finish Second at SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 in Class 6Baja California, Mexico – (November 20, 2011) In one of the most strenuous Baja 1000 races to date, Team GT driver Marc Burnett had to overcome a broken collar bone as he attacked the 692-mile course. Burnett got off to a great start but close to mile-marker 222 had to stop for a three hour repair. The unscheduled stop was indeed a set-back but it looked as if Burnett would be able to fight through and add to his Baja 1000 wins. Unfortunately his hopes of a win were dashed, but Burnett powered through 692 miles with un-matched grit and determination to capture second in Class 6 and second-place in the overall SCORE Series championship. Read More→

Davis becomes the youngest Baja 1000 winner and SCORE championship winner at just 18 years of age.

255 Justin Davis Wins Baja 1000 and SCORE Championship in Class 1 on General TiresBaja California, Mexico – (November 19, 2011) In a grueling battle to the end, General Tire’s Team GT member Justin Davis won the Class 1 division of the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. At just 18 years of age Davis becomes the youngest driver in history to win the Baja 1000. Without hesitations Davis completed the entire 692.82-mile course by himself chalking up win number three in Class 1 of his 2011 SCORE season. The Baja win also garnered him the title of 2011 SCORE Class 1 champion.

“This is so exciting for General Tire,” said Travis Roffler, marketing director, General Tire. “Justin was an iron man out there and we couldn’t be more proud of him. To be the youngest Baja 1000 winner and the youngest SCORE championship winner is just amazing.” Read More→

FAST-Aid Well Represented at 2011 Baja 1000

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

MikeChildress 150x91 FAST Aid Well Represented at 2011 Baja 1000 MESA, AZ – NOVEMBER 15, 2011:  FAST-Aid will be well represented in Baja, Mexico at the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with many volunteers racing and chasing.  “We would like to encourage everyone to remember to put your safety and that of your fellow competitors and chase teams first as you take on this epic adventure,” said Jared Tetzlaff, FAST-Aid President.  “We are wishing all the race teams a safe and fun race, and will be rooting for the all of the FAST-Aid supporters.” Read More→

Chris Ridgway Rides 10x in 2011 Baja 1000

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Baja 1000 11 011 150x112 Chris Ridgway Rides 10x in 2011 Baja 1000APPLE VALLEY, CA  NOVEMBER 15, 2011 – Amputee Chris Ridgway will ride the Baja 1000 on Honda 10x This Friday November 18, 2011.  After mechanical issues at the 2011 Extremity Games, Ridgway will take the leg of the Baja 1000 that could be the most treacherous – the 200 miles at night.  “I am antsy, I haven’t done anything lately and this was an awesome opportunity to race with the Prohens Brothers that have raced the legendary Dakar Rally,” said Chris Ridgway. 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→

e1321042836 Rockstar Energy Drinks Rob MacCachren Hopes No. 20 + No. 30 Equal No. 1 At The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
MasterCraft Racing is employing some “new math” in their campaign to win a SCORE International desert racing season championship.  20 + 30 = 1 at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 as No. 30 driver Robbie Pierce will park his Jimco truck and forfeit his fifth place starting position to share driving duties in the No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety / BFGoodrich Tires Trophy Truck with eight time SCORE season champion Rob MacCachren.   Rob Mac is currently second in the standings to former protégé Bryce Menzies, who clings to a slim six point lead in season points.  Should MacCachren and Pierce win the Baja 1000 they will clinch the coveted SCORE Trophy Truck season title as well. Read More→

The Grabber tire will be used by all six Team GT members during the 692.82-mile race.

251 Team General Tire to Storm the Desert at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000Baja California, Mexico – November 14, 2011. Team General Tire (Team GT) is ready to dominate the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race. The legendary race, held on the treacherous Baja Peninsula, will begin and end in Ensenada over the course of two days (November 18-20). And with six members of Team GT entered, there’s a good chance you’ll see the red and white General Tire logo roll across the finish line in first. Read More→

Heidi Steele is looking to clinch another Class 6 championship; husband Cameron shooting for a Trophy Truck win. Both racing on Geolandar® tires

cam testing tires 150x95 Yokohama Tire Sponsored Off Road Drivers Set Their Sights on SCORE Baja 1000 RaceFULLERTON, CA. – (Nov. 14, 2011) – There’s plenty at stake for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racing husband and wife team Cameron and Heidi Steele as they head to Ensenada, Mexico for the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 17-20. Read More→

Heidi Steele San Felipe Challenge of Champions. Photo by Joe Lee 150x100 Yokohama Tire Sponsored Off Road Drivers “Steele” Show in SCORE San Felipe RaceFULLERTON, CA. – (Sept. 11, 2011) – It was an exceptional day for the Steele family and Yokohama Tire Corporation at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions, September 10, in San Felipe, Baja, California, Mexico. Husband and wife team Cameron and Heidi Steele put on a show with Yokohama’s Geolandar® tires. Heidi – battling severe stomach flu – won the Class 6 division (with a lot of help from co-driver and Desert Assassins teammate Rene Brugger and his son Richie), while Cameron finished fifth in the ultra-competitive Trophy Truck division, and seventh overall among all 77 racers. Read More→

Former two-time champion and current Class 6 leader racing on off-the-shelf Geolandar M/T+® tires

Heidi Steele heading to San Felipe 250 victory photo courtesy of Mad Media 150x107 Yokohama Tire Corporation Sponsored Heidi Steele Seeks Second SCORE San Felipe WinFULLERTON, CA. – (Sept. 7, 2011) – Competing in Mexico has been extremely good for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer Heidi Steele. This year alone, she’s won the San Felipe 250 in March and was third in the Baja 500. Steele can add to her Mexico mastery and pad her lead in SCORE’s Class 6 with a win in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions, September 9-11, in San Felipe, Baja, California, Mexico. Read More→